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london to liverpool air or rail

by lfc

hi folks
which would you recommend if traveling from london to liverpool air or rail

Re: london to liverpool air or rail

by poppy6488

If you are not in any rush, I would say take a train.
London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street will take about two hours and 30 minutes and cost from around £23.

Re: london to liverpool air or rail

by Gillybob

All told, given check-in times and connecting to the airports, this question is more about budget than anything else.

The train will take approximately 2.5 hours and cost around £11 for a single (with booking well in advance). This option also gives you a chance to see some of the English countryside.

On the other hand, a flight will cost more and give very little to see. Time wise, it won't take much less, given a 45 minute check-in prior to flight, 30 minute flight, possible luggage collection and then a bus to Liverpool city centre.

More accurante pricings for the train can be obtained from and can be used for flight options.

Dependent upon your purpose for travel, I'd recommend the train.

Re: london to liverpool air or rail

by MacedonianUK

depends, what is cheaper. rail wise, the station is right in the middle of Liverpool and John Lenon airport is out of town, you will need local bu to take you to the center...
Try this for train tickets:

On the other hand if you fly, than you will have to ether fly from Stansted or Luton to Liverpool.
Easyjet, Rayanair andm more

Re: london to liverpool air or rail

by leics

Gillybob is right: by the time you have travelled to Stansted to Luton, checked-in (at least 40 minutes before departure), flown and landed and got through baggage reclaim and then got into Liverpool itself it will be faster to go on the train (quite apart from the green considerations in flying such a short distance).

Re: london to liverpool air or rail

by robine

Yes, definitely rail.

Re: london to liverpool air or rail

by cubsur

Yes, it takes, all told, about an hour to get to Stansted Airport from Central London and not much less (as a bus is also involved) to get to Luton Airport.

Add the airport check in time and that's around 1 hour 40 minutes and you haven't gone anywhere yet.

In that same time your Virgin Rail express from Euston station will be slowing down for Runcorn (the stop before Liverpool)and will be about 30 minutes from Liverpool city centre.

Re: london to liverpool air or rail

by lfc

thanks for the advise , it looks like rail is best option

Re: london to liverpool air or rail

by leics

I think all of us would agree about that.

Travel Tips for London

Theatre tickets-- how to beat the system

by leigh767

West End is a must for theatre-lovers, but how many shows can you watch when each one sets you back ?30 for a good seat?

Here's a tip for all those still lucky enough to enjoy a student status-- bring your institution's ID card (with your photograph on it) for the trip. DON'T buy any tickets at the Half Price Ticket Booth. Simply turn up at the theatre box office itself half to one hour before the show starts proper (most shows start at 7.30pm) and ask if there are still Student Discount Tickets available. You'll get a seat in the best two seating categories (Stall seats!!) for 50% of the selling price. (~?20 for centre row, stall)

This works on Mon-Thurs. I've seen 11 musicals/plays this way and Wed is the best bet.

These tickets cannot be pre-booked and must be bought at the box office itself. Recommended shows:
Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, the Producers, Lion King.

Enjoy the show!

Huge town of history

by fishandchips

London has so many things to see that you can't do it all in one go. It has superb public transport that allows you to get most places without too long waiting for the next train or bus. With some many cultures and races London has a vast array of sights, sounds and tastes to explore. It is also a very big city so a bit of planning will help you to aviod too much walking. I love the centre of town around trafalgar square through to Buckingham Palace and its nearby St James & Green parks.

A walk down Oxford street is fun with so many people and so many shops. You start at Marble Arch and finish at Oxford Circus where it's time for a beer at one of the many local spots.

Also, a visit to Soho is a must - just sit with your beer and watch the world go by!!

For a different perspective, go to Primrose Hill for a view over London - you never know, you might see someone famous.

Useful Websites

by toonsarah

A quick search with Google will reveal literally hundreds of websites devoted to different aspects of London so I won’t repeat them all here, but here are just a few that I can recommend:
Transport for London, with an interactive Tube map, bus routes, ticket info and much more
the Evening Standard, London’s evening paper with a good “What’s On section”
Time Out, the capital’s main listings magazine with a great online version
Kudos Cities London, the London site of this website which offers people the opportunity to share knowledge, info and services – well worth checking out and maybe joining in a discussion or two
Visit London, the official tourist info service with accommodation listings, ideas on sightseeing and other useful sections – but unlike the sites listed above definitely aimed at the visitor rather than the local so I can’t claim to have made use of it myself

Christ Church, Spitalfields

by alucas

Christ Church, Spitalfields was built in 1714-1729

Spitalfields is the area that covers the fields that used to lie to the east of medieval priory and hospital of St. Mary Spital. This was mainly a rural area up to the beginning of the 17th century but by the mid century there had been some building along the southern and eastern fringes spreading from Whitechapel and the City, and the area was developed over the next few years. Christ Church was built to cater for the rapidly growing population in the area.

One night stand!

by draguza

I was very surprised and a bit schoked as well to get used to this "habit" of people living in London (included the many foreigners staying there):
apparently it is very trendy to meet a stranger in the bar, flirt with him/her for the whole evening (or even for only 2 hours), and then sleep with him, easy just like drinking a coffee together...but next morning they kiss you goodbye and they go "thir own way", as nothing at all happened!

Well, I was raised with another mentality...maybe considered too conservative nowadays...but I prefer it anyway


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