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FunFare and Megabus London-Liverpool
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Hi there,

I just stumbled across these 2 options. We need to go from London to Liverpool and back again.

this will be our only travel in the UK. I tried looking at Britrail but for some reason I can’t find the cost of the train.

The train would be much easier (and takes only 2 hours), but if it’s really expensive I will try FunFare.

Only question is: It seems that you have to live in the UK to receive that fare? Or did I read it wrong?

Also, if the funfare is only posted a few weeks before the trip, how will I know it can be sent to Canada in time? Although I suppose you can probably print off the ticket.

Thanks!

I am leaving from Canada with $5000 for 38 days
Amsterdam, Hanover, Berlin, Munich, Zürich, Lucerne, Rome, Florence, Paris, Bruges, Lille, London
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Did you try Virgin trains yet? http://www.farefinde…

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oh nope! Thanks for the link, I will try it now!

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wow!! great site, thank you so much!!!

Our trip is still 8 months away, but when the time comes I will go back to this. Thanks again Smile

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I think usually you can print off the tickets or pick them up from a self-service kiosk in the station. Megabus is SUPER cheap, I am using them alot in my trip this fall because of it. However, National Express funfares usually have a wider range of times available than Megabus does. The trains in Britain, unless you catch it on an advance fare at certain times/days, is RIDICULOUSLY expensive. Probably the most expensive in Europe. But they are what you want if you need to leave at a very specific time and want to get there faster. Try nationalrail.co.uk, they have train times and prices for all the major train companies in the UK.

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europlanner wrote:
Hi there,

I just stumbled across these 2 options. We need to go from London to Liverpool and back again.

this will be our only travel in the UK. I tried looking at Britrail but for some reason I can’t find the cost of the train.

The train would be much easier (and takes only 2 hours), but if it’s really expensive I will try FunFare.

Only question is: It seems that you have to live in the UK to receive that fare? Or did I read it wrong?

Also, if the funfare is only posted a few weeks before the trip, how will I know it can be sent to Canada in time? Although I suppose you can probably print off the ticket.

Thanks!


When are you planning on traveling? Fares from London-Euston to Liverpool-Lime Street start at GBP 11 each way if you book in advance. Domestic bookings are only available 90 days in advance so until then you can’t book a ticket
Cheers
Howie

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I am only travelling March 2011. Still a ways away, but trying to prepare a budget as best as I can! It seems that the transportation costs will be close to 50% of my budget! (when you factor in flight, eurail pass, reservation fees, couchettes, other modes such as ferry and possible bus…). It seems to be about 40% of my budget. Hopefully that is about what I should be budgeting anyway!

I am leaving from Canada with $5000 for 38 days
Amsterdam, Hanover, Berlin, Munich, Zürich, Lucerne, Rome, Florence, Paris, Bruges, Lille, London