I'm beginning to plan my trip. I've done a little research and have found a lot of very reasonable AIRBNB rooms and apartments. A lot of them are cheaper than just about every hotel I've priced out. If anyone is interested, if your flying into London I saw that you can take the Virgin Train up to Liverpool and they have multiple trains running at all times. A round trip ticket is about $120 U.S. Apparantly the Virgin Trains cost more than others but, they're nicer and faster. If anyone can verify this i would like to know for sure.
Yeah it's probably the best way of getting to Liverpool, although with connections to and from the airport you land it, there is a flight from stansted - John Lennon Airport for around the same price, although I don't know how regular the flights are.
A round trip ticket is about $120 U.S.
I use them enough to know this is your best way to get between Liverpool and London. About 2 hours 10 mins journey which is excellent and the option to get on the ale? No brainer.Just make sure you get the direct and not the one that changes at Crewe. And obviously, plan your journey for the off peak or you'll be paying a fortune
I planned on getting a late, off peak ticket. I figured on trying to set it up where I can fly in and land early in London. Around 10am. Spend the day in London checking out the Military Museum, grab a late lunch and then get up to Liverpool on one of the post rush hour trains. But of course well thought out vacation plans usually get fu**ed up about 20 min after you land, so who knows. I pray to god that my trip doesn't coincide with Trumps London visit. If it does Ill just say I'm a Canadian.
If on a budget and you don't mind the longer travel, consider National Express or Megabus coaches. I've done the Liverpool - London route a few times when saving money and it can be ridiculously cheap, like 5 pounds. It takes about 6 hours, so that's not for everyone, of course. But I think the coaches are fairly comfortable and you could travel over the night if you want.