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Getting from Liverpool to Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a British Crown dependency, located in the Irish Sea, between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. It has its own government and parliament and is an associate member of the European Union.

Being an island, there are only two ways to get from Liverpool to the Isle of Man: by air or by water. The fares are similar (for foot passengers) but you might end up paying bookings fees when flying (so take that into account, too).

Flights from Liverpool (airport code: LPL) to Isle of Man

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) serves the city of Liverpool and the North West of England. Hub for EasyJet and Ryanair, the airport handles domestic flights as well as flights to European cities.

Isle of Man Airport (IOM) is located in Ronaldsway, near Castletown on the Isle of Man. It is not hub for any airline and receives a handful of flights from Ireland, Great Britain and other European countries.

Flights between Liverpool and Isle of Man are operated, year round, by EasyJet and Flybe. The flight time is 40 min. In the summer of 2012, expect to pay from £35 one way on EasyJet, but do remember that additional fees (booking fee, checked baggage fee) might be added to the price.

Make sure to book your ticket about 4 to 8 weeks in advance in order to get the best rates. If you need more luggage than the accepted carry on can handle, purchase the checked baggage before going to the airport (to cut down the fees).

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Ferries from Liverpool to Isle of Man

The ferries between Liverpool and Isle of Man are operated by the Steam Packet Company . Depending on when you plan to travel, special fares may be available. At the time the article was written, a single ticket between the two ports costs £34.50 for an adult (transaction fees applied only when you pay with credit card).

At the time the article was written (March 2012) there is one departure available daily between the two ports. The travel time is 2h 45 min and the ferries leave Liverpool Sun to Thu at 4:15 p.m., Fri at 11:15 a.m. and Sat at 7:15 p.m. On the way back, catch the ferry at 3 p.m. Sun to Thu, at 7:30 am on Fri and Sat.

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Getting from Liverpool to Edinburgh

Liverpool is very well known for being the home town of the Beatles. It also has a long football history and the nightlife is lively.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. It is a very popular city among travelers of all ages thanks to the interesting sights, lively festivals and cuisine.

Quick summary

There isn’t a direct connection between the two cities. Buses remain the cheapest option although the travel time is about 9 hours. A faster option is the train but the fare is about double the bus fare.

Flights from Liverpool (airport code: LPL) to Edinburgh

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) is located about 12 km from the city center and handles domestic flights, as well as flights to other cities in Europe, North Africa and Middle East.

Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) is the busiest airport in Scotland and the sixth busiest in the UK. The airport is located about 10 km from the city center. The airport is not a hub for any airline. It handles flights within the UK, Europe and to North America and Africa.

Unfortunately there are no direct flights between the two cities. Flybe offers a flight via the Island of Man , with a total travel time of 6 h and single fares from £92 in mid-May 2012.

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Trains from Liverpool to Edinburgh

National Rail offers trains between Liverpool and Edinburgh but all require at least one connection. Trains depart Liverpool Lime Street station every hour. The connection is through Wigan North Western and the total travel time is 3 ½ h. The single fare is £62.50.

Buses from Liverpool to Edinburgh

Another overland option between Liverpool and Edinburgh is the bus.

National Express offers three departures per day from Liverpool, at 7:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 10:15 p.m. But all require at least a change. If you choose the latest departure, the change is in Manchester and the travel time is 9 h 15 min. The single fare is £35.30. The price is the same for all three departures.

Driving from Liverpool to Edinburgh

You can rent a car in Liverpool and drive the 220 miles to Edinburgh on M6. The travel time is 4 hours but does depend on the traffic.

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Getting from Liverpool to Manchester

Liverpool and Manchester are located just 35 miles from each other, making traveling between the two cities easy and cheap. If you arrive from Europe, you can fly into either city as both are served by airports. Of course, choose the most convenient flight. If you arrive from any other continent, you’ll have to connect through London.

Quick summary

The train and bus fares are similar for traveling between Liverpool and Manchester, so it’s basically a matter of choosing how fast you need to travel and whether you prefer the bus or the train.

Trains from Liverpool to Manchester

Trains connect Liverpool Lime Street station to Manchester Piccadilly station. There are departures every 10 to 30 minutes daily. The travel time is about an hour. Single fares start at £4.00 but they do depend on the time of departure.

Details, schedules and prices can be found here .

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Buses from Liverpool to Manchester

The central station in Manchester is Chorlton Street Coach Station and is located close to the city center. There are two companies to choose from when planning to travel between Liverpool and Manchester:

  • National Express : offers departures every 15 min, daily. The travel time is between 1h 20 min and 1h 45 min. Single fares start at £3.50 but depend on the time of departure.

  • Megabus : offers only two departures per day (leaving Liverpool at 6:35 a.m and 3:50 p.m.) ; the travel time is about 1h 25 min and the single fare is £4.00.

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Driving from Liverpool to Manchester

You can rent a car in Liverpool and drive the 35 miles to Manchester. The easiest route is via M62. It should take about 45 min but it does depend on the traffic.

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Cheap Hotels in Manchester

Manchester is located in the north west of England and is particularly known for its music scene and football. It also has a long industry history and is home to a lot of students attending its Universities.

Although much smaller than London Manchester is home to the biggest airport outside of the capital city. When it comes to finding a hotel for your stay in Manchester, it’s always a good idea to head to the city center. But you can also look for places further away. Didsbury in South Manchester is quite fashionable and a lovely area for your stay. Old Trafford is another nice area for your stay.

Hotels in Manchester range from budget 2-star to fashionable and luxury 5-star hotels. Expect to pay from £44 per night for 2 persons in a 2-star hotel located close to Old Trafford in early summer. Double rooms in 3-star hotels cost from £58 and you’ll be close to the Piccadilly Railway Station.

Pay attention that it’s possible to find discounts especially if you ahead of time. Check both the booking websites and the hotel’s own website (if they have one).

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Liverpool: Beatles Story Museum

The Beatles are world famous and all music fans should consider a visit to Beatles Story Museum, which is filled with photographs, films and other memorabilia of the Liverpool boys. Songs like Yellow Submarine, Yesterday, Hey Jude, Let It Be, All You Need is Love or Please Mister Postman made history and are still enjoyed by the young generations.


The Beatles Story Museum is located in Liverpool, at Albert Dock in the basement of Britannia Pavilion.