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First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

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First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

My wife and I will be flying into Manchester Airport and making our way to Liverpool the weekend of Liverpool v Chelsea. We'll probably take a train to Lime Street; our hotel is a short walk from the station.

Should we purchase tickets online before we arrive in Manchester or would it be okay to purchase tickets upon arrival?

We're returning to Manchester Airport the day after the match. Can we delay purchasing train tickets for this leg until Sunday?

Can we pay with credit cards?

Thanks much. Looking forward to this trip--first trip to Liverpool and to Anfield, celebrating my 50th birthday!

Edited: 07 February 2012, 23:36
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1. Re: First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

We flew into Manchester and took the train to Liverpool last summer. The trains ran often and we bought tickets when we arrived. We paid with cash, but they accepted credit cards. You could by a ticket by machine or a person in a booth.

Have a great trip. We loved Liverpool.

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2. Re: First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

Thanks for responding so quickly to my questions. That's great to read that we don't have to buy tickets ahead of our trip. We've learned from our travels that so much can change on a trip, and therefore it helps to have a flexible itinerary.

Any places in Liverpool you'd recommend?

Thanks again.

Edited: 08 February 2012, 04:36
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3. Re: First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

You can take the bus from Manchester airport to Liverpool www.nationalexpress.com

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You could consider staying the night at the www.harddaysnighthotel.com

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5. Re: First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

That match was to be played on 5 th may. But the FA cup final is on same day so there are no league fixtures that sat. Date of game will not be known till early april

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6. Re: First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

That match was to be played on 5 th may. But the FA cup final is on same day so there are no league fixtures that sat. Date of game will not be known till early april

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7. Re: First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

if this games gets played on that weekend it will be played on Sunday 6.May all. premier league games have been moved to avoid clashing with the F.A. cup final on Sat.5.May

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8. Re: First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

Purchase your train ticket when you get to Manchester Airport railway station.

Make sure you ask for a ticket to return the next day, not a day return. This will cost only £15.60. A day return will cost £14.00 but it won't be valid the follwowing day.

If you just buy a single to Liverpool it will cost you £13.50, and then a single the next day back to the Airport it will cost you another £13.50 !!

You haven't bought your plane tickets yet have you ?

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9. Re: First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

oh no!

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10. Re: First Trip to Liverpool -- Return from Manchester Airport

Liverpool & Chelsea are still in the FA Cup so either or both may be playing at Wembley on the 5th May and hence they won't be playing each other at Anfield that weekend

Edited: 08 February 2012, 15:31