Airfare to Liverpool, England
Although once an economic engine driving England, Liverpool has lost much of its economic footing and remains one of the poorest areas of the country. However, Liverpudlians have retained a fierce sense of cultural pride, with a strong football (soccer) team and the famous distinction as the home of the rock band, the Beatles. The city is now recognized for its cultural offerings in music and art and is the European Capital of Culture for 2008.
Airfare to Liverpool will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into London, England. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Ryan Air, Easy Jet and Flybe fly to Liverpool. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. British Airways is the national airline, but does not serve Liverpool. However, Thomson, Thomas Cook, VLM and other airlines also stop in Liverpool.
The most expensive air tickets to Liverpool are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into London, England and traveling overland to Liverpool via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Liverpool, check out BootsnAll’s Liverpool Travel Guide.