London to Liverpool by train

Aug 15th, 2019, 07:08 AM
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London to Liverpool by train

Please advise - Googling, I see different companies - Virgin Rail, National Rail, maybe others. Are there others? How big a difference between 1st and 2nd class? Is there one combined place to book?

I think we we should reserve soon - trip is in less than a month.

Thanks for for your help.
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Aug 15th, 2019, 07:13 AM
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National Rai is not a train company --It just displays the different trains running the route.

You can use National Rail or the trainline to find trains - but the actual operator is Virgin out of Euston Station.
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Aug 15th, 2019, 07:16 AM
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Everything you need to know about trains in Britain is here:

National Rail is a good place to start, and does combine all the timetables, but the train will actually be run by a company like Virgin or West Midlands. Yes, buying ahead will definitely save you money.

I almost always travel second class, first will get you a bit more room, and on a few trains might get you something more but not often.
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Aug 15th, 2019, 07:36 AM
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Check if the senior railcard or two travel together schemes will save you (try dummy bookings to see the total out of pocket after adding the cost of the railcard

You don't need either card to book but you would need it once you are on the train - so you'd book in advance on line and then at Euston before boarding you'd go to the ticket window and purchase the railcard
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Aug 15th, 2019, 10:51 AM
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