It’s currently £20 cheaper to fly from Manchester to London than it is to take the train. And it takes half the time.
Something is wrong here. I mean… never mind that its $40 with the exchange rates, and everything, which actually makes it a toss up… but still… that’s ludicrous.
Price of a single ticket from Manchester to London:
by rail: £61.40 (2hrs 24mins)
by air: £43.40 (1hr)
Cost to get to Manchester airport vs. Piccadilly – about the same. And you need a day pass for the tube regardless of where you end up once you’re at Euston anyway.
The world has honestly turned upside down at this point.