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Manchester airport to Southport Transportation

by beamtg Online Now Nov 1, 2005 at 9:54 AM

Ten years ago I used a Luggabus service from Manchester Airport to Personal Residence in Southport and then return. Shared Van pickup. I have been trying to find that service or something similar for 1st week in December.I can't find what I am looking for. Please Help! If any one knows of such a service or indeed a contact number for Luggabus if it still exists, I would very much appreciate it.
Thank you very much for your input.
Bea.

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    RE: Manchester airport to Southport Transportation

    by Smutzie Online Now Nov 1, 2005 at 10:10 AM

    I don't know of any bus service that runs straight through, but I do know that you can get a train into Liverpool and then change over for a train to Southport. you could try....
    www.merseytravel.gov.uk
    There is a journey planner that might be useful. Or National Rail
    www.nationalrail.co.uk
    Not sure if National Express goes directly to Southport, but it is worth checking...
    www.nationalexpress.com
    Hope that helps.

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    RE: Manchester airport to Southport Transportation

    by sandgrounder Online Now Nov 1, 2005 at 3:09 PM

    Hi Bea
    I believe Luggabus went out of business several years ago. The company that we use for airport transfers from Southport to Liverpool and Manchester is MD Travel (phone number is +44 1704 211555). It's private hire so, unlike Luggabus, not a shared lift facility. They are very reliable. Last time we used them to Liverpool airport it was £55 for the return trip. Manchester would cost slightly more - I am very happy to make a phone call to them tomorrow and find out for you if you wish.

    Alternative would be the train. There is a direct service from Manchester Airport through to Southport. Again I can provide times for you if you let me know what day and approx time you may be travelling.
    All the best
    Chris

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  • RE: RE: Manchester airport to Southport Transportation

    by beamtg Online Now Nov 1, 2005 at 7:19 PM

    Thank You so much, I know the train would be difficult as we would have to get from Piccadily to Victoria and after an international flight we will be tired. Now I have a number though I can phone the car company. (I use skype internet phone, so it's really cheap to phone England.) I appreciate your kindness very much. Bea

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  • RE: RE: Manchester airport to Southport Transportation

    by beamtg Online Now Nov 1, 2005 at 7:22 PM

    Chris I just realized on rereading your post that you said there was a direct service from Manchester airport to Southport? Wow. If you can post details of that I would really like that or my email is bmutgi@hotmail.com After ten years I an sure I will see many changes in Southport and England. Thanks again Bea

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    RE: RE: Manchester airport to Southport Transportation

    by sandgrounder Online Now Nov 2, 2005 at 12:10 AM

    Bea
    I have mailed you a link to a downloadable train timetable. Hope its of use - although I have to say that the door to door service offered by MD Travel would be my preference, expecially with a lot of luggage to haul around.

    You will notice many changes in Southport, expecially along the sea front. The new coastal wall has allowed the development of a huge seafront leisure and entertainment complex with loads of new restaurants and a hotel. Even more impressive is the new bridge over the Marine Lake providing access to the complex.

    Enjoy your stay.
    Chris

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  • RE: RE: Manchester airport to Southport Transportation

    by beamtg Online Now Nov 2, 2005 at 5:15 AM

    Thanks Chris I will check it out today but if it is reasonable I will probably use the MD travel. You have been so helpful. I really appreciate your time and response.
    Bea

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    RE: RE: Manchester airport to Southport Transportation

    by sandgrounder Online Now Nov 3, 2005 at 3:33 PM

    Glad to be of assistance.
    C

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