Best value city in the UK if you’re travelling by train revealed

A staycation can be an ideal getaway when you’re on a budget, especially as the cost of travelling itself is often significantly lower than heading abroad.

Not to mention the UK is filled with some brilliant cheap destinations – but if it’s a city break you’re after, there are some hotspots that need to go on your radar.

Skyscanner has launched a new train ticket booking feature on its app and to celebrate, the website has searched out the top five best value UK city breaks if you’re travelling by train.

Topping the list is Birmingham, where a family-of-four can travel at prices from £34.50 each way, based on a London departure. That’s approximately £8.62 per person.

Not to mention for a return it would be a total cost of £69 for the whole family – leaving you with plenty of budget to play around with while there, whether you’re visiting for the city’s iconic Christmas markets, checking out the museums or indulging in retail therapy at the Bull Ring.

Birmingham has topped the list

Second place on the list went to Liverpool with a family of four able to travel from £24.75 each way, while the third spot went to Oxford with prices from £32.40. (Both journeys based on a London departure).

To help holidaymakers stretch that budget a little bit further, Skyscanner is also currently offering a £4 discount voucher on trains, simply by entering SKYTRAIN at checkout.

The best part about a UK city break is that it’s not just your travel which can work out budget-friendly, but your accommodation too.

Airbnb can be a great source for cheap and central stays, Travelodge has plenty of deals and discounts year-round including stays that work out at £7.25pp for a family of four, and Premier Inn often has discounts and sales to help Brits save those pennies.

Top 5 best value city breaks according to Skyscanner

1. Birmingham

2. Liverpool

3. Glasgow

4. Manchester

5. Oxford

All train fare prices based on a London departure.

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