Myself and my girlfriend are travelling from Manchester airport to crete on the 9th June this year for 2 weeks. As we stay in Glasgow I'm looking for the cheapest option of getting down there.
Ideally I wouldn't like to take a bus, but there's not exactly any cheap bus deals on just now.
Our departure is at 1355 and return time 2300, so could only really get a train down on the 9th (day of departure) and a return train on the 24th, which would mean staying over in a a hotel nearby.
To drive down it's approx 440 miles return, which could be about £40 petrol, with the cheapest parking £47, and cheapest hotels about £40.
Train tickets are about £120 for some reason, with return flights around about the same.
Does anyone have any advice for me? As I really should book soon, is it worth holding off for some Virgin train deals, are the parking charges likely to increase nearer the time? Really struggling here as when we booked the holiday I didn't realise it'd be such a large sum extra trying to get from Glasgow to Manchester (last time I did it was about 4 years ago, and as I was 17 then I'm sure it was a lot cheaper).
Thanks a lot :-)