It's actually possible to get a MAN
-PLH or PLH-MAN
return trip for £8.50 each way (if you're flexible) and a total price, including all taxes, of £42. Not too bad. When I was in Bangor, it would have cost me £60+ to go by both train and coach back to Devon, the former taking 5-6 hours and the latter 10+, but now this is comparatively well-priced and convenient, even when getting to MAN
(about £19 return; 2.5 hours) is taken into consideration.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."