Cheaper train tickets?
Just pricing up some travel for later this year & thought I’d try a train, they want £340.00 return for a journey that would cost me about £110.00 in petrol at current prices… I’d rather not drive as I’ll be traveling by myself, so is there anyway I can get that price down?
(I looked at buses they’re a little cheaper than petrol, but the 13 journey time puts me off somewhat considering I can do the drive in 6hours or so..)Posted 5 years agomrodgersMember
Same advice as above really, but I got a return journey down from £60 to £18 by getting two singles rather than a return. I looked on thetrainline.com for prices, and for some reason it seems to suggest different routes depending on whether you look for a return or two singles.Posted 5 years agooliverd1981Member
You need to book as soon as the advance tickets become available it’s about 3 months
EG East Coast
Tickets are now available for travel up to and including
Friday 26 April 2013
I don’t find ticket splitting as helpful as it used to be, unless you’re already making a number of changes across different rail companies.Posted 5 years agobokononMember
I don’t find ticket splitting as helpful as it used to be
Where there are competing companies (next to nowhere, but London Midland – x country – virgin) then it can be possible to find cheap fares – London to somewhere nth of Birmingham will be cheap splitting between London midland and another provider.Posted 5 years ago
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