Where to find cheaper train tickets

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Where to find cheaper train tickets

Post: #182557 Andy Hamilton
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:44 pm

The new find the cheapest fare on National rail enq site. It's certainly not foolproof, but it helped me find a cheap ticket to Brighton - £8 single from Bristol or £16 return instead of £65. The downside is that it only really tells you what operator sells what cheap ticket, you have to do the donkey work and actually find the ticket yourself.
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Re: Where to find cheaper train tickets

Post: #182561 Milims
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:07 pm

Good to know! My friend and I have just bought a friends and family rail card between us so rail fares are currently on the agenda! Thanks Andy
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Re: Where to find cheaper train tickets

Post: #182583 snapdragon
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:19 pm

Great thanks Andy - need a cheap one to get up north :wave:
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Re: Where to find cheaper train tickets

Post: #182589 crowsashes
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:56 pm

its a bit of hard work but ive found the cheapest way to get cheap train tickets is to buy lots of singles! i went to bristol just before xmas and a standard return was £65 per person ( from plymouth) so i brought a single from plym to exeter and one from exeter to bristol and it cost less than £15 for two adults there and £20 back ( the cheapest we could find and that includes using one student rail card)

forgot to add too we didnt have to change trains either as it was a cross country one

ive also noticed its alot cheaper for me to buy a friends and family rail card and start buying tickets for my son ( hes 2) than just buying one for myself :shock: one trip was £30 cheaper!

makes you wonder how they can do it !


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