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Cheap train fare sought!!! Help please!

(15 Posts)
essbee Thu 24-Mar-05 20:38:20

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mummytosteven Thu 24-Mar-05 20:43:02

i've got £78 for London to Blackpool return which is marginally better - on a Virgin Value 3 day advance return

clare1980 Thu 24-Mar-05 20:43:27

looked but came up wiv same price as you sorry

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 24-Mar-05 20:45:14

I found £50.15. You would have to buy a family railcard though (about £20 but valid for a year).

lou33 Thu 24-Mar-05 20:48:52

looks cheaper to buy 2 x 7 day advance singles, they are £30 each

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 24-Mar-05 20:52:05

My fare was a return fare, did you only want a single journey? Also it was London to Blackpool. The price changes according to which time you want to travel as well. The best deals are offpeak.

essbee Thu 24-Mar-05 21:11:22

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essbee Thu 24-Mar-05 21:11:52

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MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 24-Mar-05 21:20:13

Glad to be of help. The railcard is brilliant for all rail journeys over the year. Hope you get lots of use out of it.

roisin Thu 24-Mar-05 21:59:56

Essbee - I don't know if Marslady's price is an advance fare, but they do get booked up. So book asap.

You can book your tickets online, then buy a railcard before you travel. (You have to buy them from a station.)

Also you can have two adults named on a railcard, and they can each use it individually. So if you know someone who might also use it occasionally, you could split the cost. But you do have to name them when you buy the railcard.


roisin Thu 24-Mar-05 22:03:12

Family Railcard site here

Also, when you're booking, check how much extra another child seat will be. (It may only be a few pounds with the railcard). That way you will be guaranteed plenty of space on the train ... sometimes the trains can be very crowded at Easter, and it can be hard work with a little one on your lap all the way.

bensmum3 Fri 25-Mar-05 09:21:16

If you haven't booked yet, also check different times, sometimes a later or earlier train can work out cheaper. Have a good trip.

essbee Fri 25-Mar-05 17:07:38

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MunchedTooManyMarsLady Fri 25-Mar-05 17:09:43

Hope you have success tomorrow honey.

Yorkiegirl Fri 25-Mar-05 17:09:56

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