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Silly question about buying train tickets - cheap???

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pupuce Mon 09-May-05 09:37:32

I need to go to Gateshead in late June... went onto National rail Inquiries but there is no ticket available - well nothing under £150... so do I just call GNER? Do I go to my local train station??? I mean - never done this.... help ?

Hermione1 Mon 09-May-05 09:39:03

If you book it in advance i think it's cheaper, and if you go after 9:30. off peak. I'll ask my DH because he works for a train company, where are you from???

moondog Mon 09-May-05 09:42:17

God,trains in this country are a bloody nightmare!! Who the hell understands the 1001 different tickets.
The company should have a webisite on which you can book ahead,pupuce. Considerably cheaper too!
Ours is Virgin (if you pay £5 more at w/ends you can sit in 1st class and have unlimited drinks!!)
Don't know yours though. Do a Google?

pupuce Mon 09-May-05 09:59:09

Leaving out of Tunbridge Wells, Kent and I will have to change in London... I know that much.

Hermione1 Mon 09-May-05 09:59:50

I used to live in Tunbridge wells. I'll ask my dh for you because its the same company.

pupuce Mon 09-May-05 10:04:55

Thanks hermione!!!
I am still searchimg but GNER wants me to create a log in... I mean HOW DIFFICULT DOES THIS HAVE TO BE ... sigh...

Hermione1 Mon 09-May-05 10:07:13

its not really really urgent is it?? I'll ask him when he gets in he might have a rough estimate of how much and what deal to go for. I'll try to get back to you asap.

Hulababy Mon 09-May-05 10:11:34

Have you had a look on thetrainline.com

pupuce Mon 09-May-05 10:12:02

I need to leave on the 23rd (a Thursday) in the afternoon and come back on Sunday (26) evening...
Other than that am flexible... at the rate I am being quoted I think flying is cheaper !
I am still searching but won't commit until I hear from you... thanks again!

Hulababy Mon 09-May-05 10:12:13

Try and avoid Friday tracvel too if you can, as they are dearer.

pupuce Mon 09-May-05 10:14:24

No I haven't hula, I will

GNER's site is not working properly either, some pages are down!

Hulababy Mon 09-May-05 10:14:50

Is Gateshead station called that??? Can't find it on trainline.

pupuce Mon 09-May-05 10:16:07

No going to Newcastle train station

Hulababy Mon 09-May-05 10:18:14

There is a Saver Return for £98.00.

The Sunday seems to be the issue - none of the cheaper tickets available.

compo Mon 09-May-05 10:19:02

I think if you ring 08457 484950 they will tell you everything you need to know

jessicasmummy Mon 09-May-05 10:20:03

is it a single or return you want? you can get a single from as little as £36.... need to know exact dates of travel tho.

Hulababy Mon 09-May-05 10:20:51

Of you were to come back on the Monday - price goes down to £45 return

Hulababy Mon 09-May-05 10:21:31

How many of you are travelling? Any children?

jessicasmummy Mon 09-May-05 10:22:58

ive brought it up as £45 return on national rail - i would go to your local station and ask them to do it all for you.

pupuce Mon 09-May-05 10:32:31

I am going on my own.
Staying until Monday is a problem for 2 reasons... it's an extra night in a B&B... and I am also on-call for a birth and have committed to be back on the Sunday...
I will also ask our local station - you never know.

pupuce Tue 10-May-05 12:59:29

Hermione - any news

Hermione1 Tue 10-May-05 12:59:57

so sorry forgot all about it, hold on i'll get a pen to remind myslef. ok sorry hun

pupuce Wed 11-May-05 20:33:03

Hermione?

fairydust Thu 12-May-05 10:58:35

have you asked if they have any APEX tickets - these are non amedible non refundable tickets and are often availble booking direct with the train company.

pupuce Sun 15-May-05 09:50:04

Hermione1... ????
I tried to CAT you but you don't accept CAT.
Thank you

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