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Train fare websites ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by infernox, 6 Jun 2011.

  1. infernox

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    Whats the cheapest train fare website guys, need to get from Shoeburyness to Cannock on the 29th of July. ?

    Anyone find a better price for return than £57 ?

    Cheers in advance.
     
  2. Sunbed

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    Nationalrail.co.uk?

    That's all I use :/
     
  3. sHo0sH

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  4. Craig1981

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    http://www.raileasy.co.uk

    I used that site to get tickets to and from York from Glasgow. Think it was pretty decent prices.
     
  5. BrightonBelle

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    Look for the train provider on google and go direct to their own website...

    Sometimes if you register with the train provider direct they will send email notifications of cheaper rates.

    Or try raileasy.co.uk

    BB x
     
  6. PapaLazaru

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    Return same day? What times?

    Can get you a cheaper price I am sure of it.
     
  7. PapaLazaru

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    £23 return. 3 stops each way buying two singles.
     
  8. infernox

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    Should have said, from the 29th to the 1st. so just the weekend.

    If you could find that for £23 id be extremely happy :)
     
  9. xolotl

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    Generally speaking the websites will all sell the same tickets at the same prices. The only exception to this are the TOCs websites who might sell further discounted tickets for their network only.

    It's always worth using a TOCs website as generally they don't charge booking/transaction fees whereas the commercial websites such as Trainline and Raileasy do. I prefer using East Coast as their interface is particularly useful for finding very cheap fares but they do charge for postage. I usually end up booking with East Midlands Trains as postage is free on their website.
     
  10. PapaLazaru

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    Just to give you an idea. You have to buy two singles. :)

    Origin:Shoeburyness, 08:40
    Destination:Cannock, 13:17
    Date:Fri 29 Jul 2011 Changes:3 Duration:4:37hrs
    Valid only on your chosen service. Not refundable. Changeable prior to date of travel for a fee.
    £11.50

    Origin:Cannock, 12:22
    Destination:Shoeburyness, 17:05
    Date:Mon 1 Aug 2011 Changes:3 Duration:4:43hrs
    Valid only on your chosen service. Not refundable. Changeable prior to date of travel for a fee.
    £11.50


    http://www.eastcoast.co.uk/
     
  11. xolotl

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    Just checked now and there's loads of trains availble at the lowest single fare of £11.50 on the two dates you mentioned.

    For example: 08:40-13:17 on the 29th and 11:22-16:03 or the 12:22-17:05 on the 1st. As you've got to change three times it might be worth looking at split ticketing but as it's pretty cheap already you might not want to bother.
     
  12. infernox

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    Seems fantastic, cheers papa have a cookie.

    Shames its 4 hours :(

    Need to get my psp charger i think lmao.
     
  13. PapaLazaru

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    No worries. :)

    sorry, xolotl, just beat you to it!