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    • Nikkinacnikki
    • By Nikkinacnikki 5th Jan 18, 12:50 PM
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    travelling to blackheath, london
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:50 PM
    travelling to blackheath, london 5th Jan 18 at 12:50 PM
    hi we are after advice please on cheap travel to Blackheath London from king's lynn, Norfolk if possible by train and most direct route please?
    we haven't been on a train for many years so not sure of best place to book.
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    • elverson
    • By elverson 5th Jan 18, 3:34 PM
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    Most direct would be:

    King's Lynn to Kings Cross (Great Northern)
    Kings Cross to London Bridge (Northern line - Underground)
    London Bridge to Blackheath (Southeastern)

    You can do all the above on one ticket which you can book via Great Northern: https://www.greatnorthernrail.com/
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 5th Jan 18, 3:37 PM
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    Hi Nicci,

    I don't think you can avoid going into London and out again so King's Lynn to Kings' Cross then Tube (Northern Line) to London Bridge for Blackheath. You can also take Victoria Line to Victoria for Blackheath which is longer but improves your chances of a seat on the Blackheath train.

    Redspottedhanky.com is a start point.

    If you can drive - I'd go A10 through Ely, pickup M11 at Cambridge, all the way to the end (ignore M25) then A12 to Blackwall Tunnel and onto the A2 for Blackheath.
    Womble #7 - Running Total £0.28 $0.00 €1.57
    • Gravedigger
    • By Gravedigger 5th Jan 18, 3:39 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 3:39 PM
    When are you travelling? Return Fares look to be £98.60 for 2 adults return
    Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross.
    Change to London Underground Northern Line (Towards Morden) to London Bridge.
    Change to South Eastern Trains (Towards Crayford) to Blackheath.
    • jbuchanangb
    • By jbuchanangb 10th Jan 18, 2:08 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 2:08 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 2:08 PM
    £98.60 is the fare including a London Travelcard. An Off peak Day return for two people is £80.80

    Two adults travelling together holding a "Two Together" Railcard would pay £53.30. Such a railcard costs £30 per year, so for this one trip would nearly recover its cost, and then the two people could make further trips with 1/3rd off normal fares for a further 12 months.

    If you want a one-way ticket it costs £36.40 each (without railcard)
    If you are coming back but not the same day then an off-peak return costs £49.30 each (without railcard)
    There are other more expensive tickets available.

    All this could be handled on the day at King's Lynn station Booking Office.
    • landsberger64
    • By landsberger64 13th Jan 18, 9:57 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 9:57 PM
    If you go at the weekend, there is a ‘Super off peak return’ costing around £25 without travelcard, or about £32 each with a travelcard. If you have a network card, you can knock a third off that. (I.e. £18 return each to London, or £24 each with travelcard). In the week that’s £38 return without travelcard or £44 with.
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