Eastleigh to Berwick on Tweed

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Hi my friend needs to go to Berwick on Tweed next Monday by train. Any ideas on how she can do it cheaply. Thank you for your help.

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  • wealdroam
    wealdroam Posts: 19,181 Forumite
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    dottygirl wrote: »
    Hi my friend needs to go to Berwick on Tweed next Monday by train. Any ideas on how she can do it cheaply. Thank you for your help.
    Advance Singles are available at £70 on many trains that morning.

    That's less than half the price of a Super Off Peak Single.

    What fares have you found?

    Is a return trip planned?

    Eligible for any railcard?
  • redux
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    edited 10 October 2012 at 5:05AM
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    If a coach would be acceptable instead, Megabus from Southampton Airport to Newcastle for £30, then train from there, advance single £9.50.

    Unfortunately it's 9 and a half hours on the coach, and starts at 0625.

    Or another idea - could someone pick her up at Newcastle or Edinburgh Airport, each about 60 miles away? Fly there from Southampton for £58 or £72, landing at 2200 or 2130 respectively.

    Or if tempted to splash out flights are from about £90 to either Edinburgh or Newcastle earlier in the day, then there are still buses and trains about, advance single £5 to £10
  • dottygirl
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    She has no rail card. What company flies from Southampton. Thank you for your help. x
  • redux
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    edited 10 October 2012 at 7:04PM
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    Flybe

    More than one flight a day to either, but the cheapest ones are in the evening and would be too late for onward bus or train, so that's why I wondered about possibilties of a 60 mile lift as well

    Unfortunately the advance rail fares seem to get a bit cheaper only if you can book a bit further ahead
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