cheap train journey from northampton

my daughter travels from northamtpon to derby each friday. She has a young persons rail card. The journey costs £18.80 each time. I have not been able to find any cheal tickets. Please can anyone suggest ways to save money on this journey

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  • dggar
    dggar Posts: 670 Forumite
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    Need to know what tmes your daughter travels at, and how flexible the times are. Is it a return journey? (& what day does she return on)

    Depending on the time try splitting the journey at Tamworth.

    Is going from Wellingborough or Bedford any use?
  • dzug1
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    I assume she comes back - in which case an off peak return at £20.75 should fit the bill
  • redux
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    If it is just a single, then splitting at Tamworth can save a bit, - £10.75 + £4.30 = £15.05. But the £4.30 is an advance fare only on certain trains, so means waiting there for an extra half an hour, which could be tedious

    Or split at Burton-on-Trent. Buy tickets to and onwards from, and stay on the same train. £12.00 + £4.05
  • dzug1 wrote: »
    I assume she comes back - in which case an off peak return at £20.75 should fit the bill


    That's £1.95 more then she pays now though Dzug2 ;)
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  • redux
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    That's £1.95 more then she pays now though Dzug2 ;)

    Yes, but that £18.80 does happen to be the single fare, hence why we are wondering whether the actual trip is one way or return
  • dzug1
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    That's £1.95 more then she pays now though Dzug2 ;)


    Yup - two singles at £18.80 is rather more than £20.75
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