Travelling to York on 04/12

hello,

I need to travel to York from Preston on the 04/12 - one off journey but need to arrive by around 9.15 as need to then make my way to somewhere else.

I think the 0654 - 0921 is probably the one I want to take but I cant seem to get it any cheaper than £26.60 - surely not?

Not too bothered about timings for returning as will be finished by 3pm ish.

Jenny

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  • dzug1
    dzug1 Posts: 13,535 Forumite
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    You can get an anytime day return for £27.60 that is valid on your outward train.
  • top_drawer_2
    top_drawer_2 Posts: 2,469 Forumite
    edited 24 November 2012 at 12:58AM
    dzug1 wrote: »
    You can get an anytime day return for £27.60 that is valid on your outward train.

    As its a fair bit in advance I was hoping to get something a bit cheaper ..... not looking good though atm. I don't know the area but is there maybe a route which includes the above but isnt as expensive .... as I seem to be able to cover lots of distances Manchester Pic to London Euston (from £12) or Newcastle to London Kings Cross (£16.85) cheaper than I can do the journey I want to do.

    Thanks
  • thelawnet
    thelawnet Posts: 2,576 Forumite
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    edited 24 November 2012 at 1:12AM
    Where are you going from Preston?
  • thelawnet wrote: »
    Where are you going from Preston?

    Yep, going from Preston, city centre pretty much.
    Jenny
  • opinions4u
    opinions4u Posts: 19,411 Forumite
    edited 24 November 2012 at 7:46AM
    The 6.05am train costs £13 one way. TransPennineExpress.

    Change at Manchester Oxford Road. Arrive in York at 8.35am.

    Travel direct on Northern Rail and an Anytime Return costs less than £30. But you can't use the TPE services.

    Book via the Southern Railways link in TopCashback and get 6% of any fare back.
  • top_drawer wrote: »
    As its a fair bit in advance I was hoping to get something a bit cheaper ..... not looking good though atm.

    Advance fares are typically only available on journeys involving express trains, not just services that call at most or all stations.
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