Rail travel newby

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
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bollydolly_2bollydolly_2 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
Can anyone help me with the cheapest rail travel from Milton Keynes to London? I have tried the split ticketing tool but can't get a cheaper deal. It's costing a fortune.

Many thanks
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  • edited 10 April 2017 at 10:41AM
    frugalmacdugalfrugalmacdugal Forumite
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    edited 10 April 2017 at 10:41AM
    Hi,

    need more information.

    When are you travelling, dates, times, single/return, railcards?

    What prices did you get?

    I stuck in random dates and times and cheapest return was £17.50.
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  • thank you so much.I need to travel Monday to Friday. 7.45-7.55 ish and back 4.30pm ish
  • elversonelverson Forumite
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    Is your final destination in London near Euston or do you also need onward travel e.g. Underground?
  • need to travel to zone 4
  • edited 10 April 2017 at 12:47PM
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    edited 10 April 2017 at 12:47PM
    bollydolly wrote: »
    need to travel to zone 4
    Where abouts in zone 4?
    Could be Wembley or could be Woolwich or Richmond - totally different.
  • "Can anyone help me with the cheapest rail travel from Milton Keynes to London? I have tried the split ticketing tool but can't get a cheaper deal. It's costing a fortune".

    Where in London, on what Date /Time is your journey Outward and Return It can be cheaper if you have to use the Tube, to book to a B.R. station then the Tube is free to use as an add on.

    Such as I travel Bristol to Fenchurch Street for £21.95 I get off at Paddington and dont bother with the Tube but it's cheaper than booking to Paddington, where I have to get off the train anyway.
  • From MK to Twickenham/Richmond at 7.40-7.55am return 16.30pm Monday to Friday
  • elversonelverson Forumite
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    It's cheaper to avoid Central London.

    A Milton Keynes <> Richmond Anytime Day Return route "NOT VIA LONDON" is £44.70. You'd need to change trains depending on times, for example:

    07:47 Milton Keynes Central [MKC] to Harrow & Wealdstone[HRW] 08:34
    08:42 Harrow & Wealdstone [HRW] to Willesden Junction[WIJ] 08:57
    09:08 Willesden Junction [WIJ] to Richmond (London) [RMD] 09:28

    The annual ticket for this route costs £4,820.

    Note that these are not valid via Euston or other Zone 1 terminals.
  • edited 10 April 2017 at 5:47PM
    CornucopiaCornucopia Forumite
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    edited 10 April 2017 at 5:47PM
    The £44.70 Peak return fare is valid via Euston. Also quite pricey.

    I'd suggest:-

    Milton Keynes - Harrow & Wealdstone = £32.40 Anytime Return

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    Harrow & Wealdstone - Richmond on Oyster/Contactless = various fares from £2.40 peak single up to £6.70 peak single. There are also various day caps and weekly caps depending on zones/routes used.

    There is also a 7 day Zone 2-4 Travelcard at £27.30 (i.e. £5.46 for each weekday) which might be more flexible/better VFM.

    https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/fares/single-fare-finder
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