Expensive Split Ticket

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
Just tried to split a ticket from Bristol to Manchester for 18th May returning on the 21st May, On National Rail website going via Newport the total fare for the whole return journey is £27.05 (by my spiting the ticket myself a return Bristol Newport @£13.05 (walk on fare no time restriction) then £14.50 (walk on fare no time restriction) Newport to Manchester Piccadilly.
When I went on to the Split ticket site I am informed the cheapest fare is £23.00 (single, plus £0.75 booking fee).
The lesson is try to split the ticket yourself - it can save serious money

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  • ~Beanie~~Beanie~ Forumite
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    Yes, I've recently found exactly the same.

    Return from Stoke-on-Trent to York with a change at Manchester Piccadilly for 2 people with a railcard. Cheapest I could find on the split ticket sites was over £50 but by buying myself return tickets from Stoke-Mcr and Mcr-York I got them for £27. Bit of a difference for the same trains!
    :p
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