Best place for cheaper train tickets

Hi
I live in Manchester and would like to travel to places like Birminham and Leeds on a Saturday
Any ideas on getting better prices please?

Thanks
MB
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  • Dan27
    Dan27 Posts: 604 Forumite
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    Trainsplit.com
  • macman
    macman Posts: 53,088 Forumite
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    Post-lockdown, presumably?
    Don't use the trainline.com, it charges you a fee.
    Are you eligible for any of the National Railcards? 
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • Andy_L
    Andy_L Posts: 12,785 Forumite
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    The train companies own website. Book ages in advance & choose a fixed time rather than flexible ticket
  • MegaBox
    MegaBox Posts: 58 Forumite
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    Dan27 said:
    Trainsplit.com

    macman said:
    Don't use the trainline.com, it charges you a fee.
    Are you eligible for any of the National Railcards? 
    Unfortunitly there dose not look to be a lot of differance in the price
    Please see images
    ****EDIT!!!!*** NO FORGET THE LINKS TO IMPORTENT INFO BECAUSE
    You have to be around for a little while longer before you can post links.



  • MegaBox
    MegaBox Posts: 58 Forumite
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    Andy_L said:
    The train companies own website. Book ages in advance & choose a fixed time rather than flexible ticket
    I was speaking to a train manager and he said the cheapet way is to book 12 weeks in advanced when the tickets become availble. But where you book i do not know!
  • MegaBox
    MegaBox Posts: 58 Forumite
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    MegaBox said:
    Dan27 said:
    Trainsplit.com

    macman said:
    Don't use the trainline.com, it charges you a fee.
    Are you eligible for any of the National Railcards? 
    Unfortunitly there dose not look to be a lot of differance in the price
    Please see images
    ****EDIT!!!!*** NO FORGET THE LINKS TO IMPORTENT INFO BECAUSE
    You have to be around for a little while longer before you can post links.



    Body is 9 characters too short.

  • daveyjp
    daveyjp Posts: 12,502 Forumite
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    edited 19 January 2021 at 7:05PM
    I don't know what you are trying to show, but those images aren't a comparison.  Trainsplit price a single fare, trainline is an off peak return.

    Advanced tickets cheapest, usually available 12 weeks from travel, but Covid has put paid to many of those as emergency timetables are in force.
  • MegaBox
    MegaBox Posts: 58 Forumite
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    but where do you buy advanced tickets from?
  • daveyjp
    daveyjp Posts: 12,502 Forumite
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    Any train operator website.
  • MegaBox
    MegaBox Posts: 58 Forumite
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    so when I looked at that train line, the prices where the same for 12 weeks in advanced as tommorow
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