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edited 18 December 2013 at 4:38PM in Public Transport & Cycling
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  • JGB1955JGB1955 Forumite
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    It's £34.98 if you go Liverpool Moorfields/Carlisle at 12:20 and return at 17:35 to Lime Street on the Sunday. Lots of other options cheaper than £53.70 too.
    #36 Saving for Christmas 2020 - £1 a day challenge.... £335/366
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    JGB1955JGB1955 Forumite
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    edited 10 August 2019 at 12:11PM
    I've just tried the Rail Easy website as I am travelling to Carlisle from Liverpool on Saturday 24th August and the price came up at £53.70 return, leaving Liverpool at 13.45 and arriving at Carlisle at 16.02

    Sunday 25th August - leaving Carlisle at 10.52 and arriving in Liverpool at 13.09

    Are there any cheaper options other than the above ?

    Thanks


    £25.10 leaving Lime Street at 14.37on Saturday, returning at 11.53 on Sunday. You need to use https://new.trainsplit.com/
    #36 Saving for Christmas 2020 - £1 a day challenge.... £335/366
  • Just booked split return tickets for me and the missus from Inverkeithing to Plymouth for £226.04, saving £75.96 on the normal fare (with senior railcards). Journey was split into 10 tickets for the outward trip and 11 for the return. Must be a record!!
  • Return from Kings Cross to Newcastle - £95
    Split the trip into two single tickets on exactly the same dates and times - £63
    Both prices from SplitTrainTickets.com

    Honestly don't understand why. Or why our train ticket system is so damn complicated that you have to spend hours to get a decent price to make it worth ditching the car for the same trip. Grrr
  • yorkie2yorkie2 Forumite
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    ...Honestly don't understand why....
    Newcastle to York has competition; it is therefore often cheaper to split there. It is even cheaper if you do not mind changing.


    The site you mentioned should find options that involve changing if you put it into the cheapest mode and/or click intensive search, though if you save £30 on a through train then you may as well stick with that and avoid the inconvenience of changing. But it's an option to save even more.
    Or why our train ticket system is so damn complicated that you have to spend hours to get a decent price ...
    The reason it is cheaper to split is because Newcastle to York is a competitive route with 3 companies vying for your custom. York to London has 2 companies competing. But overall Newcastle to London has only one company offering through fares. So that company charges a premium. Most people pay that premium. If they were forced to avoid a situation where it was cheaper to split, you can safely assume the cheaper prices would need to go up, sadly. So it may be best that we do not wish for it!


    I don't agree you need to spend hours though; just use any accredited split ticket site (such as the one you mentioned); put it into fast mode if you want to see the fastest journeys, and value/cheap mode if you want to see if you can save even more. This only takes seconds!
  • aaron1aaron1 Forumite
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    So on 21st December I am travelling from Cambridge to Grimsby and returning back to Cambridge on 4th January, cheapest was splitmyfare with total price of £63:10 after their share of the saving which was £7:20, however when I searched I could not find this particular route, my brother found it, when he searched using exactly the same search specification he got a totally different set of results to me! So it would appear Splitmyfare being the cheapest but inconsistent with the search results. But I am happy with my saving and it appears its the cheapest out there.
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    aaron1 wrote: »
    So on 21st December I am travelling from Cambridge to Grimsby and returning back to Cambridge on 4th January, cheapest was splitmyfare with total price of £63:10 after their share of the saving which was £7:20, however when I searched I could not find this particular route, my brother found it, when he searched using exactly the same search specification he got a totally different set of results to me! So it would appear Splitmyfare being the cheapest but inconsistent with the search results. But I am happy with my saving and it appears its the cheapest out there.
    What times are you travelling?

    The prices can change because, at any moment, an Advance fare at a particular price tier can sell out.
  • Hi there I'm looking for some help oh knowledgeable people. I'm using the ticket split engines in Martins article and I'm coming across a bit of a problem.

    I'm looking for:
    Milton Keynes central to Tiverton parkway (1 change only)
    Out 27 Dec 7.38
    Return 1 Jan 10.41
    1a2c with friends and family railcard.

    I'm coming back with options ranging between 86-96 pounds but when I go to look at the ticket breakdown it seems to be missing a section.....

    This is splitmyfare

    Milton Keynes Central to Coventry
    Off Peak Single (Online) (SVH)
    (Family & Friends Railcard) £11.45
    Travel is allowed via any permitted route.
    Restriction 9I applies - click for details
    Coventry to Cheltenham Spa
    Off-Peak Return (SVR)
    (Family & Friends Railcard) £30.35
    Valid only for travel via (changing trains or passing through) Birmingham.
    Restriction 2V applies - click for details
    Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
    Advance Single (MHS)
    (Family & Friends Railcard) £10.05
    Valid on CrossCountry services only. Advance tickets are valid only on the booked services.
    Restriction XV applies - click for details
    Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton
    Advance Single (MHS)
    (Family & Friends Railcard) £11.15
    Valid on CrossCountry services only. Advance tickets are valid only on the booked services.
    Restriction XV applies - click for details
    Taunton to Tiverton Parkway
    Off-Peak Day Single (CDS)
    (Family & Friends Railcard) £8.00
    Travel is allowed via any permitted route.
    Restriction W4 applies - click for details
    Tiverton Parkway to Bristol Parkway
    Advance Single (MCS)
    (Family & Friends Railcard) £8.70
    Valid on CrossCountry services only. Advance tickets are valid only on the booked services.
    Restriction XV applies - click for details
    Bristol Parkway to Cheltenham Spa
    Advance Single (MCS)
    (Family & Friends Railcard) £5.45
    Valid on CrossCountry services only. Advance tickets are valid only on the booked services.
    Restriction XV applies - click for details
    Coventry to Milton Keynes Central
    Advance Single (V2X)
    (Family & Friends Railcard) £4.95
    Virgin Trains only
    Restriction VR applies - click for details


    on the return it is missing Cheltenham to Coventry?

    Am i missing something? I am new to split ticketing and havn't done a lot of train travel over the last few years but am hoping someone could have a look and tell me if its a site glitch or user error?

    Thank you!
  • KeithPKeithP Forumite
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    Yes, it does appear that part of the journey is missing.

    Interesting to note that Trainsplit.com also shows exactly the same bit missing.
  • KeithP wrote: »
    Yes, it does appear that part of the journey is missing.

    Interesting to note that Trainsplit.com also shows exactly the same bit missing.

    I'm glad its not just me!
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