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    • greenface
    • By greenface 6th Aug 19, 6:51 AM
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    train tickets - best time to book
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    • 6th Aug 19, 6:51 AM
    train tickets - best time to book 6th Aug 19 at 6:51 AM
    thanks for reading . 2 adults heading from Liverpool lime street to London Euston . Our dates are January 31st 2020 Friday . returning 2nd feb -sunday . prices on virgin have not yet appeared yet . What is the best priced option to travel on train direct . best boarding times around 10 am out and 2 pm back but flexible . do not fancy a coach .Thanks
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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 6th Aug 19, 10:00 AM
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    check when 11 - 12 weeks before start date.
    Put a reminder in your calendar
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 6th Aug 19, 11:24 AM
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    • 6th Aug 19, 11:24 AM
    check when 11 - 12 weeks before start date.
    Put a reminder in your calendar
    Originally posted by Cisco001
    Virgin advance tickets are apparently now available up to 24 weeks prior to the departure date.

    There's a calendar at the bottom of this page here showing dates for which advance tickets are available (click on the cross at the bottom of the left had side of the page to show it), although it currently only goes up to the end of October.
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6033607

    From personal experience (although not done it for a while) I don't think there are that many advance tickets issued on Friday trains into London as they're usually pretty full anyhow
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 6th Aug 19, 11:51 AM
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    • 6th Aug 19, 11:51 AM
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    • 6th Aug 19, 11:51 AM
    Virgin advance tickets are apparently now available up to 24 weeks prior to the departure date.

    There's a calendar at the bottom of this page here showing dates for which advance tickets are available (click on the cross at the bottom of the left had side of the page to show it), although it currently only goes up to the end of October.
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6033607

    From personal experience (although not done it for a while) I don't think there are that many advance tickets issued on Friday trains into London as they're usually pretty full anyhow
    Originally posted by p00hsticks
    When did they change it? I didn't notice...

    If it is up to 24 weeks, there should be cheap advanced ticket for Dec, but they are still expensive...

    BTY, I booked my train ticket from ebooker last time through cashback site.
    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 6th Aug 19, 7:02 PM
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    • 6th Aug 19, 7:02 PM
    On Gwr it’s up to 24 weeks on weekdays (but has stopped on 13th December so presumably due to Xmas) and sats/suns are 11 - 12 weeks, seems to be 11 recently.
    I find the system is updated around 14:30 on a Friday.

    That’s gwr buts sounds similar.
    • annabanana82
    • By annabanana82 6th Aug 19, 8:41 PM
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    Would the two together rail card help reduce the costs? We have a friends and family one and it save loads of money with it
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 6th Aug 19, 11:37 PM
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    • 6th Aug 19, 11:37 PM
    Would the two together rail card help reduce the costs? We have a friends and family one and it save loads of money with it
    Originally posted by annabanana82

    Good suggestion - and if you have a Tesco Clubcard you can get one for 10 worth of vouchers
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