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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 4th Jan 07, 5:39 PM
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    Split Ticketing: Report successful routes here
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    • 4th Jan 07, 5:39 PM
    Split Ticketing: Report successful routes here 4th Jan 07 at 5:39 PM

    This thread is specifically for reporting successful

    SPLIT TICKETING ROUTES


    as mentioned in my



    For OTHER ISSUES please use the
    Cheapest Train Fares Discussion Thread


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    Last edited by MSE Martin; 09-01-2007 at 8:35 PM.
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  • redannie
    Birmingham New St -> Scarborough
    Single ticket for 2 people = 154.00 with one change at York

    Booked separately (Birmingham - York, then York - Scarborough) = 66.00

    So glad I faffed around trying to get a better price! We could easily travel from most place in the West Mids (inc. Wolves, Coventry etc.) but this one worked out the cheapest to get us to Scarborough!
  • Cheltenham Flyer
    Split rail tickets from Cheltenham
    Cheltenham - Exeter - split ticket at Bristol Parkway
    Cheltenham - Taunton - split ticket at Bristol Temple Meads
    Cheltenham - Plymouth - split tickets at Bristol Temple Meads and at Totness
    Savings appear to be best when you buy returns. Remember if you are buying on-line to collect your tickets from the station that you need to ensure that you have entered the correct station from which to pick up the tickets!
    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 24th Dec 13, 12:05 PM
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    Bogof_Babe
    Cheltenham - Exeter - split ticket at Bristol Parkway
    Cheltenham - Taunton - split ticket at Bristol Temple Meads
    Cheltenham - Plymouth - split tickets at Bristol Temple Meads and at Totness
    Savings appear to be best when you buy returns. Remember if you are buying on-line to collect your tickets from the station that you need to ensure that you have entered the correct station from which to pick up the tickets!
    Originally posted by Cheltenham Flyer
    Not true. You can collect tickets from any station that has a pre-booked ticket collection machine. The reason you are asked to select a station when booking is to ensure you're not hoping to collect from somewhere that doesn't have this facility.

    I often select Hereford (my home town) and end up picking the tickets up at Crewe if I find myself there with time to kill.

    NB You MUST however collect your tickets BEFORE you commence your journey, not part way through it!
    I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe


    • LimeLight
    • By LimeLight 25th Dec 13, 2:08 PM
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    LimeLight
    I saved 20 or so buying a return from Liverpool to Falkirk and then Falkirk to Alloa.
    just passing through.... Nothing to see....
  • cambridge5000
    A small saving, but 2.50 saved by splitting Cambridge-Spalding at Ely
    • cfc1900
    • By cfc1900 9th Feb 14, 10:56 AM
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    cfc1900
    Rugby to Lincoln
    Full single 38.40. Rugby - Leicester 13.60. Leicester - Lincoln 14.50. Small saving but still worth it to travel on the same train.
    • cfc1900
    • By cfc1900 19th Feb 14, 11:06 AM
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    cfc1900
    Manchester to Lincoln using the Hope Valley line via Sheffield and then the local line via Retford and Worksop.
    Manchester to Brinington 3
    Brinington to Gainsborough Lea Road (change at Sheffield) 14.50
    GLR to Lincoln 6
    Total 23.50
    Full single ticket price using same route 33.
    • Fayeok
    • By Fayeok 19th Feb 16, 11:43 AM
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    Fayeok
    Liverpool - London
    Split tickets at Crewe, saves roughly 50%.
    • The Groat Counter
    • By The Groat Counter 19th Feb 16, 4:26 PM
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    The Groat Counter
    Split tickets at Crewe, saves roughly 50%.
    Originally posted by Fayeok
    Or just buy a 'London Midland only' ticket between Liverpool and London (no need to split tickets) - need to travel on slower LM trains and change at Crewe (or elsewhere).

    Off-Peak Return - 43.
    Super Off-Peak Return - 31.
    Last edited by The Groat Counter; 19-02-2016 at 4:30 PM.
    • jcrooks89
    • By jcrooks89 26th Mar 17, 8:50 PM
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    jcrooks89
    Newark Castle - Bridgend
    Newark Castle - Bridgend open return = 114

    Newark Castle - Nottingham = 6.20
    Nottingham - Bridgend open return = 76
    Nottingham - Newark = 6.20

    Save 25 !!!
    • bartonhillbum
    • By bartonhillbum 10th Apr 17, 1:25 PM
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    bartonhillbum
    Just to update to this mornings journey to London in 2017
    All prices are with a 30% off Senior Railcard
    Bristol to London Paddington is 25.40 single before 10:30am
    18:80 single after 10:40am
    Return from London to Bristol, is 67:30 before 18:30
    or 29.50 after 17:00
    Paddington to Bristol is 29:50 after 18:45
    So return fare is either 92:70 or 48:30

    Booking to Paddington via Didcot Parkway (with no time restrictions on 'Peak Hour' Trains) between Paddington and Didcot
    15:85 to Didcot Parkway Return (leaving Bristol after 9:30am)
    16:95 to Didcot to Paddington Return
    Total cost 32:80
    Leaving Bristol before 09:30 the fare to Didcot jumps to 30:15 Return
    Which is just cheaper than booking Bristol to Paddington Direct after 10:00

    One thing to remember is that only every other train stops at Didcot, you do not have to get off the train, just the train MUST have STOPPED at the Station, to let passenger on and off.
    Last edited by bartonhillbum; 10-04-2017 at 1:33 PM. Reason: To add rider condition plus spelling correction
    • Cornwallnewbie
    • By Cornwallnewbie 25th Nov 18, 4:19 PM
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    Cornwallnewbie
    Truro - Tiverton Parkway
    Tiverton Parkway - London Paddington (plus return) 69.50

    Only saved 12 in total (compared to getting direct singles each way) but some of the journey is now in first class as it was even cheaper than standard.
    • Mojito1968
    • By Mojito1968 3rd Oct 19, 8:45 AM
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    Mojito1968
    Bristol and Birmingham
    Used split ticketing twice from London Paddington to Bristol for short-notice trips. One off-peak to Bristol Parkway, split at Didcot Parkway (and was able to use my Network Card for the London to Didcot return journey), think I saved around 30. Second time was peak hours out of London to Bristol Temple Meads, split at Swindon and saved about 15 on a 90ish ticket. It also feels like Bristol Parkway is a bit cheaper to travel than Temple Meads but haven't checked that out fully.

    Also used for trip London Euston to Birmingham New Street going out at peak time. Wanted to travel on faster more expensive train so split at Milton Keynes and saved 13.50 on a 58 ticket (but usually use slow service which is far, far cheaper, or travel from Marylebone on slow service )
    • kangoora
    • By kangoora 13th Oct 19, 11:34 AM
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    kangoora
    Darlington to London Kings X = 3 month advance return 99.35 -

    2 people 198.70

    Darlington - York (single),
    York to London Kings X (single)
    London Kings X to York (single)
    York to Darlingon (single)

    124 total
    (2 people) no more than 1 hours wait at York each way.

    Almost 75 saved for a short wait at York x 2 (probably could have made the waits shorter but then we were talking about 10 minutes between trains so opted for the safer option).
    Last edited by kangoora; 13-10-2019 at 11:38 AM.
    • alanrowell
    • By alanrowell 15th Oct 19, 8:09 PM
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    alanrowell
    Birmingham to Ilkley

    1mth Advance - 54.30

    Birmingham to Tamworth - 8.40 Anytime
    Tamworth to Chesterfield - 15.20 Advance
    Chesterfield to Wakefield - 6.00 Advance
    Wakefield to Ilkley via Leeds - 6.20 Anytime

    Total - 35.80

    Birmingham to Leeds is on the same train
    • yorkie2
    • By yorkie2 26th Oct 19, 7:57 PM
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    yorkie2
    Birmingham to Ilkley

    1mth Advance - 54.30

    Birmingham to Tamworth - 8.40 Anytime
    Tamworth to Chesterfield - 15.20 Advance
    Chesterfield to Wakefield - 6.00 Advance
    Wakefield to Ilkley via Leeds - 6.20 Anytime

    Total - 35.80

    Birmingham to Leeds is on the same train
    Originally posted by alanrowell
    You can actually get this down to 20.50 if you don't mind an extra change at Sheffield, or 23.20 changing just the once at Leeds (see screenshot for example: https://ibb.co/0ZTQ6QF ).


    It can be cheaper to split at Tamworth/Chesterfield, but not always. Not all trains call at Tamworth. It can be cheaper to split at Derby/Sheffield. There are occasions when it can be cheaper to go via Manchester. Fortunately there are several National Rail accredited split ticket websites that can work out the cheapest splits and sell them.
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