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    Train tickets - help needed please

    Hi,

    If anyone out there can help I would appreciate it.

    I'm thinking of getting the train to exeter on Saturday but a day return from burton on Trent is 110. I've read on here several examples of people who have split up their journey and saved lots of wonga - how do you go about doing this?

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    Re: Train tickets - help needed please

    Hope you get sorted out Fred. Train fares are ridiculous and they need looking at. I'd just hide in the bogs mate.

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    Re: Train tickets - help needed please

    82.60 is the cheapest I can find, so far.

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    Have you got a mate with friends and family railcard ?

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    Re: Train tickets - help needed please

    Using the Crosscountry website, I've come up with this.

    07.37 Burton to Birmingham New Street. Arr 08:08. 3.80 single. Same price for a single back to Burton.
    08:12 Birmingham to Taunton (same train as above). Arr 10:17. 37.50 out and 23.70 back to Birmingham, leaving Taunton at 19.50.
    10:18 Tainton to Exeter St Davids arr 10.44. 6.10 and 4.30 back to Taunton on the 19.23 from St Davids.

    I think that comes in at 79.20. 3 lots of returns. Their website says there is limited availability on these tickets. I would also suggest that you have seat reservations as these trains can get very busy. However you'll probably have to move seats for each ticket journey.

    Shame you don't have a rail card.
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    Re: Train tickets - help needed please

    Thanks everyone - I've had a change of plan so can't go now but I'm genuinely touched by the offers of help - thank you.

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    Re: Train tickets - help needed please

    By the way I've got a family and friends railcard but I thought you had to travel with a child?

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    Re: Train tickets - help needed please

    Quote Originally Posted by fred binneys head View Post
    By the way I've got a family and friends railcard but I thought you had to travel with a child?
    Or someone over the age of 5?

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