South West Trains (SWT) are having a winter sale on ticket prices for Saturdays and Sundays between Saturday 18th January and Sunday 23rd February. £10 adult tickets (£5 child) for anywhere on their network BUT not for stations between Honiton and Exeter. This could mean cheaper tickets for Exiles travelling to Exeter and for those based in and around Exeter (plus Axminster!) to a couple of away days.
The Exeter City games of interest and relevance in this period are:-
Saturday 18th January Morecambe Home
Saturday 25th January AFC Wimbledon Away
Saturday 8th February Portsmouth Home
Saturday 15 February Southend United Away
Saturday 22nd February Rochdale Home
If travelling from Exeter you’ll need a cheap day return to Honiton. Without any discount cards, this will be £6.90. So for Wimbledon away you’d then a buy a £10 winter sale return ticket to Norbiton (or other close by station on the SWT network).
For travel to the Southend United away game, then you’ll need a cheap day return to Honiton (£6.90), a winter sale return ticket from Honiton to London Waterloo (£10) and then a cheap day return from London Waterloo to Prittlewell (£22.00). Total of £38.90 for adult without a discount ticket.
Groupsave 4 tickets are available from Exeter to Honiton that will reduce the cost of that leg further.
Details and for purchasing tickets online can be found here – http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/wintersmiles.aspx#132361
Terms and Conditions:-
- Tickets are available as a Day Return for travel on South West Trains and Island Line services only.
- The Day Return fare is £10 adult and £5 child.
- Travel is permitted between any two stations on our network (see exceptions).
- Available for travel on Saturdays and Sundays from 18 January to 23 February.
- This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount.
- Journeys priced by other train companies, but wholly within the area, are excluded from the promotion.
- Day Travelcards are excluded.
- Not valid to/from stations Exeter St Davids to Feniton or Warminster to Bristol Temple Meads inclusive.
- Discounted cross-Solent tickets to/from the Isle of Wight are available from Hovertravel and Red Funnel ticket offices in conjunction with this offer.
- Weekend First Upgrade can be used in conjunction with Winter Sale promotional tickets subject to availability.
- Services may be affected by engineering works and some stations may have a limited South West Trains service. We advise you to check your journey before you travel.
- South West Trains reserves the right to refuse the sale of Winter Sale tickets to any person they believe will transfer, trade or resell them.
- Normal refund conditions apply.
- Tickets sold are subject to the National Rail Conditions of Carriage.