1st Class Caledonian sleeper supplement with STD ALR

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  1. 159jim

    159jim Member

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    Hi

    Bit of a silly question, but I just found a 50 quid Caledonian sleeper supplement from EUS to ABD, which I think is a good deal. However, is it possible to buy this with a standard class all line rover I would I need a first class version?

    Thanks,
    Jim.
     
  2. Hadders

    Hadders Established Member

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    There are three ways you can travel on the Caledonian Sleeper with a Standard Class ALR:

    - In the seated coach which is free (although technically you should get a reservation)
    - In a shared berth (ie. you have to share with a person of the same sex unless the sleeper is lightly loaded and you end up getting a twin berth to yourself). This costs £44.20 for the berth.
    - Exclusive use of a Standard Class berth (ie. you get a standard twin berth compartment but don't have to share) costing £62.70. Note that there appear to be fewer of these since Serco took over the sleeper.

    If you have a 1st Class ticket (which a Standard Class ALR is not) then you can purchase a 1st class berth supplement for £50 which gives exclusive use of a 1st class berth.

    The only difference between a 1st class berth and and exclusive use of a standard compartment (apart from the price) is that in 1st class the top berth is folded away, you get breakfast included and you get a complimentary amenity kit.
     
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