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Actual walk-on fare Manchester - Euston tomorrow?

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Howardh

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Today, looking at the Network rail site, then next four hours show something like £81 single.
If I move to tomorrow morning, the majority of fares are around £36. Is that the fixed maximum for a Saturday, or if I turn up, is the fare going to be much greater?
(Where can one find out the standard fare??)
Or, if I book from home on the web, print and set off, say for a named train an hour after booking, will I make any saving?

Cheers!!
 
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£82.40 return, probably £81.40 single, off-peak (any time Sat/Sun).

If you want a single, you would do well to book one of those Advances now if cheaper and if you can constrain your travel to the booked train.
 

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Today, looking at the Network rail site, then next four hours show something like £81 single.
If I move to tomorrow morning, the majority of fares are around £36. Is that the fixed maximum for a Saturday, or if I turn up, is the fare going to be much greater?....

It'll be £81.40 Single or £82.40 Return (with weekday time restrictions) if you buy on the day.

....(Where can one find out the standard fare??)....

On the National Rail website, once you have searched for your chosen journey, on the right hand side is a column showing the cheapest fare available. Directly below each fare is a word describing the type of ticket it is.

Advance - You must travel on that train, no refunds available, fees to change the time/day of travel.

Off-Peak - Flexible ticket, refunds available with a fee, restrictions may apply on weekdays.

Anytime - Flexible ticket, refunds available with a fee, no time restrictions on any day.

To the right of the ticket type is a 'drop down menu' entitled "Other tickets". this menu will list the cheapest fare of each type valid for that train, usually single tickets, below them are more options for more fares, some of which will be return tickets.

....Or, if I book from home on the web, print and set off, say for a named train an hour after booking, will I make any saving?

Cheers!!

Advance tickets are usually only available at least the day before travel. Off-Peak and Anytime tickets will usually be the same price online and at the station (some websites charge a booking fee).
 

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You also need to ignore the SVH and SSH fares if they appear as they are only available online in conjunction with another ticket for the opposite journey.
 

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That Saturday travelcard is quota controlled so no guarantee of it being available close to the date of travel.
 

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It has always existed since its first introduction. Not aware of any breaks in availability.
 

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It has existed as a Travelcard valid Saturdays only since at least 2012. It's a good deal, especially for a non-railcard holder. Many people who've used them have even been told that their reservation is not binding.
 
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