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Any ways to reduce Edinburgh-Glasgow fares?

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Sadly I have no more of the £1 tickets, my girlfriend lives in Edinburgh and I live in Glasgow so it has been very useful.

However I'm going to be moving through there in 6 weeks, so my question is, I have 3 more return trips Glasgow to Edinburgh (going peak evening and returning peak morning), is there anything out there to help me, I know there used to be an Inverkeithing trick but it isn't really much of a saving any more.

Or I could just go back to the bus at £10.40 return
 
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check out megabus which uses quite OK coaches and is often £1 each way, they run tons of journeys.
 

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Be very careful what you post here. Scotrail keep a close eye on these forums and will quickly remove any cheap fares that they think shouldn't exist.
 

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Use a Cross Country service at £8.50 each way or £12.50 first class if you want a more comfortable seat for the one hour journey and cheaper if you have a rail card.
Mind you far fewer trains - nine each way most days, I think.
 

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Be very careful what you post here. Scotrail keep a close eye on these forums and will quickly remove any cheap fares that they think shouldn't exist.

Buying long is not really a loophole, as the fares serve different markets. As long as they don't directly undercut the primary fares (the Anytime Day Returns in this case) for the intended journey, there is little risk of something being done directly as a result of the fare being revealed on a public forum.

Anyone who has been around for a bit on this forum should be aware of the trick of buying long when no period returns exist for a journey they wish to make.
 

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Buying long is not really a loophole, as the fares serve different markets. As long as they don't directly undercut the primary fares (the Anytime Day Returns in this case) for the intended journey, there is little risk of something being done directly as a result of the fare being revealed on a public forum.

Anyone who has been around for a bit on this forum should be aware of the trick of buying long when no period returns exist for a journey they wish to make.
What do you mean by 'buying long'? There are still many anytime tickets available that do undercut the primary Glasgow to Edinburgh anytime fares.
 

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What do you mean by 'buying long'? There are still many anytime tickets available that do undercut the primary Glasgow to Edinburgh anytime fares.

Buying long as in buying a ticket for a station beyond the destination.

In the case of Eskbank, there does not appear to be any undercutting.
 
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