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dvboy

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Any tips on getting a Birmingham - Newcastle return down in price?

Looking to go on Sat 16 June, return Sun 17 June, times flexible as long as it's not too early or too late.

Best advances at the moment are £27.50 out and £35.00 back.
 
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Not really got any good advice to return a different day, other than to try using a combination of Advance fares splitting at Manchester. This can be particularly advantageous to anyone who has a 16-25 Railcard using the TPE "Student Promo" link on their website.

Another way but is unlikely to be cheaper, but it may be worth investigating in case it is, would be to get an XC advance to Peterborough, then EC advance from Peterborough to Newcastle (use the EC website for the latter, for an online discount)

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Hadn't thought of Manchester, would that make the journey much longer?

I'd actually be going from Wolves and have gone via Manchester to Leeds before as there's not much in it really (and via Manchester is cheaper).
 

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Fares as of 06.22 3rd May 2012
Saturday 16th June
07.37 Wolverhampton - 10.02 Carlisle
10.28 Carlisle - 11.13 Haydon Bridge - 11.59 Newcastle
Advance Wolverhampton - Haydon Bridge £16.50
Anytime Day Single from Haydon Bridge to Newcastle - £8.50 (Total £25)

06.49 Wolverhampton - 07.59 Manchester Piccadilly Advance £8.50
08.26 Manchester Piccadilly - 11.05 Newcastle Advance £15 (Total £23.50)

Sunday 17th June
14.08 Newcastle - 15.12 York Advance £7.00 (also 14.35 from Newcastle at £9.50 Advance)
15.45 York - 17.04 Manchester Victoria £9.50 Advance
17.42 Manchester Piccadilly - 18.53 Wolverhampton £10.50 Advance (Total £27 on 14.08 or £29.50 on 14.35 from Newcastle)
 
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Cheaper outward option.

Outward : Saturday 16th June

Option 1

0930 Birmingham New Street - York 1140 XC
1158 York - Newcastle 1303 FTPE

Advance single £15.50 Birmingham New Street - York
Advance single £7.00 York - Newcastle

Total £22.50

Option 2

1230 Birmingham New Street - York 1440 XC
1458 York - Newcastle 1609 FTPE

Advance single £15.50 Birmingham New Street - York
Advance single £7.00 York - Newcastle

Total : £22.50
 
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