Bury St Edmunds to York Return

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mawallace

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Going to York on Sat 9th June with my wife and son (Railfest!!!)

Leaving BSE on the 6.30 in the morning.

I want to leave York at approx 17.30 - getting back to BSE at around 9pm.

Looking a this there is a EMT service from York which will suit.

Travalling with a Family Railcard - no other discount will apply.

What is the cheapest way to do this trip?

I think it is

Journey Out - Advance £32.95

Journey Back

Because it is a EMT service, no advance fare ! from york so will need from Doncaster. Single from york to Doncaster - Total £46.10.

There must be a cheaper way???
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calc7

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Going to York on Sat 9th June with my wife and son (Railfest!!!)

Leaving BSE on the 6.30 in the morning.

I want to leave York at approx 17.30 - getting back to BSE at around 9pm.

Looking a this there is a EMT service from York which will suit.

Travalling with a Family Railcard - no other discount will apply.

What is the cheapest way to do this trip?

I think it is

Journey Out - Advance £32.95

Journey Back

Because it is a EMT service, no advance fare ! from york so will need from Doncaster. Single from york to Doncaster - Total £46.10.

There must be a cheaper way???
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Yep, use the text only version of the EC website to specify "longer station interchange times". You can then get £32.95 through tickets for your party on the 1729 from YRK. :)
 

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Unless anyone can come up with something inventive I think calc7's advice is going to be the best the ECML is pretty much these day a book in advance railway rather than a walk up and go railway. Only thing to warn you about is that you'll have an hour wait at Peterborough by catching the 1729 from York.
 

calc7

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Could come in useful if there's a bit of a delay! :)
Agreed with ainsworth74 - sadly the 2-tracking means no convenience vs price structure as on the WCML with LM doing the slow and cheap and Virgin the quick and dear.
 

lemonic

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If you don't mind a longer journey time, then you can book Bury St Edmunds to York via East Garforth (which involves travelling via Leeds).
Outward 6:29-10:21 £16.15 single
Return 17:12-20:53 £16.15 single
Quite a substantial saving.
 
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