Carnet Tickets

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by lucky_star, 24 Oct 2011.

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  1. lucky_star

    lucky_star New Member

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    Hello,

    I bought a carnet of 10 tickets on FCC this morning as I go into London occasionally for work, between Hitchin & London, yet I am unsure whether I could use them in the opposite direction (i.e. from London Kings Cross to Hitchin)?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. ess

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    Yes you can. And don't forget FCC trains to London Terminals are valid to Moorgate via the tube too
     
  4. lucky_star

    lucky_star New Member

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    Thank you so much. Are they valid to Finsbury Park?
     
  5. DarloRich

    DarloRich Veteran Member

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    As an aside i have always thought that carnet type tickets are a sensible approach to business travel. I had a GC one in a previous life and it saved a good deal of money on travel to London.
     
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    dvboy Established Member

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    Do any other TOCs offer Carnets?
     
  7. PTF62

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    And also don't forget that you can mix and match a peak and off peak carnet ticket.

    So if you travel in during the peak and return home off peak, you could use a peak carnet ticket in the morning and an off peak in the evening. Or vice versa if you travel in late and return early.

    Obviously you would need to buy a book of both, and ensure you were going to use them within the time limit.
     
  8. michael769

    michael769 Established Member

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    Scotrail offer them on certain routes - branded as FlexiPass.
     
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    I believe Chiltern and Gatwick Express do, possibly Heathrow Express but im not totally sure.
     
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    FGW offer them on certain routes to business account customers
     
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    Indigo2 Established Member

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    Virgin also - they are called "Take 10" and are available from stations like Birmingham and Manchester to London Terminals, and also Zone U1. They are not very good value though; only 10% less than the price of an anytime single.
     
  12. Dave A

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    Yep, Heathrow Express do. 12, for the price of 10/11 (roughly) at ticket office fares. :)
     
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    Not forgetting Grand Central - saves at least 25% apparently.
     
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