Coventry To Ipswich

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ChrisMcFall

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Hey! Is there anywhere decent to split this journey? £51.40 is the off peak return fare. I'm looking to travel on Weds and return on thurs. I've got a railcard!
 
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iphone76

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Manningtree brings it down to £48.60 (£42.30 + 2 x £3.15). I think you have to buy 2 x singles from Manningtree to Ipswich as I cannot see a non-day return ticket. Not sure if anyone else can find anything better.
 

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Yep - prices following are WITHOUT railcard discount, so take 34% off.

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Standard Class
£58.10
Saves £19.80 (25.4%)

COVENTRY to LEICESTER
OFF-PEAK R
Fare £14.90
Route NOT VIA BIRMNGHM
Restriction  (2V)

LEICESTER to PETERBOROUGH
OFF-PEAK R
Fare £19.50
Route ANY PERMITTED
Restriction  ([URL="http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/pdfs/SVR_2V.pdf"]2V[/URL])

PETERBOROUGH to IPSWICH
OFF-PEAK R
Fare £23.70
Route NOT VIA LONDON
Restriction  ([URL="http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/pdfs/SVR_CZ.pdf"]CZ[/URL])
 

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Advance fares via London available for £16.15 each way (without split) even at this short notice. And quicker than avoiding London.
 
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Splitting in London is my first thought, especially if you wish to use Virgin's railcard easement to travel in the peak (presuming your railcard is one that allows it - I'm guessing Y-P?)
 

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The cheapest way involves the X5 coach between Milton Keynes and Cambridge.

If you wish to take this option the X5 stops outside the station at Milton Keynes, and about a 20minute walk in Cambridge, of which directions for you are here.

Tickets :

Off Peak Return £12.15 Coventry - Milton Keynes Central : Any Permitted (Fare is set by Virgin Trains, so you can use any VT service before 0930, this assuming you have a 16-25 railcard).

Bus Period Return £7.60 Milton Keynes Central - Cambridge Bus MK : Any Permitted (You can't buy this ticket online, you could purchase at Coventry station, on the date of travel. If they require a code tell them it's 1378 - J512.

Off Peak Return (CZ) £12.00 Cambridge - Ipswich : Any Permitted

Total cost : £31.75

Example times for this Wednesday leaving at 0851 :

0851 Coventry - Milton Keynes Central 0918
0955 Milton Keynes Central Bay 35 - Cambridge Parkside 1200
1243 Cambridge Station - Ipswich 1400

Example times returning this Thursday around 1400

1419 Ipswich - Cambridge 1539
1630 Cambridge Parkside - Milton Keynes Central Bay 35 1830
1913 Milton Keynes Central - Coventry 1942

This option I have provided is more or less the same time as if you went on the train via Leicester & Peterborough.

Hope this helps.
 
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