Early Morning Single Fare PBO to KGX

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On the 27th of this month I'm heading to Belgium for a couple of days (as some may have read) I'm leaving on the first train from St. Pancras at 6:49 so me and my mate are getting the 04:10 from Peterborough, but why is it £19.15 for a single at that time of the morning!? I normally pay £19.60 for a day return.

Of course we will pay but it just seems steep, would there be anyway to make it cheaper?
 
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Are you travelling on Eurostar? If so you may be able to to get cheaper tickets to London International CIV+ or Londn Estar? Contact Eurostar domestic sales for further detail.

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Is that using a railcard? An Anytime Day Single (the only single ticket valid at that time) is a whopping £29.
Edit: ah yes, it is. Your £19.60 Daty Return is an off-peak day return. Due to the way they define it, any morning peak restriction on any line anywhere in the country, as far as I know, applies from the start of service that day. So that 0410 is officially a peak time train.
 

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Are you travelling on Eurostar? If so you may be able to to get cheaper tickets to London International CIV+ or Londn Estar? Contact Eurostar domestic sales for further detail.

Others on the forum with more expertise should be along shortly.
Thanks I'll see what I can find.
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Is that using a railcard? An Anytime Day Single (the only single ticket valid at that time) is a whopping £29.
Edit: ah yes, it is. Your £19.60 Daty Return is an off-peak day return. Due to the way they define it, any morning peak restriction on any line anywhere in the country, as far as I know, applies from the start of service that day. So that 0410 is officially a peak time train.
Yeah that's with a railcard. To me it's crazy that 4am is considered peak but who am I to argue!?
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It looks like there is no difference with a CIV ticket.

I could say a massive £1.30 if I split at St. Neots.
 

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It looks like there is no difference with a CIV ticket.

I could say a massive £1.30 if I split at St. Neots.
No difference in price but certainly a difference in your rights. If your FCC or EC train is delayed, missing your connection and you have a CIV ticket, you are entitled to travel on a later Eurostar service. Ask at the station for a ticket to London International and be ready to show them your E* ticket to prove your entitlement.
 

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Is that using a railcard? An Anytime Day Single (the only single ticket valid at that time) is a whopping £29.
Edit: ah yes, it is. Your £19.60 Daty Return is an off-peak day return. Due to the way they define it, any morning peak restriction on any line anywhere in the country, as far as I know, applies from the start of service that day. So that 0410 is officially a peak time train.
But not to Huntingdon, where 2P51 arrives at 04:24 (the previous days' off peak ticket is valid).

There isn't really such a thing as a peak train or an offpeak train, as peak applies to flows and tickets.
 
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