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Gillingham Dorset (or Dorchester West or Salisbury) to Camborne

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Dunderhead

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Hi there, wondering if I can do any better than the standard £63.60? Out on Sept 9th AM and returning Sept 12th PM if that makes any difference. I have a Network Railcard. I put the latter two stations in brackets as I'm assuming they would be more expensive.

Much gratitude for any advice offered.
 
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FOSW 3in7 if you have a railcard is 53.90

I'm guessing the OP doesn't have a railcard given they're quoting 63.60 as the cheapest fare they've found so far, which is a non-railcard fare. Perhaps the OP could clarify?
 

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Thank you, but unfortunately, I only have a Network Railcard, which I believe would only help me with an off-peak ticket from Gillingham as far as Exeter. :(
 

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Thank you, but unfortunately, I only have a Network Railcard, which I believe would only help me with an off-peak ticket from Gillingham as far as Exeter. :(
If you're happy to wait until 10am to leave, splitting at Exeter would reduce the cost to £58.40 (Gillingham-Exeter £19.20, Exeter-Cranbourne £39.20). Advance tickets could reduce this further, although not from Gillingham as SWT doesn't seem to provide them.
 

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If you're happy to wait until 10am to leave, splitting at Exeter would reduce the cost to £58.40 (Gillingham-Exeter £19.20, Exeter-Cranbourne £39.20). Advance tickets could reduce this further, although not from Gillingham as SWT doesn't seem to provide them.

Or Totnes for £53.90:

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GILLINGHAM DSET to TOTNES
Off-Peak Return	£24.50	
Route: ANY PERMITTED
Restriction WG applies

TOTNES to CAMBORNE
Off-Peak Return	£29.40	
Route: ANY PERMITTED
Restriction WG applies

Restriction code WG allows travel any time after 08.33. No railcard being used at all.

If you're happy to use advances, try splitting at Exeter, as kieron suggests.
 

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Thank you all for your responses. Since my original post I have discovered the TrainSplit website (is that your creation, SickyNicky?) and I've used it to find a split for the two journeys I like best...

Outbound: 10:17 - 14:45 (4 Hours, 28 Minutes)
From Gillingham (Dorset) To Camborne
Changing At Exeter St Davids

Return: 16:21 - 20:50 (4 Hours, 29 Minutes)
From Camborne To Gillingham (Dorset)
Changing At Exeter St Davids

GILLINGHAM (DORSET) to NEWTON ABBOT
OFF-PEAK R Return £24.50
(outbound: VALID AS ADVERTISED )
(return: VALID AS ADVERTISED )
Route: Valid via any permitted route.
Restriction code WG - please read this important ticket information

NEWTON ABBOT to PLYMOUTH
OFF-PEAK R Return £12.10
(outbound: VALID AS ADVERTISED )
(return: VALID AS ADVERTISED )
Route: Valid via any permitted route.
Restriction code WG - please read this important ticket information

PLYMOUTH to CAMBORNE
OFF-PEAK R Return £19.20
(outbound: VALID AS ADVERTISED )
(return: VALID AS ADVERTISED )
Route: Valid via any permitted route.
Restriction code WG - please read this important ticket information

Total Fare £55.80

If I had picked two journeys that both called at Totnes then I could have got it down by another couple of quid (as someone said above), and it looks like I could knock a further tenner off by switching onto an advance fare at Newton Abbot, but I've decided that I don't want to tempt fate with this particular trip!

Thanks again for all the suggestions (what a shame I don't have a railcard for the FOSW), and since I won't be purchasing until September now I'll remain open to hearing anything better that anyone finds before then!
 
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Thank you all for your responses. Since my original post I have discovered the TrainSplit website (is that your creation, SickyNicky?)

Yep. Glad you like it. It's not perfect yet, but we're hard at work (right now, in fact) in improving it.
 

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Yes, it seems like quite a remarkable feat of engineering that you've managed to do this. Thank you for your efforts, I'm sure this won't be the last time that they save me money!
 

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I was definitely surprised at how inexpensive the FOSWs are for what they offer, but as the CDRs from Camborne to local destinations like Penzance, Falmouth and Truro are all around the £5 mark, I don't think I would break even with an FOSW on this trip. Definitely something for me to think about on future excursions, though.
 
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