My son has an offer to study at Bristol University this Autumn. He and his sister want to visit Bristol for the day this coming monday 12th April to have a look around. They were thinking of getting the 09:04 direct service from Hove via Barnham and Salisbury. Both have young persons railcards. Seems to me that the cheapest option would be to split the journey into two or three day return chunks. Certainly Hove to Southampton day return at £11.55 may be a good starting point. Any suggestions for further splits or alternatives from the sages on this board would be much appreciated.