Is this the best bargain?

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Last weekend I booked on line a journey on lines I have not done before for travel on a Saturday in June.

I was charged the following

London Victoria to Hastings - single - 3.30 Pounds
Hastings to Ashford - single - 9.55 Pounds

Can anyone better these bargains?
 
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Brucey

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I once got a London Victoria to Havant advance for £1.25 (with railcard).

Or a Milton Keynes Central to Havant for £3.30 (with railcard).
 

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Last weekend I booked on line a journey on lines I have not done before for travel on a Saturday in June.

I was charged the following

London Victoria to Hastings - single - 3.30 Pounds
Hastings to Ashford - single - 9.55 Pounds

Can anyone better these bargains?

Travel by Southen all the way and you can get a Daysaye for £12 (booked a week in advance) or a downlander for £12.50 (2 days in advance). So 85p or 35p cheaper! Plus you'd then be free to travel on the whole Southern network (but not Gatwick Express or maybe also Gatwick Express).
 

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It is a shame that Southeastern do not emulate the Southern Daysave deal. The only (rough and nowhere near as good) equivalent is the Kent Rover ticket which is a 3 day ticket and doesn't even cover all of Southeastern's network (particularly, not the section within Greater London).
 

paul1609

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Last weekend I booked on line a journey on lines I have not done before for travel on a Saturday in June.

I was charged the following

London Victoria to Hastings - single - 3.30 Pounds
Hastings to Ashford - single - 9.55 Pounds

Can anyone better these bargains?

If you didn't want to get out at Hastings, £3.30 advances are also available to Rye (nice little town to visit) where a day single to Ashford is £6.10 with online discount.




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It is a shame that Southeastern do not emulate the Southern Daysave deal. The only (rough and nowhere near as good) equivalent is the Kent Rover ticket which is a 3 day ticket and doesn't even cover all of Southeastern's network (particularly, not the section within Greater London).

Apparently Daysave Southeastern has been considered but it doesn't work on the Southeastern network because it would abstract money from the to and fro London market and because South Eastern isn't by and large competing with other TOCs.
Apparently the economics of Southerns Daysave, Downlander and advance products will change considerably with the merger of the Thameslink and Southcentral franchises.



 

Robinson

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I picked up 2 singles for Marylebone-Birmingham Moor St using the Chiltern offer for the grand total of 50p!

My next best deal would have to be the London Victoria-Southampton Central single which I got for £2.20 by booking online.
 

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I did Birmingham-London for £3.75 and London-Birmingham for £3 the other week, this was with London Midland's sale.

Excluding the Chiltern promotional tickets, the best permanent bargain I am aware of is Birmingham to Edinburgh on Virgin Trains for £1 with Megatrain.
 

ModChod

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Excluding the Chiltern promotional tickets, the best permanent bargain I am aware of is Birmingham to Edinburgh on Virgin Trains for £1 with Megatrain.

That's a great deal, and one day I shall be on it (one day!!).

I was quite impressed with the Ashchurch - Torquay single for £7.50 I got, only obtainable with the help of this forum. Made the journey last week, and very nice it was too, along the seawall at Dawlish.
 
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