Leicester to Bath day return - cheapest? with senior railcard

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  1. suzanneparis

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    Hi can anyone suggest the cheapest way to go to Bath (Spa) for the day from Leicester. I have an over 60 railcard.

    I can travel at anytime on anyday - apart from Sunday. And I don't mind booking in advance.

    Thanks for any help
     
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    It looks as though you could do it with advance singles each way at £19.10 via Birmingham and Bristol - but you may find the outward leg is more expensive if you want to leave Leicester early.

    An off peak walk on return is just over £50 - if you go on a Saturday there are no time restrictions.
     
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    Thank you. That is more or less what I thought from NRE.

    I was wondering if there was a way to buy several tickets that work out cheaper - as I have done before on other journeys.
     
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    The obvious splits (New Street, Cheltenham, Temple Meads - or via London) look to be more expensive than the through ticket
     
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    You can do it for £35 using 3xOff-Peak Returns (CDR):
    Leicester-Birmingham £8.80, Birmingham-Cheltenham £15.85, Cheltenham-Bath £9.45.
    Not before 0930 Mon-Fri and with evening peak restrictions (1530-1816 from CNM/BHM).
    Otherwise any train.

    Edit:
    Another way is to buy a Heart of England 3 in 7 Rover, which covers Leicester-Cheltenham after 0900 Mon-Fri.
    This costs £52.80, plus the CNM-BTH £9.45.
    You can then have 2 other trips in the area over the next 6 days for free.
    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/prfa8cb80a0400040054ce2b5473d398.aspx
     
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    LNW-GW joint

    Many many thanks. Brilliant! Most impressed with your depth of knowledge.

    Kind regards
     
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