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bengolding

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Anyone know how of a cheaper way to do a day return Kings Cross to Cambridge than the Anytime Day Return (£31.80) or First Day Return (£50.90)? Must travel on the peak non-stop xx15 or xx45 services so splitting not an option!
 
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No! I took an idea and worked with it...

Clapham Junction - Cambridge (route shown is SWT to Vauxhall, then tube to Kings X, then fast train to Cambridge)

£22.70 Anytime Day Single
£36.40 First Day Single

:)

...unless you wanted a return, in which case I misread the question *hides*
 

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No! I took an idea and worked with it...

Clapham Junction - Cambridge (route shown is SWT to Vauxhall, then tube to Kings X, then fast train to Cambridge)

£22.70 Anytime Day Single
£36.40 First Day Single

:)
but the OP is wanting a return. I doubt there is any cheaper (although there is a 10p ticket on Advantex)
 

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Anyone know how of a cheaper way to do a day return Kings Cross to Cambridge than the Anytime Day Return (£31.80) or First Day Return (£50.90)? Must travel on the peak non-stop xx15 or xx45 services so splitting not an option!
Do you live at either end of the route, and/or would u make use of a weekly/longer season ticket like a zone 1 and 2 travelcard or a March-Cambridge weekly season?

Which peak for which direction? In the evening out of London, many of the cruisers call at Royston for example.
 

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Asking on behalf of a friend who will be getting either the 08:15 or 08:45 on Thursday, non-stop to Cambridge and returning the same day.

Had a play with Avantix and it's the same price, or more expensive, from other London stations as fares are all set by FCC. I suppose it'll have to be the £31.80 Day Return. I did a First Day Return last time and £20 extra for a 2+2 configuration isn't that much more comfortable.
 

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G'day

At the moment looking at London Terminals to Cambridge on the EC website for £18.60 return, valid on the 08:33 from Liverpool St, stopping at Tottenham Hale & Audley End only arriving Cambridge at 09:41.

Why is there a :

a) Requirement for non-stop trains
b) Need to travel ex Kings Cross

Just asking. ?

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G'day

At the moment looking at London Terminals to Cambridge on the EC website for £18.60 return, valid on the 08:33 from Liverpool St, stopping at Tottenham Hale & Audley End only arriving Cambridge at 09:41.

Why is there a :

a) Requirement for non-stop trains
b) Need to travel ex Kings Cross

Just asking. ?

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DJ737
Melbourne, Australia
I'm guessing the OP won't go for that as I'm guessing they don't want to get up too early...

Which would also explain the requirement for the fast trains.

I think this is a choice between speed and saving.
 
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