London to Wakefield advance next Sunday

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  1. johntea

    johntea Member

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    I'm going to London next weekend, my railcard runs out on the 21st April and I'm an old git now so ticket prices are currently making me faint! :lol: (I don't have many friends travelling by rail at the same time as me either so the Two Together isn't really going to help sadly!)

    Anyway I managed to find a fairly cheap advance for Thursday evening at £22.35 but coming back on the Sunday I'm looking at about £40 for the 19:00 - 21:00 services. Are there any little tricks I can use or am I basically going to have to suck up the cost? (The late train is no good for me as it goes straight to Leeds after Doncaster).
     
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    adrock1976 Established Member

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    Have you tried looking at trains via Sheffield to see if it churns out any cheaper fares?

    In peace

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    The 19:22 to Kirkgate is a little cheaper. Sunday evenings do tend to be fairly busy on that route.
     
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    I've searched online for through and split fares via Nottingham, via Derby, and via Sheffield.

    There is very little saving to be made, as I was seeing £24 from London to splitting point, then fares of around £18 to Wakefield.

    Apologies I cannot be of more help - perhaps somebody who has more knowledge than me of that route may be able to offer better suggestions, if any.

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    Adam
     
  5. ainsworth74

    ainsworth74 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Have you tried trainsplit.com to see if that can come up with anything better? It also checks for split advances now as well.
     
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    Thanks for that site, it managed to find a split at Newark for the 20:35 for £33 which is an ideal service for me :)
     
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