Oxford -> Sheffield & back on 12/11/11

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Buttsy, 3 Nov 2011.

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  1. Buttsy

    Buttsy Established Member

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    I've had a look at a couple of things and I can find a same day return for £52 (2xAdvance).

    As it's to go to football, I need to be there for 14:00 approx (allows for late running) and wouldn't leave much before 17:30.

    Does anyone know if there is a cheaper option?

    Thanks
     
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  3. CompactDstrxion

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    Split into Off-Peak Day Returns for

    Sheffield - Derby
    Derby - Birmingham
    Birmingham - Banbury
    Banbury - Oxford

    Total £44.60
     
  4. Indigo2

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    If you can take one of the CrossCountry services that go via Coventry, split at Coventry instead of Birmingham to bring the total down to £40.90.
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    Oh and it might be possible to save a tiny bit more by looking for split advances at the same places. But the flexibility in doing it all with walk-up tickets (CDR or SDR) is hard to beat.
     
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    button_boxer Established Member

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    You might be able to get it marginally cheaper by doing Birmingham to Burton on Trent and a Derbyshire Wayfarer instead of the BHM-DBY/DBY-SHF split, but the through trains from Oxford to Sheffield don't usually stop at Burton so probably more hassle than it's worth.
     
  6. Buttsy

    Buttsy Established Member

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    I was looking to use the direct trains, so Compact's solution looks best.

    I also have a Network card, so that might make the Banbury leg even cheaper! :)

    Thanks everyone.
     
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