Portslade/Hove to Axminster rtn?

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Morpethcurve, 10 May 2015.

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  1. Morpethcurve

    Morpethcurve Member

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    I wonder whether someone with more know-how than I might take up this challenge.

    It looks like £70.50 un-modified return, which I can get down to £56 by PLD - CLJ run plus CLJ - AXM return. Tried separating PLD - Brighton then BTN - CLJ, splitting at Gatwick.

    Ideal times/dates are 6th June leave PLD at about 10:00, return from AXM about 11:00 on June 8th.

    Many thanks - Morpethcurve
     
  2. bb21

    bb21 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Are you willing to be tied down to a particular train?

    If so, you may wish to consider:

    Portslade 0829 - Brighton 0838 £2.60 Anytime Day Single
    Brighton 0849 - London Victoria 0942 £5 Advance
    Victoria - Waterloo Oyster PAYG £2.30
    London Waterloo 1220 - Axminster 1502 £10 Megatrain

    Axminster 1506 - London Waterloo 1744 £10 Megatrain
    Waterloo - Victoria Oyster PAYG £2.30
    London Victoria 2016 - Portslade 2125 £5 Advance

    Total: £37.20

    The timings are not ideal but not too bad either. You could also save a bit more by leaving Brighton (hence Portslade) an hour later but the £5 fare goes up to £8. There is also an Advance fare for £5 from Portslade if you are willing to catch a train before 7am.
     
  3. James Wake

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    Have you perhaps thought about going along the coast via Southampton, perhaps on the 0900 Brighton to Great Malvern train from Hove? I'll let some more experienced fares advisors see if there are any good fares that way.
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    Currently is an £8.50 advance from Hove to Salisbury on the 0904 FGW service on Saturday, and on the 1402 coming back on Monday there is an £9.50 advance currently. That makes £18, an Off Peak Return Salisbury to Axminster is £30.20, total £48.20
     
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    Id go along the coast although its 2 changes its typically around 20 mins quicker than via Clapham junction in the down direction (changing at Fratton and Salisbury) and around the same back up (changing at Salisbury and Fareham). Split at Salisbury, Portslade to Salisbury Off peak return route barnham £28.80 and Salisbury to Axminster Off peak return £30.20 giving a total of £59.
    If you havent got a railcard its worth considering purchasing a network card which is £30 and gives you 1/3 off off-peak fares in the southeast (includes Axminster) for 12 months.
     
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  5. Morpethcurve

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    Much appreciated. Of the two I would have done the south coast option, but would you believe it, she's ended up deciding to drive.

    However, many thanks All for the research, and demonstrating to a less-than-frequent rail traveller what can be done with a little digging. Or in my case, a lot of digging.

    Regards - Morpethcurve
     
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