Rugby - North Berwick

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tcm1106

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Hi All,

I'm looking to seek your expert advice on ticketing between Rugby and North Berwick...

Two of us are travelling on Saturday August 4th and returning on Saturday August 11th, both with Y-P railcards. Open tickets would be preferable to advances.

I've had a look at splitting tickets at a few points on the west coast but haven't had much luck. If anyone has any ideas I'd be very grateful. The Edinburgh - North Berwick leg can be left off if necessary.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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The Edinburgh - North Berwick leg can be left off if necessary

I've found for a lot of fares it is cheaper to split at Edinburgh. However make sure you get your tickets prior to boarding the Edinburgh - North Berwick train if you want your Y-P discount! Lots of passengers do board without tickets claiming that they only had a few minutes to change trains expecting to get discounts on board - but note there has been a bit of a purge recently.

You can get EBB - NBW tickets at Rugby or at a push from the TM on the Virgin train if you think you won't have time at Edinburgh.
 

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I've found for a lot of fares it is cheaper to split at Edinburgh. However make sure you get your tickets prior to boarding the Edinburgh - North Berwick train if you want your Y-P discount! Lots of passengers do board without tickets claiming that they only had a few minutes to change trains expecting to get discounts on board - but note there has been a bit of a purge recently.

You can get EBB - NBW tickets at Rugby or at a push from the TM on the Virgin train if you think you won't have time at Edinburgh.

That makes sense, thanks.

Any suggestions on other potential splitting points?
 

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Any suggestions on other potential splitting points?

Sorry for delay I wasn't at work so had no access to fares info. I looked at splitting at Crewe, Warrington, & Lancaster and permutations thereof, however, I did not find any great savings - a couple of £s at most with the extra hassle of "train must cal at..........l"; "London Midland Only" &c. In fact a lot of splits added a fair bit onto the fare!!

Splitting at Edinburgh saves £0.25 so is not really worth it
 
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