Sheffield to Flint

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syorksdeano

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Thinking of travelling to Flint at the end of the month. Current fare is £41.20 but I am struggling to find anyway of getting it cheaper by split tickets.

Anyone with 'route knowledge' able to do this for me?

Many thanks
 
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aformeruser

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You haven't said what time of day you're travelling, so we don't know whether off-peak day returns will be valid. If they are splitting at Stockport will give you £16.20 for Flint-Stockport and £15.90 for Stockport-Sheffield to give a total fare of £32.10.

No advances seem to be available for this month.
 

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G'day

If it is a day return then the following may be of use :

Sheffield-Grindleford £4.60 Anytime Day Return
Grindleford-Nantwich £10.00 GM Wayfarer (Depart Grindleford after 09:30)
Nantwich-Flint £14.40 Anytime Day Return

Total £29.00

Cheers
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If it is a day return then the following may be of use :

Sheffield-Grindleford £4.60 Anytime Day Return
Grindleford-Nantwich £10.00 GM Wayfarer (Depart Grindleford after 09:30)
Nantwich-Flint £14.40 Anytime Day Return

Total £29.00
@ OP: Do remember that for such a plan to be valid your train must call at the split locations. Otherwise, it is certainly a feasible option (if the Ranger is valid that far, which I doubt).

Melbourne, Australia (but currently in Lamphey)
Still sheep territory isn't it? :p (jk)
 
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martinsh

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G'day

If it is a day return then the following may be of use :

Sheffield-Grindleford £4.60 Anytime Day Return
Grindleford-Nantwich £10.00 GM Wayfarer (Depart Grindleford after 09:30)
Nantwich-Flint £14.40 Anytime Day Return

Total £29.00
Are you sure a GM Wayfarer is valid to Nantwich ? Last time I looked it was only valid as far as Holmes Chapel. [ And £10.00 is cheaper than Crewe - Manchester offpeak return so I think it unlikely ]
 

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Please read before asking for fares advice
Your origin and destination (and any via points if applicable)
The date or day you are travelling, and whether you are making a single or return journey
The time you wish to travel (eg: exact time, morning/afternoon/evening, peak/off-peak, time not important, etc.) and whether you require flexibility or are happy to be booked on a specific train
Whether you hold a Railcard or some other discount entitlement
Whether you are willing to accept a longer journey time in return for cheaper fares (not always applicable)
I do have something in mind for a CDR, but have no idea if that would be relevant.
 

aformeruser

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Are you sure a GM Wayfarer is valid to Nantwich ? Last time I looked it was only valid as far as Holmes Chapel. [ And £10.00 is cheaper than Crewe - Manchester offpeak return so I think it unlikely ]
No you're right it isn't. There also wouldn't be any point in going beyond Crewe to Nantwich or buying a Nantwich-Flint ticket over a Crewe-Flint ticket.
 

DJ737

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G'day

I'm an idiot, I meant Northwich, not Nantwich. :oops:

.........and it's £1.40 less

Sheffield-Grindleford £4.60 Anytime Day Return
Grindleford-Northwich £10.00 GM Wayfarer (Depart Grindleford after 09:30)
Northwich-Flint £13.00 Anytime Day Return

Total £27.60

Although the OP states he is travelling after 09:30, there is a Hope Valley stopper at 09:14 from Sheffield that stops at Grindleford at the rather annoying time of 09:29.
A return from Sheffield to Hathersage (dep 09:32) is only 40p more

Cheers
DJ737
Melbourne, Australia (but currently in Lamphey)
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@ OP: Do remember that for such a plan to be valid your train must call at the split locations. Otherwise, it is certainly a feasible option (if the Ranger is valid that far, which I doubt).



Still sheep territory isn't it? :p (jk)
Which one, Melbourne or Lamphey? :lol:
 
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