Splitting Coach Tickets

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dlj83

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On any of the uk coach operators are you allowed to buy two tickets for the journey.

For example rather buying one ticket from London to Glasgow, you buy one from London to Birmingham and one from Birmingham to Glasgow however you are staying on the same coach to make the whole journey.


Thanks in advance.
 
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I'm not sure if there is a case where two tickets are cheaper than just one ticket for the whole journey - would be interesting to find out if there was.
 

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I'm not sure if there is a case where two tickets are cheaper than just one ticket for the whole journey - would be interesting to find out if there was.

I'm not sure of any examples, just wondered particularly if it was allowed i know people have enough problems doing this on the railway so wondered about other methods of travel.
 

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I do it all the time when I go from Rochdale to London by National Express. Cheap Funfares are not available from Rochdale but they are available from Manchester. So I get a regular single from Rochdale to Manchester for 80p and a Funfare from Manchester to London. I show the driver both tickets when I get on in Rochdale and never had a problem.
 

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I have used split tickets on megabus before and didn't have a problem, although this was about 5-6 years ago now.
 

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It is interesting to note that National Express are more laid back about starting late/ending short than National Rail is with Advance fares. National Express allow you to get off early as long as it isn't at an airport. The allow you to board at an intermediate point (except an airport) but they reserve the right to give your seat to someone else if you aren't at your booked departure point.
 

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Are the airport exceptions because those tickets are more expensive?
 

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Are the airport exceptions because those tickets are more expensive?

Fares to Heathrow and Gatwick can be considerably higher than fares to London so that would be a likely explanation.
 
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