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Stoke-on-Trent to Kidderminster - No Return Fares?

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Trainfan344

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Hello, I am looking at travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Kidderminster on Thursday 19th May, Friday 20th May and Saturday 21st May. But when I put the dates into a booking engine, I get no return fares available! Can anyone tell me why this is?
 
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There is a Anytime Day return available.

Are you travelling there and back over 3 days?

What times are you leaving Kiddiminster and returning from Stoke-On-Trent?
 

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Hello, I am looking at travelling from Stoke-on-Trent to Kidderminster on Thursday 19th May, Friday 20th May and Saturday 21st May. But when I put the dates into a booking engine, I get no return fares available! Can anyone tell me why this is?

Assuming that you mean outbound travel on the 19th and return travel on the 21st, the only period return available is an Off-Peak Return, which has a 2V restriction, i.e. no travel before 9.30am. There is no anytime return available that allows return travel on a different date, so if you wish to travel outbound before 9.30am you will need to buy two singles.

The list of available fares is here.

However, you could split tickets at Stafford. Buy singles between Stoke and Stafford, from where both Off-Peak and Anytime returns are available to Kidderminster.
 

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I'm looking at doing the same journey, 3 days in a row. Depending on costs.
 

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I'm looking at doing the same journey, 3 days in a row. Depending on costs.

In which case, you could split at Stafford anyway. The following tickets are valid at any time:

Code:
Stoke-On-Trent to Stafford
Anytime Day Return	£6.80	
Route: ANY PERMITTED
Valid at any time

Stafford to Kidderminster
Anytime Day Return	£15.50	
Route: ANY PERMITTED
Valid at any time

It's possible to get it 60p cheaper if your travel beyond Stafford is off-peak (or on the Saturday), using the following splits, but make sure your trains stop at the stations where you change tickets:

Code:
Stoke-On-Trent to Stafford
Anytime Day Return	£6.80	
Route: ANY PERMITTED
Valid at any time

Stafford to Sandwell & Dudley
Off-Peak Day Return	£8.30	
Route: ANY PERMITTED
Restriction JE applies

Sandwell & Dudley to Cradley Heath
Off-Peak Day Return	£3.10	
Route: NOT VIA BIRMNGHM
Restriction G1 applies

Cradley Heath to Kidderminster
Off-Peak Day Return	£3.50	
Route: ANY PERMITTED
Restriction JE applies
 
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