Ticket advice for Southampton (SOU) to Hartford (HTF)

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by AndyLandy, 1 Nov 2011.

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  1. AndyLandy

    AndyLandy Established Member

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    I need to travel between Southampton and Hartford quite regularly and I've noticed over the last few years that the prices have climbed quite considerably. In fairness, this is in part to me no longer qualifying as a "Young Person", but the range of fares seemed to have declined quite significantly too.

    I'm mostly curious to know if there are any sensible places where I could try split ticketing. I've tried a few combinations, but they inevitably work out more expensive than the standard Saver Return.

    As a rule, I'm fairly flexible on what times I travel and which route I go, although I'm reluctant to make the journey much longer, it's already four hours or so.

    I do sometimes get modest discounts in Advance Purchase fares, either via CrossCountry or via London (SWT and Virgin) but they're still quite pricey, especially compared to the fares I used to get.

    Essentially, I'd just be grateful for any advice people may have on the subject. I'm happy to accept "Just get APs and be happy" if that's the only answer, but I thought I could at least see if there are any alternatives.

    TIA.
     
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  3. OwlMan

    OwlMan Established Member

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    What days do you travel and for how long do you go for?

    If you go for 7 days or less then
    a Freedom of the Severn & Solent 3 in 7 rover gets you from Southampton - Worcester via Bristol.

    FOSS 3 in 7 .................................£40
    SVR Worcester - Wolverhampton .....£13-30
    SVR Wolverhampton - Hartford.........£16-10

    Total..........£69-40 a saving of £12-80 on the £82-80 through SVR
     
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  4. Mojo

    Mojo Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    If you are willing to travel via London, and on slower trains (changing at Stafford), then London Midland offer a Super Off-peak Return from London to Hartford for £23.50.

    This could be combined with a London to Southampton Megatrain or Advance fare.
     
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    sonic2009 Established Member

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    National Express also could be an option

    Southampton - Crewe Daily Service Number 303
     
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    tony_mac Established Member

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    A Megatrain / Advance ticket from London to Runcorn may also work.
     
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