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.