Why is there no advance tickets for Brighton from London area?

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  1. hawaii2468

    hawaii2468 Member

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    From Staines station an off peak day return ticket to Brighton costs £24.20, a month off peak return ticket costs £30.30. There is no cheaper advance tickets available whereas from some further stations, for example Bath Spa to Brighton each journey could be as £13 or £15. Why?

    By the way, why are day return tickets often only 10p more expensive than their counterpart single tickets? Is it to encourage passengers to return the same day?
     
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    tony_mac Established Member

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    There are very many journeys in the country with no advance tickets, particularly shorter journeys, but you can just get one from Clapham junction.
     
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    why at Clapham Junction?
     
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    Because that is the changing point for Brighton and the place where you change from SWT to Southern.
     
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    LexyBoy Established Member Fares Advisor

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    Southern offer Advance tickets to Brighton from London and CJ.

     
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    Urban Gateline Established Member

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    Yes Clapham Junction is a good place to have as an originating station on Advance tickets, I've seen many people with £2 or thereabouts Advance tickets to Brighton, so the cheapest for you would be a single/return to Clapham Junction together with an Advance ticket from CLJ to Brighton. Even cheaper if you can manage to start the journey at Feltham using Oyster to Clapham Junction :)
     
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    Becuase if they were half the price, the TOCs would make less money?
     
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    A day return is special ticket. Would you rather pay twice as much as single for a return?
     
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    Southern offer Advance fares from Twickenham - Brighton and are the same price as a journey from Clapham Jn - Brighton.
     
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