Wigan - Charlbury/Oxford return

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Gathursty, 8 Feb 2019.

  1. Gathursty

    Gathursty Established Member

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    I'm looking to ride the Cotswold Line in full in one direction from Wigan over the upcoming half-term for the best value. I assume Charlbury or Oxford would count as 'destinations' in this sense as there is no applicable rover to help me here.

    I have a 26-30 railcard and could travel any day of the week apart from a Sunday.

    I'd like the best walk-up price and I'm more than happy to leave Wigan on the first southbound (WCML) train of the day if need be.

    I'm fine with splits.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. cactustwirly

    cactustwirly Established Member

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    The cheapest I can see is £48
    That's with a Wigan - Crewe, Crewe - Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton - Charlbury Off Peak day returns.
    That's with an itinerary of: Wigan - Wolverhampton - Swethwick - Worcester - Charlbury - Oxford - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Wigan
     
  4. bkhtele

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    Have a look at the Cotswold Discover ranger approx £11 bus & train plus advance/split tickets Wigan to Moreton on Marsh
     
  5. LNW-GW Joint

    LNW-GW Joint Veteran Member

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    The Heart of England 3 in 7 Rover is £56.90 with a railcard.
    It is valid after 0900 from Crewe (or Chester/Stoke/Derby) to Oxford via any route through the Midlands to Oxford/Northampton/Gloucester, including the Cotswold line.
    Includes routes via Hereford and Leicester.
    Very handy if you want to make a couple of very different trips through the area in a single week, or do a triangular trip.
    Also more flexible than the through walk-on fare via Banbury (SVR £53.85).
    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/prfa8cb80a0400040054ce2b5473d398.aspx

    CDR Wigan-Crewe is £9.30 (after 0930).
     
  6. Gathursty

    Gathursty Established Member

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    Many thanks. It will be @cactustwirly suggestion for me.

    I did consider after your post why you didn't suggest Smethwick Galton Bridge as a splitting point but there are spies amongst us.
     

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