Wigan North Western [WGN] to Southampton Central [SOU] Period Return

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Gathursty

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I'm leaving Wigan about 10am on 18th July and returning the day after after 5pm. I have a 16-25 railcard and on the 19th I can use the SWT network free of charge. I'd like to travel as cheaply as possible as well. I wouldn't like to go through London but I'll let the price dictate my preference. Any tips?

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There's no Anytime Day Return for such a long journey, nor would one be useful as you are not returning same day.

Do you require flexibility or are you happy to be tied to specific trains?
 

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Ah, thanks for that island. Going there I can be flexible but returning I'm happy to be tied down to a specific train.
 

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So far I've found an off peak return to Banbury for £32.50 and I could buy 2 Advance singles between Banbury and Basingstoke and back and then another Advance between Basingstoke and Southampton Central at around £9 a piece which is about £60. Ideally I'd like something less than £50.
 

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All day returns (Off-Peak if appropriate):

Wigan Stations - Crewe;
Wrexham General - Birmingham (valid via Chester and Crewe and no break of journey restriction);
Birmingham - Leamington Spa;
Leamington Spa - Banbury;
Banbury - Oxford;
Oxford - Basingstoke;
Basingstoke - Southampton Central;

give a total of just under £51.
 

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All day returns (Off-Peak if appropriate):

Wigan Stations - Crewe;
Wrexham General - Birmingham (valid via Chester and Crewe and no break of journey restriction);
Birmingham - Leamington Spa;
Leamington Spa - Banbury;
Banbury - Oxford;
Oxford - Basingstoke;
Basingstoke - Southampton Central;

give a total of just under £51.
None of which are any use since the OP wishes to return on a different day :)

I could not find anything better than an off-peak return from Wigan Stations to London Terminals £49, valid on any Virgin train both ways, and then a CDS from London Terminals to Southampton Ctl route SOUTHERN ONLY £16.75 (the OP did say he was looking for it to be cheap), plus two Zone 1 tube journeys £1.30 each, coming to £68.35. Which is more than the SVR route NOT VIA LONDON at £64.30.
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Ah, one more. There are £6.60 Southern advances on many of the xx32 services off Victoria, knocking £10.15 off the total.
 
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If you can leave Wigan North Western at 09:28 -
Anytime Return Wigan-Crewe £11:35
Advance for 10:33 LM Crewe-Watford Junction £7:60
Southern Downlander ticket - allowing OP to travel Watford Junction-Clapham Junction and then any Southern service to Southampton from Clapham Junction £12:50.
for return
SWT Free to Clapham Junction
£4.90 single Clapham Junction-Watford Junction
19:42 Watford to Crewe change at MKC £17:50
Total £53:85 though it does avoid cross London tube transfer.
 
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