Wolverhampton/Birmingham - Aberdeen RTN Help.

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Bee15_16

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Good Morning!

Having a bit of difficulty with finding reasonable value tickets for above journey.


Im booking a week off work between 7th may and 18th may for a 5 to 7 day stay. The dates i choose will be dependant on the best price for travel I can get. Hopefully this is flexible enough to get a good price.

I am just astounded that what was a £60/70 VM return has turned into a £90! I also have a YP Railcard. Ive found one single for £40 going but it departs at 6am which I can not do. If anyone can provide any assistance or advice it would be greatly appreciated. When or where to break or go via, I've no idea.

Thank you!
 
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calc7

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Wolverhampton or Birmingham to Lancaster can be done on fairly well priced Advances (around £25 rtn). I am checking 10th and 16th.

Lancaster to Aberdeen can be done for around £35 rtn on Advances.

Haven't checked whether these tickets "tie up" since you haven't indicated times.
 

Bee15_16

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Sounding wonderful. Times are completely flexible, anytime after 9am/10am both ways. Doesn't even matter if i arrive both ends at 10pm, it's all about price.
 

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Just doing some jiggery pokery on Red Spotted Hanky. Changing at Preston offers a good deal.

Wed May 9th

Birmingham New St - BHM
Preston - PRE
Aberdeen - ABD

dep BHM 0720 arr PRE 0821 : Advance single = £14.85
dep PRE 1041 arr ABD 1620 : Advance single = £16.50

Tue 15th May

dep ABD 0706 arr PRE 1245 : Adv single = £14.85
dep ABD 0907 arr PRE 1445 : Adv single = £17.80

dep PRE 1317 arr BHM 1455 : Adv single = £9.25
dep PRE 1617 arr BHM 1755 : Adv single = £14.85

Should be able to get a cheaper overall fare if you alter the outgoing and return journeys.
 

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I imagine Preston and Lancaster are in the same fares cluster for Advances as those were the prices were the same as I was getting for Lancaster.
 

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Outbound Monday 7th May (RSH)

Edinburgh - EDB

dep BHM 0721 arr EDB 1221 Advance = £14.85

dep EDB 1427 arr ABD 1709 Advance = £12.85

£27.70 one way BHM-ABD isn't too bad

There are some very cheap BHM-PRE , PRE-BHM tickets on the Virgin website. Tickets priced £4.60 and £5.90 are available.

From Virgin
Return leg Sat 12th May

14.39 Aberdeen - Preston arr PRE 2015 Advance £16.50
dep PRE 2100 arr BHM 2246 Advance £4.50

£21 for a ABD-BHM single ( with railcard discount) is acceptable !
 
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