Only an an hour twenty on the train
Someone get him a ticket!
Reading to London Zone 1-6 season ticket is £533.80 a month https://www.thetrainline.com/season-tickets/reading-to-london
That would be 26-35 minutes on a train (standing room only between 7-8:30) plus however long on the underground.
Swindon to Zone 1-6 would be about £962 a month.
£500 a month commute is ENTIRELY believable to London.
I clicked on the box on the screenshot last week when also buying tickets to Birmingham.
It's undoubtedly a scam, but it's not quite as underhand as you're making out.
It's far from automatic, you have to subscribe to the "Shopper Discounts and Rewards" website, which entails filling in a signup form and giving bank details.
The site is one of many cashback websites around. I can't speak to their legality, but the Trainline affilitated one is far from unique and far from automatic.
I took one look, recognised it for what it was and cancelled straight out.
Whatever happened to the friends who you say got scammed and charged by the site, I would say, given my own experience, that they absolutely certainly weren't automatically signed up by simply clicking on the button shown in the screenshot, and they need to be shown how to look around and exercise discretion before doing whatever a website form tells them to do.
It is, off-peak. Still beyond ridiculous
Edit... Nevermind, it's the same fucking price for a single.
> https://www.thetrainline.com/ is good for pre booking tickets, and getting an idea of prices.
NO NO NO
thetrianline sucks. it sells the exact same tickets as every other website, but adds a booking fee.
It doesn't really matter if it is at Wembley or another stadium in London. But from April and forward they have had to:
6.4 FA semi, 9.4 Spurs Away CL, 14.4 Crystal Palace away, 1.5 FA final.
So within 1 month, you have 4 away games in fucking London. I've no idea of the prices in England, but according to this site, you have to pay 100 euros to get from Manchester to London. That is 400 euros.
Then comes food, drinks (unless you believe you can spend the entire day with 6 hours in train, walk back and forth, 2 hours at the stadium etc without), tickets to games and so on.
Lets just for the sake of it say, it doubles the price. Can you seriously just throw out 800 euros of your budget within a giving month to go back and forth a city to watch your team? I don't even pay 800 euros in rent.
Definitely this, I think it only took me 2 maybe 3 trips to cover the £30 cost of the railcard and now I save 1/3 off every ticket. I was also surprised how quick it was to setup, especially nice was the digital railcard that can be save to my iPhone wallet.
That together with https://www.thetrainline.com has helped me save a lot of money this past year.
Well I hope you did not sign before you made the maths financially.
The monthly cost is an extortionate amount.
You can use: https://www.thetrainline.com/season-tickets to check this out.
Thetrainline has a farefinder page for some routes which will show the cheapest tickets across a date range:
This is technically difficult to show, which is why sites don't usually do it. To find out the cheapest fare available, the national rail reservations system must be queried to ask which types of ticket are available. That reservations system doesn't let you just bulk query all the data for all days (I guess that would overload it, or they don't want their ticket sales data revealed so easily). Instead the above best fare finder shows you results of ticket searches other people have done in the last few hours or days.
Basically you're going to need a light membership for you and your wife, you need one each. You need to purchase that then in July there is a bulk sale for games in the first half of the season. Hopefully you should be able to get one in that (it is tough, I got one in the first half but none in the second half of the season).
There is a guide here for the second sale for this season. The one you'll have to take part in is very similar.
Don't really know much about the train to London but seems like it'd be easy enough for Americans, always see on here how you see massive drives as nothing hahaha. One thing you'll want to book early. Rail travel here is stupid expensive, https://www.thetrainline.com/ is probably the easiest option for you as I imagine you don't want to be messing about with split tickets in a foreign country. Going off peak will save you a fair bit.
Hope this helps.
In which world are trains faster or cheaper? For example, going from Brussels to Innsbruck by train currently takes about 10 hours and costs about 187 euros single trip and single person. Needless to say going by car will be faster and cheaper.
Like how would it cost 500?
Kopenhagen-Hamburg starts at 29.90 (~6hours) Hamburg to munchen starts at 19.90 (~5.5 hours), munchen to Vienna starts at 9 (it says it goes up to 232 though, but why would you, and it takes 3:56 with 4:53 minutes being the average and 31 trains a day).
It takes a while yes, but you don’t have to take the most expensive ticket.
Direct one even starts at 59 euros, but indeed goes up to 430, probably first class, private cabin departing during high times and on busy days or something.
I can go Amsterdam to Paris for 66€ and be there in sub 4 hours. Amsterdam Berlin starts at 40€ I think but takes 8 hours or something.
If you're gonna to take an inter-city train of any significant distance it's worth getting a Railcard if you're under 30, over 60 or traveling with a consistent companion or group. It's done through an app, tourists are eligible and by saving a third on each journey you'll make back the cost of the railcard in one journey.
Doesn't apply to metros, just national rail (long distance).
It looks like there's a train line that runs from Edinburgh to London.
It looks like that's London North Eastern Railway.
>LNER's primary destinations are from London to Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
I think that I'm missing the joke. Maybe you're thinking of Northern Ireland rather than Scotland?
Peak time trains in to London don't allow non-folding bikes. So-called fully-folding bikes are allowed on all UK trains at all times. (Info)
Although personally-owned e scooters are still not technically legal in the UK, they're now widely sold and enforcement is apparently virtually zero (unless you're involved in an accident, or do something flagrantly stupid and bad right in front of the police). An electric scooter would probably be much lighter and easier to put up in to train luggage racks than a folded bike and also be easier to stash under your desk at work.
I hope you are aware of the distance to Liverpool and that it’s about 4 hours in the train and tickets ain’t cheap
>If they didn't give out the PFN then there would be no repercussions for what you did. You wouldn't learn anything from it.
>Those that don't learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them.
Whilst this might be a fair outlook on life, from what the OP has described they did not make any mistake at all as there were no ticketing facilities available - and even if they had made a mistake, that does not automatically mean that a Penalty Fare is morally justified, let alone legally enforceable.
>The machine was out of Order? So?
>That doesn't stop you from going to the ticket kiosk and buying one from the employee manning it!
Most stations don't have the luxury of a ticket office. The OP has confirmed their boarding station didn't have one.
>That doesn't stop you from going on https://www.thetrainline.com/ and purchasing a ticket there.
The existence of those ripoff merchants is not in any way relevant to whether or not there are ticketing facilities. Ticketing facilities are those physical facilities that are present at a station, and any apps or websites that might exist are not counted. It is entirely understandable that people might not want to rely on their phone battery not dying - lest they receive a Penalty Fare despite having paid their fare.
book in advance and the west midlands trains are often this price, I've booked £4.60 trains before (with a railcard). Just inserted a random time and date, £6.40:
Yeah you drive to a train station and take a train.
England is covered in tracks and while they don't go everywhere they certainly can get you to and from a lot more places than anything we have.
To get from Bristol in the west of England to london in the east is 2.5 hours by car and 1.75 hours by train. 45 minutes faster to cross the width of the country by train than by car.
I've found RHS Wisley to be very pleasant when I've visited it, albeit it's just outside the M25, relatively speaking.
From what I could see the train costs about £13.00, so a little overbudget, and it'd be a long walk at the other end.
Paddington - Redding average route time: 32 minutes. 10 more hours of content looks questionable at best now. And with a $30 US price tag... what a joke.
Why did you wait for 90 minutes? Was a train cancelled?
If train was cancelled go through the operators delay repay scheme.
If the insurance is this one https://www.thetrainline.com/en/help/question/6256/what-is-trainline-protect-and-how-do-i-make-a-claim then it's for extra things like you cancelling when I'll and lost luggage that the insurance covers. It does seem to mention wooly things like missed connections but I can't see the full policy.
If you read here
it's clear that you don't need to be looking at buying tickets, because the Britrail pass is your ticket - >Using a BritRail Pass is just like using a normal train ticket in the UK. The pass is printed on train ticket paper and is used in the same way, simply present it at the ticket barrier, scan the ticket, and head straight for the train
Eurostar - it’s much closer to Brixton, it’s less hassle to get on as you get on with your bags, and much simpler when you get off: you’ll be straight into Paris with no baggage reclaim, and no need for a transfer from the airport. Check in is mush faster as well: https://www.thetrainline.com/en/train-companies/eurostar/eurostar-check-in
Otherwise I'd just bite the bullet and take a taxi
King's Kross gonna make you PAY, PAY!
Having a look a the https://www.thetrainline.com/ it shows there is a coach journey for 2 adults to London Victoria for £9.40 and gets you in at 8:20am.
Megabus and National Express are great, cheap alternative to taking the train. For example, Liverpool to London is ~£85 on the train, but is only ~£20 via Megabus or National Express. However, the journey can be significantly longer and times are often less convenient. Hope this helps, mate :)
There are trains going North from St Pancras, but none seem to be going directly on Bank Holiday weekend.
You'll have to interchange a few times and journeys could take you 4-5 hours each.
As someone else suggested, have a look at https://www.thetrainline.com.
The best I'm seeing for outbound:
9:30 London St Pancras -> 11:04 Leicester
11:19 Leicester -> 11:42 Nuneaton
11:47 Nuneaton -> 13:08 Liverpool Lime Street
Very tight schedule, but even if you miss one of them, the next train should get you to Liverpool in good time.
You could go through Birmingham, but you have to take a train from Marylebone instead of St Pancras.
If you have 5 minutes and are really interested in how it works, I would recommend going to a site like https://www.thetrainline.com/ and looking at the options for different travel times and different returns. (Remember Andrew was under 15 so eligible for a child fare.) After about 5 minutes, you'll probably start to feel your brain bleeding.
Coventry to London is a train job. You'll want to buy tickets for that in advance. Shouldn't be more than a few quid. Check out https://www.thetrainline.com/
The oyster card is only valid for travel around London. If you have a contactless credit card you should be okay, but getting an oyster card is a good idea. Only covers travel around london. Usable only where you see this. They're on buses and at the barriers in tube stations.
You could get a travelcard, but I wouldn't be able to say if that would be economical for you. I'd advise you get an oyster; they're only a fiver and make things a lot cheaper, very quickly.
Brit here, I can't speak for the other countries but certainly in the UK you can save a lot buying train tickets in advance. You need to book about 3 weeks or more in advance to really get better prices, if you book 2 or 3 days ahead its often little to no difference than the "on the day" price, so it depends if you know your travel dates. If you do want to book ahead, use websites like https://www.thetrainline.com and choose to pick the tickets up at the station. You'll need to put the card you paid with in the ticket machine and also enter a code they email you to print the tickets out on the day. Have a great trip, sounds like fun!
Edit: you can also try www.nationalexpress.com to take a coach instead of a train, often slower but cheaper!
Idk if it helps you, but you can use Trainline to get the best offer for one trip, no matter how many European countries you cross and how many different railway companies you use. Just the bundle in one purchase (cheaper than seperate bookings)
I used Trainline in 2019 when I was traveling from Salzburg, Austria, to London. As I said you might want to go for what the German said above + check out trainline.
Have a nice time in Europe!
As Ben mentions, it's a 3rd party embed. Having used the Trainline service for many years, I recognise the colours and fonts but no idea if they've changed anything since that embed in the screenshot.
Check out for Network Railcard.
Bear in mind it only applies to London and South East - have a look at the map.
LHR has a tube station, on the Picadilly Line, goes straight to King's Cross, then get an LNER train from King's Cross to Leeds Station.
Book it using Trainline app, further in advance the better but as others have said, this may be risky if your flight is delayed.
Also look into some kind of discount Railcard (Student, Young Person's etc), up to a 1/3 off and the cost of one or two journeys will recoup the cost.
The Swiss Alps? I'm thinking the Euro Train, so I googled Euro Train from Paris to Swiss Alps, and was offered this website: https://www.thetrainline.com/via/europe/paris-to-switzerland
It's been my experience that whenever I get to Paris, I don't want to go anywhere else, lol. Have a great time!
There are two things that might be going on.
The first is that the trains you are booking for have already sold out their advanced ticket fares. This is pretty unlikely if you’re checking a bunch of different trains a long way out.
The second is that the advanced tickets might not have been released yet. Train companies release them approximately (but not exactly) 12 weeks in advance so if you try to book for say 13 weeks I’m advance then you’ll be offered only the super expensive standard fare.
Trainline has a live tracker of which companies have released their tickets by date here: https://www.thetrainline.com/ticketalert
Seat61 for all things trains. You can also buy most train tickets for a lot of countries from Trainline, although for a lot of countries it's easiest to just buy the tickets directly from the national rail operator, such as Deutsche Bahn in Germany.
Thank you for the info.
I was searching for the ticket prices in https://www.thetrainline.com/ but I can't find a price for a monthly ticket.
Do you know where I can find it?
Use Trainline, it's a phone app (also see here) that'll help you with choosing your train ticket.
Just FYI we don't have different train companies as of yet in France, it's the SNCF anyway, but they have various offers, which is why using Trainline is the best way to get the cheapest offer ;)
Train from London is really easy. I'd recommend spending a night or two in London, then heading down early to Southampton from Waterloo (approx 1h 30m, you can look at times here https://www.thetrainline.com/).
Southampton isn't exactly stacked with things to do and see... a few decent enough restaurants down Oxford Street. I like to go the Red Lion on match days, not too busy and a quirky, very old English pub (15th century iirc).
If you're staying in Southampton, maybe head to Portsmouth (i know i know) for the day, have a look at the HMS Victory.
That's really odd. My journey from Aber (hello if you're still here btw) is always off-peak.
For me the railcard has already paid for itself and saved a fair bit.
Have you considered taking the train instead? You can look for tickets here, it should be cheaper the further in advance you book and it's a direct train.
If you're set on driving, have a look through Hertz, Sixt or Europcar. You should be able to specify a place to pick it up that suits you. Just take in to account you'll be paying for fuel too. I'd take the train personally.
Would be a Sunday service, so could end up waiting an hour if you miss one.
Here you can check the platform and live travel information:
I had a look for coaches (Megabus), but there doesn't seem to be one with a return journey from Liverpool on the same day.
National Express have a coach coming back to London directly from Liverpool on the same day, so maybe you could a bit of pick and mix there:
You can get the train straight from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street ( Liverpool's main station ) it takes just over an hour. Then get a bus from Lime Street to Anfield in about 20 minutes. There is also a bag drop off at Lime Street to save you pissing around at Manchester Airport.
^ Train times for when your plane is arriving into Manchester.
^ Bag Drop off at Lime Street.
All of this! Plus the trainline will let you set up email alerts for when tickets you want to buy go on sale. Tickets only become available from 12ish weeks before the date of travel (depending on the train operator), and the cheapest ones are limited and tend to go fast.
Personally I wouldn't bother with a car unless you're planning on visiting more of the UK. For a London-based trip with a visit to Highclere, your best bet is a return train to Newbury. You can get there via Paddington Station in West London and it'll take just under an hour direct. Train ticket prices are notoriously expensive and fluid, but from what I can see on TrainLine you could get an off-peak return for about £25 (which isn't far off the single fare price.) Check the options available for that day.
There are a bunch of cab companies serving Newbury. You could book one to meet you the morning you arrive, meeting you at the station when the train gets in. Highclere looks to be about a 7 miles/ 15 mins away. I'd guess that might cost maybe £20 each way?
Put this question to /r/unitedkingdom and they'll be more specific, and will probably have a bunch who've been there and can advise further.
This isn't that surprising.
If you wanted to go somewhere on holiday, there really is no point going on holiday in Britain as it is so much cheaper to just go abroad with flights, and their own public transport to boot.
It's just so expensive to go from Essex to Birmingham, while the French if they wanted to travel internally it is just so much more cheaper and convenient.
From a slightly related topic, someone said that it costs the same for me to travel to Birmingham from Colchester as it would from Tours to Paris.
Now obviously it's natural to prove them wrong, and the results are just so shocking:
> A RETURN ticket from 10:00 from both destinations from tomorrow (Wednesday 27th) to Sunday (31st)
> Colchester, Essex to Birmingham
> Cost: £74.70 Off-Peak / £238.00 Anytime Return
> Website: https://www.thetrainline.com (Abellio Greater Anglia shows the same price)
> A RETURN ticket on a 10:00 train from Tours to Paris
> Cost: £14.00 Non-Flexible / £27.50 Flexible
> Website: https://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/
> It only takes 2 hours for Paris to Tours and vice versa. Colchester to Birmingham is 3 hours assuming you get off the train, underground etc immediately.
> Can you seriously say £14.00 and £74.70 or £238.00 and £27.50 are the same?
> We're being mugged off.
Luton Airport doesn't have a station. You'll have to get a shuttle bus to Luton Airport Parkway. It takes about 10 minutes. East Midlands Trains and Thameslink operate services from the station. The former operates a direct service to St Pancras and the latter operates a stopping service. You can buy a through fare from the airport to London so you don't have to buy a bus ticket on the bus. You can't buy student tickets and an Irish student card isn't going get you anything in the UK.
Use East Midlands Trains, Thameslink, and Trainline to check for the cheapest fares.
For long distance rail travel it's definitely worth looking at advanced tickets. I used to need to do some travel London to Manchester and tickets on the day could be £2-300 return which was nuts. Booking in advance got the same tickets for less than half that.
In other comments you say London to Newcastle, with 16-25 railcard. Don't know your dates/times, but a quick search on trainline for Wed this week 1045 out from King's Cross direct to Newcastle for £26.95 which seems pretty good for the distance and a decent start time (not midnight express!).
The one main caveat with buying tickets in advance is that they tend to be for that one train only so you must ensure you catch that train or it could be an expensive mistake.
That's how I do it but I only have to go occasionally so it might be worth looking at season tickets. Having a quick glance at this https://www.thetrainline.com/season-tickets/brighton-to-london though it does look like that way is better value than a season ticket.
For rail he can buy a £20 railcard such as https://www.thetrainline.com/trains/great-britain/railcards/senior-railcard. I didn't read the t&Cs but it's anyone over 60.
I can't comment on the tube (I'm 40 and in Yorkshire) but bus passes were released for those over retirement age and resident to the area. If the railcard doesn't cover the tube then I'm guessing there isn't another option for a 61 year old.
> Compare that to say Portugal where I can go from Porto to Lisbon for around £20
This says the cheapest fare for Porto to Lisbon is £75.33, and that's if you book in advance.
Go to Europe and you quickly realise how much UK train travel is actually generally comparable in terms of quality, reliability, and cost (off peak), contrary to the trope in this subreddit.
I think that’s a lot of cities for 7-10 days you’ll probably not see much of any. Checkouttrainline for city to city train tickets. When you’re in each city you will need to purchase day tickets, tube in London and bus everywhere else in the city.
Depends which train. If you are buying a long-distance ticket then definitely buy in advance to get a bargain (tip: use TheTrainLine so you can compare the two major operators).
If you're taking the Leonardo Express to the center of Rome then the price is fixed at €14 and it makes no difference when you get the ticket.
Ganz ehrlich, Für 20 € nach Mailand fliegen klingt schon toll aber mit dem Zug durch die Alpen ist mir das Geld schon wert! Zum Buchen nehme ich die hier https://www.thetrainline.com/de
Also, a one-way child ticket from Doncaster to Kings Cross cost £23.50 which means he had £176.50, clearly he had some intention of going somewhere.
Why would he want to commit suicide at 14 if he was smart, cared for and had no signs of depression and/or anxiety? I personally believe he was meeting somebody and possibly got kidnapped.
The train ticket cost is from a 2021 train ticket online on www.thetrainline.com.
Angry Mussolini noises
You think Italy is bad. In the UK 20 minutes late is considered on time and they still have the audacity to make it more expensive than driving and flying.
Here is a 5 hour each way London to Edinburgh return ticket
Here is a 1 hour 15 each way flight ticket for the same journey.
Das geht auch heute schon mit dem Zug, Frankfurt-Barcelona ab 13 Stunden. Nicht unbedingt spaßig an einem Tag, aber man kann das ganze ja als Rundreise planen und in den Umstiegsstädten 1-2 Übernachtungen einlegen. https://www.thetrainline.com/ findet einiges, würde aber auch auf den Netzplänen gucken, damit man sich einen schönen Zwischenstopp raussuchen kann.
1) ~~Heathrow also has a train station, you’ll have to go there to collect your ticket and then go back to the tube station. Is an e-ticket (on your phone or printed), or an option to get this sent to you, not available?~~ EDIT: ignore this, there are machines in all terminals to pick up your tickets per this Trainline article.
2) if you’re booking from Heathrow and it states that this ticket involves a leg on the tube, it will include this journey. see here for guidance. . It takes about an hour from Heathrow to Euston (but depends on the terminal). You will need to change lines - Download Citymapper or use Google Maps to check the best route on the day. If you’ve bought an advance ticket you will only be able to get that specific train from Euston, so make sure to bear that in mind when booking. No restrictions on what time you have to get the tube through.
3) If you use a contactless card/Apple Pay/GPay, an off peak journey will be £3.10, a single cash fare (I.e. paper ticket) is £6. Use this tool to search fares. Ask the station staff to look at your ticket when you get it if you’re unsure.
For travelling from London to Birmingham, check what train operator you will be using. You’ll only be able to use that one and there are huge differences in comfort. You’ll either be using Avanti (journey time about 1hr25) or London Northwestern Railway (journey time about 2hr20). If I was coming straight from a long flight I absolutely would not want to be on the longer train. It’s cheap but the seats are very uncomfortable, there’s no luggage racks and it takes quite a while longer to get there.
Cheapest way to go to the countryside by train/bus from London every weekend.
Sunday 28, me and my friend are planning to go to Dover (cliffs) or the oxford city. We will return the same day.
I was checking the ticket prices on the www.thetrainline.com and we will end up paying like 20-25 per person.
We can afford it but it's a bit expensive for a 1h of travell?
Any other cheapest way to explore the countryside from London? we are planning to do a day trip every weekend. ..
PD: we are not from UK. We moved here 2 months ago.
York is nice. Had a lovely 3 day trip there just this month.
I have no idea what your budget is, but since you don't drive you could get a train for £7.50 and a room for the night for £22.00. .
Lots to see/do in York for free. You can walk around York Minster and admire the architecture, walk the city walls, and see the Shambles, Clifford Tower (as long as you don't want to go inside). And The Museum Gardens. And in and of itself York is a really pretty place, just wandering around you will see lots of stuff that is nice to look at.
Could you look into flying from Edinburgh to Southampton? There's direct trains to Weymouth and London from right outside the airport (the station's called Southampton Airport Parkway), so you can visit Weymouth easily and train it back to London easily. Trainline might help you plan out your trains.
coming to London on the 16th of January. The wiki has been super helpful so far, unfortunately I read the bit about Stansted a bit too late. However since the flight was really cheap, it's still a win .. but we have to travel to London city. So I was all ready to simply suck it and buy a Stansted Express Ticket .. until I saw the notice in the wiki about the coaches. Where can I find more info about this? Since we only land at 22:50, I doubt that traffic is still a problem for the coach .. however, I'm not sure if the coaches are still in service? It sees yes from this website: https://airporttransfers.stanstedairport.com
But 1h40 travel time to KingsCross? Am I just using the wrong destination? The website doesn't show routes.
So I tried https://www.thetrainline.com and it says Stansted to Kings Cross 1h30 and 40 pounds, so almost as expensive as the Stansted express.
Am I doing something wrong? It seems the express is still the best and fastest option.
Stansted Express seems to operatre til at least 01:00, so this would be safe.
If it is of any importance - our hotel is between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road.
PS: the link to the stansted website in the wiki is dead.
For future reference, download this app
It’s the Trainline - you can buy train tickets with it, and you just show your ticket on your phone to the inspector. Don’t let him punch a hole in it, though.
Just get the train! I'm assuming you're going on the 22nd September open day? If so you can get a return train ticket from Sheffield to Edinburgh for under £50 on that day. Sure you'll arrive a bit later than you'd want to, but open day activities will be going on all day and it's likely the only thing you'll miss is the Vice Chancellor's address thing. I'm not sure if Edinburgh does this, but certain universities reimburse travel costs for open days so keep an eye out for that. Your school may also have a travel fund.
Can't believe nobody has mentioned this yet, but you should plan to buy a Two Together Railcard (£30) when you arrive, which gives you 1/3 off rail tickets for journeys after 10am (or all day at the weekend).
The good news is you can buy advance purchase tickets NOW, adding on the Two Together Railcard discount - just as long as you remember to buy the actual card before you travel.
Edit: One more thing - it could be that cheaper advance purchase tickets have not been released yet.
The page at https://www.thetrainline.com/ticketalert lists when advance purchase tickets are available. Your journeys will probably involve Virgin Trains / Arriva Trains Wales (London > Conwy) and Arriva Trains Wales / Virgin Trains / Transpennine Express (Conwy > Edinburgh).
Arriva Trains Wales tickets don't seem to be available yet - so it may make sense to buy an advance purchase ticket on the Virgin Trains leg from London to Chester now, and then Chester to Conwy separately.
Equally for the next leg, you could look at tickets from Chester to Edinburgh now.
Note that Conwy is a small station ("request stop") so may not have any lower-cost advance fares. Remember to ask the guard to stop the train there!
26-30 year olds will also soon be able to buy a railcard
Once that's available, single people between 30 and 50, outside of London, the Southeast, or any regional railcard area, who are not disabled or in the armed forces, will be the only ones who have to pay full price.
But as you note, the regional rail cards and Network Railcard both only work for travel within their area - so are only any good for regular travel, as railcards only make sense for regular travellers or when taking long journeys
You can actually get there directly from the Blackpool Pleasure Beach station! Take the train from BPB station to Preston, then Preston to Manchester Picadilly, then to Stoke-On-Trent. I used thetrainline for looking up and booking train journeys in my recent UK trip.
Uber will be prohibitory expensive I think; your alternatives include blablacar (ride sharing), but also the bus.
The last one leave at 21h. Check https://www.thetrainline.com
You could also consider renting a car or spending one night in Paris before heading to Tours.
Whilst you shouldn't use ~~National Rail~~ The Trainline for buying tickets since they add extra fees, they do have a handy page here where you can sign up to be alerted when Advance tickets go on sale for a particular route/day. Glasgow to London is run by Virgin, which only has Advances available until 9th August currently, so you'll have about 6 weeks before the cheapest tickets become available.
No worries! Here is the link to the train schedule https://www.thetrainline.com/train-times/london-waterloo-to-windsor-and-eton-riverside
And it would be a good idea if you are going to Windsor to check a couple if days ahead of the wedding to see of they have added any changes to the schedule.
Be prepared for a lot of people. Prince Harry is so popular (add the extra drama for marrying an American) and although he’s sixth in line to the throne, he can pull Prince William type crowds had they chosen St. Paul’s or Westminster for the venue. Windsor can’t fit that many people so it will be interesting to see how it plays out.
You can get a direct train during the day from Brighton to Bath (3hrs - First Great Western to Bristol Temple Meads) unfortunately there’s not a late train back direct.
You could stay late in Bath & head back to London using the night tube to get to Farringdon which has overnight services to gatwick where there are cheap overnight hotels (e.g bloc)
national rail can be useful to plan routes. I recommend theTrainLine for pricing
/u/Sapphu, as /u/ultra_casual notes, the Gatwick Express to Victoria doesn't run overnight, so if you land at midnight and only take 39 minutes to get through customs, you'll need to take a different train and change trains.
If instead you take the Thameslink north to Blackfriars, you can take either the 00:39 train or 40 minutes later take the 01:18 train. If you're okay with a hostel, then YHA St. Pauls is a 4 minute walk from that station. There are ticket machines at Gatwick Airport.
Alternately, rather than going to sleep at 2 Am, stay in a hotel down near Gatwick as /u/somersettler suggests.
Gatwick isn't especially close to London, but it is possible to get to central London via the train throughout the night. The problem with 'what area should I be looking to stay in' is that London is MASSIVE and the choice is overwhelming. If you're only in town for a few days, you'll want to stay central, ie zone 1 on this geographically non-accurate map.
You'll also need to tell us your budget in numbers.
Cambridge is a bit 'middle of nowhere' in terms of premier league sides, although you should be able to reach the any of the London grounds easily enough.
West Ham have home games against Chelsea and also the one you mentioned against Arsenal. They might be worth a look. A few years ago I'd have said getting a ticket would be tough, but West Ham's new stadium is quite a big bigger than their old one, so tickets are possibly easier to come by. On the downside, the new stadium's not very highly thought of.
I'd expect Spurs vs. Brighton on the 13th to be a good game, but kick-off is 21:00 which means by the time you're out of the stadium it'd probably be around 23:00. Getting there would be easy enough ~~but the transport options afterwards don't look great.~~ [edit: actually that's because I picked the wrong point to start from, apparently "Wembley Stadium" is not the best station to travel back from Wembley Stadium… go figure. But it seems like the underground lines from Wembley Park or Wembley Central should go on a bit later. I'd get confirmation from someone more familiar with the area if you do want to consider this option, though]
As far as getting tickets goes, I'm only speaking from experience with Everton but I'd imagine the process at most PL clubs is more or less similar: tickets for home league games go on sale a month to 2 months in advance. First exclusively to members, then remaining tickets go on general sale about a week later. Whether or not any make it to general sale will obviously depend heavily on which club you're looking at and who their opponents are.
Ah yes, I use that site, I have a solution.
If you use this timetable which lists whether its on or off peak it also shows you the arrival and departure platforms of your changes.
That way you wont feel lost, just go to the advertised platform and check its board for your train.
Do think about the 8 seater taxi option. We did this for family and saved £'s and sanity. http://www.airporttransfersnorwich.net cost £180 each way to Gatwick. Compare with prices on https://www.thetrainline.com. Train takes 3-31/2 hrs
something to consider, though the train is very expensive, sometimes you can get a bargain if you book 12 weeks in advance. For example I've found fares from where I live way up near Durham to London for the equivalent of 21 dollars when say if I booked the same trip for tomorrow it'd be around 90 dollars. Just something to consider if you need to take a lengthy journey i.e. south to north.
oh, website here https://www.thetrainline.com/
Definitely not worth getting a car unless you're going to be doing a lot of other sightseeing trips. From London Euston to Villa Park can be done in les than two hours and there's only one change of train. You can use www.trainline.com to plan your trip.
I'd recommend coming in spring as it's the best chance of good weather although you may find it cheaper in September/October and the weather won't be too bad.
Personally I'd probably get the train, going from one city centre to another can get quite complicated when you're driving. If you'd rather drive though, that wouldn't be a problem either, I've done Liverpool to Birmingham and back on a week night when I've been to watch Everton play Villa.
You can go straight from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street by train every half an hour and it generally takes about 1 hour 45 minutes. Here's an example of available trains that you could get.
As for stuff to do in Birmingham, I don't really know it very well tbh. It's the second biggest city in the country though so I'm sure there's something.
I've never used getmein.com but it seems to be connected to ticketmaster and I've gone through ticketmaster before and that's been fine.
Possibly, Liverpool and Manchester are quite close.
Check out http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ and https://www.thetrainline.com/ they're good for planning your journey and you can buy tickets in advance for cheaper. The Train Line also has an app so you can see what stops your train goes through and if its delayed/cancelled etc
I don't work for train companies I just travel about on them a lot :)
I feel London has been covered pretty extensively in this sub, so unless there's something very specific you're interested in, I'm sure you'll find all you need in previous threads. Day trip to London will be just over 2 hours on the train either way. Use this to find cheap tickets https://www.thetrainline.com/farefinder/ (Use it to find a ticket at least a few weeks in advance and you can save a lot of money)
North York Moors is one my favorite landscapes in the world. If you're interested in hiking, there's plenty of it. Or just take a one hour train from York through it to Scarborough (which is an old British resort town with a bit of history and faded glamour - would make a good day trip).
Yorkshire Sculpture Park might also be of interest - http://www.ysp.co.uk/
And York Cathedral
You can apply online
The rail card gives you a 1/3 discount on all of peak journeys, and can also be added onto your Oyster card (making it cheaper than just using a debit/credit card on the tube)
As I said, it costs £30 a year, but the Manchester-London return journey is usually about £90 anyway.
I use this website for train journeys, you can get some good deals with it, also has an app so your ticket is on your phone.
For the Lake distict you can get off at Lancaster for South Lakes or Penrith for North, if you play around with stations to pass through you can get some good savings.
Pa dobro, evo primer gde je cena slična našoj.
I'm seeing £219 for the cheapest weekly ticket on trainline https://www.thetrainline.com/season-tickets/fare-selection?annual=true&custom=false&destination=182&endDate=2022-02-28&monthly=true&origin=BTH&passenger=adult&startDate=2022-01-30&ticketclass=standard&weekly=true
Walking obviously best option but public transport is a lot better in the uk although maybe a bit expensive - try https://www.thetrainline.com/ to get a sense of where you can travel to/from for work.
My advice, there are two types of people in the UK, those who are generally polite and will obey standard norms like queues and manners etc, and those that don't - try not to take the latter to heart.
Within the UK driving is the cheapest but train is the next best if you're not driving.
For example I just stuck in Lincoln > London on trainline.com for 2 weeks time and a return ticket for 2 adults is £92.80. But you can shop around or get a railcard to get the price down.
In terms of European cities, you can actually get the train from London to Paris or Amsterdam on the Eurostar, worth looking into that. Other than that yeah you can get flights to anywhere so you could train ticket to London > Flight to Europe if you don't mind splashing a bit of cash. There are other airports not in London but an Airport like Heathrow would give you main options, but again just need to shop around a bit to see what's best for you.
I'm not sure where you are looking then
For most of the journeys tickets are not available via this website but I'm pretty sure you can book them via the ÖBB website.
Yikes, yeah that is quite a bit. I am seeing about 10-15 euro per point to point tickets. Does that seem right for what you paid? Many of the trips have multiple connections though so it may add up, unless I hmm looking at it wrong. I'm seeing like 16 for train:
and about the same for bus:
Oxford Tube - if you get on at Victoria you are guaranteed a seat on the first coach that pulls up but it will take a good solid 45 minutes to get out of Central London before you hit the motorway
Getting on at Marble Arch is my preferred choice. You usually get a seat and if you dont, a new coach will arrive within 15 minutes. Then its a bit easier getting out of London. In total 90 minutes
If you have a lot of money and need to get to Oxford FAST, use the https://www.thetrainline.com/ to buy a ticket from Paddington to Oxford. Takes 50 minutes
It’s a thing actually! As you can see here. The national railway networks from these countries collaborate. But I guess it was much easier for Europe as trains are already very well established here. Surely it would be a much bigger challenge for the US. I’m not familiar with your federal system but it does sound like it would be very complicated!
Not sure how you inferred that last part from the previous post. You won’t have any problems getting about by train but our trains are famous for being a bit shit and not running on time; those that do, lock their doors up to 45 seconds before departure - guaranteed if the guard sees you running to get on.
Trains can be also quite expensive, especially if you turn up and pay on the day. If you can commit to travelling on a particular train then you’ll get a significant discount travelling off-peak (generally after 9:30am). Also look for https://www.thetrainline.com/
Buses are cheaper than trains but take ages to get anywhere because the level of traffic in Britain is ridiculous. Megabus do cheap deals.
You more than likely will have no issues finding accommodation - again book ahead for savings. The big chains like Premier Inn and Travelodge are consistent but soulless. Weekends may be more difficult in the big cities, but frankly, with Coronavirus, there should be plenty of capacity in February/March. Expect weather to be wet, you may see snow but particularly in the south and West it’s less likely. Thank your lucky stars if it doesn’t snow though as nothing is assured to bring the UK to a standstill than a smattering of snow.
> Amalfi is certainly worth it, but you would need a minimum of a couple of days to go there and come back,
hmm, I was looking for trainss and seems to be plenty of them going there every day
Maybe I'm not understanding something?