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Man in seat 61 - help with train travel UK for senior from Australia

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Hopefully Man in seat 61 will be able to help!!! I have been looking at your web site but thought I would cheat a bit and see if you could help me directly.

I am coming over in June from Australia with my 84 year old mum. We are landing in Paris and after a week I am putting her on the Eurostar for London. (buying in advance soon) she is travelling around the UK visiting family and friends with no set schedule, other than a few days here and there.... she has a British passport if that helps. We have read about the seniors card, which I think she got last time, buying it in the UK when she got there.

My question is: (finally), is she better off buying the seniors card and buying tickets just before or on the day she needs to travel, or should we try and buy advance tickets through the internet from any or the sites you have listed on your web page. (She will be mostly staying with oldies who are probably not that savvy with the internet.) This of course limits her times of travel in to set days. But if we take the 26pounds into consideration and then the tickets bought only the day before or on the day in to account, would it be much cheaper to lock herself into the advance tickets instead?

To save some dollars would be great as she is not super flush with cash, but flexibiliy could be more important. Have I answered my own question?

Hope you can help, love your site by the way, fab info.

Schnauzer

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