Cheap Day Returns London England

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Aug 26th, 2003, 06:32 PM
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Cheap Day Returns London England

How exactly do the cheap day return tickets work?

Are they only for the tube in London or can they be purchased for day trips out of London?

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Aug 26th, 2003, 07:01 PM
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Cheap day return tickets are not for the Tube. They are discounted train fares for day trips. They are good for travel after rush hour - 9:30AM on most lines but a few start them at 9:15 or thereabouts. Your return trip must be the same day.

You buy then in the train stations. They are great for trips to places you can visit in one day -- Bath, Oxford, Canterbury, Brighton - even York.
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Aug 26th, 2003, 07:20 PM
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It is worth mentioning that, in many cases, a cheap day return ticket is no big deal. For example, London to Canterbury is £16.50 for a cheap day return (after 9:30) and £16.70 for a standard day return (anytime).
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Aug 26th, 2003, 07:29 PM
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So the cheap day return is not through Brit rail or rail europe?
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Aug 26th, 2003, 07:31 PM
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No, you buy it at the train station, from a machine or at a ticket window, on the day that you are travelling.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 02:22 AM
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Cheap day returns don't always work anymore either.
Each train company has its own policy, and that policy varies by route. Some major business routes offer cheap prices only after, say, 10.00 (even later on Virgin trains from London to the NW), so you often can't do much in the window the ticket allows. This is less of a problem with the tourist attractionbs within 1.5 hrs of London.

Go to www.qjump.co.uk and play with different time combinations to see what the best deal is. You may find that the very best deal is cheaper bought in advance.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 02:56 AM
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From London to places in the south east of England such as Brighton, Canterbury, Cambridge, Windsor or Oxford, a day return or cheap day return ticket will cost slightly more than a one-way ticket. The rules are different if you're making a day trip to London. On these routes, trains are fairly frequent and you can buy the ticket at the station entitling to you to get on any train there and back the same day (you can even come back after midnight if there is a late train).
For longer journeys, to say York or Bristol, there are different types of ticket and the cheapest fare is normally by booking in advance for a specific seat on a specific train.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 08:47 AM
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RailEurope and Britrail may not be the least expensive ways to obtain point-to-point rail tickets for the UK.

These services usually offer full-fare tickets, whereas services like QJump.com and TheTrainline.com offer less expensive advanced purchase tickets.
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