Frugal train travel

Hello Friends,

For the second time in 3 years I am doing the university open day rounds, this time with Bee.  It was a bit of a learning experience with Edie.  I expected her to go on her own as I did, but we soon found out that it is expected that parents go too.  We soon found that grannies, grandads, siblings, and everyone else goes along too for a day out.  I have to say that once you have sat in a couple of lecture theatres hearing about how wonderful a particular course is and why you should go to that university, it does all go into a blur.

Back to the visit – we’re going to Cardiff on Friday.  I went there with Edie and she put them down as one of her potential insurance choices – only when she got the offer they had upped the advertised grades so she turned them down.

I’ve been a bit disorganised yet again, so forgot to book an advance fare.  We have, however, managed to save about £50 on the fares by splitting the tickets.  This involves booking two or more tickets for one journey – we are splitting it a Cheltenham.  We don’t change trains – as long as the train stops at the station, you are ok.

My best ticket splitting deal saved me £100 and halved the cost of the journey when we went to Durham.  What has your best train deal been?

Until next time, Tawney x

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