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Trains to London
« on: October 10, 2007, 11:20:59 pm »

Im wanting to go to london next weekend (friday 19th) and i was just wondering if anyone knew of the best places to look for train tickets, i know its kind of short notice which might mean i wont get a good deal but any help would be great. Id rather not get a bus but its a possibility..

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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 12:33:29 am »

www.thetrainline.co.uk but you'll probably be looking at at least 70 at a weeks notice...

Last time I got National Express it only cost me 2 return at like 4 days notice, which is fairly ridiculous. Takes about 6 hours but just take a book and an iPod and you'll be sound.
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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 12:34:43 am »

Yeah, I second national express, although they have put their prices up recently. The cheapest I've seen them in the past few months is 8  :wtf srill uber cheap though! Just not as good as 1 ;)
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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2007, 10:11:09 am »

National Express stop off at services halfway too.  :)

[spoiler]Yet still take the same total journey time as the Megabus?[/spoiler]


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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007, 08:57:42 pm »

The train is more comfortable and takes half the time a coach does - i'd rather pay double and get the train me.

www.gner.co.uk have web discounts, I booked to go to London a couple of weeks ago and my tickets came through the post the following day which I thought was pretty trendy too,

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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2007, 09:01:50 pm »

Just had a quick look there and going on the 19th you won't get a cheaper single fare than 40odd.

If you can't get the National Express and must get the train, i'd strongly recommend investing in a railcard, it'll cost you 20odd but you'd save a third so you'd probably work out better off.

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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007, 09:27:13 pm »

i'd rather pay double and get the train me.

Same here... but it's more likely to be about 8 times more rather than double more!
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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007, 05:43:55 am »

I've done both bus and train many times before and both have their ups and downs. Bus is MUCH cheaper, but the train is quicker, unless your train is delayed or cancelled and you miss connections etc.

The bus, you just sit and sleep or whatever, but will be sat next to some fat smelly cunt.
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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 07:02:38 pm »

I've done both bus and train many times before and both have their ups and downs. Bus is MUCH cheaper, but the train is quicker, unless your train is delayed or cancelled and you miss connections etc.

When you're going to London, though, connections aren't such a problem. I've been straight from Darlo to Kings Cross, no connections, in about 4 hours, before. Mind you, that was nearly two years ago now... :-/
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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2007, 07:22:16 pm »

Can still get a direct train from Darlington to London Kings Cross in under 3 hours
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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2007, 07:25:25 pm »

Megabus from boro to london is bizarrely a bit faster than national express
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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2007, 08:25:09 pm »

there is a good direct train from newcastle (stops at darlo) to london kings cross - never got it tho. i think if you not in a rush get the bus.  :cookylovesme
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Re:Trains to London
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007, 01:42:33 pm »

I prefer train but then again I will always book well in advance got a single for 15 for next month  :fashr0x0rs im guessing thats less than what it would cost me in petrol (not like im brave enough for motorways like)

My cousin frequently goes down to visit his girlfriend and always uses national express cheap for his student budget

last minute id say bus otherwise your going to be paying a fortune
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