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    3h30 Cantebury - Southampton by train sounds good ?
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    (Original post by Tom_Sg)
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    3h30 Cantebury - Southampton by train sounds good ?
    Yeah it's probably the best you'll find using public transport, the only thing which would be quicker is car.
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    (Original post by 01jtiong)
    what is the cheapest ticket available from edinburgh to london, cheapest was on a tv ad, £16 one way £36 return, is that the most cheapest you can get or is there others
    Train tickets from Edinburgh to Kings Cross are available from £14.50. If you use a 16-25 railcard the price is taken down to £9.55.

    This cheaper ticket type is called an advance single and is generally available to buy 10-12 weeks before travel date. The conditions of this ticket is that you can only travel on the train that you have booked and if you cancel the trip the ticket is non refundable.

    If you know exactly when you want to travel, can fix your time and book early it is worth hunting for these cheaper fares.
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    (Original post by Tom_Sg)
    What is an off peak return ? Can't chose my hour ? (around 14h/15h)
    There are two different routes you can go. Which route were you thinking of going? Via London?
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    Yes via london ? What is the other ?__?
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    You can either go along the high speed line (Canterbury-London St Pancras-London Victoria-Southampton) or via the slower line (Canterbury-London Waterloo-Southampton), difference is 3:16 vs 3:36).

    Either way it'll cost you £56.40 return (going out Friday coming back Sunday), or £37.25 with a railcard
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    I've already taken the london underground but it's easy to go to London victoria from london st pancras ?
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    (Original post by Tom_Sg)
    I've already taken the london underground but it's easy to go to London victoria from london st pancras ?
    It's not too bad, just jump straight onto the Victoria line, it's 5 stops and takes about 10 minutes
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    S'all good thanks )
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    (Original post by Tom_Sg)
    Yes via london ? What is the other ?__?
    Quote me for a reply, otherwise I don't know you've responded

    Basically there are TWO routes you can travel between Canterbury and Southampton - the Any Permitted one which is valid across London and costs £56.40 - or go via Ashford or London Victoria and Barnham and costs £29.00.

    Off Peak times vary, but for this particular ticket you'll be fine after 9:30 both ways.
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    Thanks for keeping to the thread guys, please encourage all other UK public transport questions to be posted in here
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    (Original post by A Mysterious Lord)
    Quote me for a reply, otherwise I don't know you've responded

    Basically there are TWO routes you can travel between Canterbury and Southampton - the Any Permitted one which is valid across London and costs £56.40 - or go via Ashford or London Victoria and Barnham and costs £29.00.

    Off Peak times vary, but for this particular ticket you'll be fine after 9:30 both ways.
    Via Ashford, where can I take this way ? ^^

    Thank you for your reply !

    (Original post by rockrunride)
    Thanks for keeping to the thread guys, please encourage all other UK public transport questions to be posted in here

    Np !
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    (Original post by Tom_Sg)
    Via Ashford, where can I take this way ? ^^

    Thank you for your reply !
    You can get the train from Canterbury West to Ashford International, get another train to Brighton from there and change at Brighton for the service to Southampton.

    You could also get the train from Canterbury East to London Victoria and change there for the service to Southampton.

    These two routes will be £29.00 return, just as long as you pass through Barnham. However, these routes take up to an hour longer.

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    The other routes involve crossing London to either Paddington or Waterloo. They are quicker but will cost £56.40 return.

    Personally I'd be willing to travel on the slower service as it is half the price, but that's not for everyone.
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    I'll take the way by London ( 37£, it's cheap)
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    Anyone who lives in Hertfordshire or knows their way round- could you tell me the best way to be travelling to and from Hatfield? Quickest & cheapest option is preferable Thanks in advance
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    Are you going to uni in hatfield or oxford?
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    (Original post by KatieJL)
    Are you going to uni in hatfield or oxford?
    Going to Herts Uni, want to be travelling back to Oxford
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    (Original post by Navita:))
    Going to Herts Uni, want to be travelling back to Oxford
    Best bet would probably be to head into King's Cross on First Capital Connect, across to Paddington and up to Oxford on First Great Western. Failing that you could probably get two buses to connect at Heathrow Airport.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    Best bet would probably be to head into King's Cross on First Capital Connect, across to Paddington and up to Oxford on First Great Western. Failing that you could probably get two buses to connect at Heathrow Airport.
    I've researched it & found that there should be a bus that goes to Paddington from the Uni and then train it home. Just wondering if there was an easier way. Thanks for your help!

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