Guy gets from Sheffield to Essex via Germany because it's cheaper than a train ticket Watch

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Interesting video... :yum:

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What about coaches?
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That's actually pretty cool haha (not the train ticket prices)
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Thing is my time is worth more that £7 saving I would get doing the same and wasting a day in Germany
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It's quite interesting. I too find it cheaper (by £150) to get the plane home rather than train. I also save 6 hours of journey time, so can't relate to this lad's 7 hour stay in Germany.
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Thing is my time is worth more that £7 saving I would get doing the same and wasting a day in Germany
It's a little unfortunate you think spending a day in Berlin is wasted time....

But you do have a point. Not for the time sensitive.

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What about coaches?
National Express to Stanstead coach isn't much cheaper. Mega bus to London Victoria is cheap but not sure about getting to Essex? Don't know what stop you need.
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Thing is my time is worth more that £7 saving I would get doing the same and wasting a day in Germany
Why waste a day in Germany, when you can waste it on TSR.
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How on earth is flying from East Midlands to Berlin £11.83???

The lowest price in google I see is £77 (ryanair)
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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
It's a little unfortunate you think spending a day in Berlin is wasted time....
Fair point but once you've been a few times...
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Why waste a day in Germany, when you can waste it on TSR.
and even better still get paid
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Something is wrong with his calculation. Booking one week in advance with a railcard is about £20 for the train from Sheffield to East Essex via London. Cheaper if his distance is shorter, which he implies it is.

Without a railcard it is £35.

Booking a month in advanced it goes down to £18 (with railcard).

Where he is getting his £50 from I don't know. Sure, some of it will be buses to and from the stations, but I doubt they are much, especially given that Sheffield has its own train station. Maybe he is trying to buy a ticket on the day, or maybe he wanted to travel during an expensive hour. The cheap tickets I found were for travelling in the early afternoon and passing through London in rush hour (which is pretty grim tbf, but you save a lot of money).
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(Original post by TheArtofProtest)
Why waste a day in Germany, when you can waste it on TSR.
Why not be on TSR while in Germany? :holmes:
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Something is wrong with his calculation. Booking one week in advance with a railcard is about £20 for the train from Sheffield to East Essex via London. Cheaper if his distance is shorter, which he implies it is.

Without a railcard it is £35.

Booking a month in advanced it goes down to £18 (with railcard).

Where he is getting his £50 from I don't know. Sure, some of it will be buses to and from the stations, but I doubt they are much, especially given that Sheffield has its own train station. Maybe he is trying to buy a ticket on the day, or maybe he wanted to travel during an expensive hour. The cheap tickets I found were for travelling in the early afternoon and passing through London in rush hour (which is pretty grim tbf, but you save a lot of money).
The video includes buses in the calculations But yes, there's normally a catch with these kinds of things. Like he probably booked the flights well in advance and had to dig around for cheap deals.
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Why not be on TSR while in Germany? :holmes:
For some people, like that Holocaust denier that keeps trolling on here, it would be quite the unpleasant trip.
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The video includes buses in the calculations But yes, there's normally a catch with these kinds of things. Like he probably booked the flights well in advance and had to dig around for cheap deals.
Just had a look myself; Plenty of same-day return flights at the start of Feb to various European cities for under £20, even flying from London!

The Mrs and I are very tempted to go for the £14 Denmark day out
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For a recent journey from the South West to North Wales, it was cheaper to hire a car for three days (inc diesel) than it was to get the train (including taxis at either end). And with two changes, the train would have taken nearly 3 hours longer. I really don't know why people bother with it half the time.
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I cringed.

He looks like Sam Pepper.
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