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    Mine was England-France for 3.5 years so it usually took a fair amount of time. At least 4 or 5 hours once you factor in all the airport malarkey etc? Can't really remember now. We live together now, though, so it was worth it
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    (Original post by Ilora-Danon)
    Just wondering how far some of you travel to see your partners?
    Well if you count the two hour wait in the airport and the 50 minute flying time, it's nearly three hours away. But seeing him is worth the big smile I have on my face when I see him (:
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    Thanks for all the answers to my nosey question!!
    The guy I'm seeing is about 3 hours away from me too. How do you all cope with the cost of travel? Do you all just save up like mad?
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    Well I think you just need to know some little tricks sometimes, especially with train fares. If you look back a couple of pages I was showing greenjellybean how to split her tickets and it knocked about £20 off her single fare.

    I always split my tickets to my bf's, I buy a single from London or Bristol to either Manchester, Leeds or York and then another single from those stations and do the same for the return journey. That can save you so much money.

    When money's a big issue and I'm absolutely broke I have to get the coach, which takes quite a lot longer but it's usually really cheap from London. Even now, I'm in Bristol but I'm getting the train back to London to travel to his from there coz it's cheaper than getting a train straight from Bristol.

    Sometimes buying tickets takes me forever. I free myself up some time, get a pen and a notebook and keep note of all the different prices there and the same with return then add up the different ones to find the cheapest.
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    (Original post by hannahdaisy)
    Well I think you just need to know some little tricks sometimes, especially with train fares. If you look back a couple of pages I was showing greenjellybean how to split her tickets and it knocked about £20 off her single fare.

    I always split my tickets to my bf's, I buy a single from London or Bristol to either Manchester, Leeds or York and then another single from those stations and do the same for the return journey. That can save you so much money.

    When money's a big issue and I'm absolutely broke I have to get the coach, which takes quite a lot longer but it's usually really cheap from London. Even now, I'm in Bristol but I'm getting the train back to London to travel to his from there coz it's cheaper than getting a train straight from Bristol.

    Sometimes buying tickets takes me forever. I free myself up some time, get a pen and a notebook and keep note of all the different prices there and the same with return then add up the different ones to find the cheapest.
    Ah, that's brilliant stuff thanks.
    This is all so new to me, but I've been looking at singles/returns and it does seem cheaper to split them up n stuff. It'd take 8hrs by coach, so I'm just gonna save like a loon I think.

    Thanks ladies, all helpful thanks.
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    No problem! Just see where your train stops and if there's any changes etc and break it up along those lines, making sure you buy tickets with the right times. Eg, you don't wanna book a ticket from London to Manchester, get to Manchester at 2pm and then realise your train from there left at 1.50.

    And get a 16-25 railcard if you don't already have one
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    Yeah, I'm 23 so I'll have to get one of those pretty sharpish hehe.
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Ilora-Danon)
    How do you all cope with the cost of travel? Do you all just save up like mad?
    I usually use the money I get from my Saturday job and my college EMA. Although my flights usually cost between £60-£100. So it's not cheap just for a domestic flight.
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    My man is around 4hrs away by coach (not much less by train) + distance from station to home. Tickets are only £4 each way in advance so it's pretty good. And he's found a bus buddy who also comes up to visit his girlfriend and gets the same coach every weekend, so they sit next to each other on the way there and back - it's so cute, haha! I think it'd be so sweet if they fell in love and started seeing each other instead :love:
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    has anybody ever lasted in a LDR the entire way through uni? i could just do with hearing that somebody has, cos he's only been gone a week and i'm sad already :'( it just feels all wrong.. i hate that i'm his girlfriend and i see him less than his flatmates who he's known a week :'( i hate sleeping alone!!
    3 years to go...
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    (Original post by Samz)
    has anybody ever lasted in a LDR the entire way through uni? i could just do with hearing that somebody has, cos he's only been gone a week and i'm sad already :'( it just feels all wrong.. i hate that i'm his girlfriend and i see him less than his flatmates who he's known a week :'( i hate sleeping alone!!
    3 years to go...
    There are so many people here who have gone all the way through uni
    I did one year and then moved and am now a lot closer to my boyfriend.
    At first it really does seem horrid but you get used to it.

    How far away is your boyfriend?
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    (Original post by Samz)
    has anybody ever lasted in a LDR the entire way through uni? i could just do with hearing that somebody has, cos he's only been gone a week and i'm sad already :'( it just feels all wrong.. i hate that i'm his girlfriend and i see him less than his flatmates who he's known a week :'( i hate sleeping alone!!
    3 years to go...
    meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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    hey.. need a bit of advice form people who know what I'm going through really!

    basically my boyfriend and I have been together for about 2 years.. I'm turning 18 and in U6 he has just started his second year of uni in lincoln (which is about an hour and a half- 2 hours from me).

    basically last year while he was a fresher we split up becuase the LDR wasnt working.. turned out we missed each other so much we got back together and have been since..

    Last month he went back to uni and it's like he's gone to another universe or something..
    he has ALWAYS been the one who would ring me more or text me more.. now I dont have anythign unless I initiate a conversation.. even then they are short texts or rushed conversations.. he promised he'd pop home for a day or so and he hasnt even made an effort to..
    So I'm going up to stay with him for a weekend soon.. and I almost feel like he doesnt want me there..

    I dont know whether to mention how I feel.. becuase I dont want to make him feel guilty.. as before he went he said if I missed him to much he'd come back.. but he seems to be having such a good time..

    help please.. I don't know whether I'm overeacting or not..
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    Hi guys I've been stalking this thread for a short while as I've not long got into my first proper relationship (aside from the douches I dated in my teens!) and it's a long distance one! He's gone to uni to study Video Game Development because he's awesome like that and while I had no doubts that we'll stay together, reading your stories about how you're making it work give people like me that extra support too

    I'm lucky in the sense that he's only less than an hour away by car and has a train station just round the corner from his uni, but unlucky in the sense that I just can't pass my driving test and that it takes a bus and two trains to get to him AND I work Saturday nights We email eachother through the day, his free internet gets cut off tomorrow and we didn't think he'd be able to afford to get it back but somehow he's managed it, and we'll be texting too when I finally get my free messages back (come on Oct. 10th!)

    He doesn't want to come home every weekend he says it'll feel like he's never been away which I understand bless him, when he's home he's only about 10mins away and both his parents drive so they pick him up and take him back and they pick me up to come stay at his house too which is great of them. I stayed at his house last night after not seeing him for over 2 weeks (save for a few hours on my birthday last week) this next time's gonna be a bit longer as my next Saturday off is the 31st so he said he'll come back then

    Sorry for the long rant there but I've wanted to post here for a while but kept putting it off lol I know that some people have a bigger distance between them and their partners and that my situation is something that they'd love to trade for but I think the point is that you can't be with the one you love as much as you'd want to and for that I think we're all in the same boat.
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    Anyone know the cheapest way by Train to get from london to Glasgow? Thanks I've been stalking this thread for a while now! x
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    (Original post by Cy4nide)
    I think the point is that you can't be with the one you love as much as you'd want to and for that I think we're all in the same boat.
    So true. Good luck with your boyfriend (:
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    (Original post by MysteryPass)
    So true. Good luck with your boyfriend (:
    Thanks, same to you and everyone here :3
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    (Original post by lucyhol1012)
    There are so many people here who have gone all the way through uni
    I did one year and then moved and am now a lot closer to my boyfriend.
    At first it really does seem horrid but you get used to it.

    How far away is your boyfriend?


    My boyfriends just gone to uni this weekend (very long way away!)..dnt seem real yet..although on the other hand..it feels really weird Has anyone else had a similar feeling?
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    (Original post by Gracie_liv)
    Anyone know the cheapest way by Train to get from london to Glasgow? Thanks I've been stalking this thread for a while now! x
    Probably to split the tickets halfway through. Try doing something like London to York and then York to Glasgow, or London to Manchester, then Manchester to Glasgow etc. Just London to somewhere in the middle of the country/up north, then continue the journey from there.

    Might take you a while to find the best route but it'll be worth it.
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    (Original post by Gracie_liv)
    Anyone know the cheapest way by Train to get from london to Glasgow? Thanks I've been stalking this thread for a while now! x
    Go on nationalrail.co.uk and click on "Find cheapest fair available" and that will give you the cheapest you can do it. Whether it is direct or indirect.
    Virgin go London to Glasgow, and they have advance fairs that aren't very dear.
    I did London to Liverpool for only £7 so have a look on their and book as far in advance as you can.
 
 
 
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