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is there anyway I can get really cheap train tickets? Any ways would be helpful
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is there anyway I can get really cheap train tickets? Any ways would be helpful
lookup split ticketing and also try to travel at off peak times if you can.
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is there anyway I can get really cheap train tickets? Any ways would be helpful
If you have a railcard, definitely take advantage of that and use it to get about 30% off your train tickets. On Unidays, there may be some discount codes for train tickets with certain operators like LNER. To get the best price, definitely buy your train tickets directly from the train operator. Split ticketing is also a good alternative and travel at off-peak times if possible.
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To get the best price, definitely buy your train tickets directly from the train operator.
I would disagree with this, I often find it cheaper elsewhere, especially on split ticketing websites which the operators don't usually have on their website.
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I would disagree with this, I often find it cheaper elsewhere, especially on split ticketing websites which the operators don't usually have on their website.
Sometimes the operators have special offers, which are only available by booking directly with them. Also, some ticket sellers charge a handling fee.
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is there anyway I can get really cheap train tickets? Any ways would be helpful
If you can book in advance, and be a bit flexible about when you travel, you can get much lower prices. Also, get a railcard if you can.

Note that with advance bookings, you are normally required to travel on a specific train. I believe you can book up to 12 weeks in advance, and the cheapest fares are first-come-first-served, and limited numbers are available.

Try using the National Rail Enquiries web site (https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/) and see what pricing is like and how it varies.

Also, note that pricing doesn't necessarily have to make sense -- sometimes two singles can be cheaper than a return; sometimes "walk-up" pricing can be cheaper than advance booking. Also, as suggested, look up "split ticketing".
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Depending on where you're going & how soon you're planning on travelling, if you book tickets well in advance you can sometimes get some really good discounts.
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