Train fares to Blackpool

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Train fares to Blackpool

Post by BetaCam » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:59 pm

A job trip opens a possibility to go to Blackpool away in November. However, when searching for train tickets the cost for a roundtrip London/Blackpool turns into 150 GPB.
Taking into consideration that I am early in the process of obtaining tickets, this sounds very expensive. Or maybe not?
Any advice?

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Re: Train fares to Blackpool

Post by SM » Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:59 am

Have you looked at the cost with a rail card?

It used to save me a fortune when I went by train…
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Re: Train fares to Blackpool

Post by UxbridgeR » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:53 am

BetaCam wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:59 pm
A job trip opens a possibility to go to Blackpool away in November. However, when searching for train tickets the cost for a roundtrip London/Blackpool turns into 150 GPB.
Taking into consideration that I am early in the process of obtaining tickets, this sounds very expensive. Or maybe not?
Any advice?
Are you planning on going up and coming back on the Saturday ? The offpeak return fare is £101. Still ridiculously expensive, but it seems to be the cheapest current option for direct travel on the day.

If you're travelling there and back on different days, it's usually cheaper to search for two single tickets. You can also look at breaking the journey up e.g going from London to Preston or Manchester, and then on to Blackpool as two separate trips.
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Re: Train fares to Blackpool

Post by BetaCam » Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:14 pm

SM wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:59 am
Have you looked at the cost with a rail card?

It used to save me a fortune when I went by train…
Thanks SM.
Will definately look into this, as I´m most likely going to Cardiff midweek as well.

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Re: Train fares to Blackpool

Post by BetaCam » Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:21 pm

UxbridgeR wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:53 am
BetaCam wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:59 pm
A job trip opens a possibility to go to Blackpool away in November. However, when searching for train tickets the cost for a roundtrip London/Blackpool turns into 150 GPB.
Taking into consideration that I am early in the process of obtaining tickets, this sounds very expensive. Or maybe not?
Any advice?
Are you planning on going up and coming back on the Saturday ? The offpeak return fare is £101. Still ridiculously expensive, but it seems to be the cheapest current option for direct travel on the day.

If you're travelling there and back on different days, it's usually cheaper to search for two single tickets. You can also look at breaking the journey up e.g going from London to Preston or Manchester, and then on to Blackpool as two separate trips.
Yes, I will most likely return on the same day. Thanks Uxbridge!

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Re: Train fares to Blackpool

Post by UxbridgeR » Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:48 am

I just had another look at the fares on the day, and you can now get two singles for just under £74
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Re: Train fares to Blackpool

Post by BetaCam » Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:57 pm

Match now moved to 5:30 thanks to Sky :o .
Railcards seemingly not available for ppl in 40-50s. Am I missing something?

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Re: Train fares to Blackpool

Post by UxbridgeR » Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:35 am

BetaCam wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:57 pm
Match now moved to 5:30 thanks to Sky :o .
Railcards seemingly not available for ppl in 40-50s. Am I missing something?
No, railcards are only available for the under 30s or over 60s. Unfortunately the revised kick-off time for the game basically makes it impossible to get back to London on the day without leaving the game early. The last train leaves at 19.26 and the ground is two miles from the station.

Thanks Sky :evil:
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