Viewing a property Monday at 6pm but its about 2 and half hours on train either way so spending the night in a bed and breakfast and coming back next day.
The issue is, that the fares are very up and down, sometimes you can book and get them for £5 single with railcard, sometimes its £20 single with railcard and this is advance tickets.
I have 3 options, I am going to my friends tiny freezing flat on Friday but want to come back Saturday or Sunday as cant handle a few nights there, but if I can handle a day more I can get a single ticket for £6.85 this is on a train that has no internet or charging facilities so I cant use laptop on the journey for a long period though it may last most of the journey.
Option 2 is come back to mine as planned and pay £3.35 fare back to mine then pay the £15 single ticket to where I am going Monday. Entire journey is about 2 and a half hours but about 45 minutes of that is waiting for connection and means I will be in Glasgow and can go for a drink or a walk around(or maybe a day out but will have a backpack and a laptop bag) and maybe get a later train. Also I will have a hour on train to use my laptop and not worry about draining its battery.
Option 3 is get the ticket from my friends town which costs £6.85 and get a day return to my friends as its the same train which costs £3.35 so total cost of £10.20 for a single but means a journey time of about 3 and a half hours. so a hour more than others plus means my laptop battery will last a maximum of 2 hours so will have an hour and a half doing nothing also it means If I leave even at lunchtime I will have a maximum of 2 hours around the town before I have to meet landlord.
The return fare is less so I would just get the quick cheap one back.