Be Quick £39 single Caledonian Sleeper train tickets to or from London @ Scot Rail
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Be Quick £39 single Caledonian Sleeper train tickets to or from London @ Scot Rail

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Found 5th Feb 2013
UPDATE:- Sale now extended till Midnight 14 Feburary

Over 7000 tickets to or from London

Book your ticket before midnight on 7 February to make the most of this amazing online exclusive. Travel is valid from Friday 8 February to Tuesday 26 March 2013 inclusive and your fare includes travel plus berth accommodation in a twin berth standard cabin.
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Or fly for less
YouDontWantToKnow

Or fly for less


Sure. If you happen to live next to an airport.
Edited by: "andythebrave" 5th Feb 2013
Incidentally, this is one of the regular prices for the bargain berths. They start at £19 but I wish you luck in finding one! Book any time for travel up to 12 weeks ahead.
Edited by: "andythebrave" 5th Feb 2013
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andythebrave

Sure. If you happen to live next to an airport.



Or one of the 4 train stations it stops at on the way to scotland
Shame you can't use redspottedhanky vouchers for this :P
YouDontWantToKnow

Or one of the 4 train stations it stops at on the way to scotland



To be fair, this is a deal that is best for those in Scotland who wish to visit London although I did use it recently to go to Garelochhead. The cost of either travel to a London airport or of driving and parking was greater than that of the 'plane ticket.
And more fun than flying surely?!
Oh yes. I'd haggis and neeps in the lounge car before retiring for the night. Woke up to a bacon roll and and a cup of tea as we trundled along past Faslane. Best of all you gain so much time as the travelling is done in the land of nod. Travel with a sense of adventure.
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andythebrave

To be fair, this is a deal that is best for those in Scotland who wish to … To be fair, this is a deal that is best for those in Scotland who wish to visit London although I did use it recently to go to Garelochhead. The cost of either travel to a London airport or of driving and parking was greater than that of the 'plane ticket.



To be fair to park at train stations is not cheap and neither is the cost of getting a train to the departing train station. Or the price of food & drink when you are on it for 12 hours
The trip is actually very nice and relaxing. Hop on the train in the evening, and wake up in Scotland in the morning. No more journey and long queues at the airport.

The bed is a bit narrow. If 2 of you go together then you have the whole cabin among yourselves. First class has cooked breakfast delivered to the room also, and lounge with shower and changing facilities at the destination station.

I would recommend the sleeper train over budget flights any day.
Great deal
I quite fancy doing this ... thanks OP!

Chris
I did this last year to Fort William and it was fantastic. It leaves at 9pm and I had some haggis and beer in the restaurant carriage. Was really quite nice and pretty cheap. There was also plug sockets and sofas (these are busy first thing but get quiet by 11) to go on my laptop. Then slept and was woken up at 7.30am (the stewards ask what time you want to be woken and they bring coffee and shortbread in standard class to your room). It was amazing leaving the room and seeing the mountains and streams in the Highlands as I had my coffee. I'd read it was a great experience when you wake and see it but it exceeded my high expectations. The train is much shorter at the final stage as it splits en route so it was almost like having the whole thing to myself.

It was totally different to flying. Much less annoying and more enjoyable. Flights may be quicker but after travelling, security etc and flights not going to anywhere near as many destinations as the sleeper there's no comparison.
Edited by: "JJSF1" 6th Feb 2013
Its a good price, not something i would do again having used it a few times with work. I am a fairly light sleeper and got little or no sleep.

Its worth bearing in mind
JJSF1

I did this last year to Fort William and it was fantastic. It leaves at … I did this last year to Fort William and it was fantastic. It leaves at 9pm and I had some haggis and beer in the restaurant carriage. Was really quite nice and pretty cheap. There was also plug sockets and sofas (these are busy first thing but get quiet by 11) to go on my laptop. Then slept and was woken up at 7.30am (the stewards ask what time you want to be woken and they bring coffee and shortbread in standard class to your room). It was amazing leaving the room and seeing the mountains and streams in the Highlands as I had my coffee. I'd read it was a great experience when you wake and see it but it exceeded my high expectations. The train is much shorter at the final stage as it splits en route so it was almost like having the whole thing to myself.It was totally different to flying. Much less annoying and more enjoyable. Flights may be quicker but after travelling, security etc and flights not going to anywhere near as many destinations as the sleeper there's no comparison.



I have been looking at doing a trip to the highlands, from London, any good tips / places to stay in Fort William ?
I want something cheap like a hostel etc for a night, or might just spend a day ther and get the sleeper back, thanks
Great deal. I prefer the sleeper to flying, although I always end up waking up in the middle of the night when the train stops in Carlisle (or wherever it is). I love getting breakfast and a cup of tea in the morning.
compingcomping

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maybe today, not sure about tomorrow!
You have to share with some random?
Great deal, shame it didn't come a few days earlier as I have just had to book easyjet flights. If you aren't in a rush a lot better than all the airport rubbish you have to deal with
So where's good to go?
Great find, thanks OP. Sleeper trains are a great way to travel.
DonkeyKonk

I have been looking at doing a trip to the highlands, from London, any … I have been looking at doing a trip to the highlands, from London, any good tips / places to stay in Fort William ?I want something cheap like a hostel etc for a night, or might just spend a day ther and get the sleeper back, thanks




We stayed in the Best Western hotel in the centre of Fort William last year. It was OK and only £30 for double room with breakfast
andythebrave

Incidentally, this is one of the regular prices for the bargain berths. … Incidentally, this is one of the regular prices for the bargain berths. They start at £19 but I wish you luck in finding one! Book any time for travel up to 12 weeks ahead.



There used to be an easy page where you could see which dates had the cheap fares. Does anyone know where this page has gone?
Depart:
London Euston dep. 05:39
Change at:
Glasgow Central arr. 10:36
Walk
Glasgow Queen Street dep. 12:21
Arrive:
Fort William, 16:09
Changes: 1 Duration: 10h 30m
No service selected
Passengers
2 Adults
First Class Anytime Return£1,064.00
valid via: Via Any Permitted Route
Valid outward on day of travel and return by the route and Train Operator shown on any day within 1 month.
terms and conditions
Total: £1,064.00
zomg

Great find, thanks OP. Sleeper trains are a great way to travel.



I enjoyed it, would also recommend the Jan Kiepura sleeper train from Amsterdam to Warsaw if you are feeling adventurous!
termite

We stayed in the Best Western hotel in the centre of Fort William last … We stayed in the Best Western hotel in the centre of Fort William last year. It was OK and only £30 for double room with breakfast



Thanks, I decided to just go Edinburgh for 2 days (I have a time restraint at the moment), fort William is a much longer journey too. Going up on Sunday night, arrive first thing Monday morning, stay one night in hostel for £12, have all day Tuesday, late stepper, back home Wednesday morning, a nice little break, hassle free, for £90, thanks OP.

If any use to others, St Christopher Inns hostels have 30% off if you stay three nights in their Edinburgh hostel (have other deals too, Lon, Barcelona, etc)

https://www.st-christophers.co.uk/specials


I
No cheap fares for me anywhere on the day I want.
thrustmaster

I enjoyed it, would also recommend the Jan Kiepura sleeper train from … I enjoyed it, would also recommend the Jan Kiepura sleeper train from Amsterdam to Warsaw if you are feeling adventurous!



Was looking at the Amsterdam - Prague route, £43 one way
Lovely journey and bargain price too if you can find it.
Coming from the Highlands I feel I must inform you Fort William is a dump . For skiing Aviemore is probably preferable if your planning staying. If walking West Highland/Great Glen way wouldn't stay in Fort William, maybe outside.
Sentral

You have to share with some random?



Yes, unless you go first class. Last time I went on the sleeper I accidentally had a first class ticket (bizarrely it was the cheapest, didn't realise until the return trip though), I chose the sleeper as the budget flights leave and arrive in the middle of the day which was no good for me. It was pretty good having the cabin to myself and being able to use the first class lounge but any time I've looked at first class prices for another trip the cost has been ridiculous and I don't fancy the idea of sharing a cabin with a stranger as they're absolutely tiny and very tight for one person.

Edit: Just realised this is for a single rather than a return which makes it quite pricey.

John
Edited by: "Johnmcl7" 6th Feb 2013
no matter what I try I keep getting this..
No fares have been found for your selected service.
is it just me?
What dates are you choosing? The couple I tried in March came up fine.

John
What is this railway!? O_o
Always handy to get on way back from football trips, often get a seat for £19 but have to be quick
richas03

There used to be an easy page where you could see which dates had the … There used to be an easy page where you could see which dates had the cheap fares. Does anyone know where this page has gone?


I know the one you mean but it seems to have gone which means you have to put in date after date and hope for the best. They are out there but it reminds me somewhat of flamedeer hunting.
DonkeyKonk

I have been looking at doing a trip to the highlands, from London, any … I have been looking at doing a trip to the highlands, from London, any good tips / places to stay in Fort William ?I want something cheap like a hostel etc for a night, or might just spend a day ther and get the sleeper back, thanks



I carried on to the Isle of Skye, but there is a travelodge now open on the main street in Fort William. It'll be cheap I'm guessing and less than a year old so in good condition.
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