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50% off Advance single tickets for 16-25 yr olds (with 16-25 railcard) + 250 Nectar points @ GWR
Decent offer by GWR. You must book and travel by the 10th December, so this is a long term offer. 50% is made up of 33% railcard discount + 16% extra from GWR
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boyaloud5 m ago

No. You get 50% discount with a railcard as opposed to the normal 34%.

Oh. Still great Thanks! Are there any railcard deals ever?

Xtrykyr9 h, 40 m ago

Whaat this is amazing! So if I have a railcard, I can get a further 50 …Whaat this is amazing! So if I have a railcard, I can get a further 50 percent discount?!


No. You get 50% discount with a railcard as opposed to the normal 34%.

Danny-14 h, 57 m ago

When I was at Uni, I knew plenty of "genuine students" who were too old to …When I was at Uni, I knew plenty of "genuine students" who were too old to qualify for an offer like this...Great offer though, heat added.


A student of any age can get a 16-25 railcard (formerly young person's railcard) and always has been able to.

Whaat this is amazing! So if I have a railcard, I can get a further 50 percent discount?!

cold for reminding me I'm old.
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Train Tickets for £5 @ Great Western Railway
If you plan on travelling by train in the next few months, you need to check out this sale.There are long journeys on offer from as little as £5 – but you’ll have to book by the end of Wednesday. Gre… Read more
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aw08

££ ...... omg £ 300 Accrington o Edinburgh omg !!!!!



​buy a return or 2 singles Accrington to Preston on any website or in person. then search on here for transpennine express - i posted a deal , book Preston to Edinburgh with them On their app,leaving at least ten mins changing time in Preston. extremely cheap, even first class
Edited by: "boyaloud" 25th Jan

Thanks

royals

more chance of winning the lottery than finding a deal. like finding a … more chance of winning the lottery than finding a deal. like finding a needle in haystack



Plenty of cheap tickets still available.

I've just checked one of the most popular journeys on this route, Bristol to London, and picked 9th March as a random date to check.
£10 tickets are available on eight different trains leaving Bristol before 10AM, plus on most other trains for the rest of the day. Returning from Paddington there are £10 tickets available on the last five trains of the day.

This is for travel on GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY only.

dynbrn

Is this not valid for like Edinburgh to London Kings X? Bc tickets are … Is this not valid for like Edinburgh to London Kings X? Bc tickets are way over 100/300 GBP?



That would by by Virgin East Coast. Their sale was a few weeks ago. Not GWR.

aw08

££ ...... omg £ 300 Accrington o Edinburgh omg !!!!!



That would be Northern and Virgin or Transpennine. Not GWR.

saadiya

are they only valid from/to London? I was looking for Cardiff to … are they only valid from/to London? I was looking for Cardiff to Manchester but the price is madness!



That would be Crosscountry Trains or Arriva Wales. Not GWR.


royals

more chance of winning the lottery than finding a deal. like finding a … more chance of winning the lottery than finding a deal. like finding a needle in haystack




There were loads of cheap tickets when this offer went live a couple of weeks ago. You just have to understand what the offer is, something most people don't seem to understand.


If you don't know which train company operates your local routes, there's a map here: nationalrail.co.uk/sta…pdf



Edited by: "Dealier" 23rd Jan

Same price as i always pay what a croc

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GWR January sale 400000 train seats for great prices ex. Devon to London £15 standard or £39 first class
Choose from a range of great destinations and take advantage of fantastic seat savings across the GWR network. Whether it’s a city break to the capital, a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds or a coasta… Read more
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neilglover1

I'm not sure how you travel, but I'm usually aware of where I want to … I'm not sure how you travel, but I'm usually aware of where I want to start from and get to. Must be quite exciting to pick these from a list


Or I could travel over such a distance for work that many start and end points are applicable to me.....hum which is the most likely option.

lol, worst deal ever. tickets from Reading are DOUBLE normal price!!!!!!!

Rickardo

How can they be worse than Southern?!



Cost of tickets is a joke: Reading to Paddington return peak is £52 (how can they justify that!) and you NEVER get a seat and are lucky to get on the train. Reading to Paddington is Europe's busiest commuter route/railways line.

when you can buy SWT tickets on megabus for 90p from London to Devon

UncleWilly

Yes but only if you reserve it in … Yes but only if you reserve it in advance.https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey/journey-information/on-board/cycles



It's pretty wise having your bike when travelling on GWR as when the train breaks down you have a plan B

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GWR January sale – £ 10 singles, £ 29 first class Bristol to London (book by midnight tonight)
Promotional fares are for Advance Single tickets only Available to purchase from 20 December until 23:59 on 28 December 2016 for travel from 6 January 2017 to 23:59 on 7 March 2017 Promotional fares… Read more
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Thanks very much for this!

The Govt and Media - You should all use public transport.
The train operators - Let's fleece the public!
The public - Stuff it. I'll drive.

This is a good deal and I wish thereally were more like it. I would love to use the trains more often but they're simply too expensive, especially if you want spur of the moment travel.

Just what I needed. Thanks!

Booked to go to Devon to see the family with the wife, unfortunately no deals on the Friday going down and was cheaper to get a standard single coming back on the Sunday with the Two Together railcard.
Edited by: "ccparkhill" 28th Dec 2016

Only on singles from what I can see
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Kids go for £1 this half term @ First Greater Western
This promotion is valid when up to 4 children are accompanied by an adult who has purchased a GWR Off-Peak Day Return ticket or valid Season Ticket. Offer valid only for travel on services operated b… Read more
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Taking kids on that shower of greedy **** should be classified as child abuse.

anlygi

Shame the little beggars have to be accompanied by an adult!



Hahaha

No good to us in the West either, despite the name!

SuperMariosDad

Excellent deal. We should see more posts like this rather than the two … Excellent deal. We should see more posts like this rather than the two waste of time posts sitting either side of it for a chocolate orange and a cheesecake. This deal deserves heat but instead a 99p chocolate orange (priced at its normal price!) lhas double the heat. Man I wish hukd would take all the food and grocery stuff off the deals page and have it completely separate. Sorry, rant over X)Once again, great deal for taking the kids for a day out.



Not much use if you live in the North, as a consolation at least I can eat a cheap chocolate orange, available everywhere.

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Free WiFi on board GWR trains
Just discovered that the GWR main line to Paddington now has free wifi. It used to be limited to just some GWR lines. Train moderately full on a Saturday, Speedtest showing about 0.6 Mbps download, qu… Read more
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used it the other day from Plymouth to Penzance and worked fine for me. used a VPN to stream and do anything i wanted speed wasn't always great but a quick check gave me 6meg down and 1 up.
always use a VPN!!

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Full bars everywhere on the train, catch is that a strong WiFi signal doesn't mean you'll get a good experience, that comes down to which part of the countryside you're going through and especially, how crowded the train is.

Where is the best place to sit to get best performance, is there an iPhone app to show signal strength, not just bars.

you get a virgin code if you book through them, east coast main line is good bit west coast is hopeless

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superivanho

even 3G is faster than the wifi. I travel GWR everyday between home and … even 3G is faster than the wifi. I travel GWR everyday between home and work, otherwise Heathrow connect.


It'd be interesting to know if the GWR system is like the one the media people use, that merges date from any of several networks depending on local signal.
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50% off advance single fares on GWR trains with a 16-25 card (booked before 31st Dec, travel before 31st Jan)
Got emailed this earlier today. Great for all those new freshers who might want to go home for Christmas! Remember also if you get a Santander Students bank account, you get a 4 year 16-25 railcard fo… Read more
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ysm1234

Transpennine Express have the same offer, which also applies if you're on … Transpennine Express have the same offer, which also applies if you're on jobseekers or age 16-18. See http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/50-off-tpexpress-advance-train-tickets-age-16-18-jobseekers-hold-a-16-25-railcard-2492146


that's cool. GWR operates the trains down here in the SW, which are the ones I use

Transpennine Express have the same offer, which also applies if you're on jobseekers or age 16-18. See hotukdeals.com/dea…146
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1st Class ticket Sale from £20 Each way + Double Nectar points @ Great Western Railway Editor
Okay, so i just saw this in my inbox Book before the 7th July and travel between 21st July and 9th September Tickets from £20 + Double Nectar points. So far i have found these: Swindon - London… Read more
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Expired. Booking had to be made by end of 7th of July

Where did you find the Newquay fares?? There price I'm finding is more expensive than a flight.

sJohnson23

First class to Swindon - perhaps the truest example of it being more … First class to Swindon - perhaps the truest example of it being more about the journey than the destination.



As a Swindoner I should be aggrieved by this, but can only chuckle. But a first class ticket out of here is fantastic. Hot!

First class to Swindon - perhaps the truest example of it being more about the journey than the destination.

Thanks, just booked a decent return to Newquay.
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Great Western Railway Ticket Sale from £10
Just bought a £10 ticket from London to Bristol. I usually travel with Megabus but £10 on the train seems too good a value!! To / From London (each way) Bath £10 Bristol £10 Cardiff £15 Cheltenham Sp… Read more
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sugaregg1

trying to book bristol-oxford-bristol and the cheapest it gives me on the … trying to book bristol-oxford-bristol and the cheapest it gives me on the offered days is 40 quid. Normal price. What's going on? Anyone?



Try different dates/times. I think they have a limited number of sale tickets. They're probably all gone for the date you're looking at.

On a similar subject, looking at trains from London - Exeter, sale price is £18 but there are £14 tickets on slightly slower "overtaken" trains. Anyone know if there's any disadvantage to the even cheaper tickets, other than speed? According to the terms, you can change the £14 ticket for a fee, but don't seem to be able to change the £18 sale ticket at all.
Edited by: "Kombucha" 22nd Apr 2016

trying to book bristol-oxford-bristol and the cheapest it gives me on the offered days is 40 quid. Normal price. What's going on? Anyone?

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royals

​try Reading to Paddington on gwr or swt. a 25 min journey return was £ … ​try Reading to Paddington on gwr or swt. a 25 min journey return was £51.40 a day before the changes. no discounts unless you get a weekly or dead on ticket. only 30 miles too



I don't think GWR do any advance fares from London to Reading so this sale does not cover that. Also you can't buy a cheap advance ticket to Bristol and then get off at Reading! I've tried twice and both times had to pay the fare difference at the ticket barrier as it is against the t&cs of the advance ticket - just like the open jaw flights!

Thanks op I will make use of this deal ...I only use megabus because of the cost of the train but at this price i will definitely use the train..

Fantastic deal, just saved £56 on a journey I intend to make in June. Thanks OP
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Great Western Railway January offer - train tickets from £6
Our great January fares offer We've got 300,000 advance purchase single tickets available, starting from just £6*. But hurry, offer ends midnight 12 January, for travel between 20 January and 22 Marc… Read more
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Quite a decent sale as I found london to cardiff for only £15 one way! Seems to be an actual sale unlike some other train companies who advertise the usual price as "sale" price!

Lacewing

The gwr is worse than fgw. If you are patient you can get london to … The gwr is worse than fgw. If you are patient you can get london to swansea for £12


How and where can I find this fare please if you don't mind. I am more so looking for London to Cardiff. Thank you

well I would have bought Weston to Paddington but i couldn't find tickets cheaper than £80 ! if any one finds date please let me know

great deal been looking for a short break with the family....thanks

The gwr is worse than fgw. If you are patient you can get london to swansea for £12
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Great Western Railway - Seat Sale! Seats from £10 in Jan and Feb 2016.
Just looked to book train travel next year to London Paddington and most seats are now on sale in Jan and Feb with singles down to £10 even for Peak Services. (For example one way from Swindon to Pad… Read more
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Sorry, new to this site, how on earth do I pick up this deal? I cant find it on GWR site?

Thanks ilovepinkmarshmallows! I need to head to London in January, this has saved me about 60% of my costs!

Thanks OP. Got some £10 tickets for Bristol to Reading. Great deal.

One way from Swansea to London Paddington is just £15, or £30 for a return, departing 26th Jan and returning 27th Jan.
Absolute bargain given the distance!
Edited by: "preecey" 16th Dec 2015

Coreydeals

Agreed. Mines around £80+, so it is definitely appreciated.



Agreed did Reading to Paddington - laughable £50.10 a day (£127 for a week) - for 3 months - regular service but often late and ridiculously overcrowded
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Bonus Nectar points on selected train services @ Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western)
Not so much of a fantastic deal, however the Nectar site says you earn 2 points per £1 spend. By searching for trains and selecting a service with a purple "+" next to it, you get a certain amount o… Read more
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jase.2

Nothing new here as First Great Western (and all other first sites) have … Nothing new here as First Great Western (and all other first sites) have had this for a couple of years


They've done Nectar points for a few years, but only today have I noticed they're offering bonus points on selected services. I've been using the FGW/GWR website for years and only noticed it today.
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£10 tickets on firstgreatwestern
Got in email today Book now and go west on selected routes to Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare and more from 1 October. Bookings can only be made until 19 September and numbers are limited, so book t… Read more
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Nice

will it be cheaper if I split this ticket

Just pick a day they're not striking!

Never mind Wales, maybe next time!
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10% Off FirstGreatWestern Advance [email protected]
No code just purchase FIRSTGREATWESTERN trains advance tickets on their website on till the 2nd of May so a £13.90 ticket will be £12.50 I Know this is only available on a limited number of trains and… Read more
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barnehurst

No red * to be seen on fare list - has this expired ?


No
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No red * to be seen on fare list - has this expired ?

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MissYDW

I couldn't get this to work. It was still showing the full/usual fare.


Only on advance greatwestern tickets
discounted tickets have a red * next to them
Edited by: "Wongy110" 20th Nov 2013

I couldn't get this to work. It was still showing the full/usual fare.
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£1 Train Tickets Between London & Oxford @ First Great Western
train fares between london and oxford for only a quid!
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Heat up.
But hardly any return fairs in the evening for a quid
In fact, hardly any evening returns full stop!

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day out from london for two quid, with lunch at the Mal, which is doing two courses for two with a bottle of wine for £30

Excellent deal...got a £1 fare during the Easter break!
Thx OP

I've just checked with FGW Customer Services about boarding at intermediate stations such as Reading or, in my case, Slough. I was told that it is "point to point only", Paddington to Oxford or vice-versa. Boarding / alighting at intermediate stations is not permitted. I pointed out that this restriction is not obvious within the offer and needs to be more prominently displayed, and I was then told that I would find the restrictions within the "Mobitix" and "Print at Home" terms and conditions!


Since the rail industry's cynical "Simpler Rail Fares" publicity campaign a year or so ago there have been quite a number of these seemingly illogical offers. This one has cropped up because FGW feels the need to compete with the cheap coach services between London and Oxford as well as potential rail competitors. As the coaches don't stop at Slough or Reading or any of the small stations, FGW doesn't see any need to reduce fares from these places.

Some will remember the well-deserved bad publicity last year for South West Trains when they "fined" a couple more than £100 for "getting off two stops early" whilst using a similar bargain ticket between Waterloo and Southampton.

I fear that until the rail industry's fare regulators take an interest, this nonsense will continue. Nonetheless, this is certainly a good deal for those able to take advantage of it.


Edited by: "emp18" 6th Mar 2011

carlokoko

ANY OTHER ROUTES?



I DONT KNOW WHY DONT YOU LOOK??? and stop shouting!
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Train fares from £5 for Oyster Card Holders
This summer, First Great Western are offering Oyster card and Freedom pass holders exclusive discounts on train tickets.which means you could travel from London to Wales and back for £20 return! All … Read more
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mr_deals;8930911

Very similar to this … Very similar to this ]http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/703073/cheap-off-peak-train-tickets-from-l



Surely this is exactly the same deal, so duplicated

good stuff, repped.
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10% off Advance Rail Tickets booked online @ FirstLateWestern
10% off advance purchase rail tickets booked online at First Great Western - and Railcard discounts still apply too! Advance means that you must book by the day before. A good deal if you are flexib… Read more
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Seems to have expired - tickets for 14 days ahead are same price as everywhere else.

And wont work on London Travelcards either

So, is this only on Great Western lines? My tickets are showing the same price as the Scotrail tickets I was going to book.

It definitely is First LATE Western! Train cancelled this morning without any explanation or apology and the one after was late - no apology either! :x

Damn train company!!!:x

Just be thankful you don't have to use Arriva Trains Wales.
I actually miss FGW, now that I have to use Arriva only.

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