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How to avoid the £2 credit card charge
How to avoid the £2 credit card charge

How to avoid the £2 credit card charge

Just a quick tip, if you are planning on booking train tickets with your credit card, thetrainline.com will charge you £2. You can avoid this charge by either booking your tickets at a station, (use the site to find your routes, times and prices). Alternatively, you can often book via the train company directly. For example, FirstGreatWestern have exactly the same booking engine, the prices are exactly the same, yet they do not charge you for using a credit card.

However if you're planning on spending more than £200, then Quidco give 1% cash back on thetrainline.com.

Happy travels!

Quidco says, 1% for each sale with a value over £25.
- siliconbits

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Worth knowing & i'd recommend going through the train company themselves. Central trains ran a pretty good promo the year before last...if I remember correctly I they had a maximum/capped fare of something ridiculous like £15 return wherever you travelled using them (did London to Chesterfield @ this price).
'Warmed up' because that £2 MIGHT just buy you a coffee while you're waiting for your train....well, a small coffee!

Don't forget the free 20% off discount card at train stations food courts!

fordy

Don't forget the free 20% off discount card at train stations food courts!


Check out [url]www.bite.co.uk[/url] for that one...(cheers for the reminder)

CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

Check out [url]www.bite.co.uk[/url] for that one...(cheers for the … Check out [url]www.bite.co.uk[/url] for that one...(cheers for the reminder)



bitecard.co.uk you mean

Cheers for the correction Mystical....getting old...I tend to..........

Also, do look at the price of 2 single tickets rather than a (saver) return.
I've just booked a trip Reading Bath for 2 weeks time. The best fare
on the webpage was £34 for a sooper-dooper-blooper sava, or some-such.
The price for 2 single tickets on specific trains was £13: £6.50 each way.
Plus FGW post me the tickets for free and as has been said, didn't charge
extra for a credit card booking.

thanks for the CC tip and the 20% link :thumbsup:

I think I'm right in saying that the Trainline don't charge the fee for using DEBIT cards. So basically Switch, Maestro, Visa Debit, Electron etc., are all fine.

madtrekker

I think I'm right in saying that the Trainline don't charge the fee for … I think I'm right in saying that the Trainline don't charge the fee for using DEBIT cards. So basically Switch, Maestro, Visa Debit, Electron etc., are all fine.



Correct, worth noting aswell;

I went to station back along with printed journey from trainline and one of the singles was apparently sold out, went home and ordered no problems which was slightly strange, may have been why that train was majorly overcrowded I think ...

similar to this book via virgin.co.uk instead of trainline to avoid the new £1 postage fee!!!!!
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