Scotrail - 50% off Off-Peak & Super Off-Peak Return tickets - online sale (buy by 12/6 travel out by 13/6)
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Scotrail - 50% off Off-Peak & Super Off-Peak Return tickets - online sale (buy by 12/6 travel out by 13/6)

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Found 29th May 2015
Summary: Get a 50% discount on Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak Day return and period return tickets (ie 1 month) on Scotrail services in Scotland, when you buy online (through their Summer Sale link page) and travel outwards by Sat 13/6 (ie returning same day , or upto a month later with the period return).

Info taken from Scotrail's website (as I saw from a tip off on the RailForums.co.uk by user BlueFox):...

"Fantastic news! For a limited time only, we are offering 50% off our off-peak fares bought online.

"Buy your tickets (online only) before 13 June 2015...

"Outward travel must be completed by 13 June, but you can travel back up until 12 July (on a period return)."

Some extra T&Cs [see their site for all] that are particularly relevant:
- no other reductions eg for Railcards (would be 33%, not this 50%)
- only valid on Scotrail services (ie not CrossCountry/VirginWest+East)
- only between two stations in Scotland (though not Lockerbie!)
- seat reservations can still be made
- "Peak" restrictions are listed there

Fuller details on their website [though that has copy/paste error about "spring-sale" rather than "summer-sale"]

When you click "Buy Tickets" and enter a route where there are (Super) Off-Peak Day/Period returns the results table will show "50% Off Promo" on those fares - eg from Inverness to Aberdeen is Off-Peak Day £14.65 & Off-Peak Return £21.20.

Remember that with Day/Period returns you can generally break your journey en route, and with Off-Peak travel on any train not prohibitied by their "Peak" restrictions - ie as opposed to Advance tickets where you have to travel from A to B on the specified train with no breaks.

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Original Poster

It seems that if your intended route doesn't have the (S)OPDR or (S)OPR fares then you get this error message instead of fares:
"The Journey details, dates or times entered aren’t valid for this promotion"
it's worth then going back and checking/revising your journey times to be sure your times are "Off-Peak" as that's magically produced half-price fares when I've tried some routes.
As mentioned above the offer fares are shown as "50% Off Promo"

It was only once I'd submitted this deal that the system found a "Voucher" offer that marko4ever24 had posted this morning!
Though there is NO voucher code as he says. So kudos to him for posting though don't think Voucher area was right one.
Anyway if you were looking for a (non-existent) voucher follow his voucher posting:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/50-off-scotrail-super-off-peak-return-tickets-2216198


It still remains the case that on many routes buying an Advance ticket - committing you to a particular train & date - can still be cheaper - eg with my INV-ABD example they start at £8.50 each way. Though a (S)OPR gives you 30 days flexibility when you return, as well as opportunity to break journey.

PS: Good news - the RMT action 4/6 and 9/6 has been suspended so HAVE got all the period to 13/6 (+1m return) to exploit the offer on!
Edited by: "mk-donald" 2nd Jun 2015

Banned

That means I'll get 50% off the train (actually the bus) to Lanark. WTF is going on? No trains to Lanark at the weekend for ages. You are deposited on a bus when you get to Motherwell!
Edited by: "bruceboy" 29th May 2015

Cheers op. Bought a ticket for tomorrow for Edinburgh. Pity about the pending strike or would have made more train journeys.

thanks, i got a half price ticket for a trip i'm making today

Cold as their prices are the worst in Europe.

Edinburgh to Glasgow.... £23 return. Similar journey between two sizeable towns in France at peak time €12.

I drive to work as the Scotrail train to work is £8.20 return....it's only 1 stop and 9 mins. ....

Excellent find OP, Thanks!

Last year I took the train for a holiday in Scotland. For a couple the return tickets from London - even with Two Together deal and advance booking - are so eye wateringly expensive that I doubt I'll ever repeat going by train. Next time it'll be either Ryanair or drive all the way. What a luverly transport policy we have.

The cost/inconvenience really puts me off visiting this great country.
Edited by: "buglawton" 31st May 2015

Thanks OP!

Nice find

handy thanks op

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britespark007

Cheers op. Bought a ticket for tomorrow for Edinburgh. Pity about the … Cheers op. Bought a ticket for tomorrow for Edinburgh. Pity about the pending strike or would have made more train journeys.

the strike got postponed no?

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laurakelly1988

Comment the strike got postponed no?


Currently "suspended" ie off but that was Monday pm news, and their comment was at the weekend when pre-booking anything for 4-5/6 and 9-11/6 would have been foolhardy.
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