Some big savings on train tickets. 2 adults - manchester to blackpool £5 each way per person + £0.75p booking fee trainline.com
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Some big savings on train tickets. 2 adults - manchester to blackpool £5 each way per person + £0.75p booking fee trainline.com

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Found 9th Jun 2016
This deal may not be for everyone, but trainline have some huge reductions on advanced train tickets.

Just bought 2 adult return tickets from manchester piccadilly to blackpool for £5 each way per person.

Leaving september 1st returning 3rd sept.

Bear in mind. The blackpool light switch on is on 2nd september this year, so this could be a bargain if anyone planning a trip.

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I think this price is standard if travelling in advance. I bought tickets manchester-blackpool for £6.00 (each way) and that was travelling within a week... but still worth pointing out for others. Heat added!

Why do people still buy from Trainline?

It's ALWAYS cheaper to buy directly from the train company because there are no booking fees.

Original Poster

Why do people still buy from Trainline? It's ALWAYS cheaper to buy … Why do people still buy from Trainline? It's ALWAYS cheaper to buy directly from the train company because there are no booking fees.


nothern rail didnt have tickets available for the dates selected, they only have up to 12 weeks advanced travel - no prices were cheaper than offered here. Prices on journeys were matched.

75p booking fee isnt exactly breaking anyones bank account is it?

"Hesitate and you lose"


The previous comments are absolutely spot on. From Blackpool, a one way advance to Manchester Victoria is £3, or £5 to Piccadilly and has been this price for some time. Same price for the opposite return journey.

Go through Northern rather than trainline and you won't pay any fees either.

Is it a good price for a return between Blackpool/Manchester? Yes... is it a really a "deal" I'm not so sure. Hopefully it helps someone out though


Edited by: "ahenners" 9th Jun 2016

Why do people still buy from Trainline? It's ALWAYS cheaper to buy … Why do people still buy from Trainline? It's ALWAYS cheaper to buy directly from the train company because there are no booking fees.



Exactly. Unfortunately Trainline's misleading marketing and advertising fools stupid people into booking with them and paying needless booking fees.

There is NO ticket sold through the Trainline that is cheaper than anywhere else.

You can buy advance purchase tickets online at many different websites, over the phone or at your local booking office and, unlike booking through the Trainline, you won't pay a booking fee.

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UncleWilly

Exactly. Unfortunately Trainline's misleading marketing and advertising … Exactly. Unfortunately Trainline's misleading marketing and advertising fools stupid people into booking with them and paying needless booking fees.There is NO ticket sold through the Trainline that is cheaper than anywhere else.You can buy advance purchase tickets online at many different websites, over the phone or at your local booking office and, unlike booking through the Trainline, you won't pay a booking fee. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-3246373/Train-tickets-thetrainline-com-no-cheaper-booking-direct-online-passengers-cough-booking-fee.html


The company I work for mandates that all rail tickets must be purchased through trainline X) Geniuses.

This is a great deal. The only downside that I can see is that you end up in Blackpool

blackpool is fantastic been going a few times a year since I was born (34years) over the past 5 years so much has been renovated and upgraded it's really a great place that's stuck with an old bad image. it's really tidy and clean has so much entertainment for any age that you cant fit it all into a weeks holiday and it now has a blue flag award for its beach... so much has changed that it's like a new shiny blackpool that's kept all its old greatness (fair, tower, piers) with none of the grubbyness. Deffo worth a second try for the haters who haven't been in years.......

Last went about five years ago and vowed never to go again. Bordered up shops, needles in the streets, yawping drunk groups of lads and lasses going up and down the main drag. Me and the wife got threatened by some bloke running a game kiosk because we would spend any more money. Horrible place, yet I loved it as a kid. Hopefully it's improved.

avoid the train line!!!!!!

Why would anyone pay extra to book through the train line? Just use nationalrail.co.uk. Cold.

Caroline_1993

nothern rail didnt have tickets available for the dates selected, they … nothern rail didnt have tickets available for the dates selected, they only have up to 12 weeks advanced travel - no prices were cheaper than offered here. Prices on journeys were matched. 75p booking fee isnt exactly breaking anyones bank account is it? "Hesitate and you lose"



I've checked the Northern Rail website and they are available on the dates you booked.

For these tickets I wouldn't recommend booking with Northern anyway. Some train companies have special prices or offers for tickets booked through their own website, but Northern don't at the moment. If you book through a different train company (for example Transpennine) you should be able to get cashback and nectar points, and still not pay a booking fee.
75p isn't breaking the bank, but why pay it when you don't have to?

Uns

Why would anyone pay extra to book through the train line? Just use … Why would anyone pay extra to book through the train line? Just use nationalrail.co.uk. Cold.



Nationalrail.co.uk don't sell tickets, they just direct you to one of the train companies' websites. And the train company they send you to might not be the most appropriate one for your journey.
I would recommend going to the website of the train company your journey is with (or the one that it's with the most if you change trains), and see if they have any special offers. And if they don't, book via the website with the best cashback and loyalty scheme.

It's also worth checking Megatrain first. They only do a fairly small number of routes (I don't think they do any Virgin services any more, so it's just a few East Midlands Trains and South West Trains services), but can be much cheaper than buying normal tickets.


thanks anyway caroline!!!

zomg

The company I work for mandates that all rail tickets must be purchased … The company I work for mandates that all rail tickets must be purchased through trainline X) Geniuses.



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mb1

The TrainLine are awful, especially for fees. Go here instead: … The TrainLine are awful, especially for fees. Go here instead: https://www.takethetrain.co.uk/apps/WebObjects/TTT.woa/wo/0.0and here http://www.headforpoints.com/2015/08/11/getting-the-cheapest-price-and-maximum-rewards-for-train-tickets/


Takethetrain.com are dearer

Cold as it's standard advance prices available on all train sites - but most others do not have any booking fees.

The trainline doesn't have access to any special fares - they will be industry wide.
Sometimes specific train companies will give special fares on their own website.
Check for Quidco/ Topcashback & Nectar points (plus Tesco do doubleup with redspottedhanky)
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