583°
EXPIRED
Southern Advance Train Tickets 90% Off - one Day Only
Southern Advance Train Tickets 90% Off - one Day Only

Southern Advance Train Tickets 90% Off - one Day Only

90% Discount
on Southern Fares for Green Britain Day

In a bid to encourage you to leave your cars at home and travel by train, Southern are marking Green Britain Day on Friday 10 July by offering a wide range of Advance tickets at a staggering 90% discount if purchased online. This means that some tickets to London can be bought for as little as 50p!

72 Comments

Well I can't find any fares for that amount...The cheapest so far is £20.00...what am I doing wrong??

I'm slightly confused. Is this tickets for use on Friday 10th, or is it when you buy a ticket on Friday 10th for any date?

Electro;5703272

I'm slightly confused. Is this tickets for use on Friday 10th, or is it … I'm slightly confused. Is this tickets for use on Friday 10th, or is it when you buy a ticket on Friday 10th for any date?



"Tickets can be bought on-line on the day only for travel up to three months ahead."

Original Poster

Electro;5703272

I'm slightly confused. Is this tickets for use on Friday 10th, or is it … I'm slightly confused. Is this tickets for use on Friday 10th, or is it when you buy a ticket on Friday 10th for any date?




Blurb from the website -

"On Friday 10 July, Green Britain Day, Southern will be offering a wide range of Southern Advance single tickets at a staggering 90% discount, compared to the normal 40% currently available when tickets are booked online in advance of travel. This means that some tickets to London can be bought for as little as 50p! Tickets can be bought on-line on the day only for travel up to three months ahead"

Original Poster

sindy;5703260

Well I can't find any fares for that amount...The cheapest so far is … Well I can't find any fares for that amount...The cheapest so far is £20.00...what am I doing wrong??



"On Friday 10 July, Green Britain Day, Southern will be offering a wide range of Southern Advance single tickets at a staggering 90% discount, compared to the normal 40% currently available when tickets are booked online in advance of travel"

Oh damn it! Wish I hadn't bought a ticket to Edinburgh from there yesterday! I could have done with another 40% off.

sindy;5703260

Well I can't find any fares for that amount...The cheapest so far is … Well I can't find any fares for that amount...The cheapest so far is £20.00...what am I doing wrong??



unsure. i think it said single tickets only. may be wrong. so maybe do your journey as 2 singles?

mandles;5703795

unsure. i think it said single tickets only. may be wrong. so maybe do … unsure. i think it said single tickets only. may be wrong. so maybe do your journey as 2 singles?



Seriously - can you not read?! Purchase on 10th July!!

Maybe you should just stay at home...

Banned

LONDON-BRIGHTON-LONDON for 50p by train!!!!!!!!!

sing2trees;5703873

Seriously - can you not read?! Purchase on 10th July!!Maybe you should … Seriously - can you not read?! Purchase on 10th July!!Maybe you should just stay at home...



Seriously can you not read "Southern Advance Fares are:

* 50p (£5* with 90% discount)
* 75p (£7.50* with 90% discount)
* £1.25p (£12.50* with 90% discount)



These fares are for one way tickets. "

Some tickets are at the moment £10 cheaper than normal as i found . Bet it is being so happy that keeps you going!

Good find! How did you hear about it? You get their newsletter?
Going to see what interesting places are on their routes...

Sound good, got a couple of tris to London coming up so hopefully this will save me some bucks, cheers.

As long as you keep the reservations part of the ticket you will have to travel on a booked train miss it and thats it ...no alternatives if you missed the train .

but great if you can travel with booked service and know how to tell the time

wanderer;5709943

As long as you keep the reservations part of the ticket you will have to … As long as you keep the reservations part of the ticket you will have to travel on a booked train miss it and thats it ...no alternatives if you missed the train . but great if you can travel with booked service and know how to tell the time



Yeah but they never actually check! And you have 2 tickets, one of which only says Brighton - London and the date, not the time.
I've got away with going on a completely different train at least 15 times :thumbsup:

Anyway. What are the other routes on offer other than Brighton to London? I'm going from Brighton to London next Weds, guess what, no tickets, and same for when i'm going to London on August 1st.
How annoying.

Banned

Electro;5710095

Yeah but they never actually check! And you have 2 tickets, one of which … Yeah but they never actually check! And you have 2 tickets, one of which only says Brighton - London and the date, not the time.I've got away with going on a completely different train at least 15 times :thumbsup:Anyway. What are the other routes on offer other than Brighton to London? I'm going from Brighton to London next Weds, guess what, no tickets, and same for when i'm going to London on August 1st.How annoying.



thats a shame - we got some for £2.50 there and back next tuesday!!!

Anybody knows what routes this offer is available on?

Electro;5710095

Yeah but they never actually check! And you have 2 tickets, one of which … Yeah but they never actually check! And you have 2 tickets, one of which only says Brighton - London and the date, not the time.I've got away with going on a completely different train at least 15 times :thumbsup:Anyway. What are the other routes on offer other than Brighton to London? I'm going from Brighton to London next Weds, guess what, no tickets, and same for when i'm going to London on August 1st.How annoying.



we do check also its penalty fare if caught by revenue protection most routes are by a main line station for cheaper rates country routes are a little more if you want a direct service

trust me : I work for southern :
first ticket is your ticket which states only valid with reservations : which states ie 10:20 brighton - victoria on date

if you dont carry the reservation ticket your original ticket is not valid and you can be made to purchase a new ticket or if caught by revenue a penalty fare of twice the standard single fare £20.30 if i remember from brighton so thats £40.60 is it really worth the hassle to cheat the system just buy you cheap ticket carry both portions and board the correct train and enjoy your day out ..

ppl like you who cause the problems will be the ppl that will stop these great offers
your prob one of the ppl that buy day save and try to travel before 10am !!!!!!

tried a few gatwick to london as single and london to gatwick but nothing came up, ie standard fares.

just found vic - btn single 50p 1st august

typed in btn to vic after 10am none available for outward but offered rtn portion at 50p which is pointless

you can buy day save from onestop travel at brighton in the station advance only ideally 7days in advance for £10 unlimit'd travel after 10am mon-fri or 4 ppl together for £20 or from southern website

JazB;5710348

Anybody knows what routes this offer is available on?



The website says:

Destinations
Southern offers Advance tickets between:

Milton Keynes, Watford Junction, London Victoria, south London and many stations including Gatwick Airport, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Worthing, Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton

Don't forget to use your railcards too.

Per website:
Further discounts are available for qualifying railcards (34%) and children (50%)

anyone find any other routes from london? This seems good only for brighton?

Original Poster

dybydx;5705065

Good find! How did you hear about it? You get their newsletter?Going to … Good find! How did you hear about it? You get their newsletter?Going to see what interesting places are on their routes...:)



I commute into London every day on Southern and signed up to their news letters.

wanderer;5710401

we do check also its penalty fare if caught by revenue protection most … we do check also its penalty fare if caught by revenue protection most routes are by a main line station for cheaper rates country routes are a little more if you want a direct service trust me : I work for southern : first ticket is your ticket which states only valid with reservations : which states ie 10:20 brighton - victoria on date if you dont carry the reservation ticket your original ticket is not valid and you can be made to purchase a new ticket or if caught by revenue a penalty fare of twice the standard single fare £20.30 if i remember from brighton so thats £40.60 is it really worth the hassle to cheat the system just buy you cheap ticket carry both portions and board the correct train and enjoy your day out ..ppl like you who cause the problems will be the ppl that will stop these great offers your prob one of the ppl that buy day save and try to travel before 10am !!!!!!



Like I said i've done it tons of times! The guards on the gates rarely even care enough to actually look at your tickets! Nobody even knows about it, the offers still come along.

well i cant find anything, why don't they show all available fares on one page, think of all the carbon emmissions from peoples fruitless searching

Cant find any reductions for the day I want (18th) for travel to London Bridge station. Surely all the tickets can't have been used up already?

GRRRRRRRRRR! It makes me so frickin' mad when companies make such a big thing about promotions like this, and then you find the deal is about as useful as a hole in a space suit.

Thanks for the reminder. £1.25 Victoria to Portsmouth on Sunday 19th at 20:17, its normally £3.50 for an advance ticket on that train so thats an amazing deal all round!

Thanks OP.

kev_gordon;5710574

Cant find any reductions for the day I want (18th) for travel to London … Cant find any reductions for the day I want (18th) for travel to London Bridge station. Surely all the tickets can't have been used up already?GRRRRRRRRRR! It makes me so frickin' mad when companies make such a big thing about promotions like this, and then you find the deal is about as useful as a hole in a space suit.



Where are you going from?
It's only for certain stations.

For example if you want to get to London Bridge from Brighton, you put in Brighton to Victoria for the cheap ticket. And then you pay normal price from victoria to london bridge.

Just got 50p singles between Worthing and London for saturdays in August. Normally £13.50 is the cheapest day return so this is a great saving, many thanks.

Cant find any for what I want - southampton to London first week of aug

thanks for posting.. wouldn't have thought of it otherwise but we're now having a day out in Brighton, that's one day during the school hols taken care of... £2.65 return for me and daughter... now all i need is some sunshine!:thumbsup:

Mmmm have tried about 20 dates from Milton Keynes (with our one train an hour) and not a hint of anything cut priced

Thanks op, just bkd a day trip to Brighton during summer hols for 2 adults and 3 kids using f+f railcard and it came to £2 total, 35p each adult and 10p each child each way! What a result!

Ok - found some - was trying London waterloo which is no good. Need london victoria. Not sure what other london stations work ("southern" ones).

Thanks - going Brighton to London return this weekend for the princely sum of £2!

Offer is on advance tickets only.

Routes where the Advance ticket is available:
Brighton - London Victoria

Portsmouth- London Victoria

Littlehampton - London Victoria

Bognor Regis - London Victoria

ArunValley (Arundel to Christs Hospital) – London Victoria

London Metro area - Brighton

HTH

Add Southampton -> London Vic to that list!

So are we saying that unless you want to travel to or from London, there is no discounted teckest available?

Ah - I managed EVENTUALLY to track some down from Milton Keynes (eg Brighton for 1.50 return!) however do realise there is some form of LIMIT on bookings per a/c as after making a second booking I got this displayed at the top
"You have now made the maximum allowed number of purchases today (2). You will not be able to purchase any more tickets today."

So there may be a technique of making sure you do ALL your journeys in as few a bookings as possible as you MAY run out.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text