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Southern Railway advance tickets
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Found 23rd Jan 2014Found 23rd Jan 2014
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  1. Found 23rd Jan 2014
Please read the frequently asked questions Here are some examples of Southern Advance journeys available: London Victoria to Brighton - from £5.00 Portsmouth Harbour to London V… Read more

Cold from Kent. Journey times to Victoria for cheap tickets two hours longer! :-)

No deal here.. average 3% dearer than last month.

Thanks for posting as I need some train tickets . have some heat too.

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Southern Railway (3 days in Advance) tickets  - From £5
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Found 4th Sep 2013Found 4th Sep 2013
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  1. Found 4th Sep 2013
I just booked a anytime return from London to Brighton this saturday for £10, which is same price as getting a coach right now. http://www.southernrailway.com/offers/advance-tick… Read more

I need this deal.

I need this deal

For weekend day trips to Brighton via Southern services you can buy their online DaySave ticket and use at ANY time at weekends [otherwise 10am+ & some London evening restrictions] - ie £14 with complete flexibility as to which service you use up/down (and can hop along the coast on other Southern services during the day if you wish). It MAY require you to buy upto 7 days ahead though and if you want a ticket on demand you can ONLY get from a Southern ticket machine
http://www.southernrailway.com/tickets-and-fares/ticket-types/daysave/
Also good if more than 2 of you are travelling together, ie upto 4 can travel for price of 2!

And up to one clear working day ahead [ie by Thursday for a Saturday trip] @ £16.50 you can get a print it yourself Southern AllNetwork Downlander which includes all of the Southern trains and some of Brighton's buses - eg coastal to Seven Sisters/Eastbourne.
http://www.southernrailwaytickets.com/main.php?page_id=281

Though if you plan to use Brighton & Hove buses do check their online offers - eg a smartphone day ticket is only a few quid!

(Some other offers too on the FCC services at weekends and for groups.)

Edited by: "mk-donald" 4th Sep 2013

Been this price for a while. I remember the days when I used to get a Brighton-London advance single for £2.50 with a rail card, only a couple of years ago.
cancel some train ticket types for free at southernrailway
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Found 12th Oct 2012Found 12th Oct 2012
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  1. Found 12th Oct 2012
stumbled across this - At Southern Railway we’ve always known that plans can change. That’s why we introduced the Rainy Day Guarantee. Now, to make it clearer and easier to under… Read more

Red Spotted Hanky charge a £10 'admin' fee, I discovered this recently

Original Poster

are you sure there is usually alwaya an admin fee

They normally charge £10 admin so I guess no admin fee is the deal?

bigjeremy

Is this not true with all tickets purchased via the web, I think if you … Is this not true with all tickets purchased via the web, I think if you dont pick up from redspottedhanky via the ticket machines at a station you also can also claim a refund?



More than that - this is true of all tickets bought in advance, be it online or at the station.

The only exception will be some "advance purchase" tickets (as opposed to tickets purchased in advance), which exactly the same as above.

Google "national rail conditions of carriage" and see the section on "your refund rights" and you can see that this is not a deal at all, simply what you are entilted to anyway.

I think this is unique to southern. Always buy my tickets there top cashback 6% too
34% Off Southern Advance train tickets booked online before 13 May
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Found 14th Apr 2012Found 14th Apr 2012
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  1. Found 14th Apr 2012
Southern Railway are having a 34% off Advance Purchase tickets bought before 13 May . Southern operate trains from London Victoria to the south coast including Brighton,Eastbourne… Read more

Southern started generously with a fixed £2.50 TCB C/B last year, but not so generously as to credit it against a £6.50 fare! Fair enough perhaps except then, as now, no minimum fare was quoted. A claim and five nudges were all to no avail. Since then similar fares (for off peak rail card journeys) have also gone unrewarded, despite the pennies that they would now generate. I hope that at least those who buy more expensive fares get cashback as promised. As to cookies, they are cleared automatically on Firefox, which is dedicated to TCB transactions. All other retailer cashback seems to work OK, as promised!

Original Poster

There is nothing in the TCB terms for Southern that say anything about a mimimum fare ,i hadn"t realised they were on TCB ,all you can do is put a claim in with TCB within the 100 days as see if they can trace it ,like all cashbacks there"s sometimes the odd one or two that dont track .

did you clear your cookies before going through the TCB link? I would put a missing cashback claim in

Despite numerous tries I've never collected any TCB for Southern Railway to date. Is there a minimum fare to trigger cashback?
Glasgow - Edinburgh Return Ticket £6.05 with Southern Railway!!
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Found 6th Mar 2012Found 6th Mar 2012
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  1. Found 6th Mar 2012
Not sure how many other routes this includes however this is half price. I just booked for Saturday so again not sure what days it includes but it normally is £12.10 no matter when… Read more

Southren is the train company providing rail services for South and South - East of united kingdom. All rail companies in UK can sell tickets for any route.
Edited by: "nagpalanuj" 6th Mar 2012

Original Poster

yes, i've booked through them before. Still the normal scotrail trains don't worry, normal tickets and things. They're mainly south of London but like many companies (such as transpenine or east coast or even virgin) they sell tickets outwith their own areas.

Reasonably priced tickets from Birmingham to London return aswel (£20)

Already posted surely - hotukdeals.com/dea…750
Edited by: "dougieboy" 6th Mar 2012

Seems like a great deal. Never heard of the company. Is this genuine and are you travelling on any Scotrail Train?

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Southern Railway - 34% off advance train tickets booked online until 15th April
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Found 6th Mar 2012Found 6th Mar 2012
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  1. Found 6th Mar 2012
Southern Railway offers 34% off advance train tickets booked online between 1st March - 15th April Great opportunity for lots of cheap tickets if you need to travel or if you are … Read more

Seems like Southern Rail dont read HUKD

I tried an advance fare (month in advance) from Croydon (heart of the Southern area) to Bath and got exactly the same rip-off fare as every other website, so where the 34% off comes in, I have no idea

Great deal and just in time for Easter!

Original Poster

Hughsee

I cant even seem to work this out on the website



No need to do anything special, what I do is continue from the 'book now' button and search for the cheapest prices on a variety of destinations/dates I might be relatively free for such a trip/day out.

I cant even seem to work this out on the website
Southern Railway- Unlimited travel with DaySave ticket for only £12
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Found 18th Jan 2012Found 18th Jan 2012
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  1. Found 18th Jan 2012
Travel from £12 with Southern DaySave and have unlimited travel on Southern services on the day/week of validity Adult Group Accompanied… Read more

Banned

nice offer

got a ticket from brighton to victoria for £4.50!

Question for those who use this service.

Would these tickets allow travel from Ashford international (Kent) through to Southampton (any station) ?

Looking at Southerns area map it would seem so but my daughter who is the one travelling thinks it would be Southwestern for some of the journey, so the Daysave wouldnt apply??

I did email Southern but they seem to have a go slow on reply's.

I always recommend these for my friends. You can also have 4 people travelling £24 so works out £6 each. Restrictions apply during the week. But use anytime at the weekend
Southern Railway offering 10% off Advanced and off-peak train tickets
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Found 7th Jan 2012Found 7th Jan 2012
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  1. Found 7th Jan 2012
Got an email from Southern Railway saying they have 10% discount off Southern Advance and Off-Peak train tickets booked before 29th February, so you can book train tickets upto 12 … Read more

Original Poster

Too much negativity! Atleast it's a tad lower than it used to be for a little bit of time. Not sure if it works in conjuction with railcards though.

10% off, shortly after a 6% average price rise... hmmm.

Original Poster

Eh, you might as well take what you can though.

phillyboy

Wow - 10% off a service that is 90% over priced.


Agreed!
I know one of their train drivers - what a nobber - I would rather have my granny drive the train lol

Wow - 10% off a service that is 90% over priced.
Adult & Child travel from £4.30  @ Southern Railways
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Found 20th Oct 2011Found 20th Oct 2011
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  1. Found 20th Oct 2011
taken from site Why not continue your Southern Adventure and take the Southern train to many exciting places. Buy Southern Advance train tickets online and get 34% discount. Offer… Read more
SuperEd
SuperEd

Southern used to be quite good as their site gave you discounts off all UK rail journeys but since they now restrict it to Southern trains only, it's of little use unless you live in their area. So cold.

meh

Original Poster SuperEd

Journeys must be made with Southern ONLY.

You can buy your Standard or First Class Advance single train ticket at your local Southern ticket office but the 34% discount is only available online (on selected journeys). And remember, unlike some of our competitors we don't add booking fees or credit card charges.

When booking your ticket online, to ensure you choose a journey on Southern services, once you've hit search please click 'Select your route' (located to the left of the search results) and choose the 'Southern' checkbox. It's that simple!

Edited by: "goonertillidie" 20th Oct 2011
Free Train Tickets + Free Cashback (Discounted Tickets)
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Found 8th Oct 2011Found 8th Oct 2011
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  1. Found 8th Oct 2011
Southern Railway are on Quidco paying £2.52 Cashback for every completed order. If you travel locally on a regular basis then this could be a good opportunity to save some cash on … Read more
Banned

Hi this is Gabriella I would like to get a free train ticket because I want to go on vacation with my friend and they are taking a train so may I have a free train ticket pleaseee if it is okay

Can't find them on TCB or Quidco? No longer offering cashback at all?

Still nothing being tracked on my tickets yet even though it says 6% for all sales

Banned

ONLY 6% PAID BY QUIDCO TODAY!

Its now changed to 6.06% cashback.
25% Off Southern Advance Tickets @ Southern Railway
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Found 16th Sep 2011Found 16th Sep 2011
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  1. Found 16th Sep 2011
Sounds like a good deal to me if you're travelling on Southern Railways. 25% off Southern Advance train tickets until 9th October 2011. The good news is that you can book a train … Read more

Original Poster

Added the TCB, good find admc39

Dont forget Topcashback.... currently £2.52 per complete booking (not per ticket)

Just booked Gatwick-London £3.70 single... don't know if that's cheaper than normal?

I always book my travel to Gatwick via their site. No credit card charges and, if you split ticket your journey, when you reach the Southern area you can benefit from 25% off on that portion of it.

Where ? Not getting any discount while trying to book.
Advance Singles for Gatwick From Various Places - London Victoria to Brighton, Portsmouth to London Victoria, Hastings to London Victoria, East Grinstead to Littlehampton - £3.70 @ Southern Railway
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Found 6th Sep 2011Found 6th Sep 2011
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  1. Found 6th Sep 2011
Southern Railway are offering £3.70 Advance singles for London Victoria to Brighton, Portsmouth to London Victoria, Hastings to London Victoria, East Grinstead to Littlehampton and… Read more

bargaindeals

Wouldn't the easiest thing to do would be to use the 'manned' gates, … Wouldn't the easiest thing to do would be to use the 'manned' gates, which would be advisable anyway if one is travelling with luggage. For those who haven't seen these Southern Railway cheap ticket deals on this site before would you please note that the tickets are TRAIN SPECIFIC and that the tickets cannot be read by their machines so one has to use the 'manned' gates to gain entry or exit to/from the platform. Personally I've never had any problems having to do this and any delay is minimal.



Thanks for the info - wouldn't have known otherwise...

Thank you Excellent price,although if I had read it properly I could of paid cheaper as under 5's free.. Oh well still happy paid £30 for 4 return Bmth to Gatwick

Southern railway journeys for £1.18 without railcard or for free with … Southern railway journeys for £1.18 without railcard or for free with railcard - If you have a railcard the £3.70 fare is reduced to £2.45


How does this work? With which railcard? At least with Network Railcard, there is a minimum discounted price clause that exceeds that.

I agree, these types of tickets must be presented at the manned gates and will not go through the automated machines. I have never had a problem either although it's a bit of a pain queuing up at Victoria.

cityslicker

Just a note on Southern Railways customer services.If things go wrong … Just a note on Southern Railways customer services.If things go wrong (like you ticket has a crease which cannot be read by the gates then dont expect them to sort it out (at the station, online, via email or by telephone)Their UK call centres might as well be in India as they stugggle to understand simple queries and have no resolution to them once they understand. I had to repeat my postcode several times before they got it.They blame their VoIP phone system!



Wouldn't the easiest thing to do would be to use the 'manned' gates, which would be advisable anyway if one is travelling with luggage.
For those who haven't seen these Southern Railway cheap ticket deals on this site before would you please note that the tickets are TRAIN SPECIFIC and that the tickets cannot be read by their machines so one has to use the 'manned' gates to gain entry or exit to/from the platform. Personally I've never had any problems having to do this and any delay is minimal.
Free £15 iTunes Voucher When You Renew Your Season Ticket Online @ Southern Railway
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Found 25th Aug 2011Found 25th Aug 2011
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  1. Found 25th Aug 2011
Renew online before 31 October For annual renewals you will receive a £25 voucher, for monthly renewals over £100 you will receive a £15 voucher, and for monthly renewals under £… Read more

Thanks a lot for this!!!! Have some heat!
Kids for a £1 (anywhere on the Southern network for only £1 each when accompanied by an adult with any valid ticket (including season tickets).
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Found 28th Jul 2011Found 28th Jul 2011
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  1. Found 28th Jul 2011
Up to four children (aged 5 – 15 years old) may travel Off-Peak anywhere on the Southern network for only £1 each when accompanied by an adult with any valid ticket (including seas… Read more
London Victoria to Gatwick via Train - £3.70 @ Southern Railway
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Found 27th Jul 2011Found 27th Jul 2011
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  1. Found 27th Jul 2011
Thanks to BargainDeals who pointed out the error of my ways ... I had mistakenly misunderstood that the Southern Railway trains were the same as the Gatwick Express -- it turns out… Read more

dlf

Cant get 3.70£ from kingston, or any discount :(. Any idea on the best … Cant get 3.70£ from kingston, or any discount :(. Any idea on the best deal to get to gatwick from kingston on the 5th Oct?




Split the ticket - Kingston to Clapham Junction = FROM £2.20 single Oyster Card. Clapham Junction to Gatwick = FROM £3.70 single Southern Trains (both depending on Travelling Times) = £5.90 Total

If you bought a single ticket for the whole of the journey (on the same route) the cost would be £11.40

good deal - HA

Cant get 3.70£ from kingston, or any discount :(. Any idea on the best deal to get to gatwick from kingston on the 5th Oct?

It seems very date specific - I just got a quote for 2 tickets with one railcard for 38 pounds - only 7 pounds less than it would cost on the gatwick express. Normally I would book this, but as it's for specific trains back to London, and if my flight is delayed, I would rather go for the express.

Gatwick Express at it's inception was a private venture and there were adverts put out by Southern Railway saying that their service was cheaper. I have not seen these adverts since Southern Railway took over the Gatwick Express. What adverts you do see now from Southern refer to their cheap ADVANCED OFF PEAK fares (which is what this posting started out to be all about) to destinations usually at the end of the line, like Brighton/Eastbourne/Hastings/Portsmouth/Southampton etc. It just so happens that you can take advantage of these cheaper fares to get to Gatwick if you purchase your ticket in accordance with Southern's T&C's.
As you have pointed out, during peak periods Southern trains are very busy and the regular commuter, who has on many occasions paid many thousands of pounds for an annual ticket only to find that they can't get a seat and their train might be held to make way for a train carrying passengers on their once or twice a year return trip to the airport, may not look too sympathetically on someone going to/from Gatwick with their luggage. Most commuters will tell you that, during peak hours, airport travellers would be better off using the Gatwick Express bearing in mind the little extra that the service will cost at those times.
25% off ALL off peak train tickets (Saver Returns)  -National (whole of B.R)
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Found 12th Jul 2011Found 12th Jul 2011
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  1. Found 12th Jul 2011
latest sale on rail tickets, save 25 per cent on tickets ACROSS THE COUNTRY, which could substantially add up. Discount applies to the off peak fares (the old Saver return) e.g Man… Read more

This deal appears to have now changed. Up until last weekend it was possible to book pretty much any off peak ticket with the 25% discount on the whole UK network, but now it appears to apply only to Southern Railway journeys. On others the fare is still displayed as "Off peak return 25% off" but the fare shown is the full price.

krato...where did u get the ticket for m/c to london return for 35????

Just booked 2 tickets. Thanks

not nationwide by looks of it as stated in descritption ,by reading the terms,

do you get the 25% off at checkout? or will it show when u search prices?
total from skegness to mansfield it shows £27.90 for a return, along the checkout it says Off Peak Return 25% off ....the cost is £27.90
funny thing is this is the normal cost ???? wheres the 25% discount lol?
Edited by: "n1ttygr1tty" 14th Jul 2011
Anywhere on the Southern Railway network for a tenner.
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Found 31st May 2011Found 31st May 2011
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  1. Found 31st May 2011
Just got a call and it turn's out I need to go to Portsmouth on Friday. Went to book my tickets and the cheapest I can find for this Friday is £14.00 with my 16-25. Figuring I can… Read more

great find ,thanks for sharing.

Good find! Interestingly that offer isn't listed on the National Rail website for Southern offers so a really good find!
- it's only their "South Coast" area for the £10 (ie OP heading is optimistic)
- the "Anywhere..." is £12.50 as OP says in your text (= still bargain)

Whereas the Daysave tickets included on the OP's site are listed by N.Rail, and might be better value for some journeys/groups, though have to book further in advance and there's an evening blackout period around London as well as the morning one!

MKD



Edited by: "mk-donald" 31st May 2011

Great find.. thanks...

Cheers

The child prices are really good, only £2.50.

Only of peak though, and buses are just east sussex ones.
Southern Railway Offer - 90% ADVANCE TICKET SALE EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 29th MAY 2011
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Found 27th May 2011Found 27th May 2011
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  1. Found 27th May 2011
Until Sunday 29th May Southern Railway is offering an extra especial Loco's birthday deal with a phenomenal 90% off Southern Advance tickets. For example, travel from London Victo… Read more

Bit late but thanks. Managed to grab quite a few (A ton more like!) tickets from London Victoria down to Southampton for 90p!

as said their web is the worse we ever came X.real pain to grab a bargain....spent 1h to book R to london

but we have been trying for two hours to book some tickets.....

Original Poster

Hope this deal is good enuf for a weekend trip to Brighton
90% off train tickets - book on 26th may but valid until August 18th
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Found 23rd May 2011Found 23rd May 2011
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  1. Found 23rd May 2011
Taken from Simon Calder's Blog (It's my first post!) Southern Railway has come up with just such a promotion, for a deal available on Thursday, 26 May only. The deal is: 90 per ce… Read more

I brought a pair of adult tickets ..for soton to london on a friday and returning on sat £3.90 . cheers for the post , the half man half biscuit gig was great , lee

The website was hammered during the sale. It took ages to load the pages, then another 2 pages of confirmation then the payment screen. Luckily I had other pages open otherwise I would have gone mad with the slowness of the website. However I have made bookings to Brighton just because they were on sale. It is a nice place but I did not think I would be back there so soon.

I remember there was a 50% sale during the new year and there were no problems booking. 26% off is not too bad but Southern should have prepared for huge number of hits on their website

I couldn't get my 90% off ticket payment through at any time yesterday, it was hopeless.

Now the offer has finished, the site's running quickly again and my payment for a ticket with only 26% off went through without a hitch.

Funny that!

Anyway, it's not all bad. For anyone needing to buy off-peak tickets for Southern Railway services (including off-peak travelcards and some other tickets) the 26% off sale is still a good saving and continues until tomorrow. Thanks to the Rainy Day Guarantee any unused and uncollected tickets can be refunded in full, so it's possible to buy them up to 12 weeks in advance with little risk of wasting any money if a better opportunity comes along or your plans change.

Note: The site has a limit of 4 transactions per account per day.

site was too low, and expensive. shame i couldn't get in on it earlier.

thanks

Book from either Milton Keynes or London Victoria to Brighton. Not sure about Bournemouth. You might be lucky and get a cheap train fare from Birmingham to Euston on Megabus.com (Virgin Trains)
Southern Rail 26% off advance AND off peak tickets
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Found 20th May 2011Found 20th May 2011
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  1. Found 20th May 2011
Straightforward deal for those in the South East... 26% OFF any OFF-PEAK tickets booked online before 31st May. 26% OFF any Southern ADVANCE tickets booked online before 31st Ma… Read more

Original Poster

Be sure to choose "southern only" to optimise saving when searching for fares AND check fares have achieved maximum discount via this offer, eg compare using The Trainline and Raileasy
Because as a season ticket holder I know how good these guys are at making money.

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