Take the family to London, Available til 9th September-  South West Trains £16 off-peak day return, Kids travel for only £3
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Take the family to London, Available til 9th September- South West Trains £16 off-peak day return, Kids travel for only £3

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Found 17th Jul 2016
This deal is really handy for the Summer Holidays.
Travel anywhere on their network, Which includes London and many coastal destinations.
From 13th June – 9th September 2016, South West Trains are offering off-peak day return tickets for just £16 for adults and £3 for kids, to ANYWHERE on our network! 

All you have to do is book your ticket by midnight the day before you travel, either online, at station ticket offices, or via telesales (0345 6000 650), then hop on board and start your adventure. 

Tickets can be booked from Sunday 5th June, so start planning your Summer trips now!

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No good for me, the cheapest I could find had a 2 after £16 - £162.00

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Predikuesi

No good for me, the cheapest I could find had a 2 after £16 - £162.00



​did you make sure it was an off peak day return on south west trains route? I should double check as you may be missing the deal.

Thanks

Banned

thanks too

i can find that fare to London but not on one single other route, even the straight lines through all SWT stations.

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Balfington

i can find that fare to London but not on one single other route, even … i can find that fare to London but not on one single other route, even the straight lines through all SWT stations.



​Are the journeys you looking for all off peak day returns and on SW trains?

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Wear_The_Fox_Hat

​Are the journeys you looking for all off peak day returns and on SW t … ​Are the journeys you looking for all off peak day returns and on SW trains?



Sorry if I'm stating the obvious...​It must start and finish in a SWT station.

Wear_The_Fox_Hat

​Are the journeys you looking for all off peak day returns and on SW t … ​Are the journeys you looking for all off peak day returns and on SW trains?



Yup. It works if I'm going to London. If I want to go somewhere more fun then it's usually full price.

All options start and at end SWT stations. I assume they're routing through non SWT routes even when they exist and it's not giving me the option to choose them.

I want Exeter to Portsmouth Harbour which are both SWT routes but it seems to take GWR train part of the way even when it's part of the SWT network.
Edited by: "Balfington" 17th Jul 2016

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Balfington

Yup. It works if I'm going to London. If I want to go somewhere more fun … Yup. It works if I'm going to London. If I want to go somewhere more fun then it's usually full price. All options start and at end SWT stations. I assume they're routing through non SWT routes even when they exist and it's not giving me the option to choose them. I want Exeter to Portsmouth Harbour which are both SWT routes but it seems to take GWR train part of the way even when it's part of the SWT network.



​Could be that there are no SWT scheduled to run at the times your requesting.

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Balfington

Yup. It works if I'm going to London. If I want to go somewhere more fun … Yup. It works if I'm going to London. If I want to go somewhere more fun then it's usually full price. All options start and at end SWT stations. I assume they're routing through non SWT routes even when they exist and it's not giving me the option to choose them. I want Exeter to Portsmouth Harbour which are both SWT routes but it seems to take GWR train part of the way even when it's part of the SWT network.



​I just noticed the part of your journey from Salisbury to Portsmouth harbour is via a GWR train service. So won't be at the deal price. might be worth a call to the number in the deal description?

Balfington

Yup. It works if I'm going to London. If I want to go somewhere more fun … Yup. It works if I'm going to London. If I want to go somewhere more fun then it's usually full price. All options start and at end SWT stations. I assume they're routing through non SWT routes even when they exist and it's not giving me the option to choose them. I want Exeter to Portsmouth Harbour which are both SWT routes but it seems to take GWR train part of the way even when it's part of the SWT network.




I think South West Trains only run to Portsmouth & Southsea from Southampton. You should try Exeter St Davids to Portsmouth & Southsea and see what comes up.

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BlackSkyuk

I think South West Trains only run to Portsmouth & Southsea from … I think South West Trains only run to Portsmouth & Southsea from Southampton. You should try Exeter St Davids to Portsmouth & Southsea and see what comes up.



​Cheers!

This may be a stupid question, but I'll ask anyway. I live in London and I want to go to Poole on Saturday (23 July). A return from London to Poole costs me £48. However, if I bought two of those offer day return tickets, it comes out at £32 for the whole journey – even though I'd technically be wasting one part of both journeys. My question is this: if I book those, am I obliged to travel at specific times? Or can I travel at any time because it's an off-peak day return?

mrmetacrisis

This may be a stupid question, but I'll ask anyway. I live in London and … This may be a stupid question, but I'll ask anyway. I live in London and I want to go to Poole on Saturday (23 July). A return from London to Poole costs me £48. However, if I bought two of those offer day return tickets, it comes out at £32 for the whole journey – even though I'd technically be wasting one part of both journeys. My question is this: if I book those, am I obliged to travel at specific times? Or can I travel at any time because it's an off-peak day return?



Do you just want to go one way to Poole? or return the same day?

BlackSkyuk

Do you just want to go one way to Poole? or return the same day?



I'd want to return the same day, late evening.

You don't want to come to Poole.

I want to escape Poole that's for sure, hate this place Jul - Sept, way too many tourists.

BlackSkyuk

Do you just want to go one way to Poole? or return the same day?


I guess this is too late but you'd only need one of these £16 tickets.
Worth noting there are some exclusions (like next weekend)

I am assuming - if going to London - the deal only covers London Waterloo and not a travel card?

It's not really ANYWHERE. For example, you cannot find this offer on their Waterloo - Southampton service. The cheapest return is £43.50

It is of course a bargain for expensive routes like Waterloo - Exeter, but to be honest the first train on this offer reaches Exeter St. Davids at 12:43 and you are left with just half a day to spend there if you want to avail the £16 offer to travel back the same day.

DealWizard

It's not really ANYWHERE. For example, you cannot find this offer on … It's not really ANYWHERE. For example, you cannot find this offer on their Waterloo - Southampton service. The cheapest return is £43.50


You can do Waterloo-Southampton. Just have to book at least the day before on a date that isn't excluded

We're off on holiday from Bristol Airport on the 15th August. My car is spluttering big time and is into the garage on Thursday. If the worst happens, and it's a really expensive fix, we will have to catch the train from Exeter instead. I have a free 2 month Family & Friends railcard which I think expires at the end of July. Just wondering, if I book and pay now for train tickets in advance (for the 15th August) using the railcard, will we still be able to use the paid for tickets if I do not renew the railcard at the end of July? Just wondering if you have to show your railcard on the train (after you have purchased tickets in advance)?

fiyero

You can do Waterloo-Southampton. Just have to book at least the day … You can do Waterloo-Southampton. Just have to book at least the day before on a date that isn't excluded


No, You cannot. If you are so sure, tell me a date and time YOU CAN do it and I will check it.

Sophiasky

We're off on holiday from Bristol Airport on the 15th August. My car is … We're off on holiday from Bristol Airport on the 15th August. My car is spluttering big time and is into the garage on Thursday. If the worst happens, and it's a really expensive fix, we will have to catch the train from Exeter instead. I have a free 2 month Family & Friends railcard which I think expires at the end of July. Just wondering, if I book and pay now for train tickets in advance (for the 15th August) using the railcard, will we still be able to use the paid for tickets if I do not renew the railcard at the end of July? Just wondering if you have to show your railcard on the train (after you have purchased tickets in advance)?


A Railcard has to be valid on the day you actually travel because the ticket inspector can ask to see it on the train. I haven't been asked very often but it could be expensive if you get caught!

DealWizard

No, You cannot. If you are so sure, tell me a date and time YOU CAN do it … No, You cannot. If you are so sure, tell me a date and time YOU CAN do it and I will check it.


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Sophiasky

We're off on holiday from Bristol Airport on the 15th August. My car is … We're off on holiday from Bristol Airport on the 15th August. My car is spluttering big time and is into the garage on Thursday. If the worst happens, and it's a really expensive fix, we will have to catch the train from Exeter instead. I have a free 2 month Family & Friends railcard which I think expires at the end of July. Just wondering, if I book and pay now for train tickets in advance (for the 15th August) using the railcard, will we still be able to use the paid for tickets if I do not renew the railcard at the end of July? Just wondering if you have to show your railcard on the train (after you have purchased tickets in advance)?




You need the railcard to be valid on the day of travel.
You may also need to show it - I often used to get asked to show my young persons railcard when I had one.

I seem to remember seeing a discount code for railcards on here, so it may be worth looking and getting an annual family railcard.

Enjoy your holiday!!

NOTE: There is a 'network railcard' which everyone is eligible for (not just young/old/disabled) which gives 1/3 off off peak fares. I think it's only on SWT services.

It also seems to work on peak when leaving London (but not entering London on peak times).

It won't give you 1/3 off this promotional £16 price but if you're regularly travelling on SWT services then it's worth getting.

sickly sweet

NOTE: There is a 'network railcard' which everyone is eligible for (not … NOTE: There is a 'network railcard' which everyone is eligible for (not just young/old/disabled) which gives 1/3 off off peak fares. I think it's only on SWT services. It also seems to work on peak when leaving London (but not entering London on peak times). It won't give you 1/3 off this promotional £16 price but if you're regularly travelling on SWT services then it's worth getting.



Thanks for this just googled it and it looks like it will be a mega saver for me! Only thought students got this! You should post it as a main post, it will go hot!

moneybag



Can I challenge you too? If I wanted to go from Bristol Temple Meads to London Waterloo on Wednesday can it be done? I have tried and I keep getting full price.

g8spur

Can I challenge you too? If I wanted to go from Bristol Temple Meads to … Can I challenge you too? If I wanted to go from Bristol Temple Meads to London Waterloo on Wednesday can it be done? I have tried and I keep getting full price.


The direct SWT services from BRI to WAT leave at 0851, 1249 & 15:51
So for this Wednesday 27th July you can leave BRI at 08:51 arr WAT 11:49
Leave WAT at 19:20 and arrive back at BRI 22:06

Should add the £16 fare is available for this day return trip
Edited by: "lawe" 24th Jul 2016

Thank You. Adult and child trip to Bovington Tank Muzeum costs only 19£ return

g8spur

Can I challenge you too? If I wanted to go from Bristol Temple Meads to … Can I challenge you too? If I wanted to go from Bristol Temple Meads to London Waterloo on Wednesday can it be done? I have tried and I keep getting full price.


Not this wednesday.a lot of WAT-BRI trains are GWR changing at Paddington. As someone else said, look at the timetable on the swt trains site for direct trains, and then search for the best fare at those times.
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moneybag


Thanks for backing me up Moneybag

shame you have to come back the same day.

grrrrr as from today its finished
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