Train from Birmingham to London £6.00  (save £13.90)
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Train from Birmingham to London £6.00 (save £13.90)

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Found 22nd Jun 2012
Thought this was a cracking good price

Manchester to London £12.00 (save £61.20)
London to Liverpool £12.00 (save £61.20)
Nottingham to London £13.00 (save £38.80)

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NEVER BUY A TRAIN TICKET FROM THE TRAINLINE.

How is it not common knowledge that you can buy directly from the train companies and avoid paying any booking fees yet! They all have exactly the same tickets. In fact, it's often cheaper with the train companies - Southern regularly give you 10% off for example.

Edited by: "callum9999" 22nd Jun 2012

callum9999

NEVER BUY A TRAIN TICKET FROM THE TRAINLINE. How is it not common … NEVER BUY A TRAIN TICKET FROM THE TRAINLINE. How is it not common knowledge that you can buy directly from the train companies and avoid paying any booking fees yet! They all have exactly the same tickets. In fact, it's often cheaper with the train companies - Southern regularly give you 10% off for example.



How about posting links to the 3 listed journeys that can be got cheaper directly from the train companies then?

Never seem to get cheap train fare from Peterborough to London .. Good deal though.. Heat added

pasheast

How about posting links to the 3 listed journeys that can be got cheaper … How about posting links to the 3 listed journeys that can be got cheaper directly from the train companies then?



You can't post links to train tickets... But as I clearly said, book with the train companies directly and it will be the same price (at most) and without a booking fee. Book the Manchester to London train at TheTrainLine for example, and you will pay £13. Book the exact same train on the Virgin Trains website and you will pay £12.

Or use RedSpottedHanky and get it for £12 plus 12p worth of loyalty points for your next purchase (1% isn't much, but it's better than nothing).
Edited by: "callum9999" 22nd Jun 2012

Thank you for the tip

callum9999

You can't post links to train tickets... But as I clearly said, book with … You can't post links to train tickets... But as I clearly said, book with the train companies directly and it will be the same price (at most) and without a booking fee. Book the Manchester to London train at TheTrainLine for example, and you will pay £13. Book the exact same train on the Virgin Trains website and you will pay £12.Or use RedSpottedHanky and get it for £12 plus 12p worth of loyalty points for your next purchase (1% isn't much, but it's better than nothing).

callum9999

But as I clearly said, book with the train companies directly and it … But as I clearly said, book with the train companies directly and it will be the same price (at most)



Did you? "In fact, it's often cheaper with the train companies - Southern regularly give you 10% off for example." is what you said.

pasheast

Did you? "In fact, it's often cheaper with the train companies - Southern … Did you? "In fact, it's often cheaper with the train companies - Southern regularly give you 10% off for example." is what you said.



What are you going on about? It's rather simple...

Train tickets are normally the same price on any website, but individual train companies may run an offer where they reduce the price of their own tickets if you buy on their website.

Train companies do not charge a booking fee. The Trainline does. Ergo, it is always more expensive to buy a ticket from The Trainline than it is to buy it from either a train operator or RedSpottedHanky. (Unless you have some sort of voucher from The Trainline I guess).

Hardly rocket science...
Edited by: "callum9999" 23rd Jun 2012

"it's often cheaper with the train companies" is NOT the same as "it is always more expensive to buy a ticket from The Trainline". Perhaps English is not your first language?

pasheast

"it's often cheaper with the train companies" is NOT the same as "it is … "it's often cheaper with the train companies" is NOT the same as "it is always more expensive to buy a ticket from The Trainline". Perhaps English is not your first language?



Perhaps I made a mistake in assuming you were capable of basic addition?

The trainline is never cheaper for train tickets than the train operators, whereas the train operators often are.
The trainline adds £1 to each booking, the train operators don't.

Therefore, even if the train operator is selling the ticket at the same price as the trainline, it is still always cheaper to book with them as there is no booking fee. As I said in the above post, it is VERY simple - PLEASE tell me you've finally managed to grasp it now...

To emphasise again:

"it's often cheaper with the train companies" - means the tickets are often cheaper.
"it is always more expensive to buy a ticket from The Trainline" - means the transaction is always cheaper.

Logic isn't your strong point either, is it? -- "it's often cheaper with the train companies"=it's not always cheaper with the train companies, which can mean=not always dearer with Trainline.

pasheast

Logic isn't your strong point either, is it? -- "it's often cheaper with … Logic isn't your strong point either, is it? -- "it's often cheaper with the train companies"=it's not always cheaper with the train companies, which can mean=not always dearer with Trainline.



YOU CAN NOT BE THAT THICK!?!?!

The TRAIN TICKETS are often cheaper with the train companies.
The TRAIN TICKETS are never more expensive with the train companies.
The Trainline ALWAYS adds a booking fee.
The train companies NEVER add a booking fee.

Therefore, it is ALWAYS CHEAPER to book with the train companies. Worst case scenario is that the TICKETS are the same price, which would make the TOTAL COST £1 cheaper than if you booked with The Trainline.

Jesus Christ...

In case you STILL can't get it (are you 5?), find me a SINGLE ticket with the Trainline that can be purchased cheaper or at the same price as any train operator. I GUARANTEE it isn't possible.
Edited by: "callum9999" 25th Jun 2012

Chill out, son. Take a pill and lie down. I guess I should have known better than to get into exchanges with someone who starts off his 'contribution' to this deal by shouting.

Edited by: "pasheast" 25th Jun 2012

pasheast

Chill out, son. Take a pill and lie down. I guess I should have known … Chill out, son. Take a pill and lie down. I guess I should have known better than to get into exchanges with someone who starts off his 'contribution' to this deal by shouting.



How is advising people of alternative websites that are always cheaper of questionable value as a contribution? And you do realise this is a text-based, not voice-based website? Capital letters don't mean I'm physically shouting at people... It makes it stand out...

I'm glad you've finally managed to grasp the concept of train ticket plus £1 being more expensive than train ticket plus £0 though...

Carry on kidding yourself.

pasheast

Carry on kidding yourself.


I'd put the spade aside if I was you. To repeat the point booking with the trainline etc is more expensive than with the train companies period. This site is about paying less, not more, so you will get rubbished if you can't accept that.

BTW £6 is the regular Chiltern advance fare so its no deal either. When they were doing it for 25p and LM were doing it for £2 those were indeed HOT DEALS ...
Edited by: "brainsys" 26th Jun 2012
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