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    Any Help would be Appriciated Please!!!!!!!!!

    I need to book to go from Durham to London/ London to Durham by the chestest means possible for 2 people anytime during next week ie Mon 8th to Friday 12th. for 48 hrs Last min thing, I have to get there this week.

    Any help please.

    Cheapest rail I have fround is approx £190 for 2.
    Can any body improve on that, I'm afraid a coach is not an option

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    one options is to go from Sunderland with ]Grand Central, £70pp return

    2nd is; Go 10 Sept, 9:27, Return 12 Sept, 17:08 = £84.60 each

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    is it 2 adults, or adult and child

    Original Poster

    2 adults. myself and my elderly father who needs the easiest option I can get

    Original Poster

    Disco;2906631

    one options is to go from Sunderland with Grand Central, £70pp return



    Thanks I will look into that one :thumbsup:

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    so basically your looking for cheaper trains, sorry to say but easiest aint gonna be the cheapest, so which one do you want, cheap? or easy?

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    I'll second grand central, bus to sunderland (or taxi) then straight to london

    frollickingfrill;2906648

    Thanks I will look into that one :thumbsup:



    just rep me later! :thumbsup:

    megabus.com/uk/…php


    might be worth a look.......... (not sure where Durham is, but someone has mentioned Sunderland and it is listed)..

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    yellowsticker;2906674

    http://www.megabus.com/uk/index.phpmight be worth a look.......... (not … http://www.megabus.com/uk/index.phpmight be worth a look.......... (not sure where Durham is, but someone has mentioned Sunderland and it is listed)..



    Thanks YS but dont go from any where near durham :roll:

    Disco;2906631

    one options is to go from Sunderland with ]Grand Central, £70pp return2nd … one options is to go from Sunderland with ]Grand Central, £70pp return2nd is; Go 10 Sept, 9:27, Return 12 Sept, 17:08 = £84.60 each



    frollickingfrill;2906648

    Thanks I will look into that one :thumbsup:



    colinsunderland;2906656

    I'll second grand central, bus to sunderland (or taxi) then straight to … I'll second grand central, bus to sunderland (or taxi) then straight to london



    yellowsticker;2906674

    http://www.megabus.com/uk/index.phpmight be worth a look.......... (not … http://www.megabus.com/uk/index.phpmight be worth a look.......... (not sure where Durham is, but someone has mentioned Sunderland and it is listed)..



    frollickingfrill;2906685

    Thanks YS but dont go from any where near durham :roll:






    oh........... but ur looking into Sunderland... and Sunderland is listed.. :?

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    sassie;2906653

    so basically your looking for cheaper trains, sorry to say but easiest … so basically your looking for cheaper trains, sorry to say but easiest aint gonna be the cheapest, so which one do you want, cheap? or easy?



    Well you know us Hot dealers we are always looking for the cheapest way but just really need to get my dad down to see his sister, as just been told she only has a matter of weeks to live, the BIG C has won basically :cry:

    colinsunderland;2906656

    I'll second grand central, bus to sunderland (or taxi) then straight to … I'll second grand central, bus to sunderland (or taxi) then straight to london



    £5.30 single per person for £25.00 (ish) in a taxi!

    PS: i think OP meant the MegaBus dont go to Durham, crossed wires... one thinks

    Original Poster

    yellowsticker;2906693

    oh........... but ur looking into Sunderland... and Sunderland is … oh........... but ur looking into Sunderland... and Sunderland is listed.. :?



    Still think I would rather go from Durham for the extra £40 quid thou. so just looking from Durham please guys:thumbsup:

    YS they only do the bus from sunderland to london on that site. Thanks anyway:thumbsup:

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    does your father have a seniour rail card? does it matter what time toy travel? travelling offf peak is cheaper, am or pm

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    sassie;2906742

    does your father have a seniour rail card? does it matter what time toy … does your father have a seniour rail card? does it matter what time toy travel? travelling offf peak is cheaper, am or pm



    A rail card???? Dont think he even knows what a bank card is lol:w00t:. hardly ever been out of the town he lives in!!can travel off peak thats no problem

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    can you not take your son with you and find someone with a family railcard? or even buy one, you get it so much cheaper with a railcard - lol, or if ordered today prob be with you by tuesday

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    sassie;2906772

    can you not take your son with you and find someone with a family … can you not take your son with you and find someone with a family railcard? or even buy one, you get it so much cheaper with a railcard - lol, or if ordered today prob be with you by tuesday



    Thanks for the thought however it will just hinder things as will need to get a hotel if another person comes too, it will be a push with 2 of us going to be honest.

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    i cant find any cheaper than you have, sorry

    FF do you have a train station near to you that you could visit. I was trying to book tickets online to London for my mum a while back and they were coming up at £180 return. She went to the station and asked at the ticket office for the cheapest fare and got it for £20 return. Its worth a try :thumbsup:

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    fireheaven;2906833

    FF do you have a train station near to you that you could visit. I was … FF do you have a train station near to you that you could visit. I was trying to book tickets online to London for my mum a while back and they were coming up at £180 return. She went to the station and asked at the ticket office for the cheapest fare and got it for £20 return. Its worth a try :thumbsup:



    yes, i think thats a great idea, they know diffrent routes etc,etc

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    fireheaven;2906833

    FF do you have a train station near to you that you could visit. I was … FF do you have a train station near to you that you could visit. I was trying to book tickets online to London for my mum a while back and they were coming up at £180 return. She went to the station and asked at the ticket office for the cheapest fare and got it for £20 return. Its worth a try :thumbsup:



    sassie;2906844

    yes, i think thats a great idea, they know diffrent routes etc,etc



    Thanks ladies. much appriciated,:thumbsup:

    Please let us know what you finally end up doing!

    If you go from London to York and then york to Durham you can get £76.50 return each(£153). Eg
    leaving 9th September: KGX 11.27 arrive in York 13.19
    leave york 13.54 arrive in Durham 14.50

    returning 11th September Durham 12.27 arrive in york 13.24
    leave york 14.10 arrive london 16.05

    Even cheaper if you go via Sheffield - but longer travelling time.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all your help . this is what I have done
    Journey: 1 Durham to London Kings Cross @ £140.40
    ADVANCE £27.90 (1 @ £27.90)
    With 1 Senior railcard(s) (dad) Going
    ADVANCE £42.30 (1 @ £42.30) (ME) Going
    ADVANCE £27.90 (1 @ £27.90) (dad) Return
    With 1 Senior railcard(s)
    ADVANCE £42.30 (1 @ £42.30) (ME) Return

    Means dad will have to go and get a rail card for £24.00 from Durham Station.. so total journey will be £164.00 instead of £198


    Also he of course will get cheaper travel for the next year and lets face it he will be going down to London again for the funderal

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    deffo worth getting the card, i got the fasmily and friends one before i went away for half price (£12) tank gawd i did as we flew into gatwick and had to get train home, fair cost £44 with card, without would have been nie on £100
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