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Best site to book train ticket

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Found 16th Dec 2014
I need to travel Portsmouth harbour tomorrow from london. Are there any discounts available when booking online or is it cheaper to book at the station tomorrow? many thanks!!

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Which provider is the train service?

It is usually always cheaper to book in advance even if a few hours.

I personally find going direct to the train company cheapest

try redspottedhanky

Megatrain go between London and Portsmouth, looks like £10 each way - you'll actually be travelling on South West so assuming it goes from Waterloo...

uk.megabus.com/meg…spx
Edited by: "IndianaBlues" 16th Dec 2014

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adamwilko007

Which provider is the train service? It is usually always cheaper to book … Which provider is the train service? It is usually always cheaper to book in advance even if a few hours. I personally find going direct to the train company cheapest



when i checked on trainline and it showed south west train . not sure if there are other trains to get there ..

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IndianaBlues

Megatrain go between London and Portsmouth, looks like £10 each way - … Megatrain go between London and Portsmouth, looks like £10 each way - you'll actually be travelling on South West so assuming it goes from Waterloo...http://uk.megabus.com/megatrain.aspx



wow thats cheap.. !! i was seeing min £36 everywhere else.. let me just check again and confirm. but looks like this should work..many thnx!!

It may have changed since I lived down that way, but it used to be a regular scheduled South West Trains train with a sticker on the window of the Mega train coach - one of the advantages of megabus and SWT being owned by the same company I guess
Edited by: "IndianaBlues" 16th Dec 2014

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IndianaBlues

It may have changed since I lived down that way, but it used to be a … It may have changed since I lived down that way, but it used to be a regular scheduled South West Trains train with a sticker on the window of the Mega train coach - one of the advantages of megabus and SWT being owned by the same company I guess



different fares on the same train?? so whats the catch - missing seats?? lol!! its definitely a cracking price for a last minute booking..

This is worth noting - also I'm not sure if you have to book the day before departure? If so, you have 50 minutes

How does megatrain.com work with the automatic barriers at stations?

Barrier staff will have a copy of the megatrain.com passenger loading sheet and passenger reference numbers will be checked. You must give the guard or station staff your reservation number when requested. Make sure that you obtain a reservation number for each journey you reserve. While not required, we do suggest you bring a printed copy of your payment confirmation page, reservation confirmation email or SMS message, as these will include your reservation number(s). For details of our conditions, please see our Terms and Conditions page. As this process will obviously take a little longer than checking a ticket, we specify that megatrain passengers should be at the station 10 minutes prior to departure.

blkwhte

different fares on the same train?? so whats the catch - missing seats?? … different fares on the same train?? so whats the catch - missing seats?? lol!! its definitely a cracking price for a last minute booking..



I think it's just trains that they've identified as never running at decent capacity, so rather than making nothing from the empty seats they have a carriage of cheaper seats. As far as I know the décor etc will be the same (as the same train will be serving peak customers later in the day)
Edited by: "IndianaBlues" 16th Dec 2014

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IndianaBlues

I think it's just trains that they've identified as never running at … I think it's just trains that they've identified as never running at decent capacity, so rather than making nothing from the empty seats they have a carriage of cheaper seats. As far as I know the décor etc will be the same (as the same train will be serving peak customers later in the day)



Yes that makes sense...booking all done..!!

many thnx for the fast response . you just saved me £26+.. now I might as well spend it at the gunwharf quays outlet mall

now i can go back to flamedeer hunting

blkwhte

Yes that makes sense...booking all done..!!many thnx for the fast … Yes that makes sense...booking all done..!!many thnx for the fast response . you just saved me £26+.. now I might as well spend it at the gunwharf quays outlet mall :)now i can go back to flamedeer hunting



No worries - if it's still there, say hello to the Cadbury Factory Outlet for me
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