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    im setting a little competition

    Ok, ive searched all over but pretty much given up hope so here goes.

    Ok my fiance works 6days a week, his family live in washington tyne and wear and we dont get to see them often.
    my fiance has a week of starting next sunday 14th-20th (he has to be back at work on sunday 21st)
    what is the cheapest way we could get to washington for a few days.

    we normally fly from heathrow to newcastle or tees valley but this is coming up around 280 (def def no no)

    I know this is pushing it but i want to get it for as cheap as poss. ( just brought new hd tele and xmas etc)

    Neway so it would be 2 adults and one child whom is two.

    whoever helps me gets in my good books for the day.....and trust me its a good place to be :thumbsup: :whistling:

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    Original Poster

    oops btw our nearest train stations is either blackwater or fleet.

    Hitch - hike.Can't get much cheaper than that.:whistling:

    I was going to suggest Stanstead to Newcastle with Easyjet but that's coming out at £209 - cheaper than Heathrow to Newcastle but not exceptionally so.

    Probably the cheapest would be to get a train or coach to London, then get a direct Megabus from Victoria Greenline Coach station to Newcastle. London to Newcastle comes out as between £29 and £50 return for the two of you (kids under 3 are free). Unfortunately it's not exactly quick, nearly 7 hours from London to Newcastle + however long it takes to get from home to London.

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    What about renting a car? I'm not sure how much the petrol (might be the killer here) would be but you can get pretty cheap weekend bargains on the rental itself.

    Can't be a weekend rental if they can only travel between sunday and saturday I'd estimate to hire a car for 4 days will be about 60-80 for a small car with good mpg plus petrol from nearest big town (Reading probably to use a budget car rental firm like easycar, you might have somewhere very local though) to Washington and back would then be about another 60 (if you use 40mpg). So 120-140 total journey price.

    Megabus is the way to go I'd guess. Remember though that while children under 3 do travel free they aren't guaranteed a seat (on a full bus they'd have to sit on your lap for 6 1/2 hours). If you want the seat you have to pay full fare.

    Check the different days you can go and come back for the cheapest day - each day and time will likely have different prices. Less than a hundred including bus/train fares into and from victoria more than likely. Not as nice as the car though

    My advice......start walking now! :giggle:

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    What about renting a car? I'm not sure how much the petrol (might be the … What about renting a car? I'm not sure how much the petrol (might be the killer here) would be but you can get pretty cheap weekend bargains on the rental itself.


    Do either of them even drive.:roll:

    Original Poster

    neither of us drive unfotunatly eek we can get a train from reading to newcastle but the prices are really confusing going to ring them 2moz. thanx everyone for ur help xxx

    The train prices are confusing, but if you play around enough you can get decent prices. You are a little too close to the date now to get the cheap fares though. cheapest London to Newcastle fare on GNER is £11.xx single. When checking the fares _always_ try two singles instead of a return.

    Original Poster

    admin what times etc did u find that for because im on the site and i cant find anything that cheap

    I want Reading to Newcastle

    Prefably on the Sunday til the thursday but cant vary slightly

    If you're going by train, as well as getting a quote for one ticket to cover the entire journey, it's also worth checking the costs of buying individual ticekts for each connection, it sometimes works out cheaper that way.

    Original Poster

    im tryin but its coming up same prices as planes. think might have to go for a miss on this trip :-(

    had a look for trains...does ]this help at all?

    it is from monday to thursday,single fare options

    edit:please ignore,link does not work!!

    grrrrrrrrr

    sorry about the edit on my post,dunno what is going on:-(

    anyway,on fiddling around i think you can get single reading-newcastle train fare £25 on mon 15th,and return on thursday single fare £26.50.

    that is for one person,don't know if you have to pay for 2 year olds.

    That's almost the same as i have just found on thetrainline.com.

    Leave Reading at 9.18 on Monday 15th arrive Newcastle 13.22

    Leave Newcastle at 11.57 on Thursday 18th arrive reading 16.10
    by booking it as 4 singles it's £26.50 per ticket Total price £106.00
    No charge for children under 5

    I'd also suggest megabus.com

    The best i've found is (for 3 people return - 1 under 3 free) £37.00 without london-reading leg, £49.00 with

    Outbound:
    09:10 Depart Reading, Calcot
    Arrive London Victoria, Greenline Coach Station 10:25

    16:25 Depart London Victoria, Greenline Coach Station
    Newcastle, Neville Street 23:05

    (You could go earlier, 09:05 from London but you would have to get someone to take you to london :whistling: )

    Inbound:
    13:45 Depart Newcastle, Neville Street
    Arrive London Victoria, Greenline Coach Station 20:25

    I'm sure You could get A Friend to pick you up from London? :thumbsup:

    muckypup

    sorry about the edit on my post,dunno what is going on:-( anyway,on … sorry about the edit on my post,dunno what is going on:-( anyway,on fiddling around i think you can get single reading-newcastle train fare £25 on mon 15th,and return on thursday single fare £26.50.that is for one person,don't know if you have to pay for 2 year olds.



    I believe children under 5 travel free on trains.

    Original Poster

    how much was it coming up as mucky

    Original Poster

    ok that seems a bit better am going to have a look its all so confusing.........for me neway

    Original Poster

    i cant get it to come up anywhere near a hundred quid i dont know if im doing something wrong.

    [url]www.thetrainline.com[/url]

    fill in the deatails on the 1st page and then click check availiblity and prices, on the next page click 2 singles could be cheaper. The next page will then have the price as £53.00 for GNER STD ADVANCE2 that is the price for 2 singles so you click outward and return and it's £106.00 for 2 of you return. Under 5's are free
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