Found 25th Nov 2008
Hey guys and girls, does anyone know why there appears to be no cheap train tickets on Sundays?
I have been looking for some friends who were hoping to come up from London Kings Cross to Newcastle some time in the new year. As a starting point i picked Jan 31st. I can get a single to newcastle for £11.50 but on the Sunday (1st Feb) ticket prices are not discounted.
I have searched a few other Sundays in Feb as date is not set in stone, yet still only full price tickets, am i missing something? I know that you can get discounted tickets on Sundays as i've used them before.

Any help would be much appreciated.

I have been looking on the national express site and thetrainline.com, most of my friends have railcards so cheapest i can get is a return for about £65 which is what you can buy on the day of travel.

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See what it does for earlier sundays? The tickets might not have been released yet for feb

Can be far cheaper to fly than rail - Easyjet go to Newcastle.
(in fact it would probably be cheaper to use the space shuttle than the railway:roll:)

I tried for Liverpool to London on a Sunday and there were no trains at all, I assumed it was because of works on the tracks during the weekends / sunday

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ah thanks everyone just had another look, says on the homepage booking upto 13th feb excluding dates ... ... ... 1st Feb 2009. So that would be why, hopefully they will release them soon.

If you can't wait do the outward on National Express, say 0800 from Kings Cross at £11.25.
Then the return part can be done from Sunderland to Kings Cross on the Sunday at 1342 - cost £35.00 Off peak with Grand Central.

Martin Lewis was talking Train tickets on GMTV this morning (take a look at their website) and says there's loads of ways to save money on trains, one of them being to buy separate tickets rather than one return so say, if the train stops at Newark (but you don't get off), try getting 4 tickets, one from Kings Cross to newark, Newark to Newcastle and vice versa. The trip he did (London to Penzance) saved £200 doing this compared to a standard return ticket.

If I'm not explaining it very well, take a look at the GMTV website like I said as he had a few tips on how to save money - bizarre but true!!

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