This is a clever way of reducing your rail tickets. You simply buy two tickets instead of one - notionally splitting your journey at one of several special stations. This clever Money Saving Expert tool tells you where to split your journey. You can achieve savings of up to 40% - often without even getting off the train! Worth a try especially for some season ticket holders!
- This tool searches single tickets using only one split
- You may need to change trains
- The train must call at all stations you buy tickets to and from
- Splits aren't always the same for the same train
- Only five searches per day
Intercity travel by train or bus at much lower prices than usual train companies offer. Restricted destinations and times though.
To check both live station arrival and departure boards for all mainland National Rail stations.
The National Rail Enquiries website is now excellent! It literally list all the fares, including the cheapest, and highlights the most economical times of the day. However if you prefer to speak to a person call 03457 484950. This allows you to both plan your journey and buy the tickets - again usually at the best prices.
All this said I would probably use the Split Ticket site for the very cheapest tickets of all!
Travel Line website with information about all forms of travel - coach, bus, rail.
Plan your journey and buy tickets for any UK train journey. Find train times anywhere in the UK. ALso international trains and Eurostar
Rail Europe, the UK subsidiary of SNCF French Railways, are the UK’s leading supplier of rail travel into France and Europe, whether a short break in Paris, a fortnight in Venice, a month backpacking across Europe or a Snow Train journey right into the heart of the French Alps.
You can start your journey with Eurostar into Paris, Brussels, Lille, Avignon, Disneyland Resort Paris and the French Alps, or travel on local trains when already at your destination within Europe.
Connections with the SNCF range of products, including high speed rail, so you can travel with TGV in France, Elipsos to Spain, Thalys to Benelux, Artesia to Italy & Lyria to Switzerland.
Also the official UK website selling the InterRail pass, which gives extensive travel across up to 30 countries - global, single country pass, standard class or first class.
Worth buying a railcard if you are a frequent traveller as you get one-third off the cost of your ticket (although there may be restrictions on times you can travel).