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Topic: Re:when to buy long distance train journeys
Posted by: Graeme MacLure
Date/Time: 08/08/15 09:46:00

I go up to Scotland fairly regularly and tend to book last minute so don't generally get it "right" - but If you buy on-line (eg Virgintrains.co.uk run the east and west coast mainlines or thetrainline.com) you can look at journeys - days, weeks or months in advance with all the timetable booking prices clearly laid out.
So - check your journey prices with various booking lead times and see if there are big differences or if you can spot a watershed point increase.
In my experience booking weeks rather than days in advance is 30-40% cheaper. Not sure about the mythical 5 fares though...
Graeme
MindSailing co uk


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 09:01:00 Rachel Dwyer
   Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 09:28:00 Thomas Barry
      Re:Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 09:45:00 Andrew Craig
      Re:Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 11:51:00 Richard Jennings
   Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 09:46:00 Graeme MacLure
      Re:Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 10:03:00 Rachel Dwyer
   Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 10:12:00 Graeme MacLure
   Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 10:20:00 James Robinson
      ".. now virgin have taken it over the prices have gone up."08/08/15 10:53:00 Andy Murray
         Re:".. now virgin have taken it over the prices have gone up."08/08/15 12:14:00 Thomas Barry

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