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NYC
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NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Yeah, I did a search but it was too confusing with all of this 'free market capitalism' train stuff that's going on in the UK.

I wanna buy roundtrip tix from London to Edin over the internet. What do I click?

[I'm relying on my 'a native is worth a thousand guidebooks' theory.]


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Katrina
Katrina

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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 6th May 2004
Total posts: 352
Posted:www.virgintrains.co.uk



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Narr
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Location: sitting on the step
Member Since: 15th Apr 2003
Total posts: 2568
Posted:i use the train line

thereas also a thing call 'fast tickets' which is a machine at the station you type in your code and out pops the ticket smile saves on queing etc, so i recommend that option

good luck smile


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Virgin and Trainline are actually exactly the same info. Most of the sites in the uk share the same database but I find trainline staff are better if you need to call and as for help ubbrollsmile

I just tried the link for it and it wouldn't let me cut and paste so here's some info

Leave London Kings Cross @ 10:00
Direct Train
Arrive at Edinbugger @ 14:21

If you book far enough in advance you can get the return for 25 which I must say is an absolute bargain! But you can pay up to about 60 with the same train company (I know it doesn't make sense but them the buiscits!)

You'll need to register on the site first before you can confirm bookings and you can arrange to collect your ticket from the station you leave from.

Hope that helps and remember when you're keying in the dates we use DAY MONTH YEAR not MONTH DAY YEAR like you weirdos over the water! tongue



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Katrina
Katrina

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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 6th May 2004
Total posts: 352
Posted:wow, I need to start using trainline instead of virgin, tickets seem so much cheaper through it. I've never been able to get to London anywhere near that cheap even with rail card discounts! eek

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I think it's the "book with stupid amount of advance notice option" it was at the top of the list of about 30 different fares...I got quite confused with the differing types so I could be wrong...but I didn't enter any discounts thingumyjigs smile

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Katrina
Katrina

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Location: Edinburgh
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Posted:Sorry, my mistake, things have got cheaper since last time I wanted to go to London. smile May have myself a holiday at those prices! biggrin

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:my advice, find if any operators go direct, and if so buy a ticket specific to that operator. You'll save a packet compared to normal tickets. For instance, to go to London return from mine is 6.60 on one train company. Compare that 10.50 for a normal ticket. Not a massive saving I know, but when you make the journey several times a week, every week, or a long journey, it's serious money.

Of course, all the operators on my line have merged now, which means more profits for them - company specific tickets have been scrapped cause there's only one operator frown


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originalsmit
originalsmit

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Location: nottingham, england. cornwall ...
Member Since: 28th Aug 2003
Total posts: 469
Posted:sod the trains they suck big style. so go in style i just had a quick flick and Sunday 22 August

Flight 231
departs London Stansted at 07:20, arrives Edinburgh at 08:40
flexible web fare 6.99 GBP (phone fare 11.99 GBP)

just a quicky but do some resaecrh about flying.
do a search on here too


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:eek Now that's a BARGAIN!! Fly NYC FLY !! Just flap those big ole wngs and FLY BABY!! biggrin

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Dom
Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:Fly? Take the train. I've done loads of internal flights and I reckon it's more draining. You've got to get to the airport first and Stanstead - it's miles away in the country! Then you got to get from Edinburgh airport to the city.

Nah! Get an advance ticket on the train - sometimes the first class is only a bit more - plug the stereo in and watch the world go by.

Or just stay in London...


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Helz Bellz
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Posted:Quote:
Or just stay in London...





ditto



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bluecat
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Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:ubbcrying spank

how could you attempt to deprive me of him, when you lot don't even know the delights of edinburgh wink


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Eera
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Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:If you're going to fly watch out for the taxes. there was an offer recently: fly to Edinburgh for 1.00. In very small print it said the airport tax was 40.

I've done National Express a couple of times. It takes about 8 hours, is marginally more uncomfortable than the train but cost half the price.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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NYC
NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Quote:
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Or just stay in London...



ditto

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Hey, I love London... My first choice was London. Edinburgh just out bid ya. Lodging for two months and an internship at Te Pooka!! biggrin

Oh and it turns out that Bluecat and I will be driving up anyway... so I won't need the train after all. redface Unless Bluecat flakes and I'm left buying a 200 quid ticket at the station that day. frown


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mo-seph
mo-seph

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Location: Edinburgh, UK
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 524
Posted:Another place to try for online tickets is scotrail - they do exactly the same tickets, but their site sucks a little bit less than the trainline which can be really slow.

But I see you've got a lift up, which is a much better plan.

See you in edinburgh, maybe!


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DeepSoulSheep
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:I'm about to book a train on virgin from Worcester to London.

What's a "Young person railcard" ?
I have a under 26 cheap travel card, is that it?

thanks


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Vixen
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Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:i use railtrack.co.uk always way cheaper wen u book a week in advance! x

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