English Rail Cost - Need help please

Nowler

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Hey folks!

If I have to use the train 4-5 days per week (return), how can I make it as cheap as possible?

I see that Cambridge to Hitchin is around €13.50 one way, so €27 return!
That's a lot! (€135/5 days!)

Is there something I can do to make this cheaper?
Get a rail card...get a monthly ticket...buy fare the day before?

Thanks in advance!
 

cantagril

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Hey folks!

If I have to use the train 4-5 days per week (return), how can I make it as cheap as possible?

I see that Cambridge to Hitchin is around €13.50 one way, so €27 return!
That's a lot! (€135/5 days!)

Is there something I can do to make this cheaper?
Get a rail card...get a monthly ticket...buy fare the day before?

Thanks in advance!
Buy online:) See attachment.
 

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Nowler

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Buy online:) See attachment.
Nice!
Cheers buddy!

That's £12.70 in total (inc. return)?
And regardless of being peak or off-peak?
(I ask because that's what it looks like, but when I tried to do this myself the other day I was getting more expensive prices)

Also, how does buying online work?
Do I print something out, or do I pick them up at the station?
 

Pat494

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Move closer to your job
OR
advertise to share car costs
OR
Get another job
OR
hitchhike.
 
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Dowser

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hitchhike.
LOL, Has anyone in the memory of man hitchhiked to work every day? You'd have to set out fairly early :LOL:
 

Nowler

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Move closer to your job
OR
advertise to share car costs
OR
Get another job
OR
hitchhike.
Thanks for the suggestions :)

Im actually still in Ireland. Been in a state of limbo since the beginning of February (accommodation not ready yet).

I was playing with the idea of heading over next week and staying in a cheap hostel in Cambridge and getting the train to Hitchin for work until my accommodation is ready - end of first week in April hopefully but maybe the 2nd.

For the sake of it being just 2 more weeks, I might just wait it out. Waiting would save me 300/500 bucks or more...
 

Pat494

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Back in the day I used to set off early for London from Plymouth on a motor cycle plus suitcase. I always found accommodation around the Earls Court area before dark and a job the next day.
As you have a job to go to you are half way there already.

No problems.
 

Nowler

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Back in the day I used to set off early for London from Plymouth on a motor cycle plus suitcase. I always found accommodation around the Earls Court area before dark and a job the next day.
As you have a job to go to you are half way there already.

No problems.

 

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