Advice on finding cheaper train fares

The Guardian has published this advice on finding the cheaper rail tickets in light of price hikes expected next year. See the full article here.

  • Buy a ticket that suits your lifestyle. Season tickets in particular can be very flexible.
  • Replace your annual season ticket before the end of the year.
  • Buy early. Cheap advance tickets are often released 12 weeks before.
  • Get off-peak tickets by travelling after 9:30am and 6:44pm.

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