Travelling by train in United Kingdom
Replies: 5 - Last Post: May 1, 2012 4:34 AM Last Post By: greencelery
Apr 30, 2012 11:31 AM
Travelling by train in United KingdomHello,
Next week I will travel travel by train from London to the university city of Oxford with u group
of nine persons. Is it possible to buy a group ticket against a lower price?
And is it possible to book tickets in advance that are valid at all times?
I hope to hear from you.
Apr 30, 2012 12:26 PM
1You need either to go to a train station ticket office or ring 08457 000 125 (7am – 10pm Monday - Friday; 8am – 7pm Saturday & Sunday; for bookings, group bookings, season ticket renewals and reservations)
You can't book it online as the maximum group size is 8 however you can use the online site to work out the price if you booked it as a group of 4 and a group of 5 which may bring in other forms of discount.
But also check the Oxford Espress and Oxford Tube coach services - or even hiring a mini-bus for the day. But if possible you should have done this several weeks ago as prices will have been lower
Apr 30, 2012 3:41 PM
Apr 30, 2012 3:57 PM
3Tickets are available next week from London Paddington to Oxford from £5 one way direct, off peak (after 9:00) for a specific train.
For the flexibility you are seeking you need an "Anytime Fare". These start at around £15 each way.
You can as the poster above says split your group into two mini groups to buy online.
Go to nationalrail.co.uk for fares and timetable or http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/
FYI Monday 7 May is a holiday in the UK
May 1, 2012 2:00 AM
May 1, 2012 4:34 AM
5Is it possible to buy a group ticket against a lower price?
Yes. Buy a GroupSave ticket. This allows 3 or 4 passengers to travel for the price of 2.
Go to http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Train-times-and-tickets
Click "add passengers and railcards"
Select 4 adults, 4 railcards and "Groupsave 4"
Input the rest of the details for your journey
Go through the booking process. When you get to the shopping basket, click "add another journey"
Add a normal ticket for the 9th person.
Groupsave might be available for both "Advance" (limited to one particular train" and "Anytime" or "Off Peak" (valid on any train, subject to off peak restrictions if applicable) so make sure you buy the right type.
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