Out and about in England
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Dec 14, 2012 11:15 AM Last Post By: pedro555
Dec 12, 2012 6:49 PM
Out and about in EnglandHi guys. I'm from Malaysia and I have return tickets to London in mid February. I plan to go to Leeds one day after my arrival (Saturday) and from Leeds to Coventry (Friday/Saturday) and then back to London (Monday). Can you suggest what mode of transport is most convenient and least costly? Is there such a thing as a 2-week train/bus pass (or anything like that) that can save me travelling cost? I've looked up the train and coach sites such as trainline and nationalexpress but didn't quite understand it. Is it cheaper to go Leeds-Conventry-London or Leeds-London-Coventry-London ? Also, I'll be carrying a cabin luggage with me... So how does that work? Can you suggest how much should I put aside for transportation alone? Thanks so much!
Dec 12, 2012 10:09 PM
Dec 12, 2012 10:10 PM
Dec 13, 2012 1:09 AM
3You can get a a britrail pass from britrail.com but it probably isn't worth it unless you are travelling most days.
check out nationalrail.co.uk, it is more expensive than the bus though, trains in the UK are probably more expensive than anywhere but the earlier you book the cheaper they are (the same with the bus).
Dec 13, 2012 4:09 AM
Dec 13, 2012 7:46 AM
5Thank you perthdiver ad kurgan will check those out.
Mickyfinn: I'm flying into Heathrow. I am not on a tight schedule but am not really a big fan of coach. Long distance busses here are not very comfortable and I get motion-sick. I prefer to take the train as it takes shorter time but it seems that the price difference is very big so I'll just have to make do. My dilemma is how much more I'm willing to spend to take the train =/
Do you guys think £600 is enough to sustain me for two weeks (to commute and do touristy stuff) excluding accommodation and meals?
Dec 13, 2012 1:27 PM
Dec 13, 2012 8:49 PM
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Dec 13, 2012 11:23 PM
Dec 14, 2012 12:36 AM
Dec 14, 2012 2:53 AM
12#8 that's what I thought!! I thought I was being cheap.
Wow you are right! There are cheaper one. I'm not gonna ask why but it's the most bizarre and complicated things this rail thing. I feel so much better now. Thanks Pedro!
Do you reckon I should buy now? Will the price go up if I wait say maybe until next month?
Dec 14, 2012 2:56 AM
Dec 14, 2012 4:07 AM
14You are correct in that nationalrail.co.uk shows £97 as cheapest fare (Saturday Feb 16th). Suggest you try again with eastcoast.co.uk where you will find £48.50 as the fare (same trains). Don't ask why the difference and expect a reply
The £97 is return and the £48,50 one way?
You should be able to do it cheaper that that anyway
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