Train Travel Tips: Discover Split Ticketing

Nov 1, 2023


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Are you a frequent traveller on UK trains? Perhaps you're planning ahead for a long journey? Either way, you're in for a treat. We're about to introduce you to a clever, wallet-friendly trick known as 'split ticketing'. This lesser-known strategy could help you save significantly on your train journeys across the UK.

Quite simply, it's a way of purchasing train tickets where, instead of buying a single ticket for your journey, you buy multiple tickets for different parts of the same route.

Sounds complicated? Trust us - it's not. Let help break it down for you.

Imagine you're travelling from Point A to Point C. Instead of buying a direct ticket, you buy two tickets: one from Point A to Point B, and another from Point B to Point C. The train doesn't need to stop at Point B, and you don't need to change trains. The magic lies in the fact that, often, the combined cost of these two tickets is less than the cost of the direct ticket. That's split ticketing!

The benefits of split ticketing are clear: it can lead to significant savings on your train travel. A study by the consumer group Which? found that passengers could save over 20% on their journeys by using split ticketing. That's not pocket change!

But how do you go about finding these split ticketing opportunities? That's where we come in. At, we're dedicated to making your travel experience as smooth and affordable as possible.

Our app provides a user-friendly interface to help you navigate the ins and outs of split ticketing. When you're searching for the train journey you'd like to book, we'll offer the cheapest version, which includes split ticketing, while you look. Which is just one of numerous reasons to download our app.

Let's take London to Edinburgh as an example. We ran a scenario where you pre-booked a one-way ticket at peak time.

Rather than buying a single train ticket to cover a trip journey from London Euston to Edinburgh, you might buy two tickets to cover the same route.

But don't worry - we've figured this out for you on the app, and will provide you this option automatically, like the example here - see the little 'S' icon? That means we've provided a split ticketing option:

Train Travel Tips: Discover Split Ticketing

If you pre-booked this, you'd cut the cost of your journey by nearly £40, and would be able to buy all the tickets required in a transaction for under £80.

The best thing is - you don't necessarily need to change trains. You may need to change seats and coaches if you have them assigned, but that's it!

That's without including any Railcards like the ones we sell on - speaking of which…

So why not give split ticketing a try on your next UK train journey? It might take a little extra planning, but your wallet will thank you. And remember, every penny saved on travel is a penny more to spend on creating unforgettable experiences. Happy travels!

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