Saving money on train tickets in the UK

Skip raileurope.com if you’re in the US and buying rain tickets for travel within the UK. Their prices are outrageously marked up.  For a Saturday, second class ticket from Newcastle to Edinburgh in October, their quote is $96.00. Get a quote from one of the many web sites based in the UK, and its 9 and a half Pounds. That’s about $17.

The problem is many sites in the UK don’t let you purchase tickets with a non-UK billing address. If you’re going to be at a major station where you can pick up tickets from a machine, check out thetrainline.com. They’re cool with US billing addresses, and much cheaper as well.

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  1. thanks for the tip, I registered with my US address on thetrainline.com and they even took my US credit card and billing address which was awesome.

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