Mines the travelcard like most others, if I go at the perfect time its only £15 So not too expensive but I do have to buy another one for the day I want to go home >.<
Better then May though when I had to pay for both me & my bf, see being single is cheaper! XD
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How much does it cost you to get too and from London and how do you do it?
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|08 Sep 2010 - 14:47||40220|
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
First time I went, I used the Megabus and paid £6.50 for a return ticket from Manchester. Begrudging spending 5 hours on a bus/coach again (I fidget a lot), I forked out £29 for a train in May (booking in advance).
|08 Sep 2010 - 14:53||40221|
Joined: 19 Aug 2008
15 pounds on the megabus XD Thats from Hull to xd
|08 Sep 2010 - 20:17||40254|
Joined: 31 Oct 2008
At home in Oxford, £10 because I have a student card. XD It'll be £19 when I go back, though. Mmm I do love the Oxford tube.
From my parent's house it's about £14 with my student card. I've never tried taking the bus, and I don't think I'd want to.
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|13 Sep 2010 - 16:59||40575|
Joined: 13 Sep 2010
£34 for a peak return and £29 if off peak - such a rip off, it makes me cross because it's not that far! Plus you can never get a seat
|13 Sep 2010 - 18:29||40581|
Joined: 28 May 2009
I'm actually really starting to panic about getting to london this time! I'm really not sure how we're going to do it. 3 of us have to get to the Docklands Travel Lodge.. and it looks like the only option we have is the train and then the tube and then the DLR. But.. I can see that travelling with our costumes.. is going to make it difficult to say the least. Lightsabers, Huge head pieces and giant Rocket Launchers arent really the best thing to walk around London Train Stations with... And i just know something is going to get broken!! ARGH!!
|15 Sep 2010 - 20:54||40780|
Joined: 19 Feb 2008
£32 saver/month return ticket from Ipswich station to london liverpool street. *really need to get a railcard*
i think peak trains can cost around £72 return :S
but booking at least 2 weeks in advance can be £8 one way
or i just mooch a lift from friends and pay towards petrol XD
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|16 Sep 2010 - 15:58||40821|
Joined: 02 Jun 2010
ive been to london and back 2 people £9.50 from manchester
it might not be this cheap but try megabus.com it takes about 5 hours but its cheap
|24 Nov 2010 - 15:33||45658|
Joined: 10 Nov 2010
I've done megabus for about £20 which took 7.5 hours.
Last time I did east coast train for £50 which took 2.5 hours.
This is from Middlesbrough mind so it's quite a way.
|24 Nov 2010 - 15:39||45659|
Joined: 24 Oct 2009
I always go by train from derbyshire if you go at off peak times ive had it cost as little as £10 one way.
It tends to cost on average around £20-£30 return as long as you go at the off peak times.
the train line shows good prices
|24 Nov 2010 - 16:42||45661|
Joined: 25 Jul 2007
I try to book my train tickets well in advance, then it comes out at £9.50 each way.
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|24 Nov 2010 - 21:25||45676|
Joined: 28 Sep 2010
I drive, from Yorkshire.
(these are times and costs for one way, double it for returns)
very little traffic:
2.5-3 hours - £20
3-4 hours - £30
4-5 hours £30
The cost doesn't really change all that much, as it depends on how hard I drive and how much weight I'm pulling in the car. On an empty car and no traffic I can get to London and back on 3/4 of a tank, that's just over £25 of petrol, give or take.
However I always offer lifts as splitting the cost of petrol means a journey to London with company that isn't the general public for a fraction of the cost of a train.
Driving at night has its upsides, as well as the non-existent traffic there's also the way it feels to drive along empty roads listening to Rob Dougan.
|24 Nov 2010 - 21:30||45677|
Joined: 11 Jun 2009
I live in surrey so im right next to london, I buy a travelcard for £10.80 and take the train =D!!
|24 Nov 2010 - 21:44||45678|
Joined: 21 Mar 2010
£8.50 return on the coach, but thats a 4 and a half hour long trip, then there's tube fares...
It doesn't sound like much, but when you're living on £30 a week only on school days, its one HELL of a lot when you gotta make your cosplays with that money aswell.
|01 Dec 2010 - 12:20||45933|
Joined: 02 Mar 2009
I get the National Express for £5.50 there and £5.50 back from the West Midlands and sometime I can the £1 tickets so beats a £50 train fair lol!
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|02 Dec 2010 - 10:49||45988|
Joined: 19 Nov 2008
Got a £20 quid train return from Glasgow last May
This October it was £30
It varies depending on how early I book it....but its not that bad...
Also 16-25 railcards are like the best thing ever
1 trip to London over pays for mine XD and I go like at least 4 times.
|05 Dec 2010 - 11:28||46174|
Joined: 07 Mar 2010
It usually costs me about £20+ if I'm buying train tickets last minute from my town. But I try to get a group together and get a group savers ticket so it's cheaper for all of us. Luckily, I was offerered a lift there and back by car, so no expense what-so-ever!Thank you Ben!
|06 Dec 2010 - 01:42||46232|
Joined: 04 Dec 2010
When I go to London Expo, I only go on the Saturday, as I can't stay in London overnight. So I go by Train early on the day.
My train Ticket costs £29.00
This gets me from Northampton to Euston, Euston to Northampton, and Unlimited usage of the Tube, DLR, and/or Buses.