Money Saving Expert – A cricket fan saved £90 on a return train ticket to watch England’s test match against India next week – by splitting his journey ten times and printing out 26 paper tickets.

Summary

  • A cricket fan saved £90 on a return train ticket to watch England’s test match against India next week – by splitting his journey ten times and printing out 26 paper tickets.
  • Colin Hinchley will travel from Derby to Southampton Airport Parkway next Friday to watch the second day of England’s fourth test against India – but was left stumped when he found out a return ticket could cost him £159.40.
  • But Colin decided to hit back, and after searching for ‘train ticket splitting’ online, he found he could cut the cost to just £69.10 by buying separate tickets for different legs of the trip.
  • He now has separate tickets for his journeys between Derby and Coventry, Coventry and Banbury, Banbury and Oxford, Oxford and Basingstoke, and Basingstoke and Southampton Airport Parkway – and will swing by each of the stations in reverse on the way back.
  • You can find details on these tools and other ways to save money on train tickets with our Cheap Train Tickets guide.


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