10 simple secrets to saving money on UK rail fares

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Save on rail travel by using clever tricks like split tickets or buying up to 12 weeks in advance
Save on rail travel by using clever tricks like split tickets or buying up to 12 weeks in advance

Rail passengers are to be hit with another steep hike in the cost of train fares in the new year, with the average season ticket hitting £3,000 for the first time, a new analysis suggests. This, a rise of three per cent, further ups the exorbitant cost of train travel in the UK. Travelling at peak times on inter-city routes can be especially expensive, and the sheer complexity of the ticket pricing system often makes it difficult to find the cheapest fares, so Telegraph Travel has come up with 10 strategies to help cut the cost of rail travel.

1. Try split-ticketing

Rail bosses last year admitted that a glaring anomaly of the archaic ticketing system is that it can sometimes work out much cheaper...

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