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Train from Bath to London

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Calgary, Canada
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Train from Bath to London

For the train between Glasgow and Edinburgh, you can just get on, then pay the conductor (and even use a credit card) once the journey starts. Is the train between Bath and London like that as well?

Ottawa, ON
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1. Re: Train from Bath to London

Except on a few routes, you are expected to purchase your tickets before you travel, if the station has an open ticket office. Some of the train companies charge penalty fares if you haven't a valid ticket.

First Great Western, the company operating the Bath Spa to London route, does not charge penalty fares, so you could indeed board the train without a ticket. Expect to pay the full single fare, however, which is more than you would likely have paid at the ticket office.

Cardiff, United...
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2. Re: Train from Bath to London

If you buy the ticket on the train you will be charged the full single fare. Allow enough time to purchase before you board & you will get the best fare.

Fare from Glasgow to Edinburgh range from 7.40 gbp each way to 9.50 each way depending on time of travel. Trains are approx every 15mins & journey time 50 mins. There are a few train companies but standard fares.

The London Paddington - Bath route is operaedby First Great Western Trains & they are very strict on the tickets they sell on the train - full fare only. At most platforms there are ticket checks before you board - buy early to avoid being sent back queue to buy tickets.

Note travel on Fridays, or Saturdays in July & Aug are higher fares (called Saver tickets). Traveling in rush hour during week also increases fare by a great deal.

check www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk for the journey from London Paddington.

The trains from London to Bath are half hourly throughout the day & take 90mins.

Fares from 19.00 return if you book in advance & subject to space & time restrictions. Book asap. If you pay on train it will cost 43.00 gbp each way. There are many variations of fares, so check www.qjump.co.uk select your dates/times & buy ticket (at bottom of page) for a selection of fares. You will not buy ticket until you entered all credit card info etc. This will tell you price for each journey & you can select one that meets you needs.

You should be able to book any tickets via www.qjump.co.uk & collect tickets at the staffed office or from the automated ticket machines at most stations. You must take reference no with you along with the cad you used for purchase.

Calgary, Canada
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3. Re: Train from Bath to London

Thanks, janner. I looked at the national rail website but it doesn't provide very much information. The websites you've given me are much more helpful.

Dublin, Ireland
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4. Re: Train from Bath to London

A great way to book any train journey and get cheapest fares and time choices is www.thetrainline.com. If you are not resident in UK you can opt for the 'fast fare pickup facility' at whichever station suits you. You just need the credit card that you used in your booking and your tickets are dispensed from the machine. Simple.

Dublin, Ireland
posts: 240
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5. Re: Train from Bath to London

A great way to book any train journey and get cheapest fares and time choices is www.thetrainline.com. If you are not resident in UK you can opt for the 'fast fare pickup facility' at whichever station suits you. You just need the credit card that you used in your booking and your tickets are dispensed from the machine. Simple.

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