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Rail ticket costs?

Can anyone tell me about how much rail tickets will costs going to and returning from Hampton Ct. and also Canterbury (can you break your journey on the Canterbury ticket)? If you have a zone one and two travelcard can you get some off, only haveing to pay for the zones past two? Do full time students with an ISIC get a reduced rate? Last, is it necessary to reserve a seat (sure would hate to pay the extra for that!)? Thanks!

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1. Re: Rail ticket costs?

The easiest way to get to Hampton Court is to take the District line (Tube) to Richmond, then the R68 bus. You can add the excess fare to you Travelcard, then a bus fare. Cheap day return tickets from Waterloo cost 5.30GBP, and if it's outside rush hour, you'll not need to reserve a seat - if it's rush hour, you won't want to be on the train! (cheap day outbound will start after 0930 anyway)

Trains to Canterbury are a bit different. Victoria to Canterbury East takes one and a quarter hours, and the trip requires no change of train. Charing Cross to Canterbury West takes an hour and a half, again no change. A cheap day return is 17.90, a standard return 18.80. Again, outside of peak hours, you shouldn't need to reserve a seat. There might be a reduced rate of a couple of pounds for your Travelcard, but not substantial. Don't know about ISIC cards - but it never hurts to ask.

Where would you like to break your journey to Canterbury? Since the National Rail enquiries give the train as no changes required, they don't list stops the train may make.

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: Rail ticket costs?

Cee,here is the website for National Rail Enquiries, which deals with intercity and suburban rail travel (as opposed to the tube). Hope it helps

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/planmyjourney/

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3. Re: Rail ticket costs?

A quick look at ww.thetrainline.com reveals that if you have a young persons railcard (the UK equivelent of ISIC?) the cheap day return cost from Victoria to Canterbury East comes down to 11.80GBP.

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4. Re: Rail ticket costs?

Thanks! We are thinking or breaking the journey in Rochester for as short period and then catching another train onto Canterbury. Is that possible?

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5. Re: Rail ticket costs?

I can't seem to work out the cost of breaking the journey but it is certainly practical. Try this:

Depart London Victoria 9.33

Arrive Rochester 10.15

Depart Rochester 11.44

Arrive Canterbury East 12.28

Depart Canterbury East 16.47

Arrive London Victiria 18.11

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6. Re: Rail ticket costs?

Travelling out from London does not have a "rush hour", except for fighting against the flow to get on an empty train.

I don't think you can buy a ticket for one place and get off half way pass through the barrier and come back later to catch another train. You can use you travel card to get a reduction in your fare. Just show your travelcard when you buy your ticket and say something like "I'd like a return from zone 2 to Caterbury, please"

You can only reserve seats in Inter-City trains. That is ones that run to major citys such as Manchester or Bristol.