There's a whacking price difference between the Jacobite train trip (Fort William-Mallaig return) and the regular National Railway fare for the same trip.
The Jacobite train day return fare ranges from 32GBP for a standard fare to 55GBP for 1st class. The National Rail fare is around 13-14GBP for a standard return fare.
I'd be grateful for answers to these questions:
a) is the price differential really worth it for the Jacobite standard day return fare as opposed to the National Rail option? What are the benefits?
b) considering the Jacobite option, is the price differential worth it for the 1st class day return fare (55GBP) as compared to the standard day return fare (32 GPB)? What are the benefits of 1st class?
c) the Jacobite website only appears to be offering day return tickets. If there is an overnight return option, how does one access it ? The only choice I've found so far is to purchase two singles (at 27GBP each way for standard tickets and 50 GBP each way for 1st class). Yikes!
c) if there a 1st class option on the National Rail train, how does one access this, as it does not appear to be offered by the website?
d) Finally, will our car and it's contents be safe if we leave our car in the Fort William station car park while we are on the train ad in Mallaig (possibly overnighting in Mallaig.
Many thanksEdited: 2:33 pm, July 01, 2012