This time next year, I'm planning to be studying at Aberystwyth university in Wales and my girlfriend at Portsmouth univeristy down south. Discovering that I can get a return ticket for a 7 hour journey on the train for £60 didn't satisfy me enough, arrogantly thinking I could do it cheaper and faster. I have considered hitchhiking on trucks or whatever's necessary. What do you recommend as my best mode of travel? (Bearing in mind I dont want to be travelling for longer than 12 hours).