My husband and I will be travelling in the UK in December. We'll be doing a good bit of hopping around. I'm trying to figure out the best way to book our train tickets. I'm trying to be economical, but I also need some flexibility. I know the days I'll be travelling, but I think that I'd like some flexibility on the timing. I don't know yet if I'll be wanting to travel in AM or PM etc.
On two dates we're travelling between Worcester and Cardiff . I think there is not a direct train, but we might be able to get a ride to Cheltehnam though I'd like to take the train if possible.
I guess my questions are about booking the tickets. It seems if I use the UK sites to book, that I must choose the precise train that I want, locking me into a time. I could buy a Britrail pass for consecutive days, but it seems a lot pricier. Also seems very pricy to wait and then walk up and buy a ticket. I can provide some of the pricing I've found if that helps you with recommendations. I've looked at the Britrail Point to Point tickets, and that seems ideal from function, but seems rather pricey.
Any advice to steer me in the right way is appreciated.
These are our travel dates:
Edinburgh to Birmingham Dec 17
Worcester to Cardiff Dec 22
Cardiff to Worcester Dec 24
Worcester to London Dec 26
We'll also need some kind of a pass for two days in London, but I should be able to figure that one out on my own. I'm somewhat familiar with the tube and not so overwhelmed by that!
Thanks in advance for any advice. I think the internet has given me information overload and I just dont' know what to do!
Thanks so much!