We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

rail pass confusion!

Which London hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
554 posts
20 reviews
Save Topic
rail pass confusion!

hello all; is there a family train pass that would allow us to travel fron heathrow on the tube,around london on the tube and also to allow us to travel north on a train..manchster,liverpool,ect? thanks

London, UK
Level Contributor
1,502 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: rail pass confusion!

In short no. Passes for London are not valid on the rail system outside London.

Vancouver, Canada
Destination Expert
for London
Level Contributor
54,618 posts
15 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: rail pass confusion!

Hello, Whitecourt! (I have a pal who's done a lot of re-forestry work in the area)

You may be thinking of the Family Railcard, which offers some reduced fares on National Rail services. The card costs £20, and may be used for certain fares on services within England, Scotland and Wales. Do be aware, though, that if you book tickets with a railcard you may be shown only those fares eligible for a discount - there may be some cheaper fares available which are not associated with railcard discounts - it depends on your journey.

The best thing to do is book train tickets as early as you can, to get the biggest choice of fares. Buying two singles instead of a return may be a better bargain as well, but it depends on the journey taken as well as day and time.

There are some discounts available for children travelling on Transport for London services, but it depends on the ages of the young people travelling. See www.tfl.gov.uk for more info.

Texas
Level Contributor
782 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: rail pass confusion!

For your trips around England you might look at the party pass England rail pass at Britrail.

4. Re: rail pass confusion!

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 06 September 2009, 18:20