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rail pass confusion!

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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

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1. Re: rail pass confusion!

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

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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.

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

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