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Train ticket to bicester

durban
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Train ticket to bicester

Hi. Will there be any saving with booking a train ticket from London to bicester in advance or can I just book it on the day I need to travel?

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1. Re: Train ticket to bicester

Normal fares are £23. Advance purchase fares can be as low as £5.

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2. Re: Train ticket to bicester

If you are going to Bicester for the outlet centre, it's not that great. The one at Swindon is much better IMO. There are sales on all over LOndon now anyway.

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I agree, Bicester Village Outlet center is not that great.

No real bargains. I'll have to check out Swindon....thanks!

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4. Re: Train ticket to bicester

An off peak day return from Paddington to Bicester via Oxford is £21.50. From Marylebone it's £25.50 with a quicker and more frequent direct service. Where £23 comes from - no idea

And yes £5 each way is possible with advance booking - not necessarily all that far ahead either.

Swindon fares are a lot more expensive - certainly check out advance tickets if you decide to go there.

Edited: 13 June 2011, 20:35
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5. Re: Train ticket to bicester

dzug1, £23 fare is the anytime fare between Marylebone and Bicester. I presume they make the anytime cheaper than the off-peak on a few routes to keep folks like us on our toes when giving advice.

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6. Re: Train ticket to bicester

Go to Swindon. The old railway sheds are a delight.

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I see where that £23 comes from now - it's the one way fare. No point in buying it for a day trip, you'd buy a day return, peak or off peak according to travel times.

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Thank u for the advice! Yes I was planning to go to the bicester outlet but will need to rethink that now! PS is ashford any good?

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9. Re: Train ticket to bicester

The retailers in Ashford and Swindon are the same.

The difference is, in Swindon they are housed sympathetically.

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10. Re: Train ticket to bicester

««I see where that £23 comes from now - it's the one way fare. No point in buying it for a day trip, you'd buy a day return, peak or off peak according to travel times.»»

True, but there was no mention of a return trip in the original question. In my ignorance, I did not know that there was only one reason to go to Bicester.