Save on Great Britain railway ticket cost if travelling in couple
Great Britain has one of the oldest railway systems on earth. The first public railway was built in early 1825. Today, British trains are the most convenient way to travel fast and comfortable across the country. Train stations are usually located in the centre of a city, and the rail network spreads deep into the countryside reaching even small towns and villages. The only bad thing is expensive tickets forcing you to search for discounts or special offers. However, thanks to new Two Together Railcards travelling by train in Britain becomes easier. For adults, who are travelling in couple, fare will cost a third cheaper. For the rail company the reason is to increase number of travellers. Now, for just £30 a year, you and the person you travel with most can save on journeys together.
Actually, Britain has an advanced system of discounts and rewards. Young people of age under 26, people older than 60, people in military and their families, and disabled people have benefits for railway tickets. There are also discounts for two families consisting of four adults and four children. Furthermore, early birds have fine discounts for bookings as well. Tickets can be booked at the National Rail website, at the website of a rail company you are travelling with, or using various specialised resources with good offers. The best deals are usually for mid-week and off-peak times and, for sure, roundtrip will cost you less. Weekend tickets are often more expensive. Sometimes particular companies offer very cheap tickets for some of their routes.
It's common that a trip can get cheaper due to an additional stop on the route. However it's acceptable only if you have enough time and no strict restriction of time. In rare cases, you can be late for changing and you will be forced to wait for the next train. In particular cases, a journey split into separate parts with several tickets bought will be cheaper instead of a single journey. You even won't have to change the carriage but you have to pay attention that your train calls at the station where you have a switch.
Tourists using BritRail Pass can get a 20% winter discount available from November till the end of February. This kind of passes allows unlimited travel throughout Britain available for periods from 2 days to 1 month. These tickets can be bought at a tour operator’s office abroad Britain, on the BritRail site or at special distribution points in London.