Tuesday 20 February 2018

Rail ticket deals beyond belief

Barry Walshe highlights the absurdity of the price of a rail ticket (single) from Ballina to Dublin costing €48, yet the fare for a single ticket from Holyhead to London -- about twice the mileage -- costs only €2 more ('Crazy rail price differences', Letters, January 28).

Mr Walshe might be even more amazed to discover that if he had bought a ticket for the same journey in reverse (departing from London Euston, with no requirement for advance notice/payment), he would have had to pay no more than £20 (€23) with Virgin Trains.

Websites www.megabus.com and www.megatrain.com offer the best rail/bus deals on the UK mainland.

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