Brighton - Banbury 4-6 June cheapest fare?

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Can anyone recommend any splits or advances for a cheap Brighton to Banbury return. Outward on evening 4 June returning evening 6 June. 26-30 railcard held.

Trying to undercut the £33.30 Super Off Peak Return fare.

Thanks so much guys.
 
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Can anyone recommend any splits or advances for a cheap Brighton to Banbury return. Outward on evening 4 June returning evening 6 June. 26-30 railcard held.

Trying to undercut the £33.30 Super Off Peak Return fare.

Thanks so much guys.
I don't think it's possible do without advances.
For the Sunday, Chiltern hasn't released advances yet and I don't think Southern is doing any as there's engineering works around Victoria so everything's diverted to London Bridge.

I've done a search for a one-way journey on the 4th June and have come up with:
Hove (I assume that would be ok?) to Victoria advance single £3.30 (most direct trains have this available). Oyster to Marylebone £2.40. Marylebone to Banbury Advance £4.20 (21:43 Marylebone to High Wycombe 22:30, 22:34 High Wycombe to Banbury 23:11).
This comes to £9.90.

For the way back, I would buy an advance from Banbury to Marylebone when they are release (don't know when).
I would do Oyster across London (£2.40) and then buy a London Thameslink to Brighton Super Off-Peak Single for £8.60.
As long as you can do Banbury to London for under £12.40 you're saving money.

I hope this helps.
If it wasn't for those Southern engineering works it would be at least £5 cheaper!
 

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I don't think it's possible do without advances.
For the Sunday, Chiltern hasn't released advances yet and I don't think Southern is doing any as there's engineering works around Victoria so everything's diverted to London Bridge.

I've done a search for a one-way journey on the 4th June and have come up with:
Hove (I assume that would be ok?) to Victoria advance single £3.30 (most direct trains have this available). Oyster to Marylebone £2.40. Marylebone to Banbury Advance £4.20 (21:43 Marylebone to High Wycombe 22:30, 22:34 High Wycombe to Banbury 23:11).
This comes to £9.90.

For the way back, I would buy an advance from Banbury to Marylebone when they are release (don't know when).
I would do Oyster across London (£2.40) and then buy a London Thameslink to Brighton Super Off-Peak Single for £8.60.
As long as you can do Banbury to London for under £12.40 you're saving money.

I hope this helps.
If it wasn't for those Southern engineering works it would be at least £5 cheaper!
Could, if you have a Railcard that you could get added to your Oyster and are travelling off-peak, get the cross-London fare down a bit....
 

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Decided to opt for the Super Off Peak Return. Gives the flexability all round. Thanks so much.
 

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Decided to opt for the Super Off Peak Return. Gives the flexability all round. Thanks so much.
If the cost is competitive and it potentially offers more protection that seems a no-brainer.
 

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Can anyone recommend any splits or advances for a cheap Brighton to Banbury return. Outward on evening 4 June returning evening 6 June. 26-30 railcard held.

Trying to undercut the £33.30 Super Off Peak Return fare.

Thanks so much guys.
What have you found so far?
Have you tried Trainsplit?
 

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What have you found so far?
Have you tried Trainsplit?

Trainsplit offered the Super Off Peak Return so I ended up booking this. On a non engineering works weekend I reckon it would have been possible to save about £10 with Brighton to London Zone 1 and London Marylebone to Banbury Advances.
 

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