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By splitting your fare into separate tickets you can slash the price but travel on the same train



  FAQ


What does Splitting My Fare involve and why can I get cheaper tickets?

Am I really allowed to Split My Fare?

Can I split for Advance and Return tickets as well as Standard fares?

Anything to look out for?

Can I change my Delivery Method or Seat Reservations?

Can I get a refund?

Can you tell me where my seat reservations are?

Do you charge a credit/debit card fee or a booking fee?

Is it possible to purchase tickets on behalf of someone else?

Anything Else?


What does Splitting My Fare involve and why can I get cheaper tickets?

Splitting Your Fare means that instead of buying one ticket for your whole journey, you purchase tickets for two parts. For example if you're travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh, you would purchase a ticket from Manchester Piccadilly to Chorley and then from Chorley to Edinburgh.

When we checked the cheapest standard ticket from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh was £59.90

The total cost of tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Chorley and then from Chorley to Edinburgh was £42.90, a saving of £17.00.

We can't explain why your journey is cheaper when you split your fare, it just is!


Am I really allowed to Split My Fare?

Yes, the National Rail Conditions of Carriage allow this. Just ensure that your train calls at the stations you buy tickets for.


Can I split for Advance and Return tickets as well as Standard fares?

Yes, you can split your fare for both ticket types and will likely make savings on all of them.

Advance Tickets - When you search for your ticket following our instructions you will see both Standard and Advance fares, where available. Advance fares have limited availability, therefore as you get closer to the travel date, the number of Advance tickets reduces.

Return Tickets - You can often save by splitting your fare with Return tickets. For example if you were travelling from Newcastle to London Kings Cross Return, we would recommend you to split your ticket at Doncaster. You can buy a return ticket from Newcastle to Doncaster and another return ticket from Doncaster to London Kings Cross, following our instructions to ensure you are travelling on the same train. Alternatively you can split your journey into 4 single tickets:

Outbound Leg
Split 1: Newcastle to Doncaster
Split 2: Doncaster to London Kings Cross

Return Leg
Split 1: London Kings Cross to Doncaster
Split 2: Doncaster to Newcastle


Anything to look out for?

Splitting your fare at a station where you need to change Trains - The station you need to change trains at may coincide with the station you've split your ticket at. If your first train runs late, you may miss your change and in this case your second ticket may not be valid for the later train.

Calling Points - Ensure your train calls at the stations you buy tickets to and from. If you aren't due to change trains at your split ticket station, check that the arrival and departure time from your split ticket station are around the same to ensure you're staying on the same train.


Can I change my Delivery Method or Seat Reservations?

Our partner Raileasy deals with after sales enquiries you can view their FAQ or Contact them


Can I get a refund?

Raileasy our partner deals with refund requests, you can view their FAQ or Contact them


Can you tell me where my seat reservations are?

This information should be in your email confirmation from Raileasy. If you have not received one please check your junkmail.


Do you charge a credit/debit card fee or a booking fee?

Yes a small booking and card handling fee is charged. For the latest fees refer to the Raileasy FAQ


Is it possible to purchase tickets on behalf of someone else?

It is possible to purchase tickets on another person's behalf. Please be aware that if you book tickets TOD (collection at the station) you will need to bring both the ticket reference number from your email and the credit or debit card you booked with in order to collect them.


Anything Else?

If you have any other questions related to tickets you have purchased please contact our partner Raileasy or Refer to their FAQ
For anything else get in touch by emailing us at support@splitmyfare.co.uk