With an announcement this week that train prices are set to rise by 6.2% in January (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19251068); it’s only right that people are seeking to cut the cost of their rail tickets as much as they can.

Split ticketing isn’t a new term but for those that aren’t familiar; it means that instead of buying one ticket for your whole journey, you purchase tickets for two parts. But don’t worry you don’t have to frantically rush from one platform to another with a gigantic suitcase in a speed which surpasses even Usain Bolt; you can stay on the same train for your whole journey. When I travelled from Newcastle to Sheffield last week I bought a ticket from Newcastle to York and then from York to Sheffield; I stayed on the same train and saved £12 on the standard £54 fare. This meant I could treat myself to dinner on arrival; yes I did eat in a restaurant on my own.

But while Split Ticketing isn’t a new thing it’s always involved a DIY approach; a trial and error method to find where the best station to split your journey is and then a lengthy process to actually buy your ticket.
But we’ve removed all that tomfoolery.

As former students we especially understand that everyone wants the cheapest tickets and doesn’t want to spend an hour getting them. Split My Fare provides suggestions on where to split your journey and then takes you through a step by step process of buying your ticket. The site is so easy to use; some may even call it fun.

If your still confused about how this split ticketing thing works, check out our split ticket FAQ.

After all that valuable info I’d like to provide you all with a useless fact. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs… but not downstairs.

Pete Walls