Just tried to book an off-peak return from Oxford to Edinburgh, for two months from now. Literally the price of a laptop computer. Megabus?
All the cheap tickets are released twelve weeks out and are then snapped up quickly. Bizarre side effect of the pricing regulations.
There are various ways to work through the train pricing, summarised here: http://
Ben, if you can get a cheap bus to London, have a look at the Megabus Gold sleeper bus; it goes from London Victoria at 11pm ish and gets in to Edinburgh around 7am. They release tickets at midnight 28 days in advance; the first couple of tickets are £15, then it goes up to £25, £30 etc etc, based on how many are bought. And the bunks are small, cramped and not private, but it is lying down, with a sheet, pillow and blanket. And free water and muffins
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