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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
im planning on going to sheffield hallam university in september *crosses fingers for grades*. if i wanted to get a train home on weekends is it best to book them in advance or can you just turn up at the station and buy on they day. id be travelling to birmingham

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    it's generally cheaper to get them before hand, say a week or something. but sheffield to brum isn't that far anyway is it?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    can you get student railcards?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote:
    can you get student railcards?

    with certain student bank accounts you can.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Def best to book them in advance, makes a clear difference. Use the trainline and get a young persons rail card, wether you get it for free or with a bank account it doesn't matter, it'll work out quickly.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you can get a young persons rail card.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Booking in advance might be cheaper, but to answer your question you can just turn up on the day and get one, especially for sheffield to brum for which there is a plethora of different trains.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you can get a young persons rail card.

    definately get one of these, wil lsave you a fair bit if you have a way to travel
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    There is two trains an hour between Sheffield and Birmingham - all operated by Virgin - all taking around an hour. Advance singles are cheaper - starting from £5 each way- on these you must chose a set train and book in advance. With a railcard a month return is £19.45 - go on any train after 9.30am and return within a month - buy on the day of travel (You must buy before you board a train). Overall for flexibility it would be worth travelling on normal tickets.

    If you are going to be travelling a lot it is well worth investing in a Young persons railcard which cost £20 for the year and get you 33% off most train fares. See http://www.youngpersons-railcard.co.uk/ for a ton of info.
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