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Rail Tickets for The Vanguard Way Sections 4 to 6

The Vanguard Way Sections 4 to 6

You can’t buy an ordinary return ticket on these days because the station we start the hike from is on a different line from the one we get to at the end of the day. So you have to buy two singles at a total cost of £22 to £42, or £11 to £21 if you manage to get in a group of 4.

As an alternative just buy a DaySave for yourself in advance at a cost of £12, or an All-Network Downlander for £12.50

The Southern Rail DaySave Ticket

The key features of the DaySave ticket are:

• It costs £12 for one person

• A group ticket for up to 4 people costs £24. So that’s £6 per person in a group of 4.

• It is valid for one day. On this day you have unlimited travel at any time between any stations on the Southern Rail network.

• It must be bought online at their website.

• It must be bought at least seven days in advance.

• You can have the ticket posted to you or collect it from a ticket machine at the station. Note - there machines for collection at Victoria and East Croydon but not at Clapham Junction.

All Network Downlander

If you miss the 7-day cut off to buy the DaySave then buy this instead. It's almost identical, it just costs 50p more but there is no group discount. You have to buy it online as well but you can buy it up to 2 days in advance, so you can leave it until Thursday 2nd August at the latest for the hike on 4th August.

The cheapest option is the group DaySave ticket. This gives you the full day’s travel for £6 instead of £12. The organizer will buy group tickets for people who pay £6 in cash in advance on an earlier hike.

So you have three options depending on how far in advance you can plan to come on a particular walk:

1. £6 in a DaySave Group

Only if:

(a) (i) You’re on an earlier hike and have £6 spare in cash, or (ii) You can make a bank transfer online.

(b) You know you’re going to come on the later hike (4, 5 or 6).

(c) You travel out from Victoria Station

Give the organizer £6 in cash for the specified hike, or send him an email to ask for the bank account details to make the payment into. Get the ticket when you join the group at Victoria station on the day.

If it turns out that you can’t come after all then you will get the £6 back on the next hike you attend, but only if the organizer managed to sell the ticket on to someone else who hadn’t yet bought one.

2. £12 Individual DaySave

Only if you know at least 7 days in advance that you’re going to come on the hike (4, 5 or 6).

Register and buy the ticket at Southern Rail.

If it turns out you can’t use the ticket on the day then you’re out of pocket by £12.

3. Buy the ticket on the day (£11 to £42 depending on which trip and how many in your group)

This is your only option if you can’t be sure more than 7 days ahead if you’re really going to come or not. The details of the single tickets to get will be in the description of the event.

Table of Contents

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The High Weald Landscape Trail August 30, 2014 12:10 PM Christopher
The Three Castles Path June 1, 2014 10:26 AM Christopher
The Greensand Way - Sections 7 to 9 October 28, 2013 1:31 PM Christopher
Pub Menu for October 13th October 11, 2013 7:38 PM Christopher
The Essex Way - Sections 4 to 6 October 1, 2013 8:40 PM Christopher
The Greensand Way Sections 4 to 6 September 3, 2013 10:26 PM Christopher
The Essex Way - Sections 1 to 3 July 14, 2013 7:09 PM Christopher
The Sussex Border Path - Sections 7 - 9 June 17, 2013 11:54 PM Christopher
The Greensand Way - Sections 1 to 3 May 29, 2013 9:43 PM Christopher
The Greensand Way October 31, 2013 7:56 AM Christopher
Golden Rules May 5, 2014 7:49 PM Christopher
The Essex Way October 1, 2013 8:59 PM Christopher

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