How you can split tickets to save money
If a train company serves up a bouncer with a pricey ticket, you don’t have to take it on the chin.
Split-ticketing is when you buy a ticket from the origin to a station on the route you’re travelling. Then another from that intermediate station to your destination. It’s perfectly legal as long as the train stops at the places you buy tickets to and from.
You could, of course, go extreme like Colin and split your journey multiple times along the same route.
When we did a snapshot test of them in February this year looking at 20 journeys across four routes, neither was the clear winner – but TrainSplit edged it. So if you have time to check both, do.
You can find details on these tools and other ways to save money on train tickets with our Cheap Train Tickets guide.