Shocking reality of rail fares.

It’s cheaper to buy a disposable car for the day, I did the maths!


The cost of rail fares now in the UK is beyond shocking.

I have determined that for a group of 4, it is cheaper to

  • buy a disposable car,
  • insure it for the day,
  • drive it to London,
  • see the tourist things that are there to see,
  • drive home,
  • call the breakers yard
  • have them collect the vehicle for scrap
  • cancel the insurance

than it is to buy 4 return tickets off peak, whether or not the tickets are directly purchased or through a comparison site.  See my evidence below of results through a popular discount rail ticket site (cough spottedhanky cough)…



Author: Pollyanna Whyte

Single LDS Mormon Mum/Mom living in England. This is my blog on emotional health, fun, parenting, life, divorce, starting over, friends, family, church things, and budgeting. Stop by, tell us what you think, feel free to share (but credit the source please).

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