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Flexible searches allow you to view the cheapest fares within
your desired period of travel up to 12 weeks in the future.
Simply select a date and click the 'I'm flexible' box and you
will be shown when the cheapest fares are available.
'I'm flexible' is currently available on selected routes:
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We will be exending the number of routes where this option is
available over time.
If you can be flexible about when you travel, it is best to
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cheapest train tickets.
But avoid rush hours - rush hours mean higher demand, making it
less likely that you willl find a cheap ticket. Travel during
off-peak hours (after 09.30 and before 15.30) and you could reduce
your fare significantly.
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