Odd train / season ticket costs

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This is really strange.

I'm looking at getting a train season ticket from Ashford to London.

The quickest route to my work is on the high speed train to st pancras. The season ticket cost is £6228.

As it happens, my current client is near another mainline station, so I can get the slow train direct with a season ticket cost of 'only' £5192. It's only a little slower door to door.

Bit of a no brainer it seems.

But.....

There is an option to go to London via Haywards Heath at a cost of £4668. So I looked up the route for that.

And the route it says is to get the high speed to London, tube over to Victoria and then train back out!

Which got me thinking, what's to stop me just breaking my journey at st pancras?

In fact a season ticket to Haywards Heath from Ashford would only be £2604 so I could buy that?

I'm obviously missing something somewhere?
 

DroidSkin

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But.....

There is an option to go to London via Haywards Heath at a cost of £4668. So I looked up the route for that.

And the route it says is to get the high speed to London, tube over to Victoria and then train back out!

Which got me thinking, what's to stop me just breaking my journey at st pancras?

In fact a season ticket to Haywards Heath from Ashford would only be £2604 so I could buy that?

I'm obviously missing something somewhere?
The route you've looked up seems to be Ashford to HH via London, not A to L via HH. Why would it take you into London and back out again if you've looked up a ticket to London?

The £4668 ticket you MUST pass through HH for it to be valid.
The £2604 ticket will be from Ashford to HH via any reasonable route. Through London will not be a reasonable route.
 

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