Cheap way of getting down to Cornwall

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  1. ScooterSam82

    ScooterSam82 Read Only Funster

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    Hello all, thanks for looking.

    As most of you know, me and Gazz split up last year, so I no longer have a motorhome to tour about in anymore. ( I cant drive either, so makes long trips more awkard, lol :Doh:

    so I thought i'd come on here to see if someone could help me out with finding a cheap way to get to Cornwall? :Blush:

    The reason I'm asking you lot, is because I'd like to take Jason down to Cornwall to visit his family for after his birthday, the only problem is getting down there for cheaper than £100+ each :Eek!: by train..

    A train from Nottingham to St Austell, Cornwall via Birmingham is £138 each, which is crazy when you can go to europe for less than that.

    dont suppose anyone knows of a cheaper way to get from Nottingham to Cornwall? train would be better than bus, as you can walk about on the train. :Smile:

    Jason last went home 3 years ago, as he went from Nottingham via birmingham to cornwall. so i'd really like to figure a way of getting down there.

    I've looked on the national express website, for train and bus, and from nottingham to london (on the train) is about £14 each for a single.. and then from london to cornwall is where it gets into silly prices.

    also looked on mega bus, as they are cheap too.. but no one goes to St Austell from either nottingham or london.

    dont suppose anyone is going down to cornwall anytime? lol :RollEyes:

    If this is in the wrong place, please move. :BigGrin:
    Just thought i'd ask you lot, as you do lots of travelling about, thanks from Samantha.
     
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    Push bike and a tent sam, or get your broomstick out, hee hee.
     
  3. johnnerontheroad

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    Have a look at BMIbaby they are starting flights to Newquay from East Midland on 28 May 10 for not much money if you book early. http://www.bmibaby.com/bmibaby/flights/home.aspx

    Then you only have to get to St Austell bus I guess.

    Good Luck

    Dave
     
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    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/uk-touring/22565-canal-lake.html#post273469

    why dont you just ask for a lift
     
  6. kkclassic

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    Hi Ya

    Try Megabus.com or Megatrain.com they offer fares between major cities from £1 up. The cheaper fares are if you can book early.

    Hope that helps

    Kevin and Tricia
     
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    I'd love to, but dont know anyone whos going down to cornwall, well apart from JulianDavies, who i met at a motorhome show years ago, :Laughing:
    his RV needs repairing though poor bloke :Sad:

    anyone else going down to cornwall next month or so? lol :BigGrin::Wink: who can give us a lift.. hehe

    lol @ broomstick,, i wish i could do that! :Laughing:

    ok everyone thanks for your help I'll go off and look at those links.
     
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    £178 off peak return within one month......thats the total price...not each, assuming the 5th may dep


    im also assuming Jason is a child ?

    THE TRAINLINE.COM

    enter your dates and check the price,
    shirl uses this service a lot.
     
  9. ScooterSam82

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    :Laughing: goodness no! Jason is my 'New' boyfriend! :Rofl1: bad pappajohn! lol. :Doh:
    .. he does act like a child at times though, not wanting to do any housework at all, which is Ok by me, hehe! yey!

    we'll see about cornwall for around september time, as I'm waiting to hear about some money I'm owed :BigGrin:

    thanks for your help everyone, sure we'll find a way of getting down there, even if i have to ask my second cousin for a lift in his car, as he works in france, lol! slight de-tour there me thinks. :RollEyes:
     
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