Ten Top Tips
1. For internal meetings, book the rail ticket first before deciding on the time of the meeting. 2. Take advantage of off-peak fares. 3. Changing an Advance ticket can be as little as £10 so it's worth committing to early. 4. Put in prompts on a booking tool's log-in screen to help influence behaviour. 5. Negotiate soft benefits with the operators, such as parking, lounge and coffee vouchers, if your spend is over £100,000. 6. Look at Advance first class fares as they can be the cheaper option on a total trip cost basis. 7. Book as far in advance as possible. 8. Try and avoid Anytime (open) rail fares. 9. Make use of season tickets for travellers on long-term projects. 10. Fix the outbound ticket to save money rather than an open return for the trip. If you don’t know what time you’re returning, book a single Advance ticket for the outbound leg and a separate, flexible ticket for the return leg. That could save up to 40% on the total journey price.