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1. Posted by RebeccaF (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

I need advice from those who have used the British Rail system. I am travelling to England this summer and plan to do 2 main rail trips: London to Bath (and return) and London to Canterbury (and return).

Will it be better to buy the 4 day England Flex Pass before going or buy Point to Point tickets? I would like to keep my departure times flexible and I'm not sure if the Point to Point tickets will allow me that option.

I was told that it is often less expensive to buy the tickets on-line before travelling than when I reach England.

Any advice is appreciated!

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Go to and try to figure out what the tickets will cost you if you buy them at the train station on the day you want to go.

That is the only way to figure out whether your 4 days pass is any good. I doubt it, because London-Bath and London-Canterbury is not that far.

There is also the option of the bus at Please compare them with the train/railpass too.

3. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 10y

I wouldn't think you'd need to reserve tickets for this, those aren't very long journeys so it would probably work out more hassle than it's worth - though you can usually change your ticket at least once. Personally I wouldn't worry about a train pass or reserving a ticket unless it works out a great deal cheaper, you could probably just buy a ticket at the station on the day you leave and you'd be fine.