All fares quoted are for TWO seniors with railcard discount
Taking all things into account, fbb's choice narrowed down to standard class seats on any off peak train at £201.40 or a train specific first class extra discount at £260.
Comfortable twin berth cabins.
Complimentary morning tea/coffee and light snack.
£19, £29, £39 and £49 fares subject to availability; use the journey checker below to calculate the cost of your trip.
By comparison the anytime First fare is 71.5p per mile.
Fares varying from 5p a mile to 71.5p a mile on similar trains and on the same routes, with the cheaper fare available for what used to be the top-rank premium sleeper service, must be crack-brained. Something is very very wrong somewhere.
fbb is just waiting for Barry Doe (Rail magazine's fares guru and fbb's chum) to phone with a scheme whereby the chubby one can take a slightly circuitous route via Norwich, Shrewsbury and Barrow in Furness and get there for ten bob ...
But coffee and a sticky bun in Nardini's is calling; and the skirl of the pipes and the snarl of the rutting haggis beckon the fbbs across Hardian's wall. They can't wait to gaze over to the Cumbrae ...