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Hi, welcome back to Joel & Lia, so today we're out and about and we're gonna give you our top

tips for travelling on trains in the UK trains are really popular method of

travel here in the UK so we thought you guys might want to know about it if you

visit London or if you're moving here yeah so these are just our top tips for

travel and they're so useful so enjoy! And it's not just London it's like the UK everywhere

so tip number one is buying tickets so as soon as you know you're going to

travel I recommend booking in advance so if you know you're going to travel in

three weeks, get online and get that date in and find the cheapest tickets

the website that I use is Virgin Trains and you can also use the

however do be aware that there's a £1.50 booking fee, or £1, so

be prepared to pay that and if you don't know you're gonna be travelling in

advance you could always just buy tickets at the ticket office at the station either on

their machine or in person but be prepared to pay a little bit more for this.

so the next tip is to consider splitting your fare if you're traveling over a

long distance so it might actually work out cheaper if you book two tickets

instead of one so if you're going from Southampton to London

it might be cheaper to book a ticket from Southampton to Basingstoke and then Basingstoke

to London. Some websites, there are quite a few actually that do this for you so for example

Rail Easy is a really good website that'll do it for you and calculate whether or not

it'd be cheaper and don't worry this is completely within the terms of use from

these rail companies, you're not breaking any rules

ooooo it's so cold!

okay so the next tip is that there is a rail card out there for nearly everyone

for example me and Lia today have used a two together rail card which means

that if you've got someone you travel with a lot you get reduced price tickets

if you travel together, you have to travel together you can't not be with them or you can't be with

someone who looks like them, you know it doesn't work. I've tried it. And for instance when I travel alone I use my under 25

rail card which will probably run out *gasp* this year!

Then you'll have to do what I just did and get a network rail card basically if you

want more information go to national rail and they list all the different

rail cards on there so it's definitely worth it if you live here or if you're

coming on holiday here for a few months yeah so worth it, there's nearly one for

everyone. If like me you're coming from outside of London into London you need

to go straight down to the underground and sort out your underground travel

now TfL is completely separate to national rail so you can use your oyster

card or if you've got contactless that's just a simple easy way you just

use your bank card tap it on the thing and walk straight through. and don't forget this isn't

just limited to trains or underground you can use your contactless on buses

too one more tip guys if you're on trains

and you're planning to do a little bit of work on your laptop make sure you

check that it's okay to plug your laptop in because there's some plug sockets on

trains that you absolutely cannot use and the train companies go mental if

you plug your your laptop or your phone in usually it's fine but you will have

warning signs like for the cleaners only so just be extra careful when doing that.

I once got told off for plugging my hair straighteners in girl's

gotta do what girls gotta do! so we hope you've enjoyed this video guys and

that it's been informative for you and helpful yeah we use trains all the time

and we know that lots of you do when you come to the UK so we thought it might be

helpful and last tip if you're gonna eat on the train make sure you don't pick

anything smelly, we love eating Popchips and dipping them in something nice so highly recommend those!

anyway we'll see you soon Bye!

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