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Britrail pass - 19 Oct. 2010 11:31:06    


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I am sure this may have been covered, but...I am thinking of getting the rail pass and wonder if it is good for the Heathrow Express.
I think that Anders is fond of this pass.
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RE: Britrail pass - 18 Nov. 2010 18:28:10    


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I am, Marie, but I haven't been to London for some years now, so I'm not quite up-to-date on the different tickets anymore. So I can't really say anyhing about it, for fear of giving you the wrong information. However:

I don't think there is any ticket called the rail pass. If it's London you want, you probably mean the London Travel Card. This can be bought for different zones, and at least one of these covers Heathrow as well, at least the tube line to/from it, but I doubt that it is valid for the Heathrow Express. The Express is probably a privately run train line. But I'm only guessing now.

If it's the UK as a whole you mean, then there are the different types of Britrail passes.

There must one of our British friends here who knows more about this than I do!

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RE: Britrail pass - 20 Nov. 2010 11:37:16    


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Ron very kindly directed my question to BritRail. this is the answer they gave him:

The BritRail Passes can be used on the Heathrow Express. Please note that
the BritRail London Plus Pass comes with separate Airport Express tickets.
The BritRail Flexipasses and Consecutive Passes do not.

Those passes have to be validated for the first use. If your friend uses the
pass on the Heathrow Express, one day of the pass will be used up. He or she
may still continue on that day, still counting as one day. However, if
Heathrow Express is the only voyage he or she will be making that day, a day
will still have been used up on the pass.

Best regards,

Steve Shamash
ACP Rail International
Tel: 514 733 5247 ext:288
Toll Free (North America) 866 938 7245

I am pretty sure I will get a flixipass that covers all of the UK. The easiest way for me to get to Ludlow is from Paddington down to Newport in Wales and then to Ludlow. The cheaper plan is just for England, but since I would be so close to Wales, I really would like to visit some of the towns (a long the train route)

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RE: Britrail pass - 20 Nov. 2010 14:52:08    


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Thanks for posting that. And well done on the research Ron!

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