What is SplitSave?
SplitSave is our latest feature available on our mobile app that makes split ticketing easy! Split ticketing is a way of saving money on train travel by ‘splitting’ your trip into multiple tickets. There’s a common misconception that split ticketing is all about changing trains, but that’s not the case. Actually, it’s the same journey, just more tickets than usual.
SplitSave finds clever combinations of tickets to save you money on thousands of journeys across the UK – all you have to do is show different tickets along your journey.
SplitSave doesn’t add any additional changes to your route. So, if your journey had no changes originally, there’d still be no changes – hurrah!
If your journey included a change anyway, then this will still apply. Your tickets won’t always ‘split’ at the same point that your train changes though. You can find a detailed breakdown in your Journey Tracker though, so you’re clear.
The only condition when using SplitSave is that the train you take must stop at all the places you’ve bought tickets for and not just pass through them.
How flexible is SplitSave?
If your SplitSave includes at least one Advance Single fare, then you’ll need to take the train you selected. But, if your SplitSave is made up of flexible fares (Anytime, Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak) then you may be able to take different trains, as long as they stop at stations where your tickets ‘split’. And remember, you don’t necessarily have to change trains where your tickets ‘split’.
How does it work out cheaper?
Put simply, it's a quirk of the UK ticketing system
UK ticket prices are based on things like the journey duration, time of travel, and fare flexibility. SplitSave finds the cheapest combo of tickets to make your overall journey cheaper
Is it legit?
Absolutely! You're buying normal tickets, just more of them than usual. It’s the same journey, just multiple tickets.
Can I use railcards?
Absolutely! Just add them as normal when you search to get even cheaper prices.
Can I still reserve a seat?
Yes, if a train operator offers seat reservations, then we’ll do our best to reserve one for you.
In rare cases, you may only be able to reserve a seat for part of your journey. Occasionally, you may have to change seats partway through your journey. Check your ticket for seat-specific info.