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8 hacks to get you home for Christmas

So this is Christmas… and frankly there are not enough hours in the day, so here are our 8 hacks for getting ho-ho-home!

ONE. Plan, plan, plan

Christmas is a lot more chilled if you have a plan. Book train tickets home as far in advance as you can and check the timetables for any seasonal changes.

TWO. Navigate the crowds

Nobody likes to be jostled through a busy station. There are always less busy patches – even at Christmas – so consider your travel time and whether it’s possible to avoid the peak time.

THREE. Knowledge is power

No magic required, just keep the app on hand for real-time journey updates, platform numbers and departure info.

FOUR. Go paperless

We know that in days of yore, a tangerine in your Christmas stocking was all the rage, but nowadays technology is preferred. Beat the Christmas queues and ditch your traditional tangerine ticket and go mobile*.

FIVE. Get a seat

Everyone is travelling at this time of year, so if you haven’t reserved a seat it can be tricky to take the weight off, but with BusyBot you can locate the least busy carriages.

SIX. Banish your baggage

It’s tough to pack light for Christmas, especially with presents in tow. Instead, meet your presents on the other side with Doddle. Order from your favourite online retailers and make Doddle your delivery address so you can collect your parcels at your destination and avoid the battle for luggage-rack space. 

SEVEN. Sit back and relax

Once BusyBot has found you a seat, enjoy the journey and get in the festive spirit with Spotify’sChristmas is Coming playlist.

EIGHT. Book in advance

Get a Ticket Alert by email as soon as advance tickets are available for the journey you want to take, this also works as a great New Year’s resolution for money saving.


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