Splitting Your Train Tickets on Arriva Trains Wales is allowed and is when you purchase separate tickets for two or more sectors of the Arriva Trains Wales rail route you wish to travel instead of just one more expensive through ticket without affecting your travel options in any way.
For example, if you wanted to travel from Station A to Station D, you would expect to buy a ticket direct from A to D. However, you may find it a lot cheaper to buy a ticket from A to B, and another from B to C and still another from C to D for a cheaper combined train ticket price. This is especially true when not all sectors of your journey are during peak time.
So, by buying several tickets that in combination make up your whole Arriva Trains route, you could massively reduce your travel cost and you will still travel on the same Arriva train, at the same time and most probably in the same seat but pay a lot less by using split tickets. This is what split ticketing on Arriva Trains Wales is all about.
More About Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales serves the whole of Wales and the Welsh Marches to all major train stations in Wales, including Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street, Newport and Swansea, as well as stations in England such as Birmingham and Manchester.
Arriva Trains Wales provides high speed services for long-distance journeys as well as direct train routes between North and South Wales, and the rail operator also caters for native Welsh speakers.
Arriva Trains Wales Services and Routes
There are four main routes along which Arriva Trains Wales services operate on which you may travel using split train tickets:-
The North Wales main line from Holyhead and Bangor to Chester
The South Wales main line from Newport via Cardiff and Swansea to Pembroke, Fishguard (for ferry services to Ireland) and Milford Haven
The Cardiff - Manchester and North Wales route via Hereford, Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Chester
The Cambrian lines from Birmingham, Telford and Shrewsbury across central Wales to Aberystwyth, Barmouth and Pwhelli
Arriva Trains Wales also operates the many 'Valley Lines' services from Cardiff, and the highly scenic 'Heart of Wales' line from Shrewsbury to Swansea via Llandrindod Wells and Llanelli.
At-seat catering is provided for long distance journeys, including sandwiches, cakes, snacks, hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The company's flagship service is the daily Holyhead - Cardiff service via Bangor, Chester, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Newport which offers First Class accommodation and a restaurant service with a traveling chef.
You still travel on the same train, at the same time and most probably in the same seat when you split your Arriva Trains Wales ticket by buying several tickets that in combination make up the whole route you wish to travel.
Arriva Trains Wales Split Train Ticket Journey Planner