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    Trains are easiest and Ok costwise compared to car rental. If you are from the States, you may find that driving on the left side of the road is somewhat disconcerting. over 6 years ago

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    I think It would depend on wether you plan on staying within the cities or if you would like to visit places further out. Some of my fondest memories in England were days when I rented a car and drove around the country side visiting national trust sites. If that sort of thing doesn't interest you, then I would stick to train travel. over 6 years ago

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    Car rental might seem expensive and petrol is twice the price in the UK as in US. England is very connected with trains but also very expensive. I would go with a car for the freedoms and it might actually be comparable in price. over 6 years ago

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    Train tickets are usually only good (price wise) when purchased in advance and they tend to have restrictions about what time you can travel etc. They are also expensive - see the link re a Rover ticket which pretty much covers most of the UK but is eye-wateringly expensive!! http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/promotions/pr569241c35ce74100fb0de1b9798124/details.html

    You could hire a small car and drive yourself, taking the time to stop and see things that you might miss if you were on the train. Car rental, again, especially when booked in advance, can be cheap. The cost of petrol is not that cheap, but I had a hire car last summer (Golf GTi) which I drove for around 2,000km and it cost me around 200 pounds for the whole time.

    If you didnt want a car, then how about a mix of trains and busses? For some areas, trains are not an option - such as the Scottish Highlands, but the bus service is better. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    My husband is over 65 so he couldn't rent a car....We found with a little research the train was the very best way to travel UK...We travel all over the world, and have found if there are good train systems it's ALWAYS the best way..... over 6 years ago

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    I have the same question guys, is it better to rent a car to get around the UK or take trains? I have tried http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/pr569241c35ce74100fb0de1b9798124.aspx as someone suggested and why should I go for car rental?? I have car rental options also from : http://www.carshireuk.com, http://www.alamo.co.uk almost 4 years ago

    Answered by Mathew via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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