Scot discovers return flights to Malaga cheaper than Dundee to Glasgow train fare

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A SAVING-SAVVY Scot has found return flights from Glasgow to Malaga that are cheaper than an off-peak round trip train ticket from Glasgow to Dundee. 

Tam Wilson posted about the cheap flight alternative on Twitter on Friday, writing: “Off peak return from Glasgow to Dundee is more expensive that a round trip from Glasgow to Malaga.

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Off-peak return tickets between Glasgow and Dundee are an extortionate £40.50                                     (C) Tam Wilson

“Aye. Sound mate. Nae bother.”

Pictures show Tam’s off-peak return train tickets from Glasgow to Dundee costing £40.50.

Another image shows how the Scot found direct return flights from Glasgow to Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport with Ryanair mid June at a bargain price of £35.

Tam’s post has gained over 4,000 likes and dozens of comments from social media users – with people blaming the high cost of trains as being a problem.

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Return Flights from Glasgow to Malaga in June are only £35.                                                              (C) Tam Wilson

@kaysillars advised: “You need to buy Glasgow to Perth then Perth Dundee: half the price and you don’t even need to change trains” 

@Tyjet92 added: “I used to commute from Dumbarton to Edinburgh and discovered about three days before I finished that if I split my ticket at Bathgate it was half the price. Absolutely livid”

@Snafflepuss commented: “And twice the price to travel by train from London to Glasgow than it is to fly!”

@Anaemic_royalty said: “The problem here is really more to do with the price of flights… But that is a shocking price for an off peak train.”