Man Flies From Essex To Sheffield Via Berlin As It’s Cheaper Than The Train


If you’re like me, and spend most of your time avoiding doing “real life”, you’ll take any excuse for a mini holiday. 

So I’m not surprised that, upon finding out it would be cheaper to get home from Sheffield to Essex by flying to Berlin 18-year-old Jordan Cox decided to take on the detour. A currywurst sausage and the brandenburg gate beats the M1 anyway…

Posting his findings on, Jordan – also known as the “coupon kid” for his frugal tactics – detailed how the round trip – including a sausage for lunch, was £8 cheaper than taking the train:

“I know that flying is not very environmentally friendly and I won’t do this every time I travel, however this was the cheapest way for me to get home and I got to enjoy a ‘free’ mini holiday to a city I’ve always wanted to visit.

“Even by my usual standards, I’ll admit this is a rather extreme way of saving money. I was teaching a class on couponing in Sheffield and I had booked a cheap train up there from Essex, but coming back home the cheapest one-way rail ticket was £47, so it needed some blue-sky thinking.”

Literally, it seems.


You can watch his journey here: