On 2nd January the price of rail fares increased by an average of 3. This guide contains 18 ways to get cheap train tickets, including getting the most out of your railcard, split ticketing, finding promotions and booking in advance. If you want to journey by train in the future then booking your trip in advance could save you a lot of money.
Things are different in the UK. A flexible walk-on ticket is valid to get on any train to your destination, no matter which train operating company TOC sold you the ticket. When British Rail was privatised, the original plans would have deregulated ticketing, allowing the same kind of mess that proliferates elsewhere.
The move is an experiment, but if it proves successful then it is likely to become a long-term fixture. InVirgin Trains trialled the removal of Friday afternoon off-peak restrictions for several months, and eventually made the deal permanent. Past experience suggests that the deal could be extended to other key destinations on the West Coast main line, including Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Going away? Virgin Trains is famed for its super-fast service, but it's a luxury that doesn't come cheap. The operator specialises in long-distance travel on the West Coast main line from its London Euston terminus and connects six UK cities; London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh with each other.
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It does not make any difference when you buy Anytime and Off Peak tickets — they are the same price several weeks in advance as they are on the day itself. Nor do these tickets run out, they are always available. So unless you want to reserve a seat you do not need to book these in advance.
Review Travel customers now have access to two custom rail fares, made available to corporate travellers by Virgin Trains:. For travellers between Birmingham and London Euston. The Easy Rider fare comes with free Wi-Fi, ideal for perfecting that presentation, as well as a flexible return journey with a fixed outwardjust in case you fancy celebrating how well that meeting went.
They also run services on train lines from Birmingham to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Every Virgin Train is equipped with WiFi. WiFi is free to use for First Class passengers and there are several WiFi packages for Standard Class passengers, with 60 minute and 24 hour plans available.
Train on time, staff very helpful, only problem was the air conditioning was working on the Took their train several times between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool and generally Travelling from Glasgow to London was quiet but from London to Glasgow very noisy.
Now customers can take advantage of an even longer weekend with restriction free Fridays and cheaper Monday fares as a result of this new trial. The new simplified fare is being trialled for ten weeks, starting on 11 February and will be available on all services departing London Euston and Birmingham New Street on Mondays between andand after The tickets are now on sale.