Might work a treat for some who are still looking for summer holiday options. Obviously, the more the kids ( up to 4), the sweeter the deal! Happy booking!
Birmigham tickets are £50, Liverpool / Manchester tickets are £80 and Glasgow £130 etc. You get to book your seats going out but return is flexible. Just hop in the unreserved compartment!
Copied from Virgin's website:
This summer, we're offering some fantastic fixed-price family fares on routes to and from London Euston.
Take your family to Birmingham for a mere £50, to Manchester for only £80, or to Glasgow for just £130 - there's lots of other destinations to choose from too. Don't worry - you won't have to prove you're related. Our offer is valid for any 'family' with a minimum of 1 adult 1 child and a maximum of 2 adults 4 children.
Family fares are also fantastically flexible. You'll need to reserve your outbound journey, but you can return any time, on any Virgin Train, within one month of your outbound journey. Plus you can book any time up to the day before you travel without worrying about the price going up.
So whether you're planning a staycation, a last minute trip to the seaside or an adventure in the city, our family fares make it cheaper and easier to get out and about together this summer.
How to get the deal:
- Book your tickets on virgintrains.co.uk. You won't find this offer anywhere else.
- Book your tickets from or to London Euston.
- Reserve your seat for the outward journey.
- You can collect your tickets from Fast Ticket Machines at the station, or have them delivered to you by post.
It's helpful to know:
- Railcards cannot be applied to this offer.
- You can book up to 23:59 the day before you travel.
- Our Family offer is only available for standard class tickets.
- Travel to and from Glasgow is excluded during the Commonwealth Games
(23rd July - 3rd August 2014)
- Some routes may be disrupted by engineering works, click here to see if your journey is affected.
Terms & conditions
1.These terms and conditions ("Terms") apply to the discounted fares offered by Virgin Trains for Families travelling into and out of London during the Promotion Period (the "Promotional Fares"). These Terms apply in addition to Virgin Trains' full ticket Terms and Conditions, available at http://www.virgintrains.com/terms-conditions
or by calling 0344 556 5650, and in the event of any conflict between any of these Terms and the full ticket Terms and Conditions these Terms will prevail.
2.The Promotional Fares are available for purchase between 20 June 2014 and 30 August 2014 (inclusive) and apply to travel into and out of London stations between 7 July 2014 and 31 August 2014 (inclusive) (the "Promotion Period"). The return journey is flexible and must be used within 1 month of the outward travel date.
3.Subject to clause 5, the Promotional Fares are valid for travel into and out of London only and, for journeys into London between Monday-Friday, only apply to trains which arrive in London after 09:30.
4.The Promotional Fares are priced on the following routes, all from or to London Euston: •£50 Birmingham Intl, Birmingham New St, Coventry, Lichfield, Nuneaton, Rugby, Sandwell & Dudley, Tamworth, Wolverhampton.
•£80 Chester, Crewe, Flint, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Manchester, Runcorn, Stafford, Stockport, Stoke, Warrington, Wigan, Wilmslow.
•£95 Bangor, Colwyn Bay, Holyhead, Lancaster, Llandudno Jnc, Prestatyn, Preston, Rhyl.
•£110 Carlisle, Oxenholme, Penrith.
•£130 Edinburgh, Glasgow.
5.The Promotional Fares will not apply to journeys to or from Glasgow for the period of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, between 23 July 2014 and 3 August 2014 (inclusive).
6.The Promotional Fares only apply to a Family purchasing all tickets required for travel at the same time. For the purpose of the Promotional Fares, a "Family" is defined as: minimum 1 adult and 1 child; maximum 2 adults, 4 children.
7.The Promotional Fares are only available on services operated by Virgin Trains. If you are in any doubt as to whether a certain train is run by Virgin Trains, you should check with the staff before boarding.
8.The Promotional Fares are available in Standard Class only.
9.The Promotional Fares are only available for purchase on http://www.virgintrains.com
10.The Promotional Fares are available for purchase during the Promotion Period until 23:59 on the day before travel.
11.Seat reservations are compulsory and free of charge for the outward journey only. Customers must travel on the trains and seats that they reserve. If customers travel on different dates or trains to those reserved, they will have to purchase a new ticket at the full fare.
12.Other discounts including Railcards and Group discounts do not apply to the Promotional Fares.
13.The Promotional Fares are subject to availability and requested journeys cannot be guaranteed.
14.Tickets purchased on the Promotional Fares are non-refundable. Change of travel date and/or time is available up to the time of departure on payment of a £10 admin fee per ticket plus the difference of the new applicable fare.
15.Tickets can be collected at FastTicket machines at the relevant stations or sent via post only.
16.Significant engineering works will take place during August, so please check when booking and also on the day before you travel. See http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/updates/route-improvements/Euston-watford-gap
17.If you have specific needs or require journey assistance when travelling by train, please contact Journey Care on 08457443366 at least 24 hours before your journey.
18.All travel is subject to The National Conditions of Carriage, copies of which may be obtained from ticket offices.
19.In the event of unforeseen circumstances, Virgin Trains reserves the right to cancel the promotion without prior notice.
20.Virgin Trains reserves the right to revise the terms and conditions, information materials and notices on this website from time to time or to temporarily or permanently discontinue the website or any part of it from time to time without prior notice should circumstances make such action reasonably necessary. You should review the terms and conditions each time you visit this website.
21.Virgin Trains endeavours to ensure that the information on this website is accurate but makes no representations or warranties as to accuracy and accepts no liability for the same.
23.This promotion is run by West Coast Trains Limited: Registered in England and Wales No. 3007940. Registered office: The Battleship Building, 179 Harrow Road, London W2 6NB.