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Virgin Trains East Coast- London from £5.00!

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Virgin East Coast Hot Cakes sale! Act fast. Plenty of fares showing for Sat & Sun. – perfect for all you impulsive trip takers, with fares starting at only £5 one way. Once released they’ll only be a…
Virgin East Coast Hot Cakes sale! Act fast. Plenty of fares showing for Sat & Sun. – perfect for all you impulsive trip takers, with fares starting at only £5 one way. Once released they’ll only be a…
piesandpasties Avatar3w, 4d agoFound 3 weeks, 4 days ago18 Comments
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I get you. I assumed offer was just for those routes listed. ;)
sgandtg
UncleWilly
ruff_sbr
it probably isn't worth waiting to book. the destinations will likely change every week so you'd probably end up paying more by waiting when you realise your destination isn't available.
Why would the destinations change? Virgin East Coast run a specific route, they don't suddenly decide to run trains in a completely different part of the country from one week to the next. Why not check the map below before you start making stupid comments?https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/contentassets/862bef31fd25452e9687874eb55576b5/vtec-route-map-2015-dl.pdf
​Think you've misunderstood the comment. He/she means the weekly offer will be for different destinations, not that your actual booking will suddenly change.
I think you've misunderstood. If they run the sale again on their East Coast route then the destinations can't change. They operate fixed routes on train tracks!

Maybe there is some confusion over those example routes shown above? They are just examples and not the only journey options available. This sale applied across the entire East Coast route - you just had to click get deal and find out the price for your specific journey if not listed above.
UncleWilly
ruff_sbr
it probably isn't worth waiting to book. the destinations will likely change every week so you'd probably end up paying more by waiting when you realise your destination isn't available.

Why would the destinations change? Virgin East Coast run a specific route, they don't suddenly decide to run trains in a completely different part of the country from one week to the next. Why not check the map below before you start making stupid comments?

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/contentassets/862bef31fd25452e9687874eb55576b5/vtec-route-map-2015-dl.pdf


​Think you've misunderstood the comment. He/she means the weekly offer will be for different destinations, not that your actual booking will suddenly change.
worton
Amazing thanks!!! newc booked to see the gf!
What dates? because I'm thinking of going to see her too (_;)
ruff_sbr
it probably isn't worth waiting to book. the destinations will likely change every week so you'd probably end up paying more by waiting when you realise your destination isn't available.

Why would the destinations change? Virgin East Coast run a specific route, they don't suddenly decide to run trains in a completely different part of the country from one week to the next. Why not check the map below before you start making stupid comments?

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/contentassets/862bef31fd25452e9687874eb55576b5/vtec-route-map-2015-dl.pdf
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Ready. Sale. GO! virgin trains east coast Sale up to 50% off

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east coast trains 400'000 seats at 50% off till end of March Edinburgh to London 20quid Limited availability on peak services and at weekends. - waterloo
east coast trains 400'000 seats at 50% off till end of March Edinburgh to London 20quid Limited availability on peak services and at weekends. - waterloo
stevelong77 Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago15 Comments
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I eventually got DON-NCL for £15.50 in and Kings Cross-Doncaster for £19.50, both in first.
Used some Nectar points so cost me around £6 in cash.
Going to fly cheaply from Newcastle to Heathrow. May take a couple of hours longer, but still saves a few £.
Jory
stevelong77
just managed to book Dundee to London 17quid
What sort of dates are you looking at to get these prices? I also want Dundee to London for that price haha :)


​Got the 11.07 on the 15th march for 17quid and back up on the 17th 2pm for 21quid
stevelong77
just managed to book Dundee to London 17quid
What sort of dates are you looking at to get these prices? I also want Dundee to London for that price haha :)
well happy....Leeds to London Kings Cross for £15.50 return on the very day I wanted. Brilliant.
Got Doncaster to Edinburgh first class return for £50 - well pleased thanks.
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Christmas colouring book @ virgineastcoast trains

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Been on virgin east coast train from London to Newcastle. They announced to pick free copy of Santa colouring book and 6 crayons. Announced only once though. Please check and pick up a copy if you are…
Been on virgin east coast train from London to Newcastle. They announced to pick free copy of Santa colouring book and 6 crayons. Announced only once though. Please check and pick up a copy if you are…
sheebs Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago2 Comments
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That should keep Jeremy Corbyn occupied when he's sitting on the floor.
I don't thing he does what your family and friends do all day.

Edited By: splender on Dec 29, 2016 17:15
That should keep Jeremy Corbyn occupied when he's sitting on the floor.
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5x Nectar points when booking Virgin East Coast Train travel £1.00

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Spotted on Nectar account, just click through there to receive this.
Spotted on Nectar account, just click through there to receive this.
boyaloud Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago1 Comment
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Brilliant! Thank you!
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Virgin East Coast 24 Weeks Advance Tickets Available Now - £15.50

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I'm passing this on to raise awareness for those who book advance tickets so that they don't miss out, so I'd appreciate 'hot' votes even though these changes are more 'cold' for me. I just got this a…
I'm passing this on to raise awareness for those who book advance tickets so that they don't miss out, so I'd appreciate 'hot' votes even though these changes are more 'cold' for me. I just got this a…
Sambo22 Avatar2m, 4d agoFound 2 months, 4 days ago14 Comments
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scunny
seaniboy
scunny
seaniboy
scunny
Can't find how to look at dates beyond March. How do you look at May?
i had the same issue, then it cleared itself ??
Still can't see beyond March when I look.
use another browser, im on opera
Thanks, did it on a friends tablet. Still no cheap fares for London. 2 Adults with a railcard day return June 3rd £120 WTF?

June 3rd is a Saturday. Advance tickets for weekends aren't released until later, because engineering work is scheduled for weekends, and they need to know what's planned before releasing advance tickets. The original post does say weekends aren't included.
The fares you'll be able to see will be the standard walk up fares that will be available from the station on the day.
huggychair
stanno
As I've said before, Virgin have increased advance fares on this line by 22% since taking over the franchise 3 years ago - bigger increases than any other operator and any other route. That's over 4 times inflation. Profiteering at the travelling public's expense.
Well they can't get new trains built & leased then pluck a £3bn franchise fee out of thin air! Can't have GNER 2.0 ;)
It's against the current Government's religion to either have the line 'state' run (even though it was quite successful after the GNER collapse, making a £1bn profit,) or invest in the Railways in general, which they don't at all after the fare pot and franchise payments. In fact they make a net gain to the exchequer, for the whole system. :(

Yes bring back BR the lot should be back state run at least the profit would be back to government
Freight side of railways is going bad time at moment not helped by government either
Unlike road haulage that,s funded by all our taxes
scunny
seaniboy
scunny
seaniboy
scunny
Can't find how to look at dates beyond March. How do you look at May?
i had the same issue, then it cleared itself ??
Still can't see beyond March when I look.
use another browser, im on opera
Thanks, did it on a friends tablet. Still no cheap fares for London. 2 Adults with a railcard day return June 3rd £120 WTF?
As above, DfT set up train leasing companies in 1994, these companies make MUCH more money than the train operating companies...we pay more in fares and tax for rail privatisation, its a joke. I can have a holiday in Europe sun for a week cheaper than the full price of a Scotland-London return.

More info here http://www.rail.co.uk/rail-news/2015/who-really-owns-britains-trains/
seaniboy
scunny
seaniboy
scunny
Can't find how to look at dates beyond March. How do you look at May?
i had the same issue, then it cleared itself ??
Still can't see beyond March when I look.
use another browser, im on opera
Thanks, did it on a friends tablet. Still no cheap fares for London. 2 Adults with a railcard day return June 3rd £120 WTF?
No cheap fares for me, almost £80 london return April & May, i just did a £60 1st return last week
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Book any Virgin Trains EAST COAST journey for New Year's Eve and get 1000 Nectar points

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Very similar to the deal posted by boyaloud but for travel on 31st December. Same conditions apply: Check your nectar account and this deal should be there. book on east coast Virgin site with…
Very similar to the deal posted by boyaloud but for travel on 31st December. Same conditions apply: Check your nectar account and this deal should be there. book on east coast Virgin site with…
rorschach93 Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago12 Comments
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I've just received the points for this deal
Same offer now available for any January travel..
account specific only 100 for me
ysm1234
stanno
These are the people who are putting up train fares more than any other in January - up to 7%. Just 2 years after taking over the franchise fares have already gone up 15% on the east coast routes. I don't have any printable words to describe this company. Presumably they think they can dupe people and salvage some of their reputation by tossing out a few special offers like this every so often. Cynical beyond belief.
​For some "strange" reason, you missed out that they are also replacing a large part of their stock with the new azuma's and they recently completed a £45m overhaul of their current stock. If you know how much a single Azuma will cost to rent (I believe it's 325k a month), it's easy to see why they put their price up. Do you prefer that they raise the prices 7% each year or just wait 3yrs and then raise them 21%?

Why should I know or care about every detail of their business plan? All I know the fares on the trips I make will have gone up by 22% in under 3 years, making them some of the most expensive fares in Europe. You're obviously not bothered about paying through the nose (if indeed you use the East Coast service) - I'm am.
stanno
These are the people who are putting up train fares more than any other in January - up to 7%. Just 2 years after taking over the franchise fares have already gone up 15% on the east coast routes. I don't have any printable words to describe this company. Presumably they think they can dupe people and salvage some of their reputation by tossing out a few special offers like this every so often. Cynical beyond belief.


​For some "strange" reason, you missed out that they are also replacing a large part of their stock with the new azuma's and they recently completed a £45m overhaul of their current stock. If you know how much a single Azuma will cost to rent (I believe it's 325k a month), it's easy to see why they put their price up. Do you prefer that they raise the prices 7% each year or just wait 3yrs and then raise them 21%?

Edited By: ysm1234 on Dec 08, 2016 17:15: error
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Book any Virgin Trains EAST COAST journey for 24 December and get 1,000 Nectar points (journeys from £1.15)

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Check your nectar account and this deal should be there. book on east coast Virgin site with your Nectar number entered. Book a child single from Edinburgh to Haymarket for that date even if you won…
Check your nectar account and this deal should be there. book on east coast Virgin site with your Nectar number entered. Book a child single from Edinburgh to Haymarket for that date even if you won…
boyaloud Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago57 Comments
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Yeah I had to do an online chat with them, bizarrely they gave me 5 points for Virgin Trains (not East Coast), but did give me the bonus when I explained what it was.

I notice the new offer is 3000 points, but only if you spend £30 on Virgin Trains East Coast.
Finally got the points today after chatting with customer service - thats £5 worth of points on a spend of 1.15 - not bad. Thanks once again OP
Still waiting for the points -:(
ysm1234
Check your nectar account, I've just received 3000points for 3 of these East Coast 1000points deals .
Nothing yet for me - maybe tomorow if I am lucky.
Check your nectar account, I've just received 3000points for 3 of these East Coast 1000points deals .
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UPDATE - DECEMBER FARES TOO! Virgin Trains EAST Coast Black Friday Sale, book 23-25 Nov for travel Jan 4-Feb 10 £5.00

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Routes involving: Leeds London King's Cross Edinburgh York Newcastle Durham and stops in between those. If it's anything like last time, if you get in early, there are LOTS of £5 tickets ev…
Routes involving: Leeds London King's Cross Edinburgh York Newcastle Durham and stops in between those. If it's anything like last time, if you get in early, there are LOTS of £5 tickets ev…
boyaloud Avatar2m, 4w agoFound 2 months, 4 weeks ago23 Comments
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nyasham
boyaloud
nyasham
boyaloud
nyasham
I can confirm Birmingham to London. Just bagged a return in January for £11 (£5.50 each way)
That's west coast and this is an east coast sale. Perhaps you mean you've used a railcard, as standard fares available permanently are that price with one.
​No, I used the black Friday sale. I was going to post the deal here, but assumed this was the same thing?https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/deals/snooze-you-lose-seat-sale/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-trains-west-coast-first-class-seat-sale-bookable-29-11-01-12-2553061 there's that but that's only for first class! Are you travelling on Virgin (not Chiltern or London Midland) and is it no railcard?
Hmm, so I've had another look and it appears to be Chiltern rail. I didn't know Virgin's site also sold other company's trains (first time buying from their site). I guess the tickets were cheaper because of the advance booking, not any particular deal...
Fair enough, I guess. I'm still pretty happy with that price for a 1hr 40min train each way with no changes :)
all train ticket companies sell all company's tickets, a lot of people don't know this. They are all the same price on all sites, except for deals such as this sale. Chiltern is a hudden gem for Brum to London, make sure to leave time to look around Birmginham Moor St station, and London Marlybone when you arrive, absolutely beautifully restored stations! they make the journey much nicer than busy New St and Euston. The trains are nicer inside less claustrophobic than Pendolinos and have aleways had free wifi as standard. Some have plug sockets at every seat,.

Thanks! That's really good to know
nyasham
boyaloud
nyasham
boyaloud
nyasham
I can confirm Birmingham to London. Just bagged a return in January for £11 (£5.50 each way)
That's west coast and this is an east coast sale. Perhaps you mean you've used a railcard, as standard fares available permanently are that price with one.
​No, I used the black Friday sale. I was going to post the deal here, but assumed this was the same thing?https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/deals/snooze-you-lose-seat-sale/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-trains-west-coast-first-class-seat-sale-bookable-29-11-01-12-2553061 there's that but that's only for first class! Are you travelling on Virgin (not Chiltern or London Midland) and is it no railcard?
Hmm, so I've had another look and it appears to be Chiltern rail. I didn't know Virgin's site also sold other company's trains (first time buying from their site). I guess the tickets were cheaper because of the advance booking, not any particular deal...
Fair enough, I guess. I'm still pretty happy with that price for a 1hr 40min train each way with no changes :)
all train ticket companies sell all company's tickets, a lot of people don't know this. They are all the same price on all sites, except for deals such as this sale. Chiltern is a hudden gem for Brum to London, make sure to leave time to look around Birmginham Moor St station, and London Marlybone when you arrive, absolutely beautifully restored stations! they make the journey much nicer than busy New St and Euston. The trains are nicer inside less claustrophobic than Pendolinos and have aleways had free wifi as standard. Some have plug sockets at every seat,.
boyaloud
nyasham
boyaloud
nyasham
I can confirm Birmingham to London. Just bagged a return in January for £11 (£5.50 each way)
That's west coast and this is an east coast sale. Perhaps you mean you've used a railcard, as standard fares available permanently are that price with one.
​No, I used the black Friday sale. I was going to post the deal here, but assumed this was the same thing?https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/deals/snooze-you-lose-seat-sale/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-trains-west-coast-first-class-seat-sale-bookable-29-11-01-12-2553061 there's that but that's only for first class! Are you travelling on Virgin (not Chiltern or London Midland) and is it no railcard?

Hmm, so I've had another look and it appears to be Chiltern rail. I didn't know Virgin's site also sold other company's trains (first time buying from their site). I guess the tickets were cheaper because of the advance booking, not any particular deal...

Fair enough, I guess. I'm still pretty happy with that price for a 1hr 40min train each way with no changes :)
nyasham
boyaloud
nyasham
I can confirm Birmingham to London. Just bagged a return in January for £11 (£5.50 each way) 8)
That's west coast and this is an east coast sale. Perhaps you mean you've used a railcard, as standard fares available permanently are that price with one.
​No, I used the black Friday sale. I was going to post the deal here, but assumed this was the same thing?https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/deals/snooze-you-lose-seat-sale/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-trains-west-coast-first-class-seat-sale-bookable-29-11-01-12-2553061 there's that but that's only for first class! Are you travelling on Virgin (not Chiltern or London Midland) and is it no railcard?
boyaloud
nyasham
I can confirm Birmingham to London. Just bagged a return in January for £11 (£5.50 each way) 8)
That's west coast and this is an east coast sale. Perhaps you mean you've used a railcard, as standard fares available permanently are that price with one.

​No, I used the black Friday sale. I was going to post the deal here, but assumed this was the same thing?

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/deals/snooze-you-lose-seat-sale/

Edited By: nyasham on Nov 23, 2016 18:13
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£15.00 from scotland to london or £30 1st class @ Virgin Trains east coast

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travel from Scotland to London for £15 or £30 1st free food and bevy Instant Plane Relief offers immediate treatment for the following symptoms: security check stress, waiting around for hours agon…
travel from Scotland to London for £15 or £30 1st free food and bevy Instant Plane Relief offers immediate treatment for the following symptoms: security check stress, waiting around for hours agon…
stevelong77 Avatar4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks ago167 Comments
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UncleWilly
big_rock
Tickets booked and maths done - need to down 15 beers and a couple sandwiches to make the First Class tickets be worth it.
Or as it's also known, a full Scottish breakfast.
Uncle Wully should know better than anyone the Scots like sausages or any meat for breakfast...earl of sandwiches indeed haha
anyone have extra code?
Any spare codes still lying around at all? Can't believe how amazing this deal is/was!
my mistake it seems it doesn't matter what email address you use as long as the code hasn't been used already. thanks again
superpanda
don
RITCHTHEYID
superpanda
RITCHTHEYID
superpanda
jinjuu
Any unused codes anyone? Would appreciate as have to go down to London in 2 weeks and codes promo ended :(
I have a code I am not using.
any chance i can pinch it please ?
Have sent you a message.
thanks very much. do i need your email address to activate it ?
Not that I know of.

sorry but it asks for email address and code to activate it. there's no way of entering the code without both :-(
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half price and free wifi on all virgin trains east coast advance fares from Leeds / Wakefield to London £5.00

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book on official Virgin East Coast site until end of day 9 October for travel 10 Oct to 16 December. not sure if you need to be a virgin red member (get app free) code is RED50LWL. not sure if it just…
book on official Virgin East Coast site until end of day 9 October for travel 10 Oct to 16 December. not sure if you need to be a virgin red member (get app free) code is RED50LWL. not sure if it just…
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arsalasultan
can I go from Glasgow to Bolton ?


​no that's west coast
can I go from Glasgow to Bolton ?
wez_li
boyaloud
wez_li
Great deal, but imagine actually wanting to go to London.
How awful living in a country with the most cultured city in the world a 2-hour train ride away.
​I lived in London/south east for 30 years. Cultured isn't how I'd describe it...
me too, but it varies much
boyaloud
wez_li
Great deal, but imagine actually wanting to go to London.
How awful living in a country with the most cultured city in the world a 2-hour train ride away.


​I lived in London/south east for 30 years. Cultured isn't how I'd describe it...
nordberg
How are you finding any £5 fares? Also, where to put the code in?
If you go into the app & click on the offer, it opens a link to a webpage where you enter the code then search for available seats. As I went through on my iPod, I'm sorry but wasn't able to get the url for the link.
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Virgin Train East Coast 500,000 tickets at 50% off + £5 cashback on all bookings via Earnway

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Virgin Trains East Coast have a "Nifty 50" sale on with 500,000 (400,000 standard, 100,000 First Class) tickets available at 50% off the cheapest Advance fares. You need to book by August 18th and
Virgin Trains East Coast have a "Nifty 50" sale on with 500,000 (400,000 standard, 100,000 First Class) tickets available at 50% off the cheapest Advance fares. You need to book by August 18th and
ReviewChimp Avatar6m, 1w agoFound 6 months, 1 week ago81 Comments
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fiendishlyclever
Dealier
fiendishlyclever
Some of the Virgin trains routes for low demand journeys are available on megatrain.
Which routes?
They used to do some tickets for Virgin West Coast routes but stopped around 6 months ago. I don't think they've ever done any for Easy Coast routes.
I didn't check their routes as my region is East Midlands Trains who have routes from Nottingham/Derby to London for under a tenner. That's as far as I got as I tend to drive to most places. It was the Network rail website that told me some Virgin routes were included but I wouldn't be surprised for that to be out of date...

The Virgin West Coast Megatrain fares used to be a lot cheaper than their EMT ones. You could do Birmingham to Edinburgh for a pound, for example.

Megatrain is owned by Stagecoach, who also own East Midlands Trains, Virgin West Coast (49%), Virgin East Coast (90%), and South West Trains. At the moment they only do train tickets for EMT and SWT.
Dealier
d2cracker
Dealier
d2cracker
Dealier
d2cracker

I couldn't find any from Newcastle for me.
There are loads from Newcastle.
Where are you going and what date?
London last week oct or anything
Did you not see this in the description?
"(21 to 30 October excluded)"
Did you not read the " OR Anything "
Yes. But as there are clearly lots of tickets on the other dates I assumed good be able to find them yourself now you know you've been looking at the wrong dates.

I've just checked, and most dates still have £14.50 fares to London, and £8.50 back, so £23 total.
A few dates also have £8.50 tickets to London, but most are sold out.
If you'd booked a few days ago you'd probably have been able to get £8.50 tickets both ways.
New Users only - If you have made a booking through EarnAway before it will be tracked but declined later
Dealier
fiendishlyclever
Some of the Virgin trains routes for low demand journeys are available on megatrain.
Which routes?
They used to do some tickets for Virgin West Coast routes but stopped around 6 months ago. I don't think they've ever done any for Easy Coast routes.

I didn't check their routes as my region is East Midlands Trains who have routes from Nottingham/Derby to London for under a tenner. That's as far as I got as I tend to drive to most places. It was the Network rail website that told me some Virgin routes were included but I wouldn't be surprised for that to be out of date...
d2cracker
Dealier
d2cracker
Dealier
d2cracker

I couldn't find any from Newcastle for me.
There are loads from Newcastle.
Where are you going and what date?
London last week oct or anything
Did you not see this in the description?
"(21 to 30 October excluded)"


Did you not read the " OR Anything "

Yes. But as there are clearly lots of tickets on the other dates I assumed good be able to find them yourself now you know you've been looking at the wrong dates.
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free wifi in standard class on Virgin Trains East Coast when you book on its website

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Book to travel on a route involving virgin East coast on their official website and you will be emailed a code to use wifi free for whole of journey in standard class.
Book to travel on a route involving virgin East coast on their official website and you will be emailed a code to use wifi free for whole of journey in standard class.
boyaloud Avatar8m, 2w agoFound 8 months, 2 weeks ago20 Comments
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I love Virgin.
Clean, reliable services.
Their advance tickets are amazingly cheap.
Just booked Manchester to Edinburgh return for the Edinburgh festival. £27.70 with my rail card. An utter bargain.
Advance tickets are so cheap I often go day return from Manchester to London on a Sunday for a theatre show.

So £41.55 without a railcard. And you have to travel at off-peak times. I live in Edinburgh and regularly commute to Manchester. Now that diesel is cheaper, if I stick to under 65mph on the motorway I can do this for less than £40 of fuel. And I can carry more stuff and some passengers! Makes the train seem less amazing now doesn't it. The other month I got a train from Vienna to Salzburg, from a private company (non-state rail), ~295km for 25EUR. Bought on the train, no advance booking. And there was free and fast WiFi, it was mega quick and really clean. The UK system is a rolling laughing stock (pun intended). Not voting either way, but this should be standard with your ticket and not stuffed with adverts/data mining.
If you have a journey booked through Virgin and haven't been sent a code then contact them on twitter or phone: https://twitter.com/Virgin_TrainsEC/status/739839860622647296

I booked last month and got two codes by phoning up and giving my booking reference.
gslgregory
I would never pay for wi-fi on a train. When I've tried it (they sometimes give you so many minutes free) it is so painfully slow and often drops signal anyway.

You can get decent free wi-fi on many buses these days so why not trains?


​Buses usually stay in urban areas where mobile coverage is a lot better and are travelling much slower. So cna connect to different cells easier.
I would never pay for wi-fi on a train. When I've tried it (they sometimes give you so many minutes free) it is so painfully slow and often drops signal anyway.

You can get decent free wi-fi on many buses these days so why not trains?
No thanks.. it costs me probably 3-4x less to drive with car than use them..that's Driving only me alone in the car!

This. You're only getting me on public transport if it's cheaper and almost as convenient as driving. There are rare occasions when long distance advance train journeys are cheaper than driving and I'll use them, but these occasions are rare.

Edited By: Sephiroth on Jun 06, 2016 21:06
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East Coast - Big Seat Sale has started early for Rewards members | Train Tickets from £5.00

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Big Seat Sale The Big East Coast Seat Sale is on until Friday 9 January! We’ve got 200,000 seats available from London to Edinburgh and destinations in between – starting from just £5 for Standard an…
Big Seat Sale The Big East Coast Seat Sale is on until Friday 9 January! We’ve got 200,000 seats available from London to Edinburgh and destinations in between – starting from just £5 for Standard an…
Moogerz Avatar2y, 1m agoFound 2 years, 1 month ago28 Comments
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Fuzen_angels
Does anyone know if it is possible to do this with a ticket.

We live in Cambridge and would like to go to a station in the Scottish highlands with our bicycles, then spend a week cycling along, find another station ( not sure which one till we get there ), then we get the train back to Cambridge. Basically we would need an open ticket of time and place to leave from in Scotland.

The rover is good, but expensive.
My normal suggestion to cheapen it would be to get a return ticket to the furthest destination you're likely to get to and get off the line early and cycle the route. If you get to your destination then good, if you flag and only get to a station before that, you will still be able to get on and head back.

As you were wanting to take advantage of this deal it sounds like you should look at booking 2 singles (p'bro - edinburgh, edinburgh - p'bro) at around £15 and then a return ticket to somewhere in the highlands to do as I suggested. A quick scan suggests you may have missed out on the cheap Edinburgh tickets (most now £35)
Thanks. I got 2 first class return tickets for me and my fella to go to Edinburgh on his birthday. Free wifi all journey long to look for more hot uk deals? yes please :-)
Voted hot... very happy. Booked Leeds to London on Friday 13th March. Not the ideal train times I would have liked but should get a good 5hrs to look round. Which to be honest is probably enough for us as I tire easily. Luckily I was flexible with our dates as I noticed that on certain days we could get cheap fares on one part of the journey but not the other.
I regularly travel long distance by EC by first class and the service is truly superb. Advance prices are excellent. Walk on prices are criminally high. I suspect that standards will drop in March when stagecoach take over. Anyone with reward points need to use them before they take over or they will be converted to nector points. I have two free first class tickets with reward points, but I just can't decide where to go.
Fuzen_angels
Does anyone know if it is possible to do this with a ticket.

We live in Cambridge and would like to go to a station in the Scottish highlands with our bicycles, then spend a week cycling along, find another station ( not sure which one till we get there ), then we get the train back to Cambridge. Basically we would need an open ticket of time and place to leave from in Scotland.

The only station East Cost serve anywhere hear the Highlands is Inverness and that's only one train a day. Coming from Cambridge you'd need to change at either Peterborough or King's Cross and you'd also need to reserve places for your bikes.

Alternatively you could try the Scotrail sleeper overnight train, though I don't know if they allow bikes.

http://www.scotrail.co.uk/sleeper
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Heads up - East Coast Train ticket sale from £10.00 @ eastcoast

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Just received this in my inbox. Useful for those travelling in the next few months. "As a Rewards member, we thought you should be first to find out about the East Coast end of summer sale – your c…
Just received this in my inbox. Useful for those travelling in the next few months. "As a Rewards member, we thought you should be first to find out about the East Coast end of summer sale – your c…
roshambo Avatar2y, 5m agoFound 2 years, 5 months ago21 Comments
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I have some east coast £10 gift codes that Im not going to be able to use as they are expiring end of november 2nd

ANybody want to buy them for £5 each ?
just booked 2 tickets to edinburgh from newark on september24th to watch the ryder cup pure bargain £60 return for both tickets
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Great Deal, just booked Sheffield to Dundee £50 return Frist Class.
Living it up like Ron Burgandy. Stay classy San diego.
no good if your a season ticket holder, massive paid in the backside. makes things no cheaper than a week or month on peak season ticket....

Edited By: AlanBlend37 on Aug 29, 2014 09:40
off for a day out in London in November :-) bought mine on my ipad last night with no problems, maybe booking from phones may be the issue.
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Doncaster to London £10.00 Train Tickets @ East Cost Main Line

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Quite a lot of £10 single fair tickets from Doncaster to London for Saturday 15th of November. Making it a £20 return on eastcoast trains.
Quite a lot of £10 single fair tickets from Doncaster to London for Saturday 15th of November. Making it a £20 return on eastcoast trains.
shervonne Avatar2y, 5m agoFound 2 years, 5 months ago1 Comment
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Saw a few during the week as well. Think it's because they've just released the advanced fares for that period.
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Cheap East Coast train tickets to or from London from only £8.00 each way

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Must book before midnight Monday for travel between 28th July and 26th September so be quick! I found this offer on Time Out website. My friend booked tickets from York to Kings Cross for only £10
Must book before midnight Monday for travel between 28th July and 26th September so be quick! I found this offer on Time Out website. My friend booked tickets from York to Kings Cross for only £10
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Yep Expired.
bloody expired
Could someone who received the timeout email send me a copy? I also didn't realize I had to sign up. Please PM me or email me at king_of_horror90 at hotmail dot com

thanks in advance
Many thanks frizzyhead and everyone contributing - absolutely brilliant post, what HUKD is all about!
Thanks, that's good to know. Just have to hope they don't ask to look at the email then.
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7-day sale starts tomorrow Nothing beats being first in the queue for a sale. That's why we're letting Rewards members like you know that our January sale is coming... and it’s going to be massive! F…
7-day sale starts tomorrow Nothing beats being first in the queue for a sale. That's why we're letting Rewards members like you know that our January sale is coming... and it’s going to be massive! F…
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Thanks - just booked 2 first class Peterborough to Edinburgh for me and my dearest friend for her birthday - she is thrilled! X)
Thanks OP our lass bagged 2 1st class Durham to kings cross £50 each return
Just had an email - they have extended this by 1 day to the 10th Jan now.
£20 return, Newcastle to kings cross, Bargain of the year! Thanks OP!!
booked 2 lots of tickets from Northallerton to Kings Cross in March for £5 each way. Thanks so much OP, this offer came at just the right time.
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East Coast main line £10 credit in £2.00 Sunday Telegraph

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Buy the Sunday Telegraph on 17th November and get a 'free' £10 spend credit at http://www.eastcoast.co.uk There's no minimum spend and it is a first come first serve as there's only 10,000 available.…
Buy the Sunday Telegraph on 17th November and get a 'free' £10 spend credit at http://www.eastcoast.co.uk There's no minimum spend and it is a first come first serve as there's only 10,000 available.…
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Don't know if this is too late but does anyone have any codes they are unable to use? Could use one.
bayhabourbutcher
krazykizza
Finally managed to book last minute.

Wouldn't allow Stevenage to King's Cross, think a call to support in the morning will sort this out.

phoning probably wont help - the system either allows the chosen route or it doesnt & I doubt they can change that

I suspect the route has to contain at least one station managed by East Coast & possibly the start or end destination
has to be the east coast managed

Either that or there is some minimum spend we don't know about - someone mentioned £15 above


Seems not to be a minimum spend. Managed eventually to get a ticket, plus food vouchers, for a pound extra. Thanks, bayhabourbutcher, great idea!
bayhabourbutcher
krazykizza
Finally managed to book last minute.

Wouldn't allow Stevenage to King's Cross, think a call to support in the morning will sort this out.

phoning probably wont help - the system either allows the chosen route or it doesnt & I doubt they can change that

I suspect the route has to contain at least one station managed by East Coast & possibly the start or end destination
also has to be the east coast managed

Either that or there is some minimum spend we don't know about - someone mentioned £15 above

The journey is using EC trains.

You might have a point about station management. Stevenage is managed by FCC, and King's Cross is network rail managed. It'll be something I ask them in the morning.

If all else fails I can amend the booking for a £10 admin fee plus whatever difference; likely zero as it'll be not as far up the track.

My booking was for almost £50.
krazykizza
Finally managed to book last minute.

Wouldn't allow Stevenage to King's Cross, think a call to support in the morning will sort this out.

phoning probably wont help - the system either allows the chosen route or it doesnt & I doubt they can change that

I suspect the route has to contain at least one station managed by East Coast & possibly the start or end destination
has to be the east coast managed

Either that or there is some minimum spend we don't know about - someone mentioned £15 above


Edited By: bayhabourbutcher on Dec 06, 2013 00:28
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Christmas train tickets now on sale.. save a packet :-) @ East Coast Main Line £11.15

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All train operators have recently released advance train tickets for the Christmas period, and there are some very good bargains, if you book EARLY! Found tickets from London KX to Sheffield for £11.…
All train operators have recently released advance train tickets for the Christmas period, and there are some very good bargains, if you book EARLY! Found tickets from London KX to Sheffield for £11.…
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callum9999
Or book via redspottedhanky and get loyalty points. I'm not convinced the tax payer will see much at all of that commission...
Looking at going to Durham (from King's Cross) on 15th November, then back to London on the 17th and that's £70 on the East Coast website, £72 on RedSpottedHanky. Not sure why I would keep paying that £2 extra?
herrbz
So...has anyone actually found any cheap prices? I managed to get leuchars to london area for £11.20 last year, there's nothing like that this year. Dunno what's going on

Perhaps the most infuriating thing about eastcoast for me is it always says 'Fares: £11.20 to £135.50' or something, yet the £11.20 is never anywhere to be found. Is there no way to search for the fare, instead of the date?


My outward fare was £14.60 and return was £23.90 but that also includes from Leeds to Harrogate which generally adds a few quid each way.
So...has anyone actually found any cheap prices? I managed to get leuchars to london area for £11.20 last year, there's nothing like that this year. Dunno what's going on

Perhaps the most infuriating thing about eastcoast for me is it always says 'Fares: £11.20 to £135.50' or something, yet the £11.20 is never anywhere to be found. Is there no way to search for the fare, instead of the date?

Edited By: herrbz on Oct 14, 2013 19:39
Managed to squirrel away £25 of red spotted hanky codes thanks to here. So London to Harrogate return cost just £13.50. Thanks for the heads up, my Nan died earlier this year so going to keep Grandad company.
davelangston
callum9999
Or book via redspottedhanky and get loyalty points. I'm not convinced the tax payer will see much at all of that commission...

East Coast just gave the tax payer something like £200m as profits.

It's not true now and never been true that state owned companies can not be run properly. Goverments create an environment to suit their needs or needs of their supporters.

I didn't claim they couldn't be, merely that I doubt the pennies they'd make would be significant enough to affect what the tax payer gets.

krazykizza
callum9999
Or book via redspottedhanky and get loyalty points. I'm not convinced the tax payer will see much at all of that commission...
You'd actually pay more via RSH, even after factoring in the points as cash.

Get loyalty points from East Coast, and save money on the actual fare. Unless of course your ticket is a fixed price, e.g. £20.50 off peak return.

For an East Coast ticket yes, but I was talking about other tickets.
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i put a deal on here earlier to get 50 % off east coast advance fares but since it seemed to be limited to just me the moderator would not allow it. - however i now see its open to all see here s…
i put a deal on here earlier to get 50 % off east coast advance fares but since it seemed to be limited to just me the moderator would not allow it. - however i now see its open to all see here s…
marko4ever24 Avatar3y, 4m agoFound 3 years, 4 months ago3 Comments
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Hi,

This promotion is an email specific promotion which is only open to a limited number of customers.

It isn't a deal which is open to the general public which is why the code doesn't work for anyone other than the email recipients.

Best Regards

East Coast
DonkeyKonk
Clicked on te link and it asks for a Promo code ?

The code is: 3dayseptsg
but it still doesn't work.
Clicked on te link and it asks for a Promo code ?