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Virgin Trains EAST COAST Hot Cakes deal book by midnight 13th April and travel Sat 15/Sun 16 April, Leeds to London £5, Newcastle to London £10, others too

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An extremely good deal, but a quick and specific one. Leeds or York to London for £5 each way is a brilliant deal, why not have a day trip. First class from £20 each way also less than half the norm… Read More
An extremely good deal, but a quick and specific one. Leeds or York to London for £5 each way is a brilliant deal, why not have a day trip. First class from £20 each way also less than half the norm…
boyaloud Avatar2w, 1d agoFound 2 weeks, 1 day ago5 Comments
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Tempting..............thanks OP - heated!!
Nice day trip from Edinburgh to Durham for £10. Thanks OP.
Thanks for the heads up, booked myself a nice day trip to London!
Wasn't easy to find any good deals. Shame. Full price scared the crap out of me. Do people pay £200 to get the train to Edinburgh from London?
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Virgin Trains East Coast EXCLUSIVE OFFER 50% off Virgin Trains East Coast

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CONGESTION RELIEF from Virgin Trains - 50% OFF our there lowest Advance fares from LEEDS and WAKEFIELD to LONDON. Enjoy a gloriously clear journey, Complete with free Wi-Fi, stunning views, free films… Read More
CONGESTION RELIEF from Virgin Trains - 50% OFF our there lowest Advance fares from LEEDS and WAKEFIELD to LONDON. Enjoy a gloriously clear journey, Complete with free Wi-Fi, stunning views, free films…
leeds_united_afc Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago1 Comment
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This has been posted at least twice already.
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£7.60 Leeds to London @ Virgin east coast trains

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Travel to London for £7.60
tobyaustin2017 Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago16 Comments
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Shame, I was going to use it for when Leeds Utd get to the play off final but it's not available then:

Travel is from 18 April to 30 June 2017 (inclusive), excluding 27-30 April, 1 May and 25-29 May 2017 (inclusive).
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Can I hop on a station between Leeds and London? Say I buy a ticket but get on at Newark? Is that allowed?
No. The tickets are only available for travel Leeds/Wakefield to Kings Cross and visa versa. Also you could have trouble getting off at Newark Northgate because I'm not sure that Leeds trains stop there - lol
The Leeds to London route do stop at Newark. Maybe not every train, but the route usually goes like this: Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster, Newark, Grantham, Peterborough, stevenage, London.

You missed out Retford from your list of stopping points and there are fewer than 4 Leeds service trains a day that stop at Newark but then all of this is irrelevant to the original subject matter.
snow18
Can I hop on a station between Leeds and London? Say I buy a ticket but get on at Newark? Is that allowed?

There are Advance tickets, and the conditions for these tickets state you must make the journey you've booked, on the train you've booked.
There are ticket barriers at Newark, so your ticket wouldn't get you in or out of the station, and you could be asked to pay the full anytime fare.
Train companies generally now let people off if they get off a stop early if they're not doing it to save money, but that obviously wouldn't be the case if you're using a Leeds special offer ticket from Newark.
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Can I hop on a station between Leeds and London? Say I buy a ticket but get on at Newark? Is that allowed?

No. The tickets are only available for travel Leeds/Wakefield to Kings Cross and visa versa. Also you could have trouble getting off at Newark Northgate because I'm not sure that Leeds trains stop there - lol


The Leeds to London route do stop at Newark. Maybe not every train, but the route usually goes like this: Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster, Newark, Grantham, Peterborough, stevenage, London.
siadwel
I think it was tongue in cheek but was probably over your head. Having posted no deals in 12 years, why are you even on here ?
bargaindeals ? You must enjoy irony.

If you're trying to be funny you should make it clear. Unlike your post, I tried to make my remarks very much tongue in cheek.
Actually I find Yorkshire folk very friendly, maybe because they welcome the input of my English Pounds into their economy or perhaps the women who find it refreshing to meet a male who treats them like ladies and are not 'tight wads'
I'm not aware that it's a requirement to post a deal to visit this site. For your information I visit this site to find out what others have found and for others to make sensible comments upon. Unfortunately I have to suffer postings from people like you who think it clever to make inept remarks.
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FREE RAIL TRAVEL FOR POLICE OFFICERS with Virgin East Coast on Monday 10th April

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Free travel with Virgin Trains for police officers who wish to travel to #StandWithKeith on Mon 10 April. A valid warrant/ID card must be shown Read More
Free travel with Virgin Trains for police officers who wish to travel to #StandWithKeith on Mon 10 April. A valid warrant/ID card must be shown
tobyaustin2017 Avatar3w, 2d agoFound 3 weeks, 2 days ago133 Comments
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ollie87
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There are a lot of miserable people on HUKD.
They are trolls, just here to wind people up. Sadly the HUKD admin/mod team can't find their **** with both hands so cracking down on trolling is an impossible task for them.
Voting cold is not trolling.
I think you do not understand what trolling is.
People with different opinions to you are not trolls.

You missed the point a bit there. I wasn't talking about the cold voting, I was talking about the general miserable and rude attitude a lot of people express. A lot of it aimed at other people who have done nothing wrong.

You can have a differing opinion to someone else, but you can have the decency to be polite about it. There are some repeat offenders too, sometimes to the point where you think there might actually be something wrong with them. You have to consider if the community would be better off without them, or even better if HUKD would implement disliking/downvoting comments.


That is still not trolling, trolling has nothing to do with opinion.

If someone disagrees and is rude about it, they are just rude.

Realistically this is just feel good fodder for everyone and or a marketing ploy for the company, and also a karma grab for OP.

Let change our avatars whilst were at it to something related, may just fix some of this ****......
maggi999
scunny
Copperface
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Would love the benefits the Police get and not forgetting a very generous pension.
Go on then, elaborate.......
Try being a self employed sub contract bricklayer. Nothing provided. Run a car all over the country at your own expense, have no income when raining or sites are shut for holidays. Any illness keeping me off work meant no pennies what so ever. Buying tools and work clothing at own expense. Even a helmet! No pension or holiday for us. You don't appreciate how lucky you are.
Have you tried being a cop?

Try being a robocop - the treatment that guy received was appalling. <3
It's just our rather sad society today who will put distasteful and ignorant comments about this. Virgin want to do it for the Police and good for them. Maybe it'll spur the other train companies to do the same. Not just for Police but others who die serving their country in different jobs. Shouldn't we be united?

There are good and bad Police officers, Army, Paramedics etc etc. By all accounts this bobby was one of the better ones, so let's support him and his family for his (ultimate) sacrifice.

Just let it go and say thanks Virgin.
abwood
I think some people are missing the point and some are making disrespectful comments which is not what this site is about.
I'm sure Keiths children would have loved for their dad to walk back through the door after his shift ended, but he didn't. He won't be the first or the last Police Officer, servicewoman or serviceman or adult or child that went out to one day and didn't come back. Their families can never say goodbye and this isn't a competition as to who has it the hardest, so let's be respectful and remember what this site is for.
Yes this is a bargain/deal website, not a cheese fest.
DJSimes
maggi999
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free Helmet free suit free car and now free train travel WTF? Check out the comments on the discounted rail cards offer. My disabled card costs £20 and people on here described it as a benefit. Would love the benefits the Police get and not forgetting a very generous pension.
The police contribute up to 14.25% of their salary for 30 years in order to buy that pension. In contrast, MP's get a much better pension for serving just one term as an MP and it's non-contributory. Civil servants contribute a lot less (or nothing) for their pensions. Do you contribute 14.25% for your pension?

don't contribute then, opt out from Police pension and get a private one!

A facile comment which underlines your thoughts.
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Virgin Trains Seat Sale

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50% off Train Travel from Leeds and Wakefield to London Cheap Tickets EAST COAST! Read More
50% off Train Travel from Leeds and Wakefield to London Cheap Tickets EAST COAST!
Sharazzz Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago22 Comments
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How did I miss this? It was not well publicised in the papers or online at all...
I've just booked tickets...£15.50 return from London
Wow, didn't expect those responses :( I only meant why would virgin hold an east coast sale but only from one station, it doesn't make sense to me. Although I am pleased some people are able to benefit from it, if not me and hope they decide to hold a proper sale sometime soon.
macas2000
Not much of a sale if you live north of Leeds, cannot see the point of this at all?

The Virgin West Coast sale is not much good to me either, neither is the Ryanair Manchester to Hamburg - good job everyone doesn't moan when a deal isn't good for them...:|
cjabingham
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sowotsdis
great, but why is cheapest £40 return from Manchester?
They can stick that pill up their virgin ......
Because it's a East Coast seat sale?
Yes it used to be £12 each way from Manchester for an advance single and £14 from Preston. Now it is £20 from Manchester and same from Preston! It used to be £29 single from Glasgow to London with GNER in 1997 to 2006 when they lost their licence to a new bidder.

yes and petrol used to be 60p in 1997 too :)
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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… Read More
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 Avatar3m, 1d agoFound 3 months, 1 day ago18 Comments
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I get you. I assumed offer was just for those routes listed. ;)
sgandtg
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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 Read More
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 Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks 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… Read More
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…
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IamMT
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. Read More
Spotted on Nectar account, just click through there to receive this.
boyaloud Avatar4m, 2d agoFound 4 months, 2 days 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… Read More
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 Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago14 Comments
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seaniboy
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seaniboy
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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
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seaniboy
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seaniboy
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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… Read More
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 Avatar4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks 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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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… Read More
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 Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 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… Read More
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 Avatar5m, 5d agoFound 5 months, 5 days ago23 Comments
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nyasham
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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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UncleWilly
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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
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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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arsalasultan
can I go from Glasgow to Bolton ?


no that's west coast
can I go from Glasgow to Bolton ?
wez_li
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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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fiendishlyclever
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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.
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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
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d2cracker
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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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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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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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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
heat added
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. Read More
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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.