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East Coast - Big Seat Sale has started early for Rewards members | Train Tickets from £5
East Coast - Big Seat Sale has started early for Rewards members | Train Tickets from £5

East Coast - Big Seat Sale has started early for Rewards members | Train Tickets from £5

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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 and £20 for First Class! Go on…grab a great deal for travel from 17 January to 27 March.
There are a few dates where travel is not available in the sale - 13-22 February (inclusive), 28 February and 7 March. And due to engineering works, we'll be running a limited service on the weekends of 28 Feb -1 March, 7-8 March, 14-15 March and 21-22 March where availability will be extremely limited. So if you can, it’d be best to travel on another day, where we’re sure you’ll find plenty of choice.

So don’t miss out. The Big Seat Sale ends at 23:59 on Friday 9 January. Snap up a fare from just a fiver!

28 Comments

Voted hot, but it's a pity Feb half term excluded and some of the departure times are not the best.
Edited by: "eande2" 5th Jan 2015

Good deals to be had but only ONCE AGAIN (as always) if you are from the centre of the universe i.e. London!!!

Original Poster

I travel from Peterborough to London nearly every Thursday, so this has saved me some good money

Rubbish. Hardly any availability at weekends, the main days most leisure customers would want to travel.

Does anyone know why the return journey on 14 March and 21 March is 3 hours 40mins from London to Darlington?! Usually 2 hours 20 .
I am gutted as its only £20 for me and my daughter , usually £90 on a cheap day! but unable to go now, its good value and only £5 for a weekday!! Wish this was last year.
Voted hot

Thanks, very unusual any deals from Peterborough. Heat added

skintgirl6

Does anyone know why the return journey on 14 March and 21 March is 3 … Does anyone know why the return journey on 14 March and 21 March is 3 hours 40mins from London to Darlington?! Usually 2 hours 20 .I am gutted as its only £20 for me and my daughter , usually £90 on a cheap day! but unable to go now, its good value and only £5 for a weekday!! Wish this was last year.Voted hot



Engineering works.

Wasn't planning this year a trip down south, but at this offer might consider.

Looks like not for me, the dates are to narrow. Still heat for the find!

great deal

skintgirl6

Does anyone know why the return journey on 14 March and 21 March is 3 … Does anyone know why the return journey on 14 March and 21 March is 3 hours 40mins from London to Darlington?! Usually 2 hours 20 .I am gutted as its only £20 for me and my daughter , usually £90 on a cheap day! but unable to go now, its good value and only £5 for a weekday!! Wish this was last year.Voted hot



They will be bussing you for part of the journey, that's why it takes longer


Details



Journey 1: Edinburgh to London Terminals



Outward journey

16 Mar 2015


Return journey

23 Mar 2015



This ticket is only valid on services arriving at London Kings Cross.


This ticket is only valid on services leaving London Kings Cross.



Passengers
1 Adult
Carnet 5 First Class£1,704.00

valid via: Via East Coast trains Only.

Valid for return travel any day within 3 months of date on the ticket. Date must be filled in before travel


terms and conditions

This is a carnet ticket with special restrictions for use
Total: £1,704.00

East Coast Price
Order Summary
Journey 1
£1,704.00Information


Edinburgh to London Terminals


^Cold from me!

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.

Fuzen_angels

Does anyone know if it is possible to do this with a ticket. We live in … 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.



Expensive, but I've done this before and it is great!

nationalrail.co.uk/tim…spx

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Ryanfozzie

Expensive, but I've done this before and it is great! … Expensive, but I've done this before and it is great! http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/pr20780b0a0400020167ed620a7e504e.aspx



Nice idea, but as you say very expensive. We have a two together railcard, but would still be over £700.00 for the two of us. May have to drive up and leave the vehicle.

Thanks for the info

You may wanna put Train in the title

i cant find any cheap seats

Thanks OP, just signed up for the rewards, so can get these offers in 24hours, I see the cheap fares being shown.

any way of finding the £5 tickets from Newcastle to anywhere return for a cheap day trip for 2 adults and an under 2 year old without searching every option every day?

jdr116

Good deals to be had but only ONCE AGAIN (as always) if you are from the … Good deals to be had but only ONCE AGAIN (as always) if you are from the centre of the universe i.e. London!!!


I'm not sure what you are trying to say. East Coast runs up the east coast from KGX.
P.S. London is the capital, and a lot of people live there!

Fuzen_angels

Does anyone know if it is possible to do this with a ticket. We live in … 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.



can you not just buy a cheap advanced single up there, then a standard single back at whatever station you end up at?

kizzychiggy

i cant find any cheap seats


me either all £100-£200+ from newcadtle to Edinburgh I used to only ever pay about £20 about 10 years ago is this how much they have changed?

great find thanks op,
was planning on going to London for one night early feb so very happy - I've just paid £10 return from Doncaster.

Fuzen_angels

Does anyone know if it is possible to do this with a ticket. We live in … 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.

scotrail.co.uk/sle…per

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.

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.

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 :-)

Fuzen_angels

Does anyone know if it is possible to do this with a ticket. We live in … 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)
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