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All Great Western Railway Deals, Discounts & Sales for June 2019

4hrs First Class! Bristol Parkway to Pembroke Dock train and vice versa / 2 Adults with railcards £5.40 p/p (else £9.50 p/p)@ GWR (Trainpal)
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Posted 3rd MayPosted 3rd May
I posted this last month, but you can also use the code at Trainpal (£5 off £15) to make this even more exceptional value! You also get free refreshments on board (tea/coffee/ bisc… Read more
reindeer333

Depends if you like travelling by train I guess. The route is decent though, especially after Swansea, where there are good sea views :)

Chauxffeur

Is this worth it just for the long train ride?

Mrlossy

I used to live in tenby so completely agree! Don't get off at Saunderfoot though, long walk to the village and no Uber!

flystarjay

Thanks, seems like its dock

Gorskar

Do you mean Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, or Pembrokeshire? Pembroke Dock = not much other than the ferry. Pembroke = has a fantastic castle - one of the best in the country IMHO Pembrokeshire = loads! Amazing beaches, castles, the Pembroke coast national park, Oakwood, Tenby, Skomer Island, etc. Google for more...

4hrs First Class: Train Bristol Parkway to Pembroke Dock and vice versa (Including free refreshments) £7.60 with railcard £12 without @ GWR
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Posted 16th MarPosted 16th Mar
4hrs First Class: Train Bristol Parkway to Pembroke Dock and vice versa (Including free refreshments) £7.60 with railcard £12 without @ GWR
£12£64.2081%
I did this last year and this is excellent value, even if it is a little niche! Summer Saturdays only. The offer starts on the 25th May and is likely to run each Saturday until the… Read more
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milko

Great find.

Mrepg

Can you board at cardiff and return

skellyness

If anyone is looking for an excuse, there are lots of lovely beaches near Pembroke Dock and some nice towns - e.g. Tenby, Saundersfoot

DoobyScoo

Of course you would! It's only just over the Cleddau Bridge which also drops it's 75p each way toll from April...

silversand

how did you find out about this and does it come under a bigger promotion - or even if not is there (or will there be) any promotional material on the website or in email newsletters? I am really tempted just to have a day out on the train XD but wondering if there are any other routes or similar promotions....

**MEGATHREAD** How to get the Cheapest Train Tickets in the UK
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Here is a comprehensive thread of how to save money on train tickets alongside other random oddities you can exploit I have put together :) I have put the link to GWR as you can g… Read more
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Misslovely

3 days ago.

Al2001

Missed my train from Leeds to Newcastle the other day and thought I'd have to get the standard walk-up fare. Managed to get a York-Newcastle ticket for £15 on thetrainline app. On the way back I got a reduced fare (£27) on the same app. Neither ticket showed up on the Transpennine website. Has made me think twice about always using the train companies' own websites. Realise these prices aren't amazing, but they're a lot less than full fare (usual cheap alternative is non-stop megabus at around £7 each way, booked in advance.) BTW I earn £12 per hour on a zero hours contract, and I'm delighted for unionised workers who still have good terms and conditions. Good luck to them: we should be aiming for the top, not dragging everyone to the bottom.

soldierboy001

When did they stop selling tain tickets?

Misslovely

Skyscanner have stopped selling tain tickets :( I saved money last year with someone posting £3 off so yesterday I was looking for any coupons but unfortunately they have decided to stop selling them!!

DealsIUsed

Says the promo code has expired?

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GWR January Sale (early access NOW LIVE) + 2000 bonus Nectar points @ GWR
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Posted 4th JanPosted 4th Jan
GWR January Sale (early access NOW LIVE) + 2000 bonus Nectar points @ GWR
GWR January Sale starts 9th January 2019. Valid on Advance tickets across the GWR network. Early Access now live until 8th January (CLICK HERE for early access - should work for … Read more
popolou

Robbing gits. 50 quid return to Reading from London Pad.

fabsaver

I've no idea why this wasn't hotter as an absolutely brilliant deal with the Nectar points (highfive) Just managed to get a couple of last minute bookings through before the early access sale ended. It is now offering only 500 Nectar points per booking.

annie54321

A lot of nectar points in my account this morning. Will book some more trips today. Thank you for posting :)

Eden0032

Woohoo! That's a mega saving :)

deeboy

Thanks a million OP. Got a mini break in Cotswolds for £7 return from London end of next week plus a day trip to oxford later in the month - plus 8,000 nectar points booking as singles. Fantastic deal! ;)

Great Western Railway GWR January Sale book by 20 Jan travel until 28 march
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Posted 4th Jan 2018Posted 4th Jan 2018
Great Western Railway GWR January Sale book by 20 Jan travel until 28 march
Book before 20 January for travel until 28 March. Also 7x nectar points.
lynette.mullins

can,t even get a 1st class let alone a 2nd class all sold out !!!!!!!!!!! grrrrr

williamhodgson

Get 7x Nectar points too!

PICNIC

Big shame mega train no longer in operation in the south West.

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UK Train Tickets - Free Nectar Points  Great Western Railway
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Posted 3rd Oct 2017Posted 3rd Oct 2017
UK Train Tickets - Free Nectar Points Great Western Railway
Earn Nectar points on every train ticket.
griffin99

Same with SWR now they've taken over from South West Trains.

Burgmeister

Its been like this for years.

andyanddiane

How's this cold ? Heat added

50% off Advance single tickets for 16-25 yr olds  (with 16-25 railcard) + 250 Nectar points @ GWR
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Posted 5th Sep 2017Posted 5th Sep 2017
50% off Advance single tickets for 16-25 yr olds (with 16-25 railcard) + 250 Nectar points @ GWR
Decent offer by GWR. You must book and travel by the 10th December, so this is a long term offer. 50% is made up of 33% railcard discount + 16% extra from GWR
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Xtrykyr

Oh. Still great Thanks! Are there any railcard deals ever?

OwlEye

No. You get 50% discount with a railcard as opposed to the normal 34%.

OwlEye

A student of any age can get a 16-25 railcard (formerly young person's railcard) and always has been able to.

Xtrykyr

Whaat this is amazing! So if I have a railcard, I can get a further 50 percent discount?!

EugeneVictorTooms

cold for reminding me I'm old.

Train Tickets for £5 @ Great Western Railway
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Posted 23rd Jan 2017Posted 23rd Jan 2017
Train Tickets for £5 @ Great Western Railway
£5
If you plan on travelling by train in the next few months, you need to check out this sale.There are long journeys on offer from as little as £5 – but you’ll have to book by the en… Read more
OwlEye

​buy a return or 2 singles Accrington to Preston on any website or in person. then search on here for transpennine express - i posted a deal , book Preston to Edinburgh with them On their app,leaving at least ten mins changing time in Preston. extremely cheap, even first class

q44q

Thanks

Dealier

Plenty of cheap tickets still available. I've just checked one of the most popular journeys on this route, Bristol to London, and picked 9th March as a random date to check. £10 tickets are available on eight different trains leaving Bristol before 10AM, plus on most other trains for the rest of the day. Returning from Paddington there are £10 tickets available on the last five trains of the day.

Dealier

This is for travel on GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY only. That would by by Virgin East Coast. Their sale was a few weeks ago. Not GWR. That would be Northern and Virgin or Transpennine. Not GWR. That would be Crosscountry Trains or Arriva Wales. Not GWR. There were loads of cheap tickets when this offer went live a couple of weeks ago. You just have to understand what the offer is, something most people don't seem to understand. If you don't know which train company operates your local routes, there's a map here: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/static/documents/content/routemaps/nationalrailoperatorsmap.pdf

FamilyGuy67

Same price as i always pay what a croc

GWR January sale 400000 train seats for great prices ex. Devon to London £15 standard or £39 first class
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Posted 6th Jan 2017Posted 6th Jan 2017
GWR January sale 400000 train seats for great prices ex. Devon to London £15 standard or £39 first class
£15
Choose from a range of great destinations and take advantage of fantastic seat savings across the GWR network. Whether it’s a city break to the capital, a relaxing weekend in the C… Read more
Si1

Or I could travel over such a distance for work that many start and end points are applicable to me.....hum which is the most likely option.

royals

lol, worst deal ever. tickets from Reading are DOUBLE normal price!!!!!!!

royals

Cost of tickets is a joke: Reading to Paddington return peak is £52 (how can they justify that!) and you NEVER get a seat and are lucky to get on the train. Reading to Paddington is Europe's busiest commuter route/railways line.

kingLAWZA

when you can buy SWT tickets on megabus for 90p from London to Devon

neilglover1

It's pretty wise having your bike when travelling on GWR as when the train breaks down you have a plan B

GWR January sale – £ 10 singles, £ 29 first class Bristol to London (book by midnight tonight)
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Posted 28th Dec 2016Posted 28th Dec 2016
GWR January sale – £ 10 singles, £ 29 first class Bristol to London (book by midnight tonight)
£10
Promotional fares are for Advance Single tickets only Available to purchase from 20 December until 23:59 on 28 December 2016 for travel from 6 January 2017 to 23:59 on 7 March 201… Read more
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eraysor

Thanks very much for this!

Els1e

The Govt and Media - You should all use public transport. The train operators - Let's fleece the public! The public - Stuff it. I'll drive. This is a good deal and I wish thereally were more like it. I would love to use the trains more often but they're simply too expensive, especially if you want spur of the moment travel.

HappyDaysinHell

Just what I needed. Thanks! :)

ccparkhill

Booked to go to Devon to see the family with the wife, unfortunately no deals on the Friday going down and was cheaper to get a standard single coming back on the Sunday with the Two Together railcard.

turbojimbob

Only on singles from what I can see

50% off travel with a 16 to 25 Railcard at GWR (single fares only)
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Posted 4th Nov 2016Posted 4th Nov 2016
50% off travel with a 16 to 25 Railcard at GWR (single fares only)
GWR are offering a 50% discount on all Advance single fares booked ONLINE to holders of 16-25 Railcards Offer available for purchase from 00:01 on 19 September 2016 until 23:59 on … Read more
Eden0032

Many thanks OP. Hot

Kids go for £1 this half term @ First Greater Western
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Posted 26th Oct 2016Posted 26th Oct 2016
Kids go for £1 this half term @ First Greater Western
This promotion is valid when up to 4 children are accompanied by an adult who has purchased a GWR Off-Peak Day Return ticket or valid Season Ticket. Offer valid only for travel on… Read more
miffyl

No longer available. Please expire.

Drabman

Taking kids on that shower of greedy **** should be classified as child abuse.

wacky_blonde

Hahaha

dazednconfewsed

No good to us in the West either, despite the name!

mbuckhurst

Not much use if you live in the North, as a consolation at least I can eat a cheap chocolate orange, available everywhere. mike

Free WiFi on board GWR trains
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Posted 25th Sep 2016Posted 25th Sep 2016
Free WiFi on board GWR trains
Just discovered that the GWR main line to Paddington now has free wifi. It used to be limited to just some GWR lines. Train moderately full on a Saturday, Speedtest showing about 0… Read more
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tokertm

used it the other day from Plymouth to Penzance and worked fine for me. used a VPN to stream and do anything i wanted ;) speed wasn't always great but a quick check gave me 6meg down and 1 up. always use a VPN!!

harrythefish

Full bars everywhere on the train, catch is that a strong WiFi signal doesn't mean you'll get a good experience, that comes down to which part of the countryside you're going through and especially, how crowded the train is.

foes4you

Where is the best place to sit to get best performance, is there an iPhone app to show signal strength, not just bars.

zorsefoal

you get a virgin code if you book through them, east coast main line is good bit west coast is hopeless

harrythefish

It'd be interesting to know if the GWR system is like the one the media people use, that merges date from any of several networks depending on local signal.

50% off advance single fares on GWR trains with a 16-25 card (booked before 31st Dec, travel before 31st Jan)
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50% off advance single fares on GWR trains with a 16-25 card (booked before 31st Dec, travel before 31st Jan)
Got emailed this earlier today. Great for all those new freshers who might want to go home for Christmas! Remember also if you get a Santander Students bank account, you get a 4 ye… Read more
lasuil

that's cool. GWR operates the trains down here in the SW, which are the ones I use :)

ysm1234

Transpennine Express have the same offer, which also applies if you're on jobseekers or age 16-18. See https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/50-off-tpexpress-advance-train-tickets-age-16-18-jobseekers-hold-a-16-25-railcard-2492146

1st Class ticket Sale from £20 Each way + Double Nectar points @ Great Western Railway
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Posted 5th Jul 2016Posted 5th Jul 2016
1st Class ticket Sale from £20 Each way + Double Nectar points @ Great Western Railway
£20
Okay, so i just saw this in my inbox Book before the 7th July and travel between 21st July and 9th September Tickets from £20 + Double Nectar points. So far i have found thes… Read more
kemot1984

Expired. Booking had to be made by end of 7th of July

filthycatbox1

Where did you find the Newquay fares?? There price I'm finding is more expensive than a flight.

GeeJay86

As a Swindoner I should be aggrieved by this, but can only chuckle. But a first class ticket out of here is fantastic. Hot!

sJohnson23

First class to Swindon - perhaps the truest example of it being more about the journey than the destination.

DonkeyKonk

Thanks, just booked a decent return to Newquay.

Great Western Railway Ticket Sale from £10
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Great Western Railway Ticket Sale from £10
£10
Just bought a £10 ticket from London to Bristol. I usually travel with Megabus but £10 on the train seems too good a value!! To / From London (each way) Bath £10 Bristol £10 Cardi… Read more
Kombucha

Try different dates/times. I think they have a limited number of sale tickets. They're probably all gone for the date you're looking at. On a similar subject, looking at trains from London - Exeter, sale price is £18 but there are £14 tickets on slightly slower "overtaken" trains. Anyone know if there's any disadvantage to the even cheaper tickets, other than speed? According to the terms, you can change the £14 ticket for a fee, but don't seem to be able to change the £18 sale ticket at all.

sugaregg1

trying to book bristol-oxford-bristol and the cheapest it gives me on the offered days is 40 quid. Normal price. What's going on? Anyone?

adamshah

I don't think GWR do any advance fares from London to Reading so this sale does not cover that. Also you can't buy a cheap advance ticket to Bristol and then get off at Reading! I've tried twice and both times had to pay the fare difference at the ticket barrier as it is against the t&cs of the advance ticket - just like the open jaw flights!

billybling

Thanks op I will make use of this deal ...I only use megabus because of the cost of the train but at this price i will definitely use the train..

david_robinson94

Fantastic deal, just saved £56 on a journey I intend to make in June. Thanks OP

Great Western Railway January offer - train tickets from £6
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Great Western Railway January offer - train tickets from £6
£6
Our great January fares offer We've got 300,000 advance purchase single tickets available, starting from just £6*. But hurry, offer ends midnight 12 January, for travel between 20… Read more
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karlpc

Quite a decent sale as I found london to cardiff for only £15 one way! Seems to be an actual sale unlike some other train companies who advertise the usual price as "sale" price!

cuty1982

How and where can I find this fare please if you don't mind. I am more so looking for London to Cardiff. Thank you

nn196411

well I would have bought Weston to Paddington but i couldn't find tickets cheaper than £80 ! if any one finds date please let me know

courshor

great deal been looking for a short break with the family....thanks 8)

Lacewing

The gwr is worse than fgw. If you are patient you can get london to swansea for £12

Great Western Railway - Seat Sale!  Seats from £10 in Jan and Feb 2016.
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Great Western Railway - Seat Sale! Seats from £10 in Jan and Feb 2016.
Just looked to book train travel next year to London Paddington and most seats are now on sale in Jan and Feb with singles down to £10 even for Peak Services. (For example one way… Read more
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hannahloiswells

Sorry, new to this site, how on earth do I pick up this deal? I cant find it on GWR site?

CoolSurface

Thanks ilovepinkmarshmallows! I need to head to London in January, this has saved me about 60% of my costs!

Bushes

Thanks OP. Got some £10 tickets for Bristol to Reading. Great deal.

preecey

One way from Swansea to London Paddington is just £15, or £30 for a return, departing 26th Jan and returning 27th Jan. Absolute bargain given the distance!

royals

Agreed did Reading to Paddington - laughable £50.10 a day (£127 for a week) - for 3 months - regular service but often late and ridiculously overcrowded

Bonus Nectar points on selected train services @ Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western)
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Bonus Nectar points on selected train services @ Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western)
Not so much of a fantastic deal, however the Nectar site says you earn 2 points per £1 spend. By searching for trains and selecting a service with a purple "+" next to it, you ge… Read more
Eden0032

They've done Nectar points for a few years, but only today have I noticed they're offering bonus points on selected services. I've been using the FGW/GWR website for years and only noticed it today.

First Great Western (Trains) 1000 Nectar points bonus
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First Great Western (Trains) 1000 Nectar points bonus
I just booked a train ticket London to Wales on the FGW web site and I got 1000 bonus points on top of the points earned on the ticket cost. Cant find this advertised any where an… Read more
reindeer333

Maybe something similar to this: https://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/1000-free-nectar-points-when-link-your-nectar-card-five-firstgroup-train-ticket-1879338

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