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London to Birmingham by rail -£5 each way with Chiltern Railways,.Mostly midweek travel dates July to sept.
London to Birmingham by rail -£5 each way with Chiltern Railways,.Mostly midweek travel dates July to sept.

London to Birmingham by rail -£5 each way with Chiltern Railways,.Mostly midweek travel dates July to sept.

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Deal as below, copied and pasted from travel zoo:-

Rail tickets between London and Birmingham are on offer for just £5 per person with Chiltern Railways, a fantastic saving considering fares can cost up to £50 for a single ticket on this route.

We found good availability for midweek travel between July and September, but you may need to be flexible with your travel times to find the lowest fares. Availability is very limited on Saturdays, and tickets arent available to book on Sundays.

Travelzoo tip: You can get tickets sent straight to your mobile phone as a text message -- just select the mobile option before making payment and enter your number and make of phone when prompted.

How to book: To book tickets with Chiltern Railways, use the orange buy now button on the homepage to enter your travel dates and times.

Additional information thanks to "Pops is here":-
Fares available on routes
Banbury (travel to London or Birmingham)
Bicester (travel to London or Birmingham)
Great Missenden (travel to London only)
Stratford upon Avon (travel to London only)

24 Comments

nice deal.

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It's worth stating the offer also applies to some intermediate stations: -

Banbury (travel to London or Birmingham)
Bicester (travel to London or Birmingham)
Great Missenden (travel to London only)
Stratford upon Avon (travel to London only)

This is exceptionally useful, as even off-peak tickets from Banbury to London cost £23.50 (and single tickets are normally £15.90).

Excellent find !, HOT

Chiltern Snailways, takes forever! Good saving on Beardy Branson's extortion though

I'm a regular Chiltern traveller from Great Missenden, and these deals have not been publicised locally.
Great stuff - only valid on certain off-peak services though.
Chiltern now owned by a big and successful German transport company; expect many more of these value initiatives to follow.

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This is an excellent deal. Does anyone know how flaxible these tickets are? Because with virgin trains, although you have to specify going and return date and times for offpeak travel, you can actually use the return ticket to come back anytime that month (offpeak). Does anyone know if these tickets are valid ONLY on the train times you pick?

this is EXCELLENT even if it dose take longer your saveing around £43 pp so that great

Correct me if I'm wrong, but, wording of deal says "-£5 each way" - ie. they pay you £5 each way!?!?
That's about the only way you'll convince me to go to Birmingham!

Great deal, though.

You can only use them on the services specified.
So from London to GM, it's twice in the morning and once in the evening (except Fridays, when it's 2357 as well - the vomit comet)

what if i want to go from Birmingham to London.
are these £5 return or each way?
thx

each way.

thanks

This looks like a good deal. Will try it hopefully in the next few weeks. Its a popular route so im glad its a good price.

Heat added :-) xx

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timbotambo;2590107

Chiltern Snailways, takes forever! Good saving on Beardy Branson's … Chiltern Snailways, takes forever! Good saving on Beardy Branson's extortion though



No other way to get from Banbury to London in 62 minutes.
Pretty quick if you ask me.
In any case, their primary objective is as a commuter service for Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire.
They only added the routes to Birmingham to cover the tight-wads who are too cheap to pay for the fast route from New Street

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Adnan786;2590195

This is an excellent deal. Does anyone know how flaxible these tickets … This is an excellent deal. Does anyone know how flaxible these tickets are? Because with virgin trains, although you have to specify going and return date and times for offpeak travel, you can actually use the return ticket to come back anytime that month (offpeak). Does anyone know if these tickets are valid ONLY on the train times you pick?



Valid for specific trains only.

hard to find any at the low price. mostly there much higher than the deal price. maybe all booked mostly

timbotambo;2590107

Chiltern Snailways, takes forever! Good saving on Beardy Branson's … Chiltern Snailways, takes forever! Good saving on Beardy Branson's extortion though



You say that, I paid for Branson last time and they derailed outside Milton Keynes blocking the line so I had to catch the Snailways back, no refund or compensation (not only a slow train but Brimingham City were playing Tottenham so ended up with a load of peed up Spurs fans all standing around us spilling their beer on us).

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most tickets are for monday to friday. still a great deal

Are these not valid if brought for say Birmingham, but you get on at Solihull on route?

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robrymonduk;2591499

Are these not valid if brought for say Birmingham, but you get on at … Are these not valid if brought for say Birmingham, but you get on at Solihull on route?



Will probably get away with it if there are no automatic barriers, or ticket checking at Solihull.
I know you don't need to "swipe in" (the tickets are SMS text message tickets, sent to your mobile phone), as there are no scanners or automatic barriers at Banbury or Bicester, and these tickets are available from those stations.

Pops_is_here;2593735

Will probably get away with it if there are no automatic barriers, or … Will probably get away with it if there are no automatic barriers, or ticket checking at Solihull.I know you don't need to "swipe in" (the tickets are SMS text message tickets, sent to your mobile phone), as there are no scanners or automatic barriers at Banbury or Bicester, and these tickets are available from those stations.



Thanks, there are no checks at both Solihull and Widney Manor/Dorridge which are both alot closer for me, they are just basic stations on the Network West Midlands lines but Chiltern stop at them. As long as you don't swipe in or swap these for tickets at the station then this is great!

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robrymonduk;2594282

As long as you don't swipe in or swap these for tickets at the station … As long as you don't swipe in or swap these for tickets at the station then this is great!



If you get the SMS tickets, and you have a compatible phone that can display the graphic "barcode", you swipe in & out at Marylebone, but don't need to swipe in & out at the stations without automatic barriers.

In any case, you're ok.
This from the 'help' files accessed from the cheap seats offer pages
"Can I board the train at any station?
Tickets are valid only on the date and train service shown on the ticket. You may board and alight at any Chiltern Railways station, as long as it is between the points stated in on your ticket. For example, with a Birmingham to London E-Day ticket, you may join at Leamington Spa and alight at High Wycombe, as long as the train stops at these points."

So, basically, if you want to travel from Solihull to London, you buy a ticket for travel from Birmingham.
If you want to travel from High Wycombe to London, you buy a ticket for travel from Banbury or Bicester.

Ah excellent thanks for your help

This price has been around for years now. The trains depart from London Marylebone which may be more accessible to some than Euston and also rather than arrive at Birmingham New street, they stop at Moor Street and Snow Hill. Also you go through a lot of countryside (up to Banbury) and the views are scenic.
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