There must be terms and conditions as to which time of day you can travel and stuff
That's because you'll never get there with all the track works
There must be terms and conditions as to which time of day you can travel and stuff
That's because you'll never get there with all the track works
Just received my code from thetrainline
I also placed an order, received the email, then nothing at all. Called the Trainline support team and they claim to have never heard of this offer :| Even better I spent so long on hold it's now been a waste of money even if I do get my code.
Also ordered a ticket and got email advising I would receive a code in under 24 hours, thus far I am yet to receive a code
I received an email that I will receive my iTunes code in 24 hours. It's more than 24 hours, no code for me yet
No flamedeer I only need gold now! 👌🏻
I book all my trains via grand central and every few weeks I get sent a 20% off code on future bookings,free first class delivery as well, far cheaper
to be honest though, I quite like the app, the push message telling me platforms was worth the 25p booking fee alone.... in honesty I tried to book through a no fee train operator site but it was blocked on works computers, the train line site wasn't so work paid for the fee and tickets but it did allow me to test the app. do the other sites have comparible apps?
cold cold cold cold cold cold REALLY COLD cold cold cold cold cold cold cold cold cold (Spot the odd one out).
As others have said, there is absolutely no reason to get ripped off by booking fees by Trainline when purchasing train tickets.
Or try split ticketing can be even cheaper
See you next Tuesday yourself.
Another one who posts nothing but has plenty to say, see you next Tuesday
Repeating the same crap doesn't make it accurate. Trainline ALWAYS CHARGE a booking fee unless it's tickets for same day travel! The train companies don't usually charge and sometimes even have their own special offers.
Doesn't seem like that to me. Total price £10.75 including 75p booking fee when I tried collect at station.
& I already explained that there are NO booking fees when you collect from your local station
and in my case, when its quidco who have screwed up by making a mistake, then why should the affiliate network pay, and why should I lose out?
TCB owed me £162 for a total of two contracts opened up with sky. this would have resulted in a rather good deal. it took me 6 months of constant arguing and proof being sent backwards and forwards and after all that they only gave me £52.80 back last week and didn't even apologise. Quidco usually give around 5%-10% less but there tracking and reliability really is worth it. Someone will probably tell me they are owned by the same company but regardless they do a better job.
Because they are owed money! Take them to court and pass on what is owed
agreed never had a problem with either site...i set up on Quidco in 2007 and have spent 12,000 through the site getting just under two grand in cashback..never once have i not been paid ..but sometimes had to log a ticket...so all in roughly 10% over the years..other have trumped this i know..but I'm not even that consistant ..usually only use it for big purchases...my advice is always clear cache/close browser/start from scratch - we often have hot deals open and may go to the site by mistake then shut that window and go through T.C /or Quidco which will cause issues...
How much have you spent!!! :-D
The trainline doesn't have access to any special fares - they will be industry wide. Sometimes specific train companies will give special fares on their own website. Check for Quidco/ Topcashback & Nectar points (plus Tesco do doubleup with redspottedhanky)
Cold as it's standard advance prices available on all train sites - but most others do not have any booking fees.
Takethetrain.com are dearer
The TrainLine are awful, especially for fees. Go here instead: https://www.takethetrain.co.uk/apps/WebObjects/TTT.woa/wo/0.0 and here http://www.headforpoints.com/2015/08/11/getting-the-cheapest-price-and-maximum-rewards-for-train-tickets/
Just realise that TheTrainline website is often one of the most expensive ways to buy train tickets with potentially booking fees, card payment fees and delivery fees - which you can normally avoid elsewhere - and they don't offer any of the train operating companies own reductions either :( http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-train-tickets
Would be good to offer this to existing customers too rather than alienating them. Good deal for new members though so well found OP.
Op, is deal expired, I can only see thetrainline business in quidco, where is thetrainline in quidco? update link HERE
Yup, it needs adding
I really cannot understand why anyone would use trainline. They charge for everything and not sure if it's virgin in drag. Just use one of the train operators, I use trans pennine express, 1% quidco and nectar points for ALL bookings. occasionally I use virgin east coast for london as they give online discount for their advance tickets but they only give nectar points if you use their trains. Big difference is with these two is no credit card charge and no charge for collecting tickets at station. So do doesn't matter where you are in uk you can use these companies. From memory East Midlands trains are similar and also on quidco
Also...don't book using the Trainline. They charge a booking fee.
Ah sorry, never realised
It is when the advance standard class sells out but the advance first hasn't done so yet. It has always been that way.
As the guy above says, you just don't get it - why on earth are you continuing to bang on about it? Tickets bought on the East Coast website will ALWAYS be 10% cheaper than the same tickets bought on Trainline. Not just one ticket, not a few, but EVERY SINGLE ticket, regardless of time, date and journey. You will not find one ticket that Trainline is cheaper for - simply because they charge the standard prices (plus fees) and EC reduce those standard prices by 10%. Can you not grasp that?
THE TICKETS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME. If a ticket is available for £14.60 + £1.50 booking fee at TheTrainLine then it is available for £13.00 with no booking fee at East Coast. PERIOD. If a ticket at TheTrainLine at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 11pm, 5am is £14.60, then it's £13.00 on the East Coast website. The example I gave was the first ticket available for this price. Just like TheTrainLine have tickets throughout certain days at the price, East Coast has them too. If you still can't grasp it then show this post to a 5 year old. Hopefully they can explain it to you...
Who the **** wants to set off at that time of day? The deal I posted gives you the option to travel through most of the day for the sake of another 3 or 4 quid
I don't understand how you can't find them? Find your £14.60 fare on thetrainline and do a search on eastcoast for that ticket and it will be £13.00. E.g. 18th Feb 20.45 Leeds-London = £14.60 (+£1.50) at thetrainline and £13 (+£0) at East Coast.
check the eastcoast website for departures after midday -
I didnt check every date, but I started lookin from the 21st dec until after the new year. It was this price before the 21st dec too
I think it was National Rail That used to be the only place
Any specific dates you can give? Just spent 20 mins and failed to find anything remotely cheap :(
Apologies; didn't realise that; most Train Companies don't - and I'm pretty sure none charge commission / booking fee (but Cross Country try to charge for WiFi, so they might)
East Coast charge £1 for ticket delivery, though you can print at home or collect at a station for free
How is this a deal? These are the normal prices if you book so far in advance.
I tried for the 22nd July and it was there...
Earliest is July 27th depart 5.25 return 4.20 .....pathetic
national rail app is great.
Well i am glad i helped someone :)
Hi supaflyjmc, don't let this put you off posting deals. I didn't realise there was a National Rail app so have just downloaded that one. So your post has proved useful for me!
I posted it because it was free not knowing the in's & outs, but I'll think twice from now on.
Personally prefer the National Rail one
I'd put the spade aside if I was you. To repeat the point booking with the trainline etc is more expensive than with the train companies period. This site is about paying less, not more, so you will get rubbished if you can't accept that. BTW £6 is the regular Chiltern advance fare so its no deal either. When they were doing it for 25p and LM were doing it for £2 those were indeed HOT DEALS ...
Carry on kidding yourself.
How is advising people of alternative websites that are always cheaper of questionable value as a contribution? And you do realise this is a text-based, not voice-based website? Capital letters don't mean I'm physically shouting at people... It makes it stand out... I'm glad you've finally managed to grasp the concept of train ticket plus £1 being more expensive than train ticket plus £0 though...
Chill out, son. Take a pill and lie down. I guess I should have known better than to get into exchanges with someone who starts off his 'contribution' to this deal by shouting.
YOU CAN NOT BE THAT THICK!?!?! The TRAIN TICKETS are often cheaper with the train companies. The TRAIN TICKETS are never more expensive with the train companies. The Trainline ALWAYS adds a booking fee. The train companies NEVER add a booking fee. Therefore, it is ALWAYS CHEAPER to book with the train companies. Worst case scenario is that the TICKETS are the same price, which would make the TOTAL COST £1 cheaper than if you booked with The Trainline. Jesus Christ... In case you STILL can't get it (are you 5?), find me a SINGLE ticket with the Trainline that can be purchased cheaper or at the same price as any train operator. I GUARANTEE it isn't possible.
IMHO Chiltern is best. Faster than LM, tables, power points and free wifi. Moor Street is nicer too and even more convenient for the Bull Ring. I also always book direct and get self print tickets. Saves having to go to the station and remember which CC you used! Don't touch Trainline
Cold - once you've paid The Trainline's exhorbitant booking fees, the prices aren't much cheaper than the normal ones. As others have suggested it's cheaper to book direct through either Chiltern or London Midland's own websites, which don't charge booking fees.
Good to know
Great price but this is ongoing. London Midland and Chiltern offer many £6 single fares between the Midlands and London. In fact, until recently, Chiltern offered a £5 fare and London Midland offered a £3 fare in their recent half price sale.
Spot on - thanks. My mate is at a stag do in Birmingham and coming from London that week. Perfect. HOT
I use http://www.southernrailway.com/ Same excellent website engine as red spotted hanky, no extra fees whatsoever and a massive 6% cashback (Quidco and TCB) - the hanky loyalty scheme effectively works out at 1% as £1 spent gives you a loyalty point worth 1p - pretty poor if you ask me... Plus Southern have a full money back guarantee on unused tickets!
I forgot to mention, you can also double up your Tesco clubcard vouchers for redspottedhanky vouchers. It used to be 3x but they lowered it :( http://www.redspottedhanky.com/ ^^ I've spend over £1,000 on train tickets and never had a problem.
Trainline is just easy, I've had emails from them prompting me to get a refund for tickets I never picked up as I thought they were non-refundable.. Although the perks of company suggested sound good if correct
I always use redspottedhanky, there's no booking charge, you earn loyalty points which you can redeem towards your next ticket plus there are fairly frequently free £10 offers on.
Please tell me where ?
Thanks OP... Sweet deal...
look at that, another 11 degrees. must be a bad deal, oh no wait.....
Its even more commonplace to read the thread first before voting. Of which you have not. Quit making a fool of yourself.
if you disagree with the deal then its commonplace to post a link or at least some hard evidence. Of which you have not. Quit whining
at least I vote correctly, you actually believe that this is a hot deal because others do and because you took umbrage with another members comments. Stubborn I may be, but blind I'm not - I read the thread, you clearly didn't. The fact you simply quote 319 coupled your initial comments is a clear indication of how little you know about how this site works. And I'm the stupid one.........oh well. At least trying to put me down deflect from your stupidity......hang on, nope it doesn't.
find the cheap tickets and then book on the london midland website :) you can find the cheap tickets easier on the train line website using their cheap fare finder app on their website under tools i think
Virgin charge a £1 delivery fee for posting your tickets first class these days but if you use another companies website (I use First Transpennine) when you book your Virgin tickets you get access to the exact same tickets / same database but avoid paying the delivery charges.
have you tried guy something called...hum...Mega bus.they run same service cheaper,so may end up travelling on Virgin train for. £1 +50p Booking fee. This was advertised on MSE a while ago. I take no credit for that. worth to try.
been this price forever, not a deal
Personally I'd use a site such as Southern Railways site as I've never had to pay them anything extra. http://tickets.southernrailway.com/sn/en/JourneyPlanning/MixingDeck They have a lowest fare finder grid (lower left of the results screen). Over on the right is a 'Show help' button which includes helpful "bubble help" for the first time you use it too. Remember to click "other routes" to check if even lower fares for restricting to one particular route, or one particular company - eg a c£45 single on whoever from Milton Keynes to Portsmouth becomes as little as c£5 via Kensington Olympia & Southern only. There's a helpful guide over on MSE too at http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-train-tickets MKD
Can use virgintrains site and book tickets for any operator without paying admin fee or credit card charge... I used to use Trainline all the time, but now it's just stupid to do so!
cheers - got a return to london for £10 (normally £21.40)
Do you mean you have to be quick once they are released, i.e. hurry up and book them 90 days ahead?
Just bought some rail tickets via megabus.com - £4.50 from Glasgow to Brum - can't be bad.
Booked some seriously long distance tickets last year for the price of all day parking at my local station, but you have to be quick once the rail firms release their tickets 90 days ahead..
How Do you get this £4.25 to gatwick I can't get it for that price? can you please help
The Expiry date was placed for 1 year later as i am sure prices will change within the 1 year period i set
Yes, this is an excellent deal also available through the actual train operator [url]www.southernrailway.com[/url] Remember also that you can get further 16-25, Disabled, Senior or Forces discount which will lower the single fare to £2.80 on certain services. Apart from "London Victoria" similar prices operate from other stations in the region such as East Croydon, Sanderstead etc. The Southern deal has operated for some time and does NOT expire on 10 May
Even better ! :-)
or [url]www.southernrailway.co.uk[/url] £4.25 each way - no booking fee