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The Trainline upto 51% tickets savings when you book in advance
Found 13th OctFound 13th Oct
Terms & Conditions Save an average of 51%* when you book tickets in advance *Average savings on Advance fares vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availab… Read more
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Use the National Rail Enquires website. When you find the time/route you want it redirects to the Rail network's website :)


And you get nectar points


I use the GWR app, much better than trainline.


The only way this is true is if the train you want is nearly full ( or its a peak time train that they know will always be full ). Train companies use fluid pricing , so the more seats booked , the higher the price. If you want/need to travel at peak times the price is going to be much higher than travelling in the middle of the day when demand is low. . For example Newark to London in early December .. trains arriving in London in the morning are all £34.50 , but if you choose the train that arrives at 13.30 its only £12.50 ( there are later trains also at this price ). As more seat book the £12.50 price will rise.


You can save on certain routes :) I work on the railway. I’ve seen a few people travelling long distances having spend £300+ on the train line. If they would have went into a ticket office they would have saved £100+. A website doesn’t tell you about railcards you don’t know about/ ways to split the journey to maximise savings. upto 40% off Advance fares.
Found 20th AugFound 20th Aug upto 40% off Advance fares.
VoucherCloud seem to be offering a deal with TrainLine, up to 40% off their Advance fares. Best prices are always if booked 90 days ahead, as tickets get released for sale. Some … Read more
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Could a admin moderator please review my post.


It's not a deal. Vouchercloud's description is misleading, probably done deliberately so they can Earn commission. Anyone buying Advance tickets via this "deal" is paying more than they should, so it should be expired.


Apart from your last paragraph, all other points were covered in my post, including cashback deals. Also, I mentioned that it was originally spotted on VoucherCloud, and I thought it topical since folk may wish rail tickets for December, like leaving uni, and as I didn't need train tickets currently, there were no suggestions, as I didn't buy any. I didn't know if the 40% was discounted at final stages of checkout, and folk more accustomed to buying rail tickets for themselves may spot the value, and if the 40% off was a deal, as you ask.


I'm not sure what this "deal" is supposed to be. It says 40% off advance fares, but I can't see any evidence of these cheap fares, and I think it's unlikely there are any, because Trainline have access to exactly the same fares as all the other ticket sellers. What it probably means is you can save 40% by buying in advance instead of on the day. But that's the same for every other ticket seller. So its not a Trainline offer. Often buying in advance is no cheaper than buying at the station on the day. Sometimes you can save 75% or more. Trainline's fees make them one of the most expensive places to buy train tickets from. So you shouldn't buy from them unless there's a cashback offer that will more than cover the fees. If you plan to buy Advance tickets, try the train company's website first, as they sometimes have offers that aren't available elsewhere. Also check for offers on Nectar, as they often have things like 1,000 bonus points for various train companies. If there's a chance you might want to amend your ticket, buy from Cross Country or Transpennine Express, as they don't charge the £10 fee that is Standard on most sites.


Does seem unfair. I always use Trainline and agree with your tips so heat from me! Maybe it was the timing of your post. Lots of disgruntled commuters on stuffy trains and expensive season tickets perhaps?

(Students Only) Get a free £15 Amazon Voucher with a £20.01 spend at the Trainline (Via Vouchercodes / Expires 2pm)
Found 13th JulFound 13th Jul
(Students Only) Get a free £15 Amazon Voucher with a £20.01 spend at the Trainline (Via Vouchercodes / Expires 2pm)
Fab offer, just used this myself :)
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Anyone have theirs verifying yet?


Good, a great deal for those who qualify. (highfive)


Unexpired; still working


I emailed regarding the offer and they say it has been extended


Email them at with your student email and tell them how long you've waited. They responded to my sister and said if still no email just send in trainline confirmation and they could try to do it. They seemed quite helpful and as there's a few of us hopefully vouchers will be honoured.

Christmas sale on Trainline
Found 17th Nov 2017Found 17th Nov 2017
Christmas sale on Trainline
Christmas sale has started on Trainline London Liverpool Street to Cambridge Station FROM £7.00** London Paddington to Oxford FROM £5.40** London Euston to Birm… Read more
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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

£5 iTunes voucher when paying with Apple Pay on The Train Line
Found 22nd Aug 2017Found 22nd Aug 2017
£5 iTunes voucher when paying with Apple Pay on The Train Line
Buy your train ticket from The Train Line and pay with Apple Pay to receive a free £5 iTunes voucher.

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! 👌🏻

Reduce booking fees by up to 66% by using Mobile App
Found 10th Feb 2017Found 10th Feb 2017
Reduce booking fees by up to 66% by using Mobile App
If you are booking in advance with an Android or iOS Device using Mobile App or Mobile Website then a reduced tiered fee structure applies For sales up to £25 a… Read more

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

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West Highland Line to Oban or Fort William from £10 return @
Found 18th Jan 2017Found 18th Jan 2017
West Highland Line to Oban or Fort William from £10 return @
Considering most train prices this is an absolute bargain! Scotland’s wild and wonderfu… Read more

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

£10 cashback on £10 fuel spend / £10 cashback on £10 trainline spend / cashback on fake tan up to £10 -  topcashback existing customers (Invite only)
Found 13th Jul 2016Found 13th Jul 2016
£10 cashback on £10 fuel spend / £10 cashback on £10 trainline spend / cashback on fake tan up to £10 - topcashback existing customers (Invite only)
Check your email just got one a few minutes ago with these offers. States limited time but not exactly when it ends. More info from Andykapa: - The “£10 Cashback on a £10+ Fuel s… Read more

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 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 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

Some big savings on train tickets. 2 adults - manchester to blackpool £5 each way per person + £0.75p booking fee
Found 9th Jun 2016Found 9th Jun 2016
Some big savings on train tickets. 2 adults - manchester to blackpool £5 each way per person + £0.75p booking fee
This deal may not be for everyone, but trainline have some huge reductions on advanced train tickets. Just bought 2 adult return tickets from manchester piccadilly to blackpool f… Read more
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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.

Caroline_1993 are dearer


The TrainLine are awful, especially for fees. Go here instead: and here



£10 cashback on £10 spend at via Quidco (new members)
Found 9th Mar 2016Found 9th Mar 2016
£10 cashback on £10 spend at via Quidco (new members)
Free' £10 spend at Whether it’s Brighton or Birmingham, cashback website Quidco is offering new members £10 money-back on train tickets purchased fromthetrainline… Read more

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 :(


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



Cheaper 1st class tickets on some routes @ thetrainline
Found 18th Sep 2015Found 18th Sep 2015
Cheaper 1st class tickets on some routes @ thetrainline
I was looking for train tickets and have noticed that first class tickets are cheaper than standard tickets on the route I searched for, might be a glitch. Haven't checked any othe… Read more

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.

Leeds to London Kings X  only £29.20 RETURN from Wed 18th Feb @ The Trainline
Found 11th Feb 2014Found 11th Feb 2014
Leeds to London Kings X only £29.20 RETURN from Wed 18th Feb @ The Trainline
Save over £80 on midweek travel to London. Starting 18th Feb for 3 months. Some weekends in March also available. Booking fee £1.50

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 -

Leeds to London Via Train, Christmas, New Year, £14.60 each way with the Trainline
Found 26th Oct 2013Found 26th Oct 2013
Leeds to London Via Train, Christmas, New Year, £14.60 each way with the Trainline
Leeds to London Kings Cross over the Christmas and New Year period via train for only £14.60 each way. Many dates and times available. I thought this was quite good considering its… Read more
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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

Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston (Return) - £25 @ TheTrainLine
Found 18th Jun 2013Found 18th Jun 2013
Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston (Return) - £25 @ TheTrainLine
Thinking about having a weekend in the capital and found these amazing train prices; return journey's & most dates (with decent travel times) are still available. Other journe… Read more

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

The Trainline - Free App
LocalLocalFound 6th Feb 2013Found 6th Feb 2013
The Trainline - Free App
Download this fantastic train information smartphone application for FREE!! Never get stuck again, wondering when the next train home as you can access train information anywhere, … Read more
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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

Train from Birmingham to London £6.00  (save £13.90)
Found 22nd Jun 2012Found 22nd Jun 2012
Train from Birmingham to London £6.00 (save £13.90)
Thought this was a cracking good price Manchester to London £12.00 (save £61.20) London to Liverpool £12.00 (save £61.20) Nottingham to London £13.00 (save £38.80)

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.

Birmingham to London from £6
Found 7th Jun 2012Found 7th Jun 2012
Birmingham to London from £6
Rail tickets from Birmingham to London from £6
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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

Trainline - Virgin Trains - Euston > Liverpool First Class £30 Glitch? Saving around £205 + upto 3.53% tcb
Found 25th May 2012Found 25th May 2012
Trainline - Virgin Trains - Euston > Liverpool First Class £30 Glitch? Saving around £205 + upto 3.53% tcb
Booking a train from Colchester to Liverpool for tomorrow and noticed the Virgin trains first class singles are only 30 quid. Specific deal but could come in handy to a few people,… Read more

I use 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 :( ^^ 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 ?

Single ticket from Leeds to London Kings Cross £11.50 / Return £23 @ The Trainline
Found 18th May 2012Found 18th May 2012
Single ticket from Leeds to London Kings Cross £11.50 / Return £23 @ The Trainline
Thought this was a cracking price for advanced tickets to/from Leeds/London. I've checked loads of dates in June and as long as you are happy to travel in the early evening you ca… Read more
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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.

London to Manchester by Rail JUST 11POUNDS (Each Way)* @ The Train Line
Found 30th Dec 2010Found 30th Dec 2010
London to Manchester by Rail JUST 11POUNDS (Each Way)* @ The Train Line
Virgin Trains is offering seats on the popular London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly route for £11 each way. Tickets on this route regularly cost around £60 for a return trip. T… Read more

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