Virgin Trains East Coast sale - 500,000 train tickets will be 50% off  - Now live (eg Leeds-London from £8)
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Virgin Trains East Coast sale - 500,000 train tickets will be 50% off - Now live (eg Leeds-London from £8)

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Found 21st Aug 2017
Evening all!

Between Tuesday August 22 and Monday August 28, you can grab big discounts on selected advance tickets for travel between September 11 and December 20* to destinations along the east coast. - It should help save yourself a few bob!


Examples
  • Leeds-London from £8
  • Edinburgh to London from £20
  • Newcastle to London from £18

Note this goes live 10am 22nd Aug (see get deal link)


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Thanks, almost booked an east coast journey yesterday!
Flamedeer all gone
Knock.. Knock... Anybody deer ...
Thanks for the heads up will book tomorrow
thanks :-)
Thanks. Need to book this morning
Sale now on and no cheaper than they were yesterday and last week been looking for couple of weeks now
stevelong778 m ago

Sale now on and no cheaper than they were yesterday and last week been …Sale now on and no cheaper than they were yesterday and last week been looking for couple of weeks now



this goes live 10am 22nd Aug
Seems it's live already. Shame promotion for weekend travel is only valid until 5th November.

  • Travel is from 11 September to 20 December 2017 (weekends are only available up to 5 November) inclusive, excluding 21-29 October 2017 (inclusive).
Not a lot of these. Some prices are higher than usual and some days have nothing whatsoever.
Definitely requires a lot of flexibility.

There's a few on say Sat 30th Sep from Doncaster-Kings Cross where standard is £30.50 and first £24.
Others have £7 standard, £57 first. 25 mins later and £7 / £24.

Or Sat 7th Oct, 8:11am train Don-KX: £30.50 standard, £19.50 first.
Edited by: "xenole" 22nd Aug 2017
The ticket from birmingham to glasgow I priced up two weeks ago is now £2 more expensive in the sale
Thank you! Got £8 each way for Connection to Leeds and onward to KGX for first weekend in November. I'd already bought my tickets up to end of October last week before I found out about the sale. Rest of November and December are weekdays only (as stated in in a post above) so it's the usual book early or gamble on a 'hotcakes' sale happening the Wednesday before.
Yip, been checking prices for travel lately and it's now more expensive in their 'sale'...
Cheers OP! Got my return tickets ~ London to Edinburgh for £32.60
Bargains for me just now.

I booked Peterborough to Newcastle return for £27 in Sept, and first class return for November for £40. It;s a huge help to me, living in Norwich, with elderly parents in Newcastle - this part of the journey often costs me £80 or so - so 2 journeys for the price of 1 for me. Plus in first I get my lunch and a few vats of wine thrown in. Perfect!
This is not a sale, tickets from Manchester to Euston in October are £25 each one way.
jcymng4 m ago

This is not a sale, tickets from Manchester to Euston in October are £25 …This is not a sale, tickets from Manchester to Euston in October are £25 each one way.


That's "Virgin Trains", this is "Virgin Trains East Coast". Confusing, but two completely different companies (VTEC is mostly owned by Stagecoach, with Virgin as a minor partner).
Just booked two First Class tickets to Newcastle for £67, not bad at all. One way mind, so coming back via National Express for £5 each, LOL.

Thanks Gooner
Edited by: "tpol" 22nd Aug 2017
Sambo2223 m ago

That's "Virgin Trains", this is "Virgin Trains East Coast". Confusing, but …That's "Virgin Trains", this is "Virgin Trains East Coast". Confusing, but two completely different companies (VTEC is mostly owned by Stagecoach, with Virgin as a minor partner).



Gosh, you are right, quite confusing. Thanks for clarifying.
Heat added just for the gif.
Booked 2 return tickets from London to Edinburgh in November 1st class for £117.20 less £50 Nectar voucher so all in all £67.20 for 2 return ... result !
Is there anyway to see a calendar availibity or do you have to search specific days?
jerryvernon1 h, 28 m ago

The ticket from birmingham to glasgow I priced up two weeks ago is now £2 …The ticket from birmingham to glasgow I priced up two weeks ago is now £2 more expensive in the sale


Why is it that every time Virgin Trains East Coast have a sale, some thicko posts complaning about the cost of a journey that is nothing to do with Virgin Trains East Coast?
is anyone else unable to login to the website?
Total bulls$it sale, webapge completly sucks. Will never ever consider them again for my travels.
Website too busy at the moment. Oh great stuff.
Protip about Virgin Trains - keep refreshing website and you'll get better deal. If it won't help - delete browser's cache. Got myself other day return ticket London-Liverpool for 60£ same day of journey lol
Don't try to book over the phone! After having a nightmare hour of the website emptying my basket at the payment page, I thought I would phone to book my tickets. However for the exact same trains, they wanted to charge an extra £20. However, website finally allowed me to complete my purchase - £58.80 for return trip to York for family of 4. Thanks OP.
UncleWilly1 h, 0 m ago

Why is it that every time Virgin Trains East Coast have a sale, some …Why is it that every time Virgin Trains East Coast have a sale, some thicko posts complaning about the cost of a journey that is nothing to do with Virgin Trains East Coast?


and other thicks never complaint when virgin train prices go up
not been able to find anything particularly good Lon - Edb.... this sale is not a patch on their "cash in your airline ticket" promo they had around this time last year!
any 1st class?
Very limited sale for 1st class fans. Since I tend to travel on weekends I will hold out for more hotcakes. I hate to travel by standard class now lol.
I keep getting an error about trying to book too far in advance despite it saying that it's for travel between 11 September up until 20 December 2017.


Trying from 17th - 20th December.
Hilly_20061 h, 6 m ago

I keep getting an error about trying to book too far in advance despite it …I keep getting an error about trying to book too far in advance despite it saying that it's for travel between 11 September up until 20 December 2017.Trying from 17th - 20th December.


That's because it doesn't include weekends, the last weekend you can book on this offer is early November
humanracer2 h, 31 m ago

any 1st class?


Was able to book my return trip from Newcastle to Stirling in 1st (£29.40 for two )
I suppose that's one way to make profit off public assets and squirrel away in some island.
York to Edinburgh on the 20th November coming back on 21st. £34 return. Can't complain.
humanracer15 h, 39 m ago

Very limited sale for 1st class fans. Since I tend to travel on weekends I …Very limited sale for 1st class fans. Since I tend to travel on weekends I will hold out for more hotcakes. I hate to travel by standard class now lol.

Know the feeling!! First on a deal is always worth it!!
I finally got an email about this just now.
Got myself a single from Kings Cross to Edinburgh for £12:50 on 17th Nov, now just to wait for a cheap flight or train back.
National Express have got a single for £3 but don't fancy sitting on a coach for ten hours, might get a numb bum
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