Virgin Trains - Tenner tickets between London and Birmingham on Mondays (11 Feb - 15 Apr 2019 / 11am-1pm & After 8pm)
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Virgin Trains - Tenner tickets between London and Birmingham on Mondays (11 Feb - 15 Apr 2019 / 11am-1pm & After 8pm)

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Refreshed 11th Feb (Posted 10th Feb)Expires on 15/04/2019
This is Virgin Trains idea of a "good deal", so it's quite restrictive as usual and probably cheaper to use London Northwestern or Chiltern (plus 3% TCB if you go via Greater Anglia).

You can get a £10 ticket on Mondays until April if you travel at some duff times.

Promotional Standard Class Advance Fares are available on selected Virgin Trains services departing Birmingham New Street and London Euston between 11:00 and 13:00 and after 20:00.

Tickets are available for journeys between London Euston and Birmingham New Street, which also includes Rugby, Coventry, Birmingham International in addition to journeys between Watford and Birmingham International/Birmingham New Street.
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Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. How about £60 for London to Bath, off peak day return anyone? Me neither

If you do go after 11am, the train is 95% empty. What is wrong with these train companies? Surely 50 people at £25 each is better than 0 at £60 each?
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barnehurst21 m ago

Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. …Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. How about £60 for London to Bath, off peak day return anyone? Me neitherIf you do go after 11am, the train is 95% empty. What is wrong with these train companies? Surely 50 people at £25 each is better than 0 at £60 each?


if you split at Didcot, you can pay £45 for a day return to Bath, as long as the train stops at Didcot parkway... still pricey, but a tad cheaper...
Sorry this is pants, as you can almost always get the Chiltern £5.50 each way if you book far enough in advance, and at good times too.
Edited by: "techno12" 10th Feb
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They haven’t done a decent sale in a while now... this is extremely restrictive..
Remember to leave your cockney rhyming slang at home when traveling to Birmingham. It's Brum all the way in Britains 2nd city.
Never any deals between stoke and euston
Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. How about £60 for London to Bath, off peak day return anyone? Me neither

If you do go after 11am, the train is 95% empty. What is wrong with these train companies? Surely 50 people at £25 each is better than 0 at £60 each?
barnehurst21 m ago

Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. …Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. How about £60 for London to Bath, off peak day return anyone? Me neitherIf you do go after 11am, the train is 95% empty. What is wrong with these train companies? Surely 50 people at £25 each is better than 0 at £60 each?


if you split at Didcot, you can pay £45 for a day return to Bath, as long as the train stops at Didcot parkway... still pricey, but a tad cheaper...
Spacevsgravity36 m ago

Never any deals between stoke and euston



underground
1 s ago

London Northwestern have walk on fares for around £30 return stoke /London Euston.. Yes, it takes around 50 minutes Longer, but the free WIFI is good, and that's less than half the Virgin fare...
Edited by: "underground" 10th Feb
Are there any decent direct deals between Brixton and Lozels?

Kindest regards
Still have to pay for WiFi tho!
Sorry this is pants, as you can almost always get the Chiltern £5.50 each way if you book far enough in advance, and at good times too.
Edited by: "techno12" 10th Feb
techno121 h, 46 m ago

Sorry this is pants, as you can almost always get the Chiltern £5.50 each …Sorry this is pants, as you can almost always get the Chiltern £5.50 each way if you book far enough in advance, and at good times too.


Just been on to chiltern couldn’t find a single ticket for £5.50
Spacevsgravity4 h, 17 m ago

Never any deals between stoke and euston


Try ticket splitting websites
cjabingham1 m ago

Try ticket splitting websites


Might be cheaper to get a Manchester to London ticket and hey on at stoke. But still use the ticket splitting tools
firstofficer3 h, 37 m ago

Are there any decent direct deals between Brixton and Lozels?Kindest …Are there any decent direct deals between Brixton and Lozels?Kindest regards


Try ticket splitting on moneysavingexpert.com
cjabingham18 m ago

Try ticket splitting on moneysavingexpert.com


Wicked.

Cheers.

Kindest regards
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If you have unidays, you can get some off peak times for £7 or so, check it out.
barnehurst12 h, 41 m ago

Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. …Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. How about £60 for London to Bath, off peak day return anyone? Me neitherIf you do go after 11am, the train is 95% empty. What is wrong with these train companies? Surely 50 people at £25 each is better than 0 at £60 each?


Probably because they do not want these 50 people then returning to London at 4/5/6 in the evening. Bath Spa station is incredibly busy around this time and I have seen many times people not being able to get on the train as they are at capacity. I guess they could offer cheap return fares at 7/8/9 but it would depend if people wanted to return that late, principally after everything as shut except resturants.
I can’t see any for a £10
MR+T10 h, 22 m ago

Just been on to chiltern couldn’t find a single ticket for £5.50


Really? I found loads, pretty much every morning from 10th march onwards...
barnehurst15 h, 23 m ago

Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. …Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. How about £60 for London to Bath, off peak day return anyone? Me neitherIf you do go after 11am, the train is 95% empty. What is wrong with these train companies? Surely 50 people at £25 each is better than 0 at £60 each?


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Booking advance is key.
You just have to get on any comparison sites and check a few dates and many times off peak tickets go for very cheap. See the screenshot as you can see you can get tickets to bath for 20 pounds or for 7 pounds if you take the coach. Same ticket for today return is 33 each way, you just have to book in advance even if it's by a day or two or on the date of travel. you would be surprised how cheaper it is
Edited by: "juned2k" 11th Feb
snap is a great way to travel to London cheap on coach
firstofficer19 h, 28 m ago

Are there any decent direct deals between Brixton and Lozels?Kindest …Are there any decent direct deals between Brixton and Lozels?Kindest regards



Ha ha ha ha ha ha - excellent! You've just made my Monday much more bearable
barnehurst22 h, 28 m ago

Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. …Always amazes me how expensive a middle of the day, off peak ticket costs. How about £60 for London to Bath, off peak day return anyone? Me neitherIf you do go after 11am, the train is 95% empty. What is wrong with these train companies? Surely 50 people at £25 each is better than 0 at £60 each?


One thing to bear in mind is that very few people both to work out costs for the alternatives. For example, doing London to Bath in a car is 115 miles each way - if you get 35 mpg, and pay 119p/litre it'll cost ~£42 in petrol for the return journey. Once you include your parking costs in Bath, (and the incremental other costs for running a car if you're doing this properly) it probably works out about even with the train.

Of course, this only works for one person - where this all falls down is that the car costs are essentially fixed for however many people are travelling, whereas the train keeps increasing with each new person. For families, it quickly gets far too expensive.
SJ0117 h, 34 m ago

Vote Labour


And how will that help exactly? Ticket fares have increased year-on-year because successive governments - both Labour and Conservative - have chosen to raise fares by inflation every year, and have chosen to cover more of the railway's costs via fares rather than through general taxation. If you mean renationalisation, the railways are subsidised by roughly £5 billion per year, whereas total TOC profits are in the region of £200 million - ending privatisation (which couldn't happen until franchises expire anyway) would give a one-off deduction of around 4%, which would disappear after one or two years of annual fare rises.
SJ0120 h, 39 m ago

Vote Labour


So a small percentage of people can have their travel heavily subsidised by the rest of us? No thanks.
Should be free - cannot imagine two of the most depressing , criminal hellholes to travel between!
MR+T10th Feb

Just been on to chiltern couldn’t find a single ticket for £5.50


I can see some for next week but it is 2h traveling.
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