Virgin Trains West Coast sale
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Virgin Trains West Coast sale

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Found 5th Jul
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From 00.01am on Thu 6 Jul until 11.59pm on Tue 11 Jul, Virgin Trains* is having an up to half-price sale across selected peak and off-peak routes on its West Coast network (see full map), including one-way standard advance adult tickets available between London and Birmingham for £5 each way, and between London and Manchester for £11 each way. You can also get some cracking first class fares with this offer (see below).

Tickets are for travel from Fri 21 Jul to Fri 8 Dec, with a few exclusions (see below). You can book the discounted fares via the Virgin Trains* site or its app – there's no booking fee.

What discounted fares can I get?

Virgin Trains says there are one million discounted standard and first class advance single tickets available. Discounted seats are randomly spread across the network and sale period, with most availability on off-peak services and limited availability during weekday peak times – so it will involve a bit of trial and error to find the cheaper fares. In the past, this has been very popular, so you'll need to 'make tracks' and be flexible on times and dates to get the cheapest tickets.

Virgin Trains told us you'll be able to get up to 50% off advance single tickets (if you want a return you'll need to book two singles), including the below examples of discounted fares:

£5 London to Birmingham each way (norm cheapest advance single £8, on-the-day single £30ish)
£11 Manchester to London each way (norm cheapest advance single £22, on-the-day single £80ish)
£18 London to Glasgow each way (norm cheapest advance single £30, on-the-day single £140ish)
Tickets in this offer are only valid for the specific train and seat reserved online, and are non-refundable. Unfortunately, no further discounts are available with a railcard.

It excludes Sat 26 Aug to Mon 28 Aug on all routes, all Saturdays and Sundays from 30 Sep onwards, and when journeys are affected by engineering works. There are also no promotions on Liverpool services between Fri 29 Sep and Mon 23 Oct, nor on Holyhead and Chester services between Thu 7 Sep and Mon 11 Sep.

Cheap first class fares are also available

Although it's not as MoneySaving, if you're looking for first class tickets, you can find some strong discounts in this sale – including from £17 each way (norm cheapest £26) between Birmingham and London, £30 each way (norm cheapest £45) between London and Manchester, and £37 each way (norm cheapest £55) between London and Glasgow.

What about child tickets?

Discounted child tickets are available in this sale for half the price of the adult sale ticket, so a family of four – two adults and two children – could visit London from Birmingham for £30 return (£5 each way for each adult, £2.50 each way for each child).

Top comments

Aza36 m ago

Single ticket Norwich to Manchester Piccadilly £53 or £93. I'll drive.



This is the Virgin West Coast sale. They go from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, North Wales, Carlisle, Glasgow etc. Not Norwich, which is on the other side of the country.

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Looks active. 3 adults and 2 children Rugby-London return for £28. Bargain.

Edited by: "GeoffAngela" 5th Jul

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Doesn't show on homepage but discounts applied after journey selection.

cheers OP... just got tickets for a family of 4 from Wolverhampton to London Euston for £30
Edited by: "Bucky4321" 5th Jul

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Bucky4321

cheers OP... just got tickets for a family of 4 from Wolverhampton to … cheers OP... just got tickets for a family of 4 from Wolverhampton to London Euston for £30


You're welcome

Single ticket Norwich to Manchester Piccadilly £53 or £93. I'll drive.

Aza36 m ago

Single ticket Norwich to Manchester Piccadilly £53 or £93. I'll drive.



This is the Virgin West Coast sale. They go from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, North Wales, Carlisle, Glasgow etc. Not Norwich, which is on the other side of the country.

Hmm...London to Glasgow. ..wonder if Glasgow to London would be a good deal too..

Just booked Rugby to Euston £3.50 each way, Cheers

Aza

Single ticket Norwich to Manchester Piccadilly £53 or £93. I'll drive.


Book Norwich to London first class often only £1/2 more than standard. Then London to Manchester in this sale. Takes same time as direct train but on much longer more spacious faster quiter nicer trains. With a lot more empty seats and better facilites, Well worth changing in the finest capital city in the world IMO.
Edited by: "OwlEye" 5th Jul

R1992

Hmm...London to Glasgow. ..wonder if Glasgow to London would be a good … Hmm...London to Glasgow. ..wonder if Glasgow to London would be a good deal too..


they are all for both directions.

Just got return Birmingham to London at pretty well peak times for £20 for 2 adults

I'm just getting this endlessly when I try to pick a journey.

http://i.imgur.com/SSmiG9N.png

BraXzy

I'm just getting this endlessly when I try to pick a journey



I fixed this by using an incognito tab. Thanks OP! Two trips to London this year for £44.

+ Don't forget 2% cashback at Quidco

Thanks.

Cardiff £15 each way but Nat halving child's fare? Anyone know why?

goldfingercfc

Cardiff £15 each way but Nat halving child's fare? Anyone know why?


Maybe because Cardiff isn't part of the West Coast mainline?

Is the sale only for trains going south or north too?
which ones are west coast

Carlisle to London first class £60 return in November

States from now to December but if training from Liverpool only available till end of Sept

Nice heads up on this with limited availability.
Kudos to originator.
5 return journeys from Preston to London for £110.
Normally pay that for 1 to 2 return journeys.
Heat added. Thanks!

Thanks. I've just booked two returns from Liverpool to London for a few days in August for £44 - makes it a cheaper holiday.

amir7 h, 51 m ago

Is the sale only for trains going south or north too?which ones are west …Is the sale only for trains going south or north too?which ones are west coast



You can see a map of the west coast route HERE

Sale is for any direction between the places listed

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Milton Keynes Central to Liverpool and Manchester £6 each way!
I'll have a bit of that thank you!
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