"only a limited number of tickets available!" Not too hard to read that is it?
Another really poor sale from Chiltern. Fine though if you want to travel from London Marylebone back to Birmingham Moor Street after 7pm. I found some availability on those trains mid-week at the end of January.
I'm getting that too!
Their website keeps coming up with errors when trying to book.
Posted 30th Oct 2019Posted 30th Oct 2019
Free travel on London Northwestern & Chiltern Railways for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Cadets on Remembrance Sunday (10 Nov)FREE£0.01
Super gesture here from London Northwestern Railway in offering free or discounted travel to poppy collectors, armed forces personnel and veterans for the upcoming Remembrance Day commemor…
Probably the best hotdeal I’ve seen while using this app 🌺 (y)
Chiltern doesn't cover the West Coast mainline though. Good luck using chiltern if you live in Milton Keynes lol. They still cover the Birmingham-London route though.
what a wonderful gesture... :)
I'd go with Chiltern though if you want any chance of getting to your destination. London NW are in a state of meltdown at the moment, every day, since at least last Friday.
Posted 10th Aug 2016Posted 10th Aug 2016
Family train ticket £40 to London with Chiltern Railways£40
Be gentle - it's my first post. Family rail ticket with Chiltern railways. 2 adults and 2 children to London Marylebone. Additional children for £1 each. just buy ticket at the station - all…
Highly recommend Chiltern Railways for passengers travelling from Birmingham and West Midlands to London, and also London Midland, can get some brilliant priced fares with both operators... Everyone always thinks of Virgin Trains and their fares are usually far higher, unless you get a bargain advance fare. Yes granted, train journey times are a little longer,but the savings on tickets can be worth it. Walk on fares are also substantially cheaper.
Yep - spot on: "... And once you’re there, you can make unlimited journeys on London’s buses and tubes too! ..."
The image above seems to say this offer is a family travelcard. So being a travelcard would include unlimited onward travel from Marylebone on all rail and bus services in zone 1-6. It would also get you a 1/3 discount on the river boat services. This makes the ticket much better value than any of the advance tickets mentioned above, and also the non restrictive nature of the return journey would be attractive. PS voted cold because of "be gentle- it's my first post"
As usual you can get cheaper advance single tickets for a specific train time. I was in London a few weeks ago and the two single journeys were about £15. Don't forget you also can have the london 2-4-1 days out if you pick up a leaflet at marylebone. You can also try a ticket split website as occasionally breaking up a trip to more single tickets and bring this down too.
Posted 7th Apr 2015Posted 7th Apr 2015
Travel Birmingham (also Solihull, Warwick and Leamington Spa) to London for price of Banbury to London (via Chiltern Railways) - Available on peak/off peak daily tickets and also on Weekly, Monthly & Annual Season Tickets. HUGE POTENTIAL SAVINGS!£39.50
Chiltern Railways, which not a huge number of people will know about offer direct trains between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone stations... The train journey is a little longe…
http://www.takethetrain.co.uk is very good at finding cheap(er) fares. Try the split ticket function here too http://split.traintimes.org.uk/
Ohhh well, thats just the way the cookie crumbles... The train company that operates to Southampton is completely unrelated to this thread. If you want you can private message me your dates and times and I'll have a look, but I have no special access to fares that you would be unable to see. Try National Express.
Posted 11th Jun 2014Posted 11th Jun 2014
London - Birmingham Off Peak Return for £19.66 - summer long promotion @ Chiltern Railways£19.66
Chiltern Railways are doing a London Marylebone to Birmingham (alll) super off peak return for just £19.66 - get the football link? - usually it's £28.90. Only available online though! Shar…
Does this include children as it would not let me choose children when choosing the tickets. Also it asks for names of passengers when booking, so can it be transferred to others if plans change? thanks.
Yep, looks like you can only make b'ham to London and back with an overnight (and wasted tickest as above) as earliest B'ham departure is 12:55 and latest London departure is 13:15 (or thereabouts).
That would be a short rail journey back out of Brum on another line (from New Street) but not difficult at all. Would cost more than 50p though!
You'll need to get an extra ticket to start your journey from Birmingham; ie the booking system will only let you choose/book a journey starting in London and that journey needs to be earlier than the return journey so for example London - Birmingham at 9.40am and Birmingham - London is at 3pm, obviously you can't book the Birmingham - London as the first journey, so book the earliest London - Birmingham possible (you won't use it anyway) , then select a Birmingham - London which is actually going to be your first journey, and buy a third ticket from London - Birmingham which will be your actual return journey...tickets are sold as 25p singles so you should be fine - however be flexible with the times if you intend to do this as a day trip as it seems the Birmingham - London trains arrive in the afternoon - might be more suitable for a trip longer than just a day :)