Top ways to save on train fares
The earlier you book, the less you pay.
Even booking the day before can save you a pretty penny. It also guarantees you a seat.
Advance tickets (Standard and First Class) are released up to 3 months before.
But be quick, the cheapest train tickets sell out fast.
Check our Advance tickets calendar to see when the cheapest tickets are available.
*Advance train tickets are non-refundable and only valid for travel on the train you have purchased your ticket for. Tickets purchased during a sale may be cheaper than Advance tickets.
Go off-peak (or super-off peak) and pay less.
Weekends are entirely off-peak, but watch out for sporting events, concerts and festivals as trains may be more crowded.
Weekdays tend to be quietest between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00, so you can stretch out without stretching your budget.
Use the Best Fare Finder in week or month view to find the cheapest train fares.
Travel as a group
and save 20%
Travel as a group of 3-9 people for 20% off. How clever.
Or travel as a group of 10+ for your very own booking representative.
Get Railcard discounts
Get 1/3 off all rail fares with a railcard.
- No booking fees
- No card charges
That's for all trains, not just Virgin ones.
Start collecting points
Travelling with Virgin Trains is now more rewarding than ever. Book your tickets online when you travel with us and we’ll give you 2 points for every £1 you spend on tickets, even if only part of your journey is taken on Virgin Trains.
Offer: Book online now and collect DOUBLE points. Offer ends 11 October 2014.
Advance fares calendar
Remember - the earlier you book, the less you pay.
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- Available for reservation
- Not yet available for reservation
- Non reservable
*Advance tickets are non-refundable and only valid for travel on the train you have purchased your ticket for. Tickets purchased during a sale may be cheaper than Advance tickets.
Booking site charges
|Debit card fee||Free||Free||Free||£0.75|
|Credit card fee||Free||£3.50||2.25%||4.8%|
* Free ticket pick up available via the FastTicket machines in station. Free ticket fulfilment via e-ticket. For First Class postage a £1.00 fee applies.