Advance train tickets now available one hour before travel

We all know that booking ahead can save you serious cash, but if you’re no good at forward planning, we’ve got some pretty awesome news... 

We’re now selling our Advance train tickets on the same day as travel, right up until 60 whole minutes before the train starts its journey. So we can get you onboard, on the day, for less. Just check online (at least an hour before you travel) and see if Advance tickets are available.


Available 1 hour before travel


Book online or at the station


Guaranteed a seat

Advance train tickets
Pros Cons
Our lowest priced fare option, bookable up to 24 weeks in advance Non-refundable
Seat reservation guaranteed Non-flexible (must travel on chosen train)
Single ticket, so you can mix-and-match Non-changeable (if selecting e-ticket mobile barcode ticket or self-print)
Available in both First Class and Standard Class Limited availability
Choose an old skool ticket, e-ticket or m-ticket No break of journey allowed
On most Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline services

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