Travelling to the airport can be pricey. For most people it’s a choice between either: driving your car and getting ripped off by airport car parks taking a costly taxi, or paying full fare on expensive airport trains Here’s Six ways to get reduced rail fares on dedicated airport trains to Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted airports. We also have a Gatwick Express promotional code and discount offers guide, as there’s loads of bargains to be had on that route.
We can hear you say, surely flying is bad for the environment? Why are you promoting travel to airports? It’s true, taking a plane is not a very eco-friendly way to travel. However, we’re not going to preach to you about ‘going green’ — let’s face it — there are plenty of people doing that. Besides, if you start your trip on the train, it’s very likely you will have lowered your carbon footprint for the overall journey. Here’s ways to get cheaper airport train tickets.
Cheap trains to Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport is the main airport in the north of England, and there is excellent rail transport links to major cities within the region on First TransPennine Express trains www.tpexpress.co.uk. We’re surprised that only 11% of people who fly from Manchester Airport, get there by train.* When you consider that from the First TransPennine Express network it’s possible to book direct services to Manchester Airport from and to Leeds, Sheffield, Glasgow, Liverpool, York, Hull, Newcastle, Huddersfield, Preston, Doncaster, Bolton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and many more cities and towns. First TransPennine Express services run 24/7 with nearly 180 trains running direct to Manchester Airport every day.
First TransPennine Express – Manchester Airport 50% Advanced ticket discounts
If you buy Advanced tickets, you can get cheap rail fares of up to half price with First TransPennine Express. Travel must be via Advanced ticket, which can be booked right up to the day before you travel at 6.00pm. Save money on expensive parking fees and 50% savings with First TransPennine Express when you book Adanced tickets online. There are no promotion or voucher codes available on First TransPennine Express train services.
Cheap Heathrow Express tickets
The Heathrow Express is a dedicated rail service from London Paddington to Heathrow Airport. It links up with all Heathrow airport terminals. Journey times from London Paddington to Heathrow Airport Terminals are as follows:
- Terminals 1 and 3 — 15 minutes
- Terminal 5 — 21 minutess
- Terminal 4 — 23 minutes
Trains run frequently every 15 minutes. Ticket prices vary. The lowest fares are online, followed by purchasing from a machine. Be warned, purchasing tickets on board is the most expensive way to travel. Cheap Heathrow Express tickets are available from www.heathrowexpress.com via these offers.
Heathrow Express – Express (Standard) Class Single £1.50 discount
If you only need a one way journey on the Heathrow Express, it’s cheaper to get an Express (Standard) Class Single online. To get this web exclusive offer, book your tickets online for the £1.50 discount.
Heathrow Express – Railcard, Student and Brit Rail Pass discounts
You can use most UK Railcards on the Heathrow Express. You cannot use a Railcard to get the Express (Standard) Class Single £1.50 discount. Students carrying an International Student Idenitity Card can also get 25% reductions. Also — for visitors to the UK — the Heathrow Express may be included in your Brit Rail Pass. You can only use your Railcard if you purchase your journey from ticket offices at Heathrow Airport and London Paddington stations. To find out what Railcards are valid, visit the Heathrow Express website.
Heathrow Express – Group Weekender up to 50% savings
Groups of four or more can get discounts of up to 50% per person on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Tickets must be bought at Heathrow Express stations. Save up to 50% with the Group Weekender. For parties travelling together on other UK rail journeys, check out our guide to cheap group train tickets.
Cheap Stansted Express Train Tickets
The Stansted Express runs every 15 minutes from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport, via Tottenham Hale. Journey times to Stansted Airport are 46 minutes from Liverpool Street and 35 minutes from Tottenham Hale.
25% OFF WebDuo
For two adults travelling either way between London Liverpool Street or Tottenham Hale and Stansted Airport. Select two adults, Standard Return when ordering online to get the offer.
Get the latest Stansted Express promotion code offers and start saving today!
You don’t have too pay for full fare expensive trains if you plan ahead. For special airport trains, buying online is nearly always cheaper. Don’t forget to check out our guide to getting cheaper tickets on the Gatwick Express with online exclusive deals. So, enjoy your holiday or business trip knowing that you’ve saved some money before you left the UK. * Mode of transport to selected UK airports – Department of Transport (DfT) http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/tables/avi0107 Image courtesy of Flickr – franzj