There’s no need to wait for a Virgin Trains promo code to get the best deals in 2014. We’ve found 20 ways that you can save money with the UK’s number one rail operator.*
Virgin Trains Best Fare Finder
If you’re flexible with your travel dates and travelling on their network, the the Best Fare Finder is the place to start.
In three simple steps (using the Best Fare Finder to the right):
- Select where you’re travelling from and to, a single or return, and the day you would like to travel
- Amend the date and/or time to find cheaper deals
- Select the exact time and date you want to travel, and book online
Here’s 20 ways to Save Money in 2014 and remember there are No booking fees and No credit and debit card charges when you book direct.
Virgin Trains Promo Code 2014
Advance tickets can be booked up to three months before you take your journey. They’re even available to buy right up till Midnight the day before you travel.
If you combine Advance with Off-Peak you can also better savings on fares. In fact, they’re usually better than any Virgin Trains promo code deals.
Generally, Off-Peak times are weekends, Bank Holidays, and outside of rush hour on weekdays. Depending on the route, however, Off-Peak times do vary. You can find this information on their website.
It’s probably easier to check for Off-Peak fares by searching for your required journey.
No Booking Fees or Credit Card Charges
Unlike The Trainline, My Train Tickets or Rail Easy there are no booking fees or credit and debit card charges when you buy tickets direct from them.
In fact, there are not even any fees or charges if you buy tickets for any other UK rail operator, irrespective of whether you’re using a Virgin Trains promo code.
Fares on their own network cannot be bought cheaper anywhere else, when you book direct with them online.
Virgin Trains First Class Offers
Travelling with Virgin Trains First Class is a treat, with luxury all the way. There’s great value deals for both business and leisure trips.
Business travellers are catered for in excellent fashion before they board the train with excellent facilities including showers and alcoholic drinks for them one other person at London Euston.
Fares in2013 start at only £23.50 from London to Birmingham and £36.50 from London to Manchester.
Virgin Trains First Class passengers enjoy:
- Complimentary meals and drinks throughout the day
- Extra legroom, your own table, reclining seats, and overhead reading light
- FREE complimentary Wi-Fi
- First Class lounges at many stations, including London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street
Weekend First Class Upgrade
If you’re travelling First Class at weekends or Bank Holidays, why not treat yourself to a First Class Upgrade. The most you will pay for your upgrade is just £15.
You can order your upgrade when you buy your tickets online.
We’ve put together a handy guide on Green Abode for all First Class upgrades that are available on other rail networks.
Manchester to London Offers
Standard Class journeys from Manchester to London, or London to Manchester are available from just £12 one way. There are plenty of fares at this price available from the Best Fare Finder.
Glasgow to London
Standard Class trips from Glasgow to London, or London to Glasgow start at only £20 one way. Book as early as possible to get these offers via the Best Fare Finder.
Liverpool to London Offers
Standard Class journeys from Liverpool to London, or London to Liverpool are available from just £12 one way.
To get these deals at amazing prices, book via the Best Fare Finder.
Birmingham to London Offers
Standard Class trips from Birmingham to London or London to Birmingham start from only £7.50 one way. Book early to get these bargain fares from the Best Fare Finder.
Eurostar – One Booking Deals
You can now book tickets to the continent on Eurostar from any UK station served on their network. Not only do they offer fantastic prices, you only need to make one booking.
Standard Return fares are from just:
- Manchester to Paris – £105
- Birmingham to Paris – £91
Travel to London Euston, and then pick up the Eurostar at London St. Pancras. It’s only a short hop down the road between these stations in London.
Unfortunately, Virgin Trains promo code 2014 offers cannot be used with this deal.
For more information and to book online visit Eurostar.
Virgin Trains Timetables 2014
To help you find the best deal, the latest 2014 Virgin Trains timetables can be accessed online.
These include routes to and from:
- London – Birmingham – Wolverhampton
- London – Manchester
- London – Stafford Manchester
- North Wales – London & The West Midlands
- London – The North West – Glasgow
- Birmingham – The North West & Scotland
What’s more, you can also download your own personalised timetable which you can print off, and keep in your pocket. For all information on 2013 Virgin Trains timetables, check out their website.
Railcards are a sure way of saving money when travelling by rail, and you can get up to 34% OFF your train tickets. Check out our Railcards guide on Green Abode, which also includes links to further online discounts on the initial purchase.
2FOR1 Attractions Offers
When you travel with them you can get discounts on attractions such as restaurants, theatres and more in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool and other cities on their network.
Simply, visit their website to find out what 2FOR1 deals are available. These are great for saving money and some can be used with 2014 Virgin Trains promo codes.
Families can get discounts of up to 34% if they have a Friends and Family Railcard. If you don’t have one, you still get cheaper Child Fares fares half price (aged 5 to 15), and FREE if they’re under five.
If you’re travelling with kids between the ages of three and six, ask for a FREE VKids Bags from The Shop. For more information on reductions for families and children, check out their website.
For other groups of between three and eight passengers, you can get 10% OFF Adult Advanced fares. The first two in the group pay the full fare, with the rest getting the discount.
Group travel tickets are available to buy online, where you can also find other cheaper available for larger groups.
If you’re travelling with a group on another rail network, check out the guide on Green Abode to discounted group travel.
To make your booking more convenient and hassle-free, you can use e-tickets. After you have made your purchase online print off the e-ticket.
On the day you travel, simply bring along the e-ticket and the credit or debit card that you used to make the booking. Find out more about e-tickets on their website.
Dublin by Train and Ferries
Virgin Trains have joined up with Irish Ferries and Stena Line to offer travel deals from London Euston or Milton Keynes to Dublin from just £36. Take the train to Holyhead, and catch the ferry across to Dublin.
Combined train and ferry tickets are not currently available online but can be picked up from your local train station. Find out more on their website.
Traveller Club – First Class
If you’re a frequent First Class traveller you can become a member of the exclusive Traveller club. Traveller members enjoy:
- FREE First Class travel for you and your partner from Fridays to noon on Monday
- Children travel for only £10 (under fives go FREE)
- Priority parking at selected train stations
- Special priority seating on First Class travel through the week
- Complimentary alcoholic drinks for you and one other at the First Class lounge in London Euston
You can find out more about the exclusive benefits of the Traveller club on their website.
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