With ScotRail your little ones can travel completely free anyway of the week during off-peak times, children must be aged 5-15 and can travel with each aduly.
- Must be off-peak 9:00 after
- Not valid on Cross Country services
- Can book in advance or for immediate travel
- Can’t use with other offers such as rail card
For more information visit the ScotRail kids go free website: https://www.scotrail.co.uk/offers/kids-go-free
If you’re planning a trip away with the kids then this offer would be fantastic to pair with the other ScotRail adventure offers such as the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Aberdeen Science Centre Satrosphere, The hampden experience and many more which are all 2 for 1 tickets with ScotRail.
Are you planning a trip at the weekend? You could upgrade your normal ticket to first class for just £5 each way with CrossCountry trains.
This new offer from CrossCountry is now available online so you can simply upgrade before travelling and enjoy the luxuries of first class travel.
A wide range of complimentary food and drinks will be made available to you, from coffee to soft drinks right through to fresh sandwiches.
How to upgrade to first class ?
1. Head over to the Cross Country website: http://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/special-offers/weekend-upgrade
2. Look for the “upgrade” button under the ticket price and click upgrade.
3. If your already on the train you can upgrade.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could save money on your next Virgin Train ticket? Do not fear!
Various promo codes are released by Virgin each year on their social media such as Twitter/ Facebook but if you want to save money day in day out with the tickets then the below advice is a must.
Book before the crowds
The majority of train tickets are realised twelve weeks before the trains departure date, just like airlines the sooner you book them the cheaper they are! You could save a whopping 50% on your train fares booking in advance this way so header over to Virgin and get searching for those future train journeys.
P.S. Check the advance fare calendar.
Travel when its quieter
Travelling on a Weekend or outside the typical rush-hour times is a fantastic way to save money, between 10:30 and 14:30, or after 20:00 the trains are at their quietest, which means one thing! Cheaper tickets.
P.S. You get extra leg room, so stretch out and relax.
Travel as a group
Planning a trip with your friends or family – any group for that matter? It makes sense to book a Group Travel ticket. Book your next outing with Virgin Trains as a group ticket and you can save a huuuge 20% of your ticket price.
Save 1/3 with a railcard
If you’re a frequent railway users, around one third of the standard train ticket price could be saved by investing into a National Railcard. In-fact the average saving is around £100 each year. Just think how many drinks that can get you down the pub?
You can receive a cool 20% Off your total booking price at Virgin Trains this December, just follow the below instructions.
As with all train companies they recommended advice is to make sure you book in advance, this allows you to take advantage of the earlier fares.
1. Visit https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/
2. Use code when at checkout VRed20
Are you also aware its possible to collect Nectar points when travelling with Virgin Trains? For every £1 spend with Virgin you will get 2 points! How amazing is that> Simply get the long code from your Nectar card and enter at the booking form.
Our team of money saving experts have curated the best offers and discounts from First Transpennine Express so you don’t have to! Take a quick look below and see if you can save the pennies.
Collect 2 nectar points for every £1 spent
Fancy collecting double Necatar points each time you purchase a train ticket? Well First Transpennine Express have team up with Nectar to now provide customers with 2 points for every £1 they spend when purchasing tickets online.
Simply add your Nectar card number into your account at tpexpress.co.uk or visit http://www.tpexpress.co.uk/train-destinations/attractions-offers/collect-nectar-points/ for further information.
Save 50% off with advance bookings
Save up to 50% on your train ticket prices when you book online in advance of travel, it’s a great way to grab a railway bargain.
Example advance offers:
- Manchester to York just £7.10
- Newcastle to Leeds just £11.20
- Manchester to Edinburgh just £16.30
Click here to find an advanced booking: http://www.tpexpress.co.uk/train-destinations/attractions-offers/advance-bookings/
Students save 50% off
Budget! Budget! You can never save enough money when studying, things are often tight. With First Transpennine Express students can save 50% off the normal price of a train ticket, all you need to do is purchase a 16-25 railcard which costs around £30. Look out for offers with your banking provider or other student services as you can often get a free railcard.
25% off when city sightseeing
Tpexpress have partnered with http://www.city-sightseeing.com/ one of the worlds most popular open bus tour companies so you can save 25% when touring major sights around the world.
20% off Hallé tickets
Recently announced an exclusive discount for train ticket users whereby they can save 20% off tickets at the world famous Hallé orchestra.
Find out more here on the Tpexpress.co.uk website: http://www.tpexpress.co.uk/train-destinations/attractions-offers/halle/
- The bPay system is fantastic news for train users as Transport for London has partnered with Barclays.
- bPay contactless wristbands, fobs and stickers!
Fed-up of queuing while the person in front fumbles with One’s and Two’s? You’re not alone, like most of us and especially those who commute daily spend a large part of our travel experience queuing to purchase tickets while someone is deliberating over their pin number at everyone else’s expense. This is often a sight at most train stations right across the country, day in day out.
You will be happy to know the future of payments is just around the corner, well its actually already being used by thousands of people daily, the new BarclayCard bPay wristband – as well as stickers and key fobs are revolutionising how we make payments. Contactless payments might be something you’re now getting familiar with, the Bypay method works just like that, it allows you to buy goods by simply placing the device against the card reader.
The wristbands, fobs and stickers are usable at more than 300,000 locations across Britain from your local supermarket, pub to purchasing train tickets at the kiosk.
The BarclayCard bPay wristband costs £24.99
The BarclayCard bPay fob costs £19.99
The BarclayCard sticker costs £14.99
Megabus is part of the Stagecoach group and provides inter-city coach travel in the UK.
We have searched high and low to find your the latest promo codes which you can use with Megabus to make super duper savings when ordering your coach tickets.
Megabus Winter Sale £1 Bus Fares
Megabus is famous for it’s £1 coach tickets and the good news is their back! 20,000 free seats are up for the picking on journeys for travel from 12th January – 12th February 2015 in England, Wales, Scotland and Europe! Head over to the website and get searching for your free seat.
Travel London To Paris From £12.50 at megabus
See the true beauty of Paris by visiting the capital of France from just £12.50. With MegaBus it takes just a few hours to reach Paris from London and you’ll be see’ing the eiffel tower in it’s true form in no time.
London to Birmingham for £8 return
Birmingham is often seen as the United Kingdom’s second capital City and it’s no secret why, it’s the hub of the North and you can get to and from Birmingham for just £8 return by coach.
Travel from London to Amsterdam from £1.50 at Megabus
Capped Price on all Wednesday Fares – £5.50 or Less at Megabus
Virgin Trains is one of the most popular train companies operating in the United Kingdom connecting major cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow to the rest of the mainland, they have been operating for over 13 years and are one of the most distinctive trains due to the bright red carriages.
Are you aware that Virgin Trains have a range special offers and discounts available to customers everyday of the week which can drastically cut the cost of your train ticket. We have done all the hard work for you collating the latest from Virgin so you don’t have to.
You can view all the latest offers from Virgin trains here, but we have summarised some of the best ones below so you don’t have to!
- Birmingham to London just £7.50
- Manchester to London just £12.50
- London to Liverpool just £12.50
Off peak discounts
With Virgin Trains amazing discounts can be had on the normal price of your ticket when you travel at less busy times, for examples Friday evening is one of the most popular times to travel but can also be the most expensive so travelling on Saturday instead can big much cheaper.
So the best advice to find cheaper tickets is to try and travel at quieter times if possible.
First class upgrade
Fancy travelling in style? Then Virgin Trains can definitely help you. For just £15 on weekends you can upgrade to first class from your normal ticket for just £15.00 allowing you to sit back and relax enjoying the wide range of complimentary cold refreshments and snacks at your choice.
View more information on the website http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/weekend-first-class/
Ever heard of the saying threes a crowd? Well not with Virgin, you can travel as a group of three(minimum) and save money on your ticket price, you can even travel with up to 9 people and still save 10% on the third to ninth passengers ticket price.
View more information on group travel http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/tickets-offers/group-travel/
Avoid booking fees with Virgin Trains
Booking fees are a sneaky way that many train booking websites bump up the price of your fare by as much as £3.00 each time, but with Virgin the booking fee is no exists whether your booking with your credit card or debit card. Other companies such as Thetrainline.com charge £1.00 just to book at ticket through their website.
Virgin Trains promotional codes July 2013
We are currently to aware of any single code promo codes you can use on the Virgin website but you can save a third OFF your next ticket price by purchasing a rail card.
Please see here http://www.railcard.co.uk/
Hop aboard and get a super cool £10 off your next booking with East Midlands trains this May. This promotional offer is valid only on the East Midlands Trains website and you have to enter your details to receive the £10 discount code by email.
The journey needs to be booked before May the 31st 2013 to take advantage of the discount.
To get your £10 OFF discount head over to http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/come-back-may and fill in your details quickly before the offer expires.
Every time you buy a train ticket through RedSpottedHanky.com this month with a ticket value of £20 or more you will be placed into a prize draw automatically for a chance to win many fantastic prices for you and your family.
What you can win:
- A summer holiday for 4 people including flights and vouchers
- £100 E-voucher
- Experience day vouchers
- Hotel breaks for 2
On top of the chance of winning a free prize RedSpottedHanky will also reward you with 100 loyalty points when you buy a train ticket this month.
So if your looking to get away by train this May school holidays head over to RedSpottedHanky and get searching for your train ticker.