Virgin Trains or West Coast Trains Limited, is a British train operating company owned by Virgin Rail Group and Stagecoach. It was established in 1997 after Virgin Rail Group won the InterCity West Coast franchise (against) Sea Containers and Stagecoach. The company operates on the West Coast Main Line, connecting six of the UK’s biggest cities: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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Book your ticket on a website or via Virgin Trains mobile app to avoid queues and other problems connected to buying tickets at the station. It’s easy, fast and cheap, as you get many bonuses and discounts just for choosing online booking. Follow these steps to book your cheap train tickets in no time:
Visit Virgin Trains website or mobile app.
Enter your planned journey details – stations of departure and arrival, date and time, number of passengers. Add a railcard if you have any.
Under the railcard details you will find a box for entering a promotional code. Go to Picodi.com/uk and look for an offer for Virgin Trains. Get codes by clicking on “Reveal the Code” button. Copy the code and paste it into the proper box back at Virgin Trains.
Proceed to see available trains and fares for your specified requirements. Choose an option that suits you and go next.
You can choose to reserve a seat also with special preferences like seat with table or near a power socket. You can also choose a direction and position of your seat.
Log in or create an account to book your chosen tickets. Remember to enter a proper e-mail address because your tickets will be sent there. Pay and confirm.
You will have an option to print your ticket or to show it on your mobile screen.
Virgin Trains Blog
Our civilisation wouldn’t be what it is today, if not for travelling. Deep inside, we are all discoverers. We love to visit new, exciting places. We look for rarely visited, hidden or difficult to reach locations to be the first to step our foot there. But we also like to visit places with rich history or with stunning views. And Virgin Travels Blog has it all. You can find guides and suggestions on where to go and what to see. You can learn tricks for easier and cheaper travels. You can read interesting articles, fascinating stories and funny facts. Virgin Trains blog can be also helpful while planning your journey, looking for information about travel updates, learning about differences between classes and tickets and many more. Visit, read, get inspired and embark on your journey for discovery.
Virgin Trains services
Price promise – there are no lower prices than at Virgin Trains. And if you ever happen to see a cheaper ticket elsewhere after you bought yours at Virgin Trains – you will get the difference refunded. Additionally, Virgin Trains don’t charge you with any booking fees nor credit/debit card fees.
Nectar – doesn’t mean that at Virgin Trains you will be served a sweet fluid produced by flowers. Unfortunately. But it does mean that you will be rewarded with sweet Nectar points for every £1 you spend on your tickets. Sign up for Nectar card, collect some points and start spending. Nectar has lots of partners so when it comes to spending you have a significant bunch of options.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club – this should appeal to your traveller’s soul. Because thanks to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, the more you travel the more you can... travel. Book a train ticket at virgintrains.com and earn two miles for every £1 you spend. You can use your miles at Virgin Atlantic to fly somewhere nice.
Virgin Trains Escapes – because sometimes we all have the urge to leave everything behind and make a quick escape to relax and forget about our problems. Escapes offered by Virgin Trains include rail fare, hotel reservation and tickets for attractions of your choice. Choose a place, choose a package, let others take care of everything, enjoy.
Traveller – Virgin Trains have a dedicated offer for those who appreciate comfort, high standard and luxury. Each month some of the most frequent First Class travellers are invited to an exclusive club called Traveller. It comes with amazing bonuses and special offers. For example, you get priority parking at all of Virgin Trains stations so that there is always a parking spot for you when you need to drive for a train. Even if you forgot or didn’t have time to reserve a seat – don’t worry, as a Traveller you are ensured to have a seat reserved for you on every train along the West Coast Mainline. Not to mention complimentary drinks and other perks coming with Traveller card.
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