Which ticket is right for you?

Here’s an overview of all our tickets, so you can find the one that best suits your needs.  

Ticket options

Advance Tickets

When you want to book ahead for a specific train – Advance singles are usually our best value tickets.

Off-Peak Tickets

Let’s you travel any time, as long as it’s off-peak - great value right up to a few minutes before departure.

Anytime Tickets

For travelling any time you want – our most flexible ticket and no need to book in advance.

Season Tickets

The best way to save for frequent journeys, available for anything between one and 12 months.

All-Inclusive Ticket Packages

With on-board refreshments and car parking included, these are perfect for business travel with Virgin Trains East Coast.

Add-on London tickets

Get around London easily by booking your Tube or other Travelcards at the same time as your tickets online.

Business Carnet

A frequent visitor to London? Get 5 flexible return tickets for the price of 4 when travelling with Virgin Trains East Coast.

Ranger & Rovers

For discounts on unlimited travel within a particular area, take a look at the Ranger and Rover tickets.

Rail and bus ticket combination

Save time and hassle by buying your train and bus tickets in one go.

Quick ticket comparison

Use our quick ticket comparison to see at a glance what’s included – and what isn’t – with the three main ticket types.

 Travel AnytimeNeed to buy in advance?Ticket Refundable?Change Journey?Use Railcard?Child Discounts
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Anytime Tickets ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​​ ​* ​ ​​ ​* ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​​ ​


*£10 administration fee applies per transaction

More options

Group Travel

Get discounts on groups of 10 or more.


If you’re a regular rail traveller, you can save up to a third on your ticket costs with a great range of Railcards.

European Travel

Tickets from your local Virgin Trains East Coast served station to mainland Europe in one transaction.

Weekend Upgrades

Relax in style at the end of the week – add a First Class upgrade to your Standard ticket at the weekend. 

Further ticket information

Ticket delivery options

When you book tickets online, you can choose from four convenient ticket delivery options, depending on the ticket type.

Refunds and compensation

If you’ve been delayed, decided not to travel because of disruptions or simply weren’t able to, you may be able to claim a refund or compensation.

Need to change your ticket?

If your plans have changed, don’t worry. We can help you change your ticket too.