Get away on the day... for less

Advance tickets now available to buy up to two hours before departure

If you’re a last-minute traveller who likes to bag the best value fares, then we’ve got some awesome news for you....

You can now book Virgin Trains East Coast Advance tickets up to 2 hours before your train leaves, and still get all the benefits. 

  • Edinburgh to/from London King’s Cross
  • Leeds to/from London King’s Cross  
  • Wakefield to/from London King’s Cross  
  • Doncaster to/from London King’s Cross 
  • Grantham to/from London King’s Cross 
  • Peterborough to/from London King’s Cross 
  • Newcastle to/from York
  • Newcastle to/from Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh to/from York

Two hours. So you can get on board on the day for less. Previously, our Advance tickets were only available to buy up to 23.59 on the day before travel. 

They’re the cheapest for on the day travel for most journeys, subject to availability. You get an automatic seat reservation and you can purchase them online, at the travel centre or on our ticket vending machines at stations. Easy. 

Please read the terms and conditions.

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