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Thanks to our Price Promise, if you find Virgin Trains East Coast fares cheaper anywhere else, we'll match them and refund the difference. Promise!

For the very cheapest train tickets, you simply have to book ahead (up to 12 weeks) and be flexible with your travel times; we have thousands of low Advance fares on sale every week. Thousands!

And for you serious planners, we now release our lowest fares up to 24 weeks in advance on selected routes.

Better still, when you book rail travel online at virgintrainseastcoast.com there are no booking fees or credit or debit card charges either!

Like cheap tickets? This is definitely the place to be.

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Ticket booking site No
booking
fee
No
credit
card fee
No
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card fee
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Virgin Trains East Coast
 
 
                   
 
Website, app and mobile site.
Post is £1 if TOD is available at the departure station.
 
Red Spotted Hanky
 
 
    £1     
 
 
 
Only on app.
 **Claims must be submitted to Virgin Trains East Coast Customer Relations directly.
 
 
National Rail Enquiries arrival and departure boards.
   
Raileasy
 
 
   
 
£2.50
 
4.5%*
       
 **Claims must be submitted to Virgin Trains East Coast Customer Relations directly.
 
 
National Rail Enquiries arrival and departure boards.
 
 
My Train Ticket
 
 
   
 
£1.50
 
2%
       
 **Claims must be submitted to Virgin Trains East Coast Customer Relations directly.
 
Only on a very limited number of journeys.
     
The Trainline
 
 
   
 
Mobile app: £1, but tiered on iPhone and Android phones. Website and mobile website £1.50.
 
2% of transaction on app, mobile web £1.50.
       
**Claims must be submitted to Virgin Trains East Coast Customer Relations directly.
 
 
National Rail Enquiries arrival and departure boards.
   
Take the Train
 
 
               
 **Claims must be submitted to Virgin Trains East Coast Customer Relations directly.
       

†Delay Repay - compensation in the form of vouchers is given back if your train is delayed by 30 minutes or more.

**Delay Repay can be claimed by contacting Virgin Trains East Coast Customer Relations directly. *When 2.5% of the total transaction works out more than £5 Raileasy charge a fee of 2.5% instead.

Date last checked: 1 December 2015

Miles ahead of other booking sites...
We're ticking more boxes than any other online train booking site for price, and convenience.

...and it gets better

  • We now release tickets 24 weeks in advance on most weekdays between stations north of York and London.
  • They’re available 12 weeks in advance for all others
  • You can change the date or time of your journey for just £10 per person (per leg)
  • Absolutely, positively no booking fees (unlike trainline.com or redspottedhanky.com)

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