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Book here and get 40% off Advance tickets

We love students. That's why we've teamed up with UNiDAYS, the home of student discounts, to give you a frankly gobsmacking 40% off Advance train tickets on selected Virgin Trains East Coast routes - and that's not-to-be-sniffed-at.

All you have to do is prove you're a real student via the UNiDAYS tool below. You'll then get a unique discount code, which you can use on one trip when you book from here.


12 things you need to know about this offer

  1. The discount applies to one single or return trip for yourself only.
  2. You can only use it on Standard Advance tickets.
  3. It’s for travel between 21 December 2017 and 31 August 2018, but there are some exceptions – it’s not available for travel from 21 December to 1 January 2018, 29 March to 3 April 2018, 4 May to 7 May 2018, 25 May to 3 June 2018 inclusive, or any time in August 2018.
  4. You can use it on selected Virgin Trains East Coast direct services between the following stations: Edinburgh, Alnmouth, Berwick, Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Northallerton, York, Doncaster, Retford, Newark Northgate, Wakefield Westgate, Leeds, Hull, Bradford, Lincoln, Grantham, Peterborough, Stevenage, London Kings Cross.
  5. You can only access the discount if you've registered and verified your student status with UNiDAYS and received your unique code.
  6. Your discount code can only be used once. 
  7. Your discount code will entitle you to 50% off the lowest Standard Advance tickets if booked between 21 December 2017 and 11 February 2018. After that, the discount will reduce to 40%.
  8. Your tickets will be valid on the booked date(s) and train(s) only. 
  9. This discount is not valid for Virgin Trains services on the West Coast route. 
  10. Sorry, you can’t use this discount in conjunction with any other offers, discounts or Railcards and eVouchers. 
  11. Advance tickets are subject to availability, and there is very limited availability at peak times.
  12. The usual Advance terms and conditions apply.