Virgin Trains: Tickets, Schedules and Routes

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Omio Exclusive Flexible Return

Travel Great Britain with Virgin Trains this March and save big—discounts up to 75%!

Traveling to Great Britain in March? You’re in luck! Book your train to several major British destinations and travel for a fraction of the regular price. Omio and Virgin Trains have joined forces on an exclusive offer that could save you up to 75 percent off your ticket price! Talk about a steal!

Marvel at the beauty of Oxenholme in the Lake District, go see a show at London’s West End, discover the magic of Scotland in Glasgow and Edinburgh or tour the music meccas of Manchester and Liverpool!

The following terms and conditions apply:

  • Tickets must be purchased between March 4 and March 31
  • Travel up until three months from the date of booking
  • Valid on return tickets only—but tickets may have an open return date
  • Valid for the following routes only: London–Manchester, London–Edinburgh, London–Glasgow, London–Liverpool, London–Oxenholme
  • Availability might be limited at peak times on certain dates
  • Valid only for international (non-U.K.) residents
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London to Manchester Return
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London to Liverpool Return
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London to Oxenholme Return
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London to Glasgow Return
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London to Edinburgh

 

Virgin Trains Routes
Virgin Trains Destinations
Virgin Trains FAQs

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Virgin Trains: Virgin Trains offer long-distance passenger services departing from their hub at London Euston. You can travel throughout England, Wales and Scotland, where trains stop only at major train stations in order to arrive at your destination. The high-speed rail route cuts down time spent on the train, offers comfort and operates efficient services across the UK.

Virgin Trains

Daily Trains
303

Stations
17

Number of Trains
76

Route Miles
73,700

Virgin Train Ticket Types

Advance

  • The cheapest ticket option available from 24 weeks in advance for weekday and 12 for weekend.
  • Limited availability
  • Book at least one hour before the train departs to guarantee a seat reservation.
  • You must travel on the time and train that is written on your ticket.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, non-flexible and non-changeable.

Super Off Peak Tickets

  • Allows for semi-flexible travel outside of rush hour on certain routes.
  • Fully refundable for a fee.
  • Singles and Returns are available.
  • Open returns (being able to return anytime in 30 days) available
  • Outbound travel must be on the day the ticket is bought.
  • Seat reservation not included.

Off Peak Tickets

  • Allows for semi-flexible travel outside of rush hours
  • Fully refundable for a fee.
  • Singles and Returns are available.
  • Open returns (being able to return anytime in 30 days) available
  • Outbound travel must be on the day the ticket is bought.
  • Seat reservation not included.

Anytime Ticket

  • Virgin's most expensive ticket
  • Allows for fully flexible travel at anytime.
  • Fully refundable for a fee.
  • Singles and Returns are available.
  • Available in 1st and 2ns class.
  • Single journeys are valid for 2 days, returns are available within 30 days.
  • Seat reservation not included.

Virgin Popular Routes

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From London to Birmingham New Street
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From London to Manchester
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From Stafford to Manchester Piccadilly
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From Birmingham to Blackpool
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From Coventry to Preston
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From Stoke-on-Trent to London
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From London to Glasgow

 

Virgin Trains Stations and Destinations

With Virgin Trains you can travel long distance destinations such as to Glasgow Central Station, Edinburgh, Liverpool Lime Street, Blackpool North, Manchester Piccadilly, Holyhead as well as Shrewsbury and the Midlands including Birmingham New Street. The main hub is at London Euston where almost all train journeys depart from. They have Pendolino (tilting trains) and Super Voyager. The difference is that Pendolino trains have more First Class carriages and different dining options.

Virgin Trains FAQs

Virgin Trains Accessibility

Virgin Trains Trains are usually quite narrow due to their high-speed capacity, therefore it is important to ensure the aisles are kept clear. Wheelchair Assistance is available for elderly, injured or disabled passengers who require assistance to feel more comfortable when getting on or off the train. Call the JourneyCare team for more details on +448000 158 123

How much luggage can I take on a Virgin train.

You can bring up to 2 items of luggage measuring 30cm x 70cm x 90cm as well as a bad that fits on your lap. You can store suitcases safely in the luggage compartment as you enter the carriage. For smaller items, you can use the luggage racks overhead to place soft items, small shopping bags and laptops; alternatively, place them under the seat in front of you. Make sure your luggage does not block the aisles or exits.

What ameneties are on Virgin trains?

Virgin Trains Trains offer free Wifi to First Class ticket holders. Standard Class passengers can buy Elapsed Time WiFi: 1 hour for €2, 2 hours for €3, 4 hours for €4, 6 hours for €5 and 24 hours for €8. If you buy online you can save 10%. This allows you to connect to read and send messages, send emails and browse the web. If you want to open large files, watch videos or films, try to download them beforehand as the data available will not cover this.

Are pets allowed on Virgin trains?

Passengers are normally allowed to take pets with them on journeys, provided they are kept on a lead or in a cage. Small animals which are permitted on the train include cats, dogs, and other small animals (maximum 2 per person). They must not cause inconvenience or stress to other passengers, nor occupy any seats. Always check with Virgin Trains should you have any concerns before travelling.

Virgin Trains Lost and Found

Should you lose any luggage or items of clothing or coats, report where and when you think you lost the item on the Virgin Trains website. Their customer service will contact you if they retrieve it, or if it is handed in. Similarly, if you find anything on a train or at the station then hand it in to train station staff. Remember to keep clear of unattended luggage and inform a member of staff right away.

Can I take my bicycle on Virgin Trains?

Great news - bikes are allowed on Virgin Trains trains. Folding bikes can be stored in the luggage racks to save space. Ensure to reserve a space online (free of charge) to make sure that there is a space for your bicycle. You can even use social media to inform Virgin Trains of your reservation. Make sure you know where to store your it by asking a Train Manager.

Virgin Trains Cancellations and Modifications

Virgin Trains is the first UK train provider to remove the €10 fee for amending or refunding Advance tickets. This is great news, as you can amend your ticket up to 24 hours before you travel without spending extra money on the fee. Plans can always change, so this advantage gives you much more flexibility.

Can children travel for free on Virgin Trains?

  • Children under 5: Children under 5 can travel for free without a ticket, however if the train is busy then they will need to sit on a parents knee. If you want to guanrantee them a seat then you can buy a child train ticket.
  • Children between 5 and 15:Children betweene 5 and 15 are entitled to discounted ticket depending on the route they are traveling on.

Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult during the train journey.

Virgin Trains Refunds

Some tickets may allow you to apply for a refund if you haven't used them yet if the train is heavily delayed and canceled. Under certain circumstances, some cheaper tickets may be non-refundable - such as if it is an Advanced ticket. For your claim to be considered, be sure to apply for a refund within 28 days of the ticket's expiry date. Make sure you check the terms and conditions of the ticket before you buy.

Virgin Trains’ service operates throughout the UK, connecting major cities from London to Edinburgh.

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