Ways to Save on Train Travel

Discover useful tips on how to get the most for your money when travelling by train. Save money by travelling off-peak or with a group ticket.

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Book direct and collect 2 Nectar points for every £1 you spend. And no booking fees!

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Finding the best prices for your journey

From Advance train tickets to off-peak travel, find out how to get more for your money when travelling with us. 

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Our best booking tips...

We want you to get the best deal, have the best journey and then come back and travel with us again! So, we've put together a few tricks from the trade, tips from the tracks, ready to get you on the right train! 

1. Book Direct

Discover how you can save money, earn rewards and enjoy exclusive benefits when you book direct with Avanti West Coast.
It pays to book direct with us.

You can wave goodbye to booking fees and know you'll be guaranteed to be travelling with the best ticket prices.

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2. Collect Nectar card points

Just because you’re speeding through the countryside at 125mph doesn’t mean you can’t collect your Nectar points. All you need to do is book tickets through our website, or app. You’ll get two Nectar points for every £1 you spend on tickets with us, even if only part of your journey is on an Avanti West Coast train.

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3. Save money with a Railcard


Save money on tickets all year round with a Railcard.
Grab one for yourself, your family or your friends.
Pick the one that suits you best and start saving right away. 

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4. Book early for the best travel prices

A little forward thinking can make all the difference. The further you book in advance, the more you can save on your tickets. Our cheapest tickets are Standard and First Class Advance. They’re released up to 24 weeks before departure, so if you know when and where you’ll be travelling, book early to bag a bargain. 


Need to book on the day? No problem! As long as you book online or through our app (and you give us 60 minutes before your train starts its journey), we can still make sure you find the best prices and give you time to reserve a seat.

Advance train tickets

Book up to 24 weeks ahead to save with our Advance tickets! 


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5. Beat the rush

Book your tickets outside the rush hour and you’ll not only get more space, you’ll save on your fares too.

Weekdays are usually the quietest, so if you’re looking to avoid the crowds, try to travel between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00, Monday to Thursday

The weekend begins early for us, so our Off-Peak fares start at 09:26 every Friday morning and last throughout the whole weekend.
It’s worth watching out for big events like football matches or festivals, as these can be busy times to travel.

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Travelling as a group?

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Travelling in numbers? Save up to 20% with group tickets. 

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