Christmas 2021

All the information you'll need for travelling this festive season.

Beat the
Christmas rush

If you're wanting to beat the Christmas rush then book your festive travel plans now.

Tickets are available into the new year, and if you can't see the return date you're looking for yet you can still book your outbound ticket.
Simply sign up for ticket alerts and book your inbound journey when those tickets are released soon.

Book your tickets now

Sign up for Advance ticket alerts
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Book direct

No booking fees and the freedom to change or cancel your journey

Getting your tickets direct from us means you can cancel or amend your journey if your plans change.*

When you buy train tickets online from us, you won’t pay any booking fees - ever.

And what’s more, we always guarantee the best price. If you find a cheaper ticket elsewhere within 24 hours of your booking, we’ll refund you the difference, so you won’t find a better-value online train ticket booking anywhere else.

*please click here to see terms and conditions 

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View the latest timetable information

Check before you travel.

We advise you to keep checking back for correct train times and timetables closer to the date of travel, as there may be some changes to our existing and other operators’ services during this festive period. You can stay up to date with all things timetables using the link below:

View our latest timetables

Please note we won't be running any services on Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2021. Some other operators may be running a limited service. For more information on this service you can visit the NRE website here:

Visit National Rail for more information

Planned engineering works

We're continuously working to improve our West Coast Main Line

There may be changes to some of our routes and timetables due to planned engineering works. Please check for any Christmas engineering works that may be scheduled around your date of travel.

Find out more about Planned Engineering Works
Christmas Planned Engineering work
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Sign up for ticket alerts

Set up a ticket alert for your return journey after your Christmas break

Although some of our Christmas dates have already been released, some of our January tickets have not. To make sure you're the first to know when these dates go on sale use the link below to sign up for Advance ticket alerts:

Sign up for Advance ticket alerts

Visiting the Christmas Markets?

Travelling along our West Coast Mainline to enjoy a glass of mulled wine, mince pie or chocolate treat this year? We know many of you will be - and our route has some fantastic Christmas market destinations.

But, to make sure you get the best experience this year we're asking that you plan ahead, book your tickets in Advance and check your route before you travel.
We are expecting some disruption to trains travelling to or from our Christmas Market destinations.

Click here to check train times
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Book with confidence

If you have an Advance ticket and your plans change, you can now amend your journey
fee-free via our website or app.

Learn more about change of journey >

Introducing Standard Premium

Enjoy your journey home this Christmas with an upgrade to Standard Premium

We're delighted to announce that Standard Premium has launched across the West Coast Main Line on every one of our Pendolino trains. With roomier seats, wider tables and the freedom to order food and drink from your seat, Standard Premium gives you the space to focus on what matters most.

If you're tempted to try it for yourself on your travels home this festive season it's simple. To upgrade to one of our Standard Premium coaches, click the link below and log into your account.

Upgrade to Standard Premium ›

Standard Premium

Need help?

Having a spot of bother?

Not to worry - we've got you covered with this handy support hub. We're here to make sure your journey runs smoothly.

Passenger Assist

Need assistance for your journey? By letting us know your travel requirements in advance, we can help make sure you have a hassle-free journey. If you need a hand on the day and haven’t booked, we will do everything that we can to help. Please speak to a member of our Passenger Assist team.

If there are no members of our team available, please contact us on social media @avantiwestcoast or by using the station help points.

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