Our latest timetable and ticket info

Plan your journey and see when you can buy tickets. Download our timetables if you’d like your own copies to hand or to print out.

Last updated: 01/03/2024

When can I buy tickets?

If you’re travelling on a weekday, tickets usually become available 12 weeks in advance. On weekends and bank holidays, they’re released 8 weeks ahead. This is because most planned engineering work takes place at weekends, so an amended timetable takes a little longer to be finalised.

Planning further ahead than 8-12 weeks? No problem. Sign up for a Ticket Alert and we’ll email you as soon as our great range of fares goes on sale, including our best value Advance tickets.

Even if tickets are released at shorter notice than normal, you’ll still get the best choice of tickets, prices and seats as soon as they’re available to buy. If anything else is affecting the release date for tickets, such as engineering work or industrial action, we’ll let you know on this page.

March tickets and timetables

Friday 1 March

Saturday 2 March

Sunday 3 March

Monday 4 - Friday 8 March

Saturday 9 March

Sunday 10 March

Monday 11 - Friday 15

Saturday 16 March

Sunday 17 March

Monday 18 - Friday 22 March

Saturday 23 March

Sunday 24 March

Monday 25 - Thursday 28 March

Easter weekend tickets and timetables

No trains to and from London Euston this Easter.

We strongly recommend you travel either side of the Easter weekend (29 March to 1 April). No trains will run to and from London Euston station over Easter while Network Rail carry out improvement work, and other parts of the West Coast Main Line are also affected. If you do need to travel, please plan ahead and make a reservation, as your journey will take much longer.

Friday 29 March

Saturday 30 March

Sunday 31 March

Monday 1 April

April tickets and timetables

Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 April

Saturday 6 April

Sunday 7 April

Monday 8 - Friday 12 April

Saturday 13 April

Sunday 14 April

Monday 15 - Friday 19 April

Saturday 20 April

Sunday 21 April

Monday 22 - Friday 26 April

Saturday 27 April

Sunday 28 April

Monday 29 - Tuesday 30 April

May tickets and timetables

Wednesday 1 - Friday 3 May

Saturday 4 May

Sunday 5 May

Monday 6 May

Tuesday 7 - Friday 10 May

Saturday 11 May

Sunday 12 May

Monday 13 - Friday 17 May

Saturday 18 May

Sunday 19 May

Monday 20 - Friday 24 May

Does the timetable change?

Planned timetable changes take place across the rail network in May and December each year. You’ll find a copy of our scheduled timetable book below and we’ll let you know if there are any major changes coming up. Our online journey planner will always look for the best way to get you from A to B and we won’t release tickets until the timetable is confirmed.

We always recommend you check before you travel, especially around the time of a timetable change, in case your usual train has changed departure time.

The December 2023 timetable starts on Sunday 10 December. There are no major changes to Avanti West Coast services in this timetable. There are a few minor alterations to some services, including some additional trains running in the busiest hours on the Birmingham route, providing more journey opportunities. As above and especially if you’re a regular traveller, please check your journey before you travel.

If any unplanned changes to the timetable happen, such as due to industrial action or short-notice engineering work by Network Rail, we’ll email anyone who booked with us whose prebooked journey is affected – including letting you know about your ticket options and refund rights.

Printed timetables

If you prefer a printed timetable, you can print one at home by selecting, downloading and printing our PDF timetables on this page or at National Rail Enquiries. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can email or phone National Rail Enquiries Customer Relations to arrange for a timetable to be printed and posted direct to your home.

Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information.


Scheduled timetable book for 10 December 2023 to 1 June 2024

View & download here

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