Ways to save
At Avanti West Coast, we’re truly committed to helping customers easily reach cheap train tickets to Edinburgh by putting all the options out there. Most of us know that travelling outside peak hours means cheaper fares, for example, but did you know you can make it even cheaper still by booking as a group? Or that booking in advance means we can offer great deals? Check out our ways to save page for much more info.
Railcards have long been a way of getting discounts on off-peak travel, and we’re continuing that tradition. For a one-off fee, you get significant discounts on all your off-peak travel for one or three years. For most people, that’s a 33% discount, but for 16–17-year-olds, that can be as much as 50%. It’s easy to see how a relatively small up-front payment can pay for itself after a few journeys, so if you’re a regular train user, you can easily save hundreds of pounds a year by using the railcard designed for your age group.
Here are all our Railcards there’s probably one with your name on it. And you probably don’t have to worry about losing your card, as we do digital versions that you keep on your phone. If you lose your phone, your account remains active for when you get your replacement.
The final way to save is by booking directly through our own website or app rather than external travel booking services. If you find the same journey cheaper elsewhere we’ll refund the difference, so there’s nothing to lose – and you’ll get perks such as no booking fees, Nectar points and digital tickets.