Virgin Trains launches three-day online First Class Seat Sale From 29 November to 1 December

LONDON, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is launching a three-day online First Class Seat Sale to help customers treat themselves this Christmas for less. From Tuesday 29 November to Thursday 1December, prices will be slashed on First Class seats on the Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline.

Customers wanting a First Class experience when travelling over the festive period can save at least 33 per cent for travel between Saturday 10 December 2016 and Sunday 08 January 2017. Whether going home to family for the festive season, travelling to Christmas markets or visiting friends, Virgin Trains is committed to making sure its customers get the best travel experience, for less.

Discounted fares include the below, First Class Advance Single Tickets:

  • London to Manchester: before £43, now £28
  • London to Birmingham: before £26, now £17
  • Glasgow to London: before £55, now £35
  • Preston to London: before £42, now £28

Anita Brown, customer experience manager, said: “At Virgin Trains we pride ourselves on always striving to offer our customers the best travel experience at a great price. Christmas is a time to treat yourself, so we’ve made sure our customers can do just that with this sale, without breaking the bank. We’re excited to be releasing 85 thousand discounted First Class tickets over the festive period and expect them to be snapped up quickly as people plan their journey home for Christmas.”

Discounted tickets will be available to book at from 00:01 on Tuesday 29 November to December 1 at 23:59.


Terms & Conditions

1.Promotional First Class Fares are available on selected Virgin Trains services along the West Coast Mainline only.

2.Promotional First Class fares available on,,,, Virgin Trains app, and selected Travel Management Companies only.

3.Exclusions apply.

4.Child discounts apply.

5.Other discounts including Railcards and Group discounts do not apply.

6.Promotional fares are available for booking 29 November– 1 December 2016 inclusive.

Promotional fares are available for tor travel between 10 December 2016 – 8 January 2017 inclusive, excluding planned engineering works. There is no service on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 December 2016. Some weekend and occasional weekday services may be affected by engineering works, so please check when booking and also the day before you travel. Improvement works along the West Coast Mainline are taking place all day Tuesday 27 December 2016 and Sunday 1 January 2017 with a reduced service and increased journey times for all routes in and out of London Euston. North Wales services will only operate between Holyhead and Crewe. For more information, visit:

7.Promotional fares available on First Class tickets only.

The complimentary First Class food offer will vary over the Christmas period depending on travel date. For more information visit

8.Seat reservations are compulsory and free of charge for both outward and return journeys and are only valid when travelling on promotional fares across the Virgin Trains network. Customers must travel on the trains and seats they reserve. If customers travel on different dates or trains, they will have to purchase a new ticket at the full fare.

9.Subject to availability on specific services, and requested journeys cannot be guaranteed.

10.Tickets are non-refundable, change of travel date and/or time is available up to the departure on payment of a £10 admin fee plus the difference of the new applicable fare. Excluding e-tickets.

11.Tickets can be issued as e-tickets, collected at FastTicket machines at the relevant stations or sent via post.

12.If you have specific needs or require journey assistance when travelling by train, please contact Journey Care on 08000 158 123 at least 24 hours in advance.

13.All travel is subject to The National Conditions of Travel, copies of which may be obtained from ticket offices. No refunds are available for promotional discounted tickets.

14.Travel is only available on services operated by Virgin Trains. In cases of severe disruption The National Conditions of Travel apply. If you are in any doubt as to whether a certain train is run by Virgin Trains, you should check with the staff before boarding.

15.Virgin Trains reserves the right to suspend or cancel the promotion without prior notice.

16.By entering the promotion all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the terms and conditions and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material.

17.Virgin Trains reserves the right to revise the terms and conditions, information materials and notices on this site from time to time and to temporarily or permanently discontinue the site or any part of it from time to time without prior notice should Virgin Trains deem such action to be necessary. You should review the terms and conditions each time you visit this site.

18.Virgin Trains endeavours to ensure that the information on the site is accurate but makes no representations or warranties as to accuracy and accepts no liability for the same.

19.Virgin Trains does not control all external sites and their content linked to its website and shall have no liability for the same.

20.Personal information provided by you to the site will be used in accordance with the Virgin Trains Privacy Policy, available at

21.Full Advance ticket Terms and Conditions are available at or by calling 0871 977 4222

22.The promotion is run by West Coast Trains Limited: Registered in England and Wales No. 3007940. Registered office: The Battleship Building, 179 Harrow Road, London W2 6NB.

The complimentary First Class food offer will vary over the Christmas period depending on travel date. For more information visit


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The combined network connects some of the nation’s most iconic destinations including Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, York and London.

Virgin Trains is committed to delivering a high speed, high frequency service, offering shorter journey times, more comfortable travel and excellent customer service. Customers consistently rate Virgin Trains as one of the top long-distance rail franchise operators in the National Rail Passenger Survey (NRPS) commissioned by industry watchdog, Transport Focus.

On the East Coast route, £140m is being invested to create a more personalised travel experience. We have already invested £21m to completely revamp our existing fleet and customers can now benefit from 42 additional services (22,000 extra seats) per week between Edinburgh and London. 2018 will see the introduction of completely new Azuma trains being built in the UK by Hitachi.

The West Coast route has a proud record of challenging the status quo – from introducing tilting Pendolino trains, to a pioneering automated delay repay scheme and becoming the first franchised rail operator to offer m-Tickets for all ticket types.

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