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The West Coast franchise is no longer operated by Virgin Trains, effective from 8th December 2019. A new train operating company, Avanti West Coast, are running all trains on West Coast lines. Don’t worry – any tickets bought for dates after 8th December will still be valid.


If you're after Virgin Trains tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we'll show you where Virgin Trains can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey.

To find Virgin Trains tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices.

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Virgin Trains route map

Unsure about where to start your Virgin Trains adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. 

Virgin Trains are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.

Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making Virgin Trains an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

How to get cheap Virgin Trains tickets

If you're after cheap UK train tickets, check out the hints below and see how you could bag yourself a bargain. We'll even highlight the cheapest prices!

Mobile Tickets

Discover digital tickets 

Enjoy smoother Virgin Trains journeys – go straight to the train when you use tickets on your phone. 94% of our customers wouldn't use anything else! Mobile Tickets will get sent directly to your Trainline app and etickets can be opened on your phone as a PDF. Both let you skip the queues at the ticket machine and breeze straight through the gates using your phone. They’re available on most Virgin Trains journeys, so be sure to select this option when you book.

Learn more about Mobile Tickets and etickets.

Virgin Trains First Class or Standard seating

Whether you're travelling for work, leisure or a bit of both, find a seat to match. Virgin Trains offer different seating classes to suit all budgets.


Perfect if you're travelling on a budget. Enjoy access to power sockets, WiFi (for a fee), onboard entertainment and quiet carriages, as well as an onboard shop with treats and drinks.

First Class

Put your feet up while you travel in style. Luxury comes in the shape of extra legroom, at-seat service and complimentary WiFi.

Find out more about Virgin Trains First Class.

Top Virgin Trains destinations

Need a bit of information ahead of your next trip? Check out these popular Virgin Trains destinations for travel details and nearby attractions. And why not plan ahead by checking out our Virgin Trains train times page?

Good to know

Travelling with Virgin Trains? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance, pets and other onboard Virgin Trains facilities here.

Yes, WiFi is complimentary to passengers travelling in First Class. If you're seated in Standard, however, there's a small fee for access to the service. 

Peak times depend on the route you're travelling, so please research your departure and arrival stations beforehand. At London Euston for instance, peak hours apply to trains leaving the station before 09.26 and between 15.01 and 18.44 in the evening.

Yes, you can. The service is free, but you must reserve a space in advance due to limited room onboard. You can reserve either at a booking office or by contacting Virgin Trains via phone.  

Pretty fast (depending on your destination and route). Some Virgin Trains whizz past at up to 125mph - that'll blow your hair back! Around cities and junctions though, things calm down and the trains run a little slower for safety reasons.

Routes that service Manchester and Liverpool are exclusively run on Pendolino trains. Other journeys feature a mix of both Pendolino and Super Voyager trains or sometimes Super Voyager trains only. 

BEAM is Virgin Trains’ free onboard entertainment system. Note that you’ll have to pay for WiFi before you can access it (if you’re seated in Standard). BEAM can be used either by downloading the service as an app or by visiting Once you have access, you can watch popular TV shows and movies, enjoy games or read the news. Score!

As long as your pet can physically fit on the train, then you’re good to go! In fact, you can travel with up to two pets free of charge. For any additional furry friends, you’ll have to pay a fee. There could also be a charge for larger pet carriers, but please contact Virgin Trains in advance if you're unsure.

You’re allowed to bring one item of hand luggage as well as up to two additional items. They can’t be bigger than 30cm x 70cm x 90cm, and any extra items you bring may incur a charge.

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Contact information

Got a query about your Virgin Trains journey? Get in touch either online or on the telephone.

Ticket enquiries and refunds

You might find an answer to your query in our help section. For all enquiries about your booking, do not hesitate to contact us on 0333 202 2222.

Delays, lost property and onboard services

If you would like more information regarding Virgin Train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then please call Virgin Trains on 0333 103 1031.

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