Avanti West Coast
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On 8th December 2019, the rail operator Avanti West Coast took over the InterCity West Coast Franchise from Virgin Trains, and still run the services today. Don’t worry though! All routes remain the same and you can book cheap Avanti West Coast train tickets with us.

Looking for Virgin Trains train times and timetables? Simply type in your origin and destination stations and select the time you want to travel, and we'll show you times for all available Virgin Trains (now Avanti West Coast) trains.

Virgin Trains Times & Timetables

If you're looking for Virgin Trains train times and timetables, simply enter your origin and destination stations and select the time you want to travel in our Journey Planner above – we'll show you times for all available trains, including the first and last trains for the day.

Most Virgin Trains (now Avanti West Coast) follow a standard Monday to Friday and weekend service timetable, however, there are sometimes alterations to these times that could affect your journey.

Most services across the country are stopped between around 01:00 and 05:00 each morning to let the trains have a nap, so you'll simply need to choose a time inside of this morning window to find the first train.

To search for the last train of the day, select a time late at night, and scroll through to find the last train of the evening. If you're one of the unfortunate ones who's missed your last train, our Journey Planner will tell you when the first train leaves the next day. Want to see all the locations that Virgin Trains travel to? Check out our Virgin Trains Route Map.

Virgin Trains Peak & Off-Peak Train Times

Generally speaking, Virgin Trains (now Avanti West Coast) operate Off-Peak and Super-Off Peak services at quieter times during the week, any time on a Friday (to/from London) and any time at the weekend. Like most train companies, they will not offer Off-Peak tickets in weekday morning commuting periods (between 06:00 and 10:00), and afternoon commuting periods (between 16:00 and 20:00), or during major events and holidays. Some popular routes, however, may not offer Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak tickets.

To find out whether you can travel with an Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak ticket, start a search above for the route you want to take. You'll see a number of Off-Peak and Super-Off Peak options appear if they're available.

Travelling from London Euston

You can use an Off-Peak ticket when travelling from London Euston to one of the following stations at or after 09:26:

Preston

Wolverhampton

Glasgow Central

Manchester Piccadilly

Birmingham International

Carlisle

Macclesfield

Tamworth

Motherwell

Runcorn

Wrexham General

Oxenholme Lake District

Stafford

Warrington Bank Quay

Penrith North Lakes

Birmingham New Street

Wilmslow

Holyhead

Lichfield Trent Valley

Liverpool Lime Street​

Colwyn Bay

Rugby

Chester

Flint

Wigan North Western

Sandwell & Dudley

Bangor

Stockport

Coventry

Rhyl

Stoke-on-Trent

Nuneaton

Llandudno Junction

Crewe

Lancaster

Prestatyn

Virgin Trains Tracker

Need to check when the next Virgin Trains service departs or arrives? Enter your origin and destination stations, then hit 'Show departures' or 'Show arrivals' – you'll get to view live train status and departure information boards for all UK train stations with us. Check live times and platform information before boarding Virgin Trains (now Avanti West Coast).

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Off-Peak Train Times on Virgin Trains?

In general, Virgin Trains (now Avanti West Coast) operate Off-Peak services at quieter times during the week, any time on a Friday (to/from London) and any time at the weekend.

Who took over Virgin Trains?

In December 2019, Avanti West Coast took over the operation of all Virgin Trains services on the West Coast Mainline, and still run the services today.

Where do Virgin Trains go?

Virgin Trains operate services to a number of popular destinations in the UK, including London, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. Check out our Virgin Trains Map page for more details.

Looking for more information on Virgin Trains?

Check out some of our other guides to train travel on Virgin Trains:

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