Birmingham - London £15/£10 Rail

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Chiltern railways - https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk are offering journeys from Birmingham to London Marylebone at £15 return (£9.90 with a railcard).

This is a turn up and buy ticket so no advance booking needed. Trains leave twice an hour so a good deal in my opinion.

I do not know when the deal ends so take advantage whilst you can - website has further details.

One thing to bear in mind, however. I have never travelled on the service, but I suspect that the engines driving the train will be relatively slow as this is not a massively popular network. Could easily be wrong about that, and I hope I am!

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  • talkshoptalkshop Forumite
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    Chiltern railways - https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk are offering journeys from Birmingham to London Marylebone at £15 return (£9.90 with a railcard).

    One thing to bear in mind, however. I have never travelled on the service, but I suspect that the engines driving the train will be relatively slow as this is not a massively popular network. Could easily be wrong about that, and I hope I am!

    The Clubman trains have a top speed of 100MPH, but the regular Chiltern Turbo trains have a max speed of 75MPH.... not a lot of people know that ;D ;D

    It is a good service and much more reliable than Virgin trains., that never seem to run on time.
  • PeteWPeteW Forumite
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    or a pound on the coach! :D

    megabus.com
  • Thanks for the tip about megabus! I went on their site and it looks like a return is £3 if you book some time in advance. Cant quibble with that!

    However, just to defend the trains a little (not that they deserve it mind) a trip from birmingham to london on Chiltern railways is 2 hours 4 mins compared to 3 hours on megabus. (Virgin is quickest at 1 hour 40 at best but expensive if purchased on the day).
    Also, it seems there is little room for luggage on the bus.

    I think I just like the fact you can just turn up and go for a cheap price, because its rare that I am able to commit myself to a particular train, weeks in advance.
  • Chiltern rail goes to marylebone station from snow hill and is a very pleaseant journey. The metro from wolverhampton also stops at snow hill and they offer specials on combined bus rail tickets. For those from Warwickshire there is a large car park at the warwick Parkway station

    8 of us went to the cricket final at lords and paid £7.50 on group discount.

    Everyone needs to check for engineering work on lines etc just in case there are any delays forecast.
    The best work is the cheapest as the quality remains long after the price is forgotten
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