Boasting what could be the most distinctive look when it comes to rail transport, Virgin Trains are easily recognised thanks to their red design and familiar brand.
With 12 years under their belt, Virgin Trains are one of the UK's oldest rail operators and they travel to destinations all over the country. Boasting a fleet of Super Voyager trains and some of the country's first tilting trains - the Pendolino - Virgin Trains offer fast connections throughout the UK, with frequent services to major destinations, including trains between Birmingham and London departing every 20 minutes.
Virgin trains Key Routes on which you may travel using split train tickets are:
Manchester – London Euston
Liverpool – London Euston
Birmingham – London Euston
Holyhead / Chester – London Euston
Edinburgh / Glasgow / Preston – London Euston
Wi-fi is available on all Virgin Trains, either free in first class or for a small charge in standard. Food and drink are also available, from The Shop or as a complimentary extra for First Class travellers.
Virgin Trains also have capacity for up to four bikes or two tandems, but you need to phone to make a free reservation before travelling. Fold up bikes can be carried free without a reservation.
Splitting Your Train Tickets on Virgin Trains is allowed and is when you purchase separate tickets for two or more sectors of the Virgin Trains rail route you wish to travel instead of just one more expensive through ticket without affecting your travel options in any way.
For example, if you wanted to travel on Virgin Trains from Station A to Station D, you would expect to buy a ticket direct from A to D. However, you may find it a lot cheaper to buy a ticket from A to B, and another from B to C and still another from C to D for a cheaper combined train ticket price. This is especially true when not all sectors of your journey are during peak time.
So, by buying several tickets that in combination make up your whole Virgin Trains route, you could massively reduce your travel cost and you will still travel on the same Virgin train, at the same time and most probably in the same seat but pay a lot less by using split tickets. This is what split ticketing on Virgin Trains is all about.
Please Note: Virgin Trains no longer trades and is now Avanti West Coast.