You can get £1 train tickets to over 200 destinations in the UK now, as well as £1 coach fares on the MegaTrain.
All you need to do is book for your train ticket in plenty of time ahead of your planned journey.
A train trip from London to Nottingham on Megabus for example, booked 12 weeks in advance cost £1. Booking that same journey two weeks later, could see the cost getting up to £15.00!
MegaTrain is part of the nationally recognized Stagecoach group. They offer low cost bus and train tickets to over 200 destinations throughout the UK, with routes ranging from Aberdeen to London to Birmingham to Bath. Other popular destinations on Megatrain network include:
Please note that some of these destinations may be plied by the Megabus coaches only and not the train services.
The popularity of these trains now means that you can get cheap student travel and indeed anyone who is looking to save massively on journeys to covered destinations. They currently carry over 2 million passengers a year and are aiming to promote an exceptional value for money train and Megabus travel through out the UK.
You should be willing to be flexible on your preferred travel time and be sure that your chosen destination is also covered. You will need to pay in addition to the £1 train tickets, a booking fee of £0.50p. Tickets go very quickly. They release tickets about 45 days in advance... so you can check as soon as you know when you are traveling to see if you can snap a MegaTrain Ticket.
Though you will be paying £1 train tickets to London or any of your chosen destination that is available, you won't be traveling on any strange network or train. Passengers are carried on Networks like Virgin Trains and other well known carriages. Your next seat neighbor may be paying the full fare, while you pay one pound only.
You can book your one pound train tickets on Megatrain by going to the Megabus website. Look on the top bar on the site, and choose the train option. Go ahead and book a train journey.
As you book, look for destinations covered. It is that easy.
When on the site, look out for frequent deals and special fares. On the 1st of February 2010 to 3rd April 2011 for example, Megatrain gave out 10,000 free seats to travelers on the English and Wales routes. They did that also in 2009. Always look out for such offers, and apply. You could be traveling for less than £1 for train ticket. Yes. Free train travel!
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