Mega train rail ticket discount remains a well kept secret in the UK despite having being around since 2003. This train service is by Megabus in partnership with Southwest trains, Virgin trains and East Midlands trains.
You will be able to get a one-way journey ticket starting from £1.00 plus a booking fee of £0.50.
They do not have any other hidden fees or any other extras!
It even gets more interesting: you travel in the same "normal" trains with other passengers who might have paid through the nose to make the same journey.
Are you a student? Do you have a valid NUS Extra Card, TOTUM discount Card or the Scottish National Entitlement card -NEC (only valid for travel in Scotland)? You could even get another 10% off the price of your train travel.
Megatrain is perhaps best known for their Megabus campaign. They own both companies.
They provide the cheapest UK train tickets you can get to destinations like:
This services links London St Pancras train station to several locations across England, Scotland and Wales.
Since Megatrain does not cover all UK trains destinations, it would be handy to note the most popular and frequently plied routes and destinations.
You can travel for the same £1.00 plus a 50p booking fee fare to you proposed destination on the Megabus if your proposed megatrain route is not plied by this train services.
The top megatrain routes and destinations include:
You can get up to 4 daily journeys on this route, starting off from London Waterloo Station at
Journey time is around 2hrs 45mins.
If you book on time up to 6 weeks in advance, you pay £1.00 plus booking fee of 50p, otherwise you could be paying up to £20 for late bookings.
This London Waterloo to Bath Spa station leaves Bath at:
The London to Bath service on this route is from:
All journeys are on the South West Trains.
This is a rather infrequent route.
Check to see if you can find this Mega Cheap train ticket for this route for your journey well in advance and close to the time of travel.
Another infrequent route, but check available for your time and date of travel.
This route is plied by both Megatrains UK and Megabus UK.
The train service is quite irregular, and you are more likely to get on the Megabus for this route, from The Priory Queensway Stop PC Station in Birmingham to the Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow Scotland.
This journey takes about 5 hours on the bus.
The Birmingham to London route is a truly popular Mega Train UK route.
You have a choice of taking the Megabus or train.
With up to 6 daily journeys on the high speed Virgin Trains, and having to pay £1 train ticket from Birmingham to London, you can really not ask for a lot more!
Are you looking to travel to Preston from Birmingham on the cheapest train fare possible?
Yes. You can travel on Megatrain on this route and pay £1 train ticket from Preston Train Station to Birmingham New Street Station.
Travel is on either the Scottish Citylink Train services or Virgin Trains.
Journey time is between 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours.
Like any other destination on the Megatrain route, be sure to book 4 to 6 weeks in advance to increase your chances of getting these deals.
There are of course many other destinations you can get the Mega Train to in the UK.
This is the biggest issue with Megatrain - how to book their services. It is not as difficult as it sounds though, if you follow our guide here:
Megatrain is run by Megabus, a Stagecoach group of companies.
If you have difficulty with booking tickets or anything else, here is their contact details including telephone number and email address:
Megabus Customer Services
Buchanan Bus Station
Killermont, Glasgow G2 3NW
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 352 4444
Office hours are 07:00 to 22:00, UK time, 7 days a week.
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