Great British Rail Sale

Avanti West Coast supports the Great British Rail Sale

Over 75,000 discounted tickets available on Avanti West Coast services as part of the Great British Rail Sale.

  • Save up to 50% off on selected Avanti West Coast journeys whilst stocks last
  • Over 75,000 heavily discounted tickets up for grabs on the West Coast route
  • Tickets on sale online from today (19 April)

From today customers travelling with Avanti West Coast can enjoy up to 50% off select Advance tickets on over 1 million journeys, as the rail industry unveils its first ever networkwide sale.

Dubbed the Great British Rail Sale, customers will be able to buy discounted tickets online from 19 April – 2 May, but are being encouraged to get their bookings in quickly as once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Over 75,000 tickets are up for grabs on Avanti West Coast services for travel between 25 April until 27 May 2022. Tickets must be purchased a minimum of one day in advance of the date of travel. Railcard customers will also be able to save an extra 1/3 off a Great British Rail Sale ticket.

Sarah Copley, Executive Director Commercial, for Avanti West Coast said: “With the Great British Rail Sale it’s even easier to get on a train and enjoy the best the UK has to offer, and we have 75,000 discounted seats up for grabs, including on our new Standard Premium service.

“Whether it’s family, an old friend you have been meaning to visit, or tourist attraction you have always wanted to explore on our West Coast Main Line, this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of our additional great value fares and experience the delights of travelling by rail.”

Explore for less during the Great British Rail Sale with the following Standard Class single fares to and from London:

Coventry (£7), Birmingham (£8), Shrewsbury (£12), Stafford (£14), Crewe (£14.50), Stoke-on-Trent (£14.50), Liverpool (£17), Flint (£18.50), Preston (£22), Manchester (£23), Carlisle (£25.50), Edinburgh (£26) and Glasgow (£26).

Other Great British Rail Sale Standard Class single tickets available on Avanti West Coast services include:

  • Carlisle to Glasgow / Edinburgh £5.00
    Milton Keynes to Birmingham    £4.50
    Crewe to Penrith      £7.00
    Watford to Rugby         £5.50
    Sandwell & Dudley to Blackpool    £9.50
    Warrington to Oxenholme       £7.00
    Runcorn to Coventry      £8.00
  • Jacqueline Starr, CEO of the Rail Delivery Group, said: “We want everyone to be able to benefit from travelling by train because it’s more than just a journey, it’s a way to connect everyone to the people, places and things they love. As part of the Great British Rail Sale customers will enjoy over 1 million discounted tickets, so they can explore some of the fantastic locations that are accessible by rail”.

    To find out what journeys are available as part of the Great British Rail Sale customers should visit https://www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk/great-british-rail-sale.

Contact Information

Richard Stanton

Avanti West Coast


Notes to editors

About Great British Rail Sale

Great British Rail Sale tickets will be available from 10.00 on 19 April – 23.59 on 2 May 2022 for travel between 25 April until 27 May 2022. Tickets must be purchased a minimum of one day in advance of the date of travel. 

Great British Rail Sale tickets are not available on all routes or from all train companies. Tickets are subject to availability so when they’re gone, they’re gone.

The discount will be available on selected Advance tickets. Customers should visit nationalrail.co.uk/railsale to see what discounts are available for the location they wish to visit and a full list of terms and conditions.

The following travel exclusion dates will apply to Avanti West Coast services: all routes 29 April 2022 – 03 May 2022 and 14 May 2022 and 22 May 2022 from London Euston to Liverpool and Manchester only.

Maximum of 9 persons per booking.


About Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast, operator of intercity rail services on the West Coast Main Line, is a joint venture between FirstGroup and Trenitalia, delivering a cleaner, greener railway that drives the West Coast forward.

We’re on a mission to revolutionise train travel, linking together the towns and major cities of the UK to create an iconic railway the country can be proud of. We’ve got big plans including a fleet of new intercity trains, as well as the complete refurbishment of the existing Pendolino train fleet. We will introduce more train services every week with new routes added, and a much-improved onboard service with enhanced free Wi-Fi, plug sockets, 25,000 brand new seats and improved catering. Since 8 December, passengers have benefitted from improved passenger compensation, available for journeys delayed by just 15 minutes.

For the latest news, visit the Avanti West Coast Media Room: https://newsdesk.avantiwestcoast.co.uk/

Press Office: 0845 000 3333