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Avanti West Coast’s low cost Superfare ticket extended to more destinations

More £9 tickets up for grabs as Avanti West Coast extends its Superfare range. 

  • Ten more journeys added to the Superfare range as ticket celebrates its first anniversary
  • Popular £9 London to Birmingham fare extended to other West Midlands destinations
  • Customers can now book Superfare tickets eight weeks in advance of travel
  • Avanti West Coast has extended its innovative and award winning Superfare ticket to more routes to mark the popular low cost fare’s first anniversary.

    Ten more journey opportunities in the West Midlands and Lake District have been added to the train operator’s wide range of Superfare tickets. It has seen over 50,000 customers snap up bargains on the Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Preston and Glasgow routes, with many opting for rail over other forms of transport as a result.

    The Superfare ticket enables customers to book a journey for a specific date with the choice of morning, afternoon, or evening slots at a cheaper fare – with the exact time of travel being selected by the intercity operator.

    With around 24 hours’ notice prior to the day of travel, Avanti West Coast will match customers to an empty seat on a quieter train and advise them of their reservation details and train’s departure time.

    From today, customers from Rugby, Coventry, Nuneaton, Birmingham International and Wolverhampton can travel to London for just £9.

    Customers wanting to enjoy the delights of the Lake District can also take advantage of new Superfare tickets from London to Oxenholme (£26), Penrith (£26) and Carlisle (£28). Passengers travelling between Milton Keynes and Manchester (£18) and Preston and Glasgow (£12) now also have the choice of a Superfare ticket. Existing Superfare prices have been frozen and not seen any increase since launch.

    Of those Superfare customers surveyed,  the majority said they would have not travelled or would have done so by a different mode, confirming how Superfare is attracting people to rail.

    Each week thousands of Superfare tickets are made available and from 1 May 2024, will be available to purchase much earlier, with bookings possible from eight weeks before travel to allow customers to plan even further ahead. Bookings must still be made at least seven days before travel.

    Sarah Copley, Commercial Director at Avanti West Coast said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to Superfare. For those with flexibility around when they travel, it’s a great way to grab yourself a bargain and we’re delighted to extend the Superfare ticket benefits to more destinations.”

Contact Information

Richard Stanton

Avanti West Coast


Notes to editors

(1)   Avanti West Coast’s low-cost Superfare ticket wins at Spotlight Rail Awards

Superfare tickets are available on an independent website - https://avantisuperfare.co.uk/

New Superfare Ticket Prices

One-way between London and Rugby - £9

One-way between London and Coventry– £9

One-way between London and Nuneaton – £9

One-way between London and Birmingham International – £9

One-way between London and Wolverhampton - £9

One-way between London and Penrith – £26

One-way between London and Oxenholme – £26

One-way between London and Carlisle - £28

One-way between Milton Keynes to Manchester - £18

One-way between Preston to Glasgow – £12


Existing Superfare Ticket Prices

One-way between London and Birmingham - £9

One-way between London and Liverpool – £15

One-way between London and Manchester – £20

One-way between London and Preston – £22

One-way between London and Stafford - £12

One-way between London and Stoke-on-Trent – £14

One-way between London and Macclesfield – £16

One-way between London and Stockport - £20

One-way between London and Wilmslow - £18

One-way between London and Crewe – £14

One-way between London and Runcorn - £15

One-way between London and Warrington Bank Quay – £15

One-way between London and Wigan North Western - £20

One-way between London and Lancaster – £25

One-way between London and Glasgow - £30

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. Our refurbed Pendolinos have returned to the rails with a £117m investment that’s delivering the best in class comfort. Known as the UK’s hardest working fleet, the programme is transforming all 56 of these iconic trains boasting better seats, improved lighting, new interior carpets, customer-friendly passenger information screens, additional luggage space, power points at every seat and refurbished toilets.

New Hitachi trains are set to replace our Voyagers from 2024. The 23-strong fleet, consisting of 10 seven-carriage electric trains and 13 five-carriage bi-modes, will serve routes from London to the Midlands, Chester, North Wales and the North West, leading to a substantial cut in carbon emissions with an increase in seats, and offering improved comfort. Quieter and roomier, with more reliable Wi-Fi, wireless charging for electrical devices and a real-time customer information system, these new trains are the result of a £350m investment in sustainable travel.

We’re tackling climate change wherever we can, from reducing energy and water use to training drivers in eco-driving techniques and sourcing food and drink from local suppliers. Our goal is to be net zero carbon by 2031. We’re on track.

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