Why booking online with East Coast is just the ticket for big savings

See how we compare with other booking sites

Miles ahead of other booking sites

Take a look at how we measure up to other online booking sites. It seems we're ticking more boxes than the competition when it comes to low prices and convenience:

Ticket booking site Cheapest East Coast fares No
booking
fee
No
credit
card fee
No
debit
card fee
Rewards
or Loyalty scheme
Mobile website Buy
tickets on mobile
Delay Repay† Print @Home Real time
journey info & travel planning
Free first class postal ticket delivery Cheap ticket alerts
East Coast
Open to all. Earn Points for free rail travel, on-board Wi-Fi, gifts and treats.
Website, app and mobile site.
Post is £1 if TOD is available at the departure station.
Red Spotted Hanky
Open to all. Earn Points for discounts with third party retailers and money off rail tickets.
Only on app.
**Claims must be submitted to East Coast Customer Relations directly.
National Rail Enquiries arrival and departure boards.
Virgin Trains
For frequent travellers by invitation only.
Only on app.
**Claims must be submitted to East Coast Customer Relations directly.
Not available on East Coast services.
Website and app.
Post is £1 if TOD is available at the departure station.
Raileasy
£2.50
4.5%*
**Claims must be submitted to East Coast Customer Relations directly.
National Rail Enquiries arrival and departure boards.
1st Class £1.50.
My Train Ticket
£1.50
2%
**Claims must be submitted to East Coast Customer Relations directly.
Only on a very limited number of journeys.
The Trainline
Mobile app: £1, but tiered on iPhone and Android phones. Website and mobile website £1.50.
2% of transaction on app, mobile web £1.50.
**Claims must be submitted to East Coast Customer Relations directly.
National Rail Enquiries arrival and departure boards.
Take the Train
**Claims must be submitted to East Coast Customer Relations directly.
1st Class £1.

Date last checked: 28 April 2014

†Delay Repay - compensation in the form of vouchers is given back if your train is delayed by 30 minutes or more.

**Delay Repay can be claimed by contacting East Coast Customer Relations directly. *When 2.5% of the total transaction works out more than £5 Raileasy charge a fee of 2.5% instead.

Great value fares... available now

Journey Standard price First class price Buy now
Edinburgh to London
Sun, 12 Oct 2014
£24.00Standard
Checked
28 Jul 16.14
£47.50First
Checked
28 Jul 16.14
Buy now
London to York
Sun, 12 Oct 2014
£13.00Standard
Checked
28 Jul 19.25
£32.50First
Checked
28 Jul 21.56
Buy now
Leeds to London
Sun, 12 Oct 2014
£13.00Standard
Checked
28 Jul 21.28
£35.00First
Checked
27 Jul 20.41
Buy now

All fares indicated are one way

Make East Coast your first stop for online booking and enjoy the following brilliant benefits:

FEEL HAPPY

The only place to book our cheapest train fares

FEEL SMUG

No booking, credit or debit card fees

FEEL SOCIABLE

Save up to a 1/3 with a Railcard or up to 25% when you travel in a group of 3 or more

FEEL REWARDED

Earn Points with our loyalty scheme Rewards, it's free to join and open to everyone

FEEL REASSURED

Use our lowest fare finder to find the cheapest fares

FEEL FREE

Book online on your mobile, anytime, anywhere

FEEL INFORMED

Sign up for email alerts when our lowest fares go on sale for the date you wish to travel

FEEL RELAXED

Choose where to sit with our interactive seat map

FEEL VALUED

Delay Repay means compensation if your train is delayed by 30 minutes or more

FEEL SPECIAL

Upgrade to First Class and feel even more special

FEEL FLEXIBLE

Changing your journey is easy, even for non-refundable tickets

Miles ahead of other booking sites...

We're ticking more boxes than any other online train booking site for price, convenience and East Coast Rewards, our loyalty scheme that's one of the most rewarding around! See how we compare here.

...and it just keeps getting better

  • Tickets are usually released 12 weeks in advance
  • Change your journey date/time for only £10 per person per leg

Why book anywhere else?

BOOK NOW FOR TRAVEL

Tickets are now available for travel up to and including

Friday 17 October 2014

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