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

Great value fares... available now

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

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 siteCheapest East Coast faresNo
booking
fee
No
credit
card fee
No
debit
card fee
Rewards
or Loyalty scheme
Mobile websiteBuy
tickets on mobile
Delay Repay†Print @HomeReal time
journey info & travel planning
Free first class postal ticket deliveryCheap 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
 
    £1     
 
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.
 

†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.

Date last checked: 11 September 2014

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?