Trains to Coventry
Cheap Trains to Coventry
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Tip 1: Book your ticket in advance for cheap train tickets Twelve weeks in advance of departure Train Operating Companies release advance tickets which means the cheapest train tickets to Coventry. The sooner you book the more likely you are to get these advance tickets as they can be snapped up quickly. If they are still available you can purchase them up to an hour before departure.
With its interesting mix of industry and culture, the city of Coventry is known for being an industrial centre and a cathedral city. The city faced a setback when the British motor industry collapsed in the 80s but has since recovered, thanks to its redeveloped university, vibrant cultural scene and interesting events celebrated here throughout the year.
Tip 2: Avoid booking fees on trains to Coventry At Split My Fare we do not charge fees or ask you to pay for the use of a credit card, unlike other companies. We only make a charge if we make you savings by splitting your fare. Then we take just10% of what you have saved.
Tip 3: If delayed, claim a refund Even if you are delayed by as little as 15 minutes you can make a claim for a refund using the Delay Repay scheme. Check the company policy of the train line you are travelling with for information on eligibility and when you have done so claim the compensation through them.
Coventry railway station is situated on the main London to Birmingham rail route. There are three trains every hour to Coventry coming from London Euston station. The journey will take about an hour. Coventry is also on the main route of the Bournemouth to Manchester Piccadilly line.
Tip 4: Popular routes and destinations are more expensive The cost of train tickets is based on demand so travelling on a less direct route to a popular station can save money on your travel. Avoiding busy city centre stations at rush hours, weekends and during holidays will make for a less costly trip.
Tip 5: Make one booking as a group for cheap train tickets Booking together and travelling on the same off-peak train means you can get 1/3 discount and if 3-9 people are travelling with our company this discount is applied at checkout. Use mobile E-tickets as this is convenient for you to simply forward the tickets to the members of your group instead of passing on paper tickets.
There are many ways to get around the Coventry, as home to the Black Cab, you’ll find plenty of these here. You can start at the Cathedral Quarter, a medieval Gothic structure that was built during the 14th and 15th century. From here, make your way to the Lunt Roman Fort, an archaeological site that features exhibits about life in the Roman period.
Tip 6: Two singles could be cheaper than a return It might seem obvious to book a return ticket if you are not going one way, this is not necessarily the cheapest way so compare 2 single tickets and an open return to see if either type gives you cheaper train tickets. At Split My Fare we will automatically look at the different combinations and sell you the cheapest option.
Coventry is also home to some interesting museums, such as the Midland Air Museum which showcases the work of Sir Frank Whittle, the pioneer of the jet engine and the Coventry Transport Museum which features the largest collection of British-made road transport in the world. If you’re into art, check out the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. which has an eclectic display of sculptures and paintings, including works by David Hockney, TS Lowry and Stanley Spencer.
Tip 7:Try using a first-class fare for cheap train tickets Buying cheap train tickets can come from unexpected methods such as the possibility of travelling first class. If there is low demand it is possible to purchase first-class fares to your destinations at an amount comparable with standard fares or sometimes even cheaper. It also means you have the added bonus of bigger seats and available food and drinks on your journeys.
Tip 8: Railcards change the spending A great way to find savings is by using a railcard. There are railcards to suit different needs so please search the railcard website for information. You can buy them at any National Rail Ticket Office. The greatest savings can be made if you travel regularly but it is possible to make savings even if you travel just 3 times a year. Most cost £30 a year and some are only £70 for three years and they make 1/3 saving each time they are used.
There are railcards for two people who travel with each other regularly. The Family and Friends railcards provide 60% discount for children and 1/3 off for adults when up to 4 adults and 4 children travel on the same journeys. There are railcards for anyone over 60, Disabled Persons and members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces. They are also available for 16-25 yr olds and 26-30 yr olds.
Coventry is also known for its annual Christmas lights switch-on events. Happening annually in mid-November, the event also includes musical performances, firework displays and more.
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