Trains to Coventry
Cheap Trains to Coventry
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Tip 1: Book your ticket in advance to get cheaper train fares
Advance tickets are released twelve weeks before departure by Train Operating Companies. These fares are non-refundable and involve travelling on a specific train but provide a great way of getting the cheapest train tickets to Coventry. The further in advance you book, the more likely you are to get these tickets, as they can book up very quickly. You can purchase them up to an hour before departure if they are still available.
With its exciting mix of industry and amenities, Coventry is both a manufacturing hub and a cathedral city. The city faced a setback when the British motor industry collapsed in the 80s. It has since recovered, thanks to its redeveloped university, vibrant culture and exciting events celebrated here throughout the year.
Tip 2: Avoid booking fees on trains to Coventry
At Split My Fare, we do not charge booking or card fees, unlike other retailers. We only make an additional charge if you find cheaper tickets by splitting your fare, taking just 10% of the saving made.
Tip 3: If you experience a delay, claim a refund
Even if you are 15 minutes late to your destination, you can claim a refund using the Delay Repay scheme. Check the policy of the train operator you are travelling with and then claim the compensation through them.
Coventry railway station is situated on the central London to Birmingham rail line and the Bournemouth to Manchester Piccadilly line. There are three trains every hour to Coventry coming from London Euston station with the journey taking just an hour.
Tip 4: Popular routes and destinations are more expensive
Demand determines the price of train tickets. Travelling on a less direct route or to a less popular train station can save you money. Avoid busy city centre stations at rush hours, weekends and during holidays for a cheaper trip.
Tip 5: Make one reservation when travelling as a group for cheap train tickets
If 3-9 people book in one go and travel on the same off-peak train, they can get 1/3 off. Selecting e-tickets will be more convenient when you do this; you simply forward the tickets on rather than giving paper tickets to everyone.
There are lots of ways to get around Coventry; it is the birthplace of the black cab, so you'll find plenty of them here. You can start at the Cathedral Quarter, a medieval Gothic structure built during the 14th and 15th century. From here, travel to the Lunt Roman Fort, an archaeological landmark 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 when you aren't making a one-way trip; this is not necessarily the cheapest option. It is worth comparing how much two single tickets are against a return ticket to see which is most affordable. At Split My Fare we will automatically look at the different combinations to give you the cheapest options.
Coventry is home to some great museums, such as the Midland Air Museum which showcases the work of Sir Frank Whittle, the pioneer of the jet engine. Another is the Coventry Transport Museum that features the biggest collection of British road transport. If you’re into art, check out the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum that has an eclectic display of sculptures and paintings, including works by David Hockney, TS Lowry and Stanley Spencer.
Tip 7: Check the price of a first-class fare
It may seem strange, but travelling 1st-class can be an alternative way of getting cheap train tickets. If these fares are in low demand, it is possible to purchase them at a price similar to standard fares. Travelling first-class means you get the bonus of bigger seats, along with complimentary food and drink on your journey.
Tip 8: Use railcards for cheaper tickets
A great way to find savings is by using a railcard, with many options available to suit different passengers. There's more information on the railcard site, and you can buy them at any National Rail Ticket Office. You don't have to travel regularly to make savings. It is possible to get cheaper fares, even if you travel just three times a year. Most Railcards cost £30 a year, and some are only £70 for three years, giving you 1/3 off each time you use them.
The Two Together card is for two people who travel with each other regularly. The Family and Friends card provides 60% discount for children and 1/3 off for adults when up to four adults and four children travel on the same journey. There are also Over 60's, Disabled Persons and Armed Forces railcards. For younger passengers 16-25 yr and 26-30 railcards are available.
Coventry is known for its annual Christmas light switch-on in mid-November. The event includes live music and a firework display.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Coventry worth visiting?
Coventry is well worth visiting, despite being severely damaged in WW2 it has rebuilt itself into a city with many attractions and still retains some of its medieval architecture.
What is Coventry famous for?
Coventry is famous for its castle, cathedral and transport museum.