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Virgin Trains - Info

General

Virgin Trains runs high speed trains from London to Manchester and Edinburgh. The trains of Virgin Trains are very comfortable. There is free Wifi on-board and if you travel first class a free meal is included.   

Map

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available 
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • A seat reservation is included if you buy online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Free meal 
  • Free drinks
  • Free newspaper

Catering
For second class passengers at-seat catering is available on most trains.  

Wifi
Wifi is available for free 

Power sockets  
Available at all 1st class seats.

Children

  • Children up to 4 years travel for free when they don't need an own seat.
  • Children from 5 untill 15 years get a 50% discount on most tickets
  • Seat reservations are possible for kids between 5 and 15, but not for children below 5 years. 

Animals
Small dogs, cats and other small are allowed, max. 2 per person. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times unless contained in a basket. 
Dogs without leads, cats, birds and small animals must be carried in an enclosed basket, cage or pet carrier. Animals and containers must not occupy seats, otherwise a charge will be made. 

Luggage
Officially there is a luggage limit of two large suitcases per passengers with the height+width+length not larger than 158 cm and not heavier then 32 kg each, but in practice this isn't enforced.  There are luggage racks for big suitcases and backpacks near the entrance doors, for smaller bags there is space in the overhead luggage racks and under your seat. 

Boarding 
No. 

Railcards  
You can use all national Railcards on all trains. 

Interrail / Eurail / BritRail 
Passengers with a valid BritRailInterrail or Eurail-pass can use all trains of Virgin Trains. Seat reservations are optional and can be made up to one day in advance. 

Groups 
For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fares, see Group travel by train.

Business
The first class offers all the amenities needed for the business traveller to work and relax on board including special departure lounges, flexible fares and meals and wifi on board. See also Business travel by train.

At the station
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.   

London Euston - Info

Railway Station London

"London Euston" is one of he main stations in London and is the starting station for high speed trains to Manchester and Edinburgh. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 06:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 07:00 - 00:00

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: There are Santander hire cycles available near this station. Located on Eversholt Street, Drummond Street and Euston Road. See Santander Bike Hire for further details.
  • First class lounge: yes, 
    Located on first floor, accessed via balcony
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Baggage Storage (Lockers). Situated at the top of the ramp to platforms 16 to 18. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Parking: yes, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/

To the Big Ben: 

  • Underground: Northern to Kennington, get off at Waterloo Underground Station and walk to the Big ben 
  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 15 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 68
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London Waterloo: 

  • Underground: Northern to Kennington 
  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 15 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 68
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London King's Cross / London St. Pancras: 

  • Underground: Northern to Morden 
  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 91, 390, 10, 476
  • Taxi: 5 minutes

To London Victoria:

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton 
  • Walking: 61 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 390, 748
  • Taxi: 21 minutes

To London Paddington: 

  • Underground: Hammersmith & City Line to Paddington (leaving from Easton Square Station, 2-minute walk from the station)  
  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205, 27
  • Taxi: 20 minutes

To London Marylebone: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Oxford Circus, Bakerloo Harrow & Wealdstone  
  • Walking: 30 minutes
  • Bike: 12 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 18, 27 (recommended) 
  • Taxi: 12 minutes

To London Liverpool Street: 

  • Underground: Northern to Morden  
  • Walking: 59 minutes
  • Bike: 22 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205
  • Taxi: 20 minutes

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

London Euston - Hotels near the station

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Studios2Let***

5 minutes by foot from London Euston. Clean. Very good location. Best 3-star hotel near London Euston.   

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Premier Inn London Euston***

Close to the station, spacious, modern. High ratings.      

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The Wesley****

4-star castle hotel very near to the station and subway station.       

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Manchester Piccadilly - Info

Railway Station Manchester

"Manchester Piccadily" is the name of the main train station of Manchester. Another major station in Manchester is "Manchester Victoria" in the northern part which is used mainly by regional trains. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 04:30 - 22:30
  • Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
  • Sunday 07:00 - 22:30

Facilities 

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: -
  • Bus: 5 minutes, free
  • Taxi: yes

To the airport 
Nearest Airport is Manchester International Airport approximately 9 - 10 miles away. There are 6 trains an hour during the course of the day, services are limited throughout the night.

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

Manchester Piccadilly - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Motel One Manchester Piccadilly****

5 minutesby foot from the train station. Modern, stylish - recommended. High ratings.  

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Aparthotels Manchester Piccadilly****

Near the station and 300 meters from Canal Street. Spacious rooms, modern. Affordable 4-star hotel.     

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Double Tree by Hilton****

120 meters from the station. Fitness, luxury, very high ratings.      

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Edinburgh Waverley - Info

Railway Station Edinburgh

Edinburgh Waverley is the name of the main station of Edinburgh.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Saturday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Sunday 07:00 - 23:59

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, New Street: Long Stay, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/ 
  • First class Lounge: yes
  • Left luggage: Lockers located on Platform 19. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.

To the city centre

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: 15 minutes 
  • Taxi: yes, www.traintaxi.co.uk 

Rent-a-bike: 

Bike & Go: Bikes available for public hire from the station concourse. Register online: www.scotrail.co.uk/bike-and-go

To the airport: 

  • 'Airlink 100' express shuttle bus, operated by Lothian Buses. For details: www.lothianbuses.com 

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

Edinburgh Waverley - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Motel One Edinburgh Royal***

5 minutes by foot from the train station and 300 meters from the castle. Modern, stylish - highly recommended. High ratings.  

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The Scotsman****

Opposite the train station. Historical hotel, classic building. Luxury. Top 4-star hotel.     

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The Balmoral*****

5-star castle hotel very near to the station.       

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