News from East Midlands Trains

25.07.2011

Schools out for summer - East Midlands Trains announces bargain tickets to London

  • Almost quarter of a million bargain advance tickets still available for travel during August 
  • Online Best Fare Finder provides easy access to cheapest fares 
  • Additional discounts available for booking online at eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

With a recent report carried by insurers LV* showing that parents will spend an average of £414 on entertaining their child over the summer holidays, East Midlands Trains has today announced a range of great value fares to help people to enjoy an affordable day out in London.

Almost 250,000 discounted advance tickets are still available for travel during August.  Examples of available fares include a return from Kettering to London priced at £16 for adults, and £8 for kids, and a return from Sheffield to London priced at £32 for adults, and £16 for kids.  East Midlands Trains always offers a discount for advance leisure tickets booked through its website, and there are no booking fees or credit/debit card charges for tickets purchased through eastmidlandstrains.co.uk making it cheaper than most other websites.

Examples of great value fares still available for travel during August booked through eastmidlandstrains.co.uk, include:  

  • Sheffield to London St Pancras: Advance return fares priced from £32 for adults, £16 for kids 
  • Derby to London St Pancras:  Advance return fares priced from £30 for adults, £15 for kids 
  • Nottingham to London St Pancras: Advance return fares priced from £30 for adults, £15 for kids 
  • Leicester/East Midlands Parkway to London St Pancras:  Advance return fares priced from £28 for adults, £14 for kids 
  • Market Harborough to London St Pancras: Advance return fares priced from £20 for adults, £10 for kids 
  • Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough: Advance return fares priced from £16 for adults, £8 for kids

Marc Turley, Head of Marketing for East Midlands Trains, said: “We know that the summer holidays can be an expensive time for parents and we want to provide an opportunity for an affordable and enjoyable family day out in London.

“We’ve got a wide variety of fares still available for travel during August with prices starting from just £24 for an adult and child's return from Kettering to London.  Our award winning online Best Fare Finder at eastmidlandstrains.co.uk provides easy access to the best fares and the cheapest dates and times to travel, and what’s more, anybody with a Friends and Family Railcard can get a further third off the cost of their ticket”.