Travel deals

From flights to trains to taxis, here are some great travel deals, discounts, voucher codes and offers I’ve uncovered.

I’ll update with any special sales and codes when they happen. Also do read my guide to getting the best value when booking hotels.

Train deals and discounts

Eurostar: £78 returns + 20% off

You can book return fares from London to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Rotterdam for £39 each way, making a return possible for just £78. Travel is from 14 May until 11 September 2022. Limited availability at weekends and there are some excluded dates. While reduced fares last.

There’s also a 20% off code SUMMER20 which can be added to most bookings (made before 13 June, or until the code has been used 10000 times) for travel between 20 June and 22 September 2022. Some dates are excluded (13 to 17 July, 22 to 24 July & 26 to 29 August). It’s valid on trips to Paris, Brussels, Lille, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

LNER: £5 credit

Sign up to LNER’s Perks scheme and you’ll get £5 credit. You can use this for bookings made on the app. You’ll also be able to earn 2% credit back on bookings.

Great British Rail Sale: Up to 50% off (expired)

From 10 am on 19 April until midnight on 2 May 2022 you’ll be able to book discounted tickets across the UK rail network for travel between 25 April and 27 May 2022. They will be available from “participating retailers” but there’s no list of these provided so you might need to search a few websites or try the National Rail website.

The sale won’t be on all journeys or ticket types, so you might not find a discount for the trip you want to take. With LNER, for example, it’s only Monday to Thursday travel on offer. There are also only one million tickets available so they’ll go pretty fast.

Example fares provided in advance include:

  • York to Leeds: was £5.60, NOW £2.80
  • London to Edinburgh: was £44, NOW £22 
  • London to Cardiff: was £47, NOW £25
  • Wolverhampton to Liverpool: was £10.50, NOW £5.25
  • Manchester to Newcastle: was £20.60, NOW £10.30
  • Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads: was £25.30, NOW £12.60
  • Portsmouth Harbour to Penzance was £45.70, NOW £22.00

1/3 off fares with a railcard

These cards are valid for 12 months and should save you a third on most fares if you fit the criteria. You’ll also soon be able to have a digital version of your card on your phone.

Railcards include:

  • Friends & Family Railcard
  • 16-17 Saver (from 20th August)
  • 18-25 Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard
  • NetworkRailcard (South East trains only)
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard

Offers to save more run regularly through the year, and I’ll update here if I spot any – however right now they’re not on sale due to coronavirus limitations on travel.

Two-thirds off railcards with Tesco Clubcard

Or, even better, you can get any railcard for a third of the price if you have Tesco Clubcard points. You need £10 worth of points to get this or any other railcard in full, though you can part pay with vouchers.

> Buy a half-price railcard with Tesco Clubcard

Railcards: Up to 40% off (expired)

Trainline is offering 33% off digital railcards while stocks last. You need to enter the code 33YESPLEASE at checkout. Ends 28 February or when 300,000 railcards have been sold.

Or, to save more, if you are a Three customer then check out the Three+ app as you can currently claim 40% off an annual digital railcard. In fact, this extra saving might mean it’s worth getting a PAYG Three Sim and topping it up by a tenner (you’ll get access to other savings for 90 days)! More on how this hack works here.

Parking deals and discounts

NCP: Free day of parking (expired)

Until 31 August 2021 you can claim a free day of parking at NCP car parks via the ParkPass app.

Once you’ve signed up you can enter the code FREE2 in the app on the day you want the free parking. It obviously has to be at a car park that accepts the payment app – there are more than 250 in the UK.

Bus, tube and tram deals

None at present

Flight deals and discounts

I’ll update with any decent sales when they happen. Also, do read my guide to saving money when booking flights

Taxi and minicab deals

Money off your first Uber journey

Use the code 5ngkw on the Uber app to get a discount on your first ride. This is for first-time users only.

Car & MOT offers

Halfords: Free MOT (expired)

Most years Halfords offers a free MOT offer. You usually have to buy something in-store to qualify. This year it runs from 25th March 2021 to 19th April 2021.

Bike and cycling deals

25% off Santander Cycles (expired)

Santander Cycles are offering 25% off a year’s access with code CYCLEBF21. I’m not sure when this ends as it’s a Black Friday deal. It’ll probably end in early December.

Fix Your Bike voucher scheme (expired)

150,000 vouchers are being released by the government to help you repair your bike. They’re worth £50 and are first-come, first-serve. 

The scheme first launched on 28th July 2021 and the website crashed under the strain and the promotion was paused. But it restarted on 11th March 2021 but all voucher are now taken.

You could apply via the Gov.uk website.

12 thoughts on “Travel deals

  1. Just tried to book a weekend in Nov but not available yet….”Travel is from 11 September to 20 December 2017 (weekends are only available up to 5 November) inclusive, excluding 21-29 October 2017 (inclusive).”

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    1. I have a discount card but I haven’t been able to find where to add on the app?? I would be grateful if you could help 🙂

      1. What app is this for?

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