Description:Low cost intercity train service in the UK.
Newest Review: ... as an option, it's worth experimenting with getting part of the journey through Megatrain, and part through the usual provider, as that can still save you a lot of money. They have big promotions of £1 tickets, but like all those promotions, availability was limited. Generally you'll still save a few bob. For example, on my last journey from London to Devon, I saved just over £20 on the fare ... more
Customer Megatrain Reviews (4)
by hannah - written on 22/11/10
tried booking a ticket in october, the website gave me a message saying ther had been an error. i got NO ticket, but they took the £12.00 from my bank. over a month later i am still trying to get hold of somebody to help me, i have not had one email back! and the phone number does not work. worst website i have ever used.
by - written on 17/05/10, updated on 09/07/13 (Very useful, 801 readings)
Need to travel? Want to save some wonga while you do it? Megatrain is the slight diversification of that famous budget coach travel company, Megabus. Running low-cost train services on Virgin, East Midlands and South West routes, Megatrain have bounced into the train market as a genuine competitor to the usual service providers. How does it work? Well, you see the thing is, Megatrain have not bought any trains, or taken on running any services. The very clever little chaps have just acquired the right to sell tickets on some rail franchises' routes. These should be cheaper than the rail operators own fares, and can be considerably ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/09/09 (Very useful, 1423 readings)
For anyone who knows about and uses megabus, the same company have been slowly expanding the megatrain arm of their business, offering a similar service, only this time with trains. Go figure! In order to offer such cheap travel megabus had to sacrifice a number of comforts, in order that they could offer such cheap tickets. Obviously having to travel by bus also meant the journey took a lot longer, but thanks to megatrains a lot of these issues have vanished. The concept is more or less the same as megabus, but to summarise, megatrain are basically a company who specialises in pre booked travel to and from various major cities in the UK via train, that can ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/08/08 (Very useful, 1711 readings)
Most people are familiar with the Scottish based budget travel company Megabus, run by Stagecoach. The brightly coloured blue and yellow buses are road travel's answer to Ryanair and Easyjet - offering no frills trips at silly prices. However, Stagecoach's more recent foray into the realm of budget train travel is less well known. I would usually use thetrainline.com to buy train tickets (or preferably southwesttrains.co.uk - who do not charge a booking fee) but recently I was buying tickets for a day trip to London and the cheapest price I was quoted, booking well ahead, was well over £100 for 2 people, returning the same day. In desperation I scoured the ... Read the complete review