LONDON, October 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Train Travellers Could Save a Fortune on Festive Travel Over the Next Fortnight
As train tickets for travel in the week of Christmas start to go on sale, thetrainline.com reveals that its customers saved over a quarter of a million poundson festive fares last year, by booking in the first fortnight of October alone.
The busiest days for travel this Christmas are predicted to be Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th December, based on thetrainline.com's booking data over the last five years. Usually, around 85% of tickets for travel on those days are booked in November and December but by booking now, huge savings are up for grabs.
Iain Hildreth, Marketing Director at thetrainline.com comments: "The cheapest Advance train tickets for travel in the Christmas week have started to go on sale, so it really makes sense to book now if you can, to stand the best chance of making the greatest saving."
Advance train tickets can be purchased online now at http://www.thetrainline.com. Check out the Ticket Alert page to see whether tickets are on sale for travel this Christmas for your train operating company.
NOTES TO THE EDITOR
Actual amount saved by customers booking train tickets for the week of Christmas in 2010 was £277,387.10 compared to buying on the day of travel.
Based on bookings made online in advance over the last five years on thetrainline.com
thetrainline.com is the leading UK rail ticket retailer and rail ticket information provider, offering fast and easy access to timetables, fares, reservations and tickets through its Internet site and contact centre operations in the UK train travel sector. In addition to its own website, http://www.thetrainline.com, it operates retail websites for many of the Train Operating Companies who sell rail tickets online, as well as providing a rail business travel service direct to a number of blue chip corporations and travel agents.