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Travel between London and Birmingham for less than a tenner as price war intensifies

Savvy travellers can book train tickets between London and Birmingham for under £10. 

Avanti West Coast has just slashed its “Superfare” ticket by 25% to just £9 each way. 

To snap up the reduced prices, passengers need to book between one and three weeks in advance for a morning, afternoon or evening ticket. 

They will be informed 24 hours before departure which train they are on. 

The move was first reported by travel correspondent Simon Calder for the Independent newspaper. 

He said the price cut comes as competition between rail and coach firms heats up. 

Sarah Copley, commercial director at Avanti West Coast, said: “We’re working hard to encourage more people to take the train and the new Superfare ticket on the Birmingham route, at just £9 for over one hundred miles, is great value for money.

“And with a fastest journey time of one hour 17 minutes, the train is the best way to travel between the capital and the West Midlands.”

Avanti West Coast launched its Superfare ticket on a number of routes earlier this year.  They include:

  • One-way between London and Liverpool £15
  • One-way between London and Manchester £20
  • One-way between London and Crewe £14
  • One-way between London and Glasgow £30

Bargains for the London to Birmingham stretch can also be snapped up on other train lines. 

Taking 23 October as an example, Sky News found several providers offering advanced single tickets for as little as £8. 

Adding railcards can reduce prices further.