Virgin Trains is offering 500,000 discounted seats in its summer sale to destinations along the east coast from this week.

Travellers will be able to cash in on the generous discounts from 10 am on Tuesday August 22 to Sunday August 28 for any trips to be taken between September 11 and December 20.

Customers can buy the discounted tickets at and

So if you’re planning a winter staycation break or want to explore on of the UK’s great Christmas markets then there’s no better time to book in advance and save yourself some extra money – that you can put towards your spending money.

Virgin train at station platform
Start planning your autumn staycation break now (Image: Getty)

Discounted fares include the Advance Single tickets on trains from Leeds to London for £8 (Standard Class normally costs from £16) and from Edinburgh to London for £20 (Standard class normally from £40).

     David Horne, Managing Director at Virgin Trains on the east coast, said: “Late summer, autumn and winter are great times to get away and explore the UK. With so many exciting cities on our east coast route, we’re delighted to be offering our customers the chance to travel in style for less. We’re sure tickets will sell out quickly so make sure you don’t miss out!”