Trainline reveals Brummies head to the big smoke on May bank holidays

Brummies choose to head to the capital, according to Trainline data, which reveals that London holds top spot for the most popular destination for a day trip on the May bank holidays.[i]

Trainline’s top tips for a breezy bank holiday:

 You can save on average 51%[ii] by booking weeks ahead and selecting train times where Advance tickets are still available to buy – head to the Trainline app to easily find the cheapest tickets available to your chosen destination on 6th and 27th May this year.


If you’re travelling with family or friends, check out GroupSave with the Trainline app, where groups of 3-8 passengers who travel together on Off-Peak tickets may be eligible for a 34% discount.

You can also use the Family and Friends railcard, which provides a third off for adults and a huge 60% off for kids.


Download the Trainline app and use mobile tickets to allow you to store all tickets safely on your phone – and avoid ticket queues at the station.


With lots of people keen to get out of the city for the day, the BusyBot feature in the Trainline app comes in handy for revealing the quietest parts of the train, so you can head for the empty seats and have the best chance of travelling in comfort.

[i] According to sales data for day return trips (train) made from all major Birmingham stations on 7th and 28th May 2018

[ii]Average savings on all fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach

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