Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast offers standalone bookings with AccesRail 9B/450 allowing passengers to travel to/from London Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Birmingham International Airport to many Avanti West Coast destinations throughout Britain. Whatever their destination, customers will enjoy a comfortable journey aboard Avanti West Coast’s Pendolino and Super Voyager high speed trains on the West Coast Mainline.
The chart below demonstrates many of the great routes available to and from Birmingham International Airport. Many are excellent final destinations but others may also serve as great feeder routes to flights out of Birmingham. London Euston is also a prominent station on offer and is only 1 hour 15 minutes away with trains departing every 20 minutes. Avanti West Coast offers train service between Birmingham Airport (BHX) and:
|London Euston||QQU||1hr 11|
|Milton Keynes||KYN||40 min|
|Watford Junction||WXF||1hr 53|
Avanti is also pleased to offer the following routes out of London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London City Airports (LCY) to cities along the West Coast line. Famous cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow are included. Every AccesRail passenger receives an exchange voucher good for a Transport for London Underground ticket that will connect the airports to London’s Euston Station.
Approx. Time from QQU
Avanti West Coast E-tickets are available as follows:
Standalone sales (ticketed on 9B plate) are possible in these BSP/ARC markets:
- ARC USA
- BSP Australia
- BSP Austria
- BSP Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg
- BSP Canada
- BSP Czech Republic
- BSP Finland
- BSP France
- BSP Germany
- BSP Hong Kong
- BSP India
- BSP Indonesia
- BSP Ireland
- BSP Italy
- BSP Japan
- BSP Macao
- BSP Malaysia
- BSP Mexico
- BSP Norway
- BSP Scandinavia – Open in Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
- BSP Singapore
- BSP South Korea
- BSP Spain
- BSP Switzerland/Liechtenstein
- BSP Taiwan
- BSP Thailand
- BSP UK
- BSP Vietnam
- Infini Sabre
- Sirena Travel
- Travel Sky
- Available worldwide.
- 9B 6800—7299
|First Class||Standard Class|
|Anytime tickets||Anytime tickets|
The Avanti West Coast First Class offering includes complimentary food, drink and Wi-Fi.
Auto Cancellation of Booking
- 36 hrs prior to departure
- Children 5-15 are charged 50% of the fare. N/AChildren under 5 ride free if no seat is required.
When issuing on 9B/450 plate please use “ SSR CTCE” format at the booking time in order to communicate PAX email address to 9B so that 9B could send an email 72 hours to departure reminding passenger about compulsory check-in on accesrail.com.
- Before departure: 15% penalty until 24 hrs to departure
- Within 24 hours to departure and after Departure: non refundable
- Requests for refunds must be initiated at the point of sale.
- For interline fares refunds will be applied according to fare rules.
- No group bookings allowed. Up to 99 passengers with unique names can be issued on the same PNR.
Earliest 72 hours before train departure, the passenger will have to check-in at www.accesrail.com to retrieve the Avanti West Coast ticket. A paper copy of the ticket or mobile version must be present to board the train. At time of booking, please inform the passenger to keep the PNR locator or e-ticket number handy to facilitate check-in.
Passenger visits check-in.accesrail.com within 72 hours prior to departure.
Passenger enters his/her first and last name and one of the following: PNR Locator or; e-ticket number.
Passenger prints the travel document, which is required for boarding.
At the time of purchase the travel agent issues the e-ticket and receives the ticket pickup number via Special Service Request (SSR). To retrieve their actual travel document, passengers must check-in prior to boarding the train. View sample travel documents.
Period of Validity
- Scheduled train departure time (indicated on the boarding pass).
Always check departure screens at Stations for the exact departure times and check platform numbers which can be altered at short notice. Due to ongoing engineering works, especially on weekends, always verify train schedules at https://www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk/.
London Heathrow Airport
Passengers will travel on the London Underground between London Euston and London Heathrow Airport.
Passengers must enter their ticket collection reference number (found on page 2 of their Avanti Rail Ticket) into any National Rail ticket vending machine to retrieve their ticket to travel on the Underground. A credit card will be needed to activate the machine but no charges will be applied to the card.
These ticket vending machines will be found here:
Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3 – Opposite the Heathrow Express Ticket desk in the Central Terminal area – this is after you enter the station and before the lifts to platform level.
Heathrow Terminal 4 – on the Arrivals level opposite the Heathrow Express Ticket desk.
Heathrow Terminal 5 – to the left of the ticket desk on “Arrivals” level. Another at platform level which is opposite from the lift exit.
Once you have received your ticket, please follow the signs to the Underground and take the Piccadilly Line (direction Cockfosters) and disembark at Green Park. Switch to the Victoria line (direction Walthamstow Central) and get off at Euston Underground station.
London City Airport
Passengers will travel on the London Underground between London Euston and London City Airport.
Passengers must enter their ticket collection reference number (found on page 2 of their Avanti Rail Ticket) into any National Rail ticket vending machine to retrieve their ticket to travel on the Underground or Docklands Light Railway. A credit card will be needed to activate the machine but no charges will be applied to the card.
For passengers arriving at London City Airport, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station is situated to the west side of London City Airport. Vending machines are located near the entrance
Passengers should take the DLR to Bank Tube station. From Bank, take the Northern Line (direction High Barnet or Edgware) to Euston station.
There is a FREE Air-Rail Link monorail between Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International Train Station that operates between 05:15 and 02:00 daily and takes approximately 2 minutes.
Here is a map of the Air-Rail Link location at Birmingham International Train Station (view online):
Here is a map of the Air-Rail Link location at Birmingham Airport (view online):
Terms & conditions:
NATIONAL RAIL CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE:
Travel is subject to National Rail Conditions of Carriage (NRCoC) and to the conditions of carriage of other operators on whose services the ticket is valid. The NRCoC can be obtained from www.nationalrail.co.uk
SPECIFIC e-TICKET CONDITIONS:
Your travel document must be retained and available for inspection during your journey. The ticket must be clearly printed on plain, clean, white paper. Problems with printing will not be the responsibility of Avanti West Coast. The ticket is for the named passenger only and is not transferable or for resale.
Proof of ID will need to be carried along with the ticket during your entire journey.
What if the passenger misses their train connection?
The ticket is valid for the specific service listed and in the event of disruption or delay it will be accepted on the next available service, subject to availability. Customers may not travel on an earlier service than the booked rail service.