With the average price of a bottle of wine in UK supermarkets at £7.71 – did you know that you can get from London to Stratford Upon Avon for less than this at just £6 per person each way?
If you are planning a trip to see what Stratford Upon Avon has to offer, it need not be as expensive as you think. With travel from London from just £12 per couple and a double room with us from just £75 per night, a weekend staying in Shakespeare’s home town is very affordable.
There is a direct Chiltern Railways service that departs from London Marylebone and will get you to Stratford in between 2 and 2 ½ hours. It is only the direct Chiltern service that this great price is available for. If you decide to go via Birmingham it is more like £50 per person each way. Also don’t just turn up at the station without a ticket expecting to travel for £6 as fares on the Chiltern service on the day are travel are £30.
The trick is to book in advance….. but not too far. The special price advance rail fares get released 8-12 weeks before travel. Fortunately the Train Line has a handy email notification system. https://www.thetrainline.com/ticketalert/ Put in the date(s) you would like to travel and they will e-mail when the advance fares become available. If you are booking a return journey it as also best to book two singles as they do not seem to do the same discount on the combined return tickets.
These advance fares are not just available for London to Stratford Upon Avon but many other journeys in the UK. If you do a couple of dummy searches for they journey you wish to take for about 8 weeks ahead you will get an idea of what should be available for you when tickets are released.
Another thing to bear in mind is that even if you are organising a last minute trip to Stratford, if you book your tickets just the day before travelling, big discounts might still be available.
We also have some fantastic discount vouchers for our guests who stay with us – from 50% off at the Shakespeare Houses to 2 for 1 Warwick Castle tickets. If you let us know your plans when you arrive we will do our best to help you make the most of your time and money when visiting Stratford Upon Avon.
We look forward to welcoming you to Avonlea soon.
Don’t forget our special offers:
Stay 3 nights including a Sunday and receive 50% off the Sunday night.
Stay 4 or more nights and receive £5 off per night.