Virgin Points hacks for bank holiday train travellers

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by Katie Fiddaman
18 August 2023

If you’re booking train travel over the bank holiday weekend, why not make it extra rewarding with Virgin Trains Ticketing?

When you book with Virgin Trains Ticketing, you’ll earn three Virgin Points for every £1 you spend – so if your ticket is £20, that’s 60 Virgin Points on top of a trip you’d be doing anyway. Better yet, every booking you make until 27 August 2023 is an opportunity to earn one millions points!

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Book with Virgin Trains Ticketing

It’s time to jump on board, but how else can you hack your way to your dream points balance?

Book a getaway with

Booking a bank holiday getaway in the UK or Europe with will get you eight Virgin Points for every £1 you spend. Plus, Genius members can also get access to Genius benefits too – where you can enjoy more discounts and travel rewards. More getaways = more perks.

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Get out of the country and boost your points

Wherever you go over the long weekend, book your travel to the airport with Virgin Trains Ticketing and earn Virgin Points. And if you’re flying with Virgin Atlantic**, you’ll build up Virgin Points in the air.

Whether you’re travelling by land or sea, there are loads of ways to earn. For example, if you’re heading to Miami for a breath-taking Virgin Voyage***, if you get a train to the airport with Virgin Trains Ticketing and fly with Virgin Atlantic, you’ll have bumped your points before you even set sail for the Caribbean.

Fuel your body with a train takeaway

Finally, if you’re planning on staying in the UK this bank holiday but need to fuel your bank holiday excursions with some good old grub, why not earn Virgin Points on Deliveroo and take your lunch, coffee or snacks onto the train? Virgin Points earned on train tickets and Virgin Points earned on eating. Two of the best things.

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Make your bank holiday extra rewarding with Virgin Trains Ticketing and hack your way to your dream Virgin Points balance. Your future self will thank you for it.

P.S. We always do our best to include the most up-to-date information, but Virgin Red offers do change from time to time. Click on each offer for the current points rate and all the details.

Terms and Conditions   

*Full terms and conditions apply. Please see here the key terms and conditions:   

Prize draw promotion runs until 23:59 on 27.08.23. 18+ UK resident only. Virgin Red membership required. For full T&Cs visit Promoter: Virgin Red Limited, 66 Porchester Road, London W2 6ET   

The Virgin Red Programme terms and conditions apply to the use of Virgin Points.   

Purchase of rail tickets is governed by the VTT Terms and Conditions.   

All train ticket bookings will be governed by the National Rail Conditions of Travel. 

**Virgin Atlantic Flying Club membership required. Different cabin classes, ticket types and routes will earn a different amount of points.

***Virgin Voyages offer mentioned can only be booked with Virgin Atlantic Holidays and is subject to its terms and conditions. This offer is not valid on direct bookings with Virgin Voyages. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club membership required.