Booking & Fares
All Fares, Tariffs and Times are for 2013 season and are a guide only for 2014. Firm details and operating dates will be announced in Spring 2014
- Standard Class & Premier Dining Class Fares
- Meal Tariffs
- Online, Telephone & Postal Bookings
- Book 'On The Day' - Standard Class only
Before placing a booking please be ready to provide the date, boarding station, class of seats required, number of seats and any special requirements, e.g. table for 2, dietary needs, pre-orders for bacon baps, occasional cakes, flowers etc, to enhance that special celebration.
Standard Class & Premier Dining Class accommodation on this train.
Standard Class Return
STARTING FROM BIRMINGHAM STATIONS & HENLEY
|Return Fares||Pre-booked||On The Day *|
|Child (age 5-15)||£12.50||£15.00|
* Please note : On-The-Day tickets from Henley are limited so pre-booking is strongly recommended.
Standard Class Afternoon Return Special
STARTING FROM STRATFORD (Travel on B & C only)
|Return Fares||Pre-booked||On The Day|
|Child (age 5-15)||£7.50||£10.00|
Standard Class SINGLE
STARTING FROM ANY STATION
|Single Fares||Pre-booked||On The Day|
|Child (age 5-15)||£7.50||£10.00|
1 Children under 5 travelling free should not occupy a seat. Only one free child per adult. All children should be accompanied by an adult.
2 Pre-booked tickets must be purchased by NOON on the Friday before travel in order to qualify for the discounted fare.
3 Family tickets are for 2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children travelling together in standard class only.
4 Standard Class seats are not allocated (even when pre-booked). The seats are first-come first-served.
Only Vintage Trains Limited tickets valid on our trains. Concessions available on public trains do not apply.
Premier Class with Dining
FROM ALL STATIONS
|Premier Dining Return Fares||Pre-booked|
|Child (age 5-15)||£25.00 *|
|Table for Two supplement per person||£7.50|
|* plus at least one meal below|
Train A - breakfast not available starting from Henley-in-Arden
Train B, concludes on Train C
|Afternoon Tea or High Tea
Train D – preference must be made when booking
1 Premier tickets and meals - must be purchased by NOON on the Friday before travel. If you are ordering by post please contact the Vintage Train office to check availabilty, as seats are limited.
2 Meals - When booking you need to specify which trains you intend to travel out and back on, and every person within your party must also pre-book to take at least one meal.
3 Special dietary requirements must be requested when making your booking.
4 Afternoon Tea or High Tea Choice – The choice of Afternoon or High Tea must be made in advance. There is a further choice of chicken or salmon for High Tea. Please specify your choices when booking.
5 Children - There is no special child menu & no concessionary meal tariff. We regret that children under 5 cannot be accomodated in the dining cars.
6 Premier Class seats are assigned and you will be shown to your seat by a steward.
7 Table for Two guarantee in Premier (subject to availability of tables) for £7.50 per person supplement.
Click the button to be directed to the Shakespeare Express Online Booking system
Booking Office - 0121 708 4960
Before contacting our office please see our Frequently Asked Questions >>
Note : A charge of £1.50 per booking will be applied for all credit card transactions. No booking fee for Debit Cards & Cheques.
ONLINE : click here >>
TELEPHONE : Telephone bookings can be made by
calling the Vintage Trains Office (0121 708 4960) during office hours :
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:30
POSTAL : Send a booking form to the Vintage Trains Office ** together with a cheque made payable to 'Vintage Trains' to :
Vintage Trains Limited,
670 Warwick Road,
Tyseley, Birmingham B11 2HL
** For Premier Dining Class seats (incl. Table for Two) please contact VT Booking Office to check availabilty before making a postal booking.
BOOK 'ON THE DAY' - Standard Class only :Standard class tickets can be purchased on the day of travel (subject to availability). Cash & cheques only.
Tickets should be purchased from a member of the Vintage Trains staff on Snow Hill or Stratford-upon-Avon stations or by getting on the train at Moor Street, Tyseley and Henley-in-Arden. Tickets for the Shakespeare Express are NOT available from station booking offices or ticket vending machines.
All bookings are subject to Vintage Trains Standard Conditions of Booking and Travel. They are available here for you to view and print in two formats:
Admission to attractions and fares for add-on trips at the train set down points are NOT included in the Shakespeare Express ticket price. Such attractions need to be paid locally by passengers wishing to take advantage of these attractions.