First Class Weekend Travel

Treat yourself at the weekend & upgrade your ticket to First Class. Enjoy comfy seats, complimentary drinks, snacks and wifi with Avanti West Coast.

First Class weekends

Upgrade your weekend (or your bank holiday) and travel in style with Avanti West Coast. With comfy seats, more room to stretch out and complimentary snacks, drinks and WiFi, you’ll never want your journey to end.

It costs less than you might think to upgrade to First Class. To find out more about the full range of upgrade options, have a chat with your Train Manager or take a look at some of our upgrade prices below.

Upgrade for £15

London to Milton Keynes

Preston to Birmingham

Manchester to Stoke-On-Trent

Carlisle to Glasgow

Upgrade for £20

London to Birmingham

London to Wolverhampton

Manchester to Edinburgh

Coventry to London

Upgrade for £25

Manchester to London

London to Liverpool

Preston to London

London to Crewe

Upgrade for £30

London to Glasgow

London to Carlisle

Oxenholme to London

Milton Keynes to Edinburgh

How to upgrade to First Class on weekdays

Whether you’re planning a First Class trip in advance, or decide you deserve a little luxury on the day, upgrading to First Class couldn’t be easier. 

For the easiest way to upgrade, book your ticket online. If you select a First Class Super Off-Peak or First Class Off-Peak ticket, the cost of the upgrade is already included in your ticket price.

If you’ve already booked a Standard ticket but decide you deserve an upgrade on the day (and trust us, you do), ask your Train Manager on board. Pay the difference, and they’ll upgrade you then and there. 


Fancy giving the kids a taste of the First Class lifestyle? If you're travelling with Under-16s, First Class upgrades start from as little as £5 each way (on top of the cost of their Standard ticket). Under-5s travel for free. Lucky devils. 


Remember, you can get your journey off to the right start in our First Class lounges an hour before your train departs. But be sure to check the opening hours before you do, as times vary. 

Find out more about our First Class lounges >

Tables at every seat

In First Class, there’s a table wherever you sit, giving you plenty of space to work, or just spread out your newspaper.

Free WiFi

Stay connected wherever you are (yes, even in a tunnel) thanks to our complimentary on-board WiFi.

Charge points at every seat

Battery running low? You’ll find a power socket at every window seat.

More leg room

Our First Class seats offer extended legroom and extra width. So sit back, relax and watch the world go by.  

What’s on the menu?

There’s more to First Class than big seats and plug sockets. We’ll also offer you a delicious selection of complimentary snacks and drinks. Take a peek at our weekend and bank holiday menu, all served with tea, coffee or water.

Weekend Menu


Get your weekend off to a tasty start with an individual filled croissant or roll, yoghurt and cereal bar, available until midday on Saturday and Sunday.  

Later in the day

We’ll treat you to a picnic tray filled with a sandwich or cheese & cracker box, sweet treats & savoury snacks.


Bank holiday menu

Our menus differ slightly on bank holidays, depending on your train. Feel free to ask one of our on-board staff for more details. 


Start the day with a lovely warm bacon roll, potato hash (vg) or fresh fruit.

Later in the day

We’ll treat you to a picnic tray filled with a sandwich or cheese & cracker box, sweet treats & savoury snacks. Available on any of our trains. 

On most trains, refreshments will be served at your seat, but on certain trains you may need to visit our shop. On Voyager services, please collect all weekend refreshments from the shop.