First Class Train Tickets

Experience premium and bag the benefits worth boasting about. You’ll get to enjoy our First Class Lounges, complimentary food and drinks service, and seating upgrades.


COVID-19 Update: First Class at-seat service

Currently, if you’re travelling First Class on a Pendolino service and would like refreshments, then you can collect your complimentary snacks and soft drinks from the onboard shop. You’ll just need to present our colleagues with your ticket. As the onboard shop is currently closed on Voyager services, snacks and soft drinks will be offered to you at your seat by a member of the onboard team.

Due to recent government guidance, we will not be serving alcohol onboard any of our services at this time.


Book First Class with Avanti West Coast

Need a reason to book your First Class ticket with us? Take a look at how you could be travelling in style – sit back, stretch out and enjoy the ride.

Seating upgrades

Get comfy with more leg room, bigger seats and a guaranteed table.  

Sockets at every seat

Battery running low? You’ll find a plug socket at every window seat. No extra charges.

Free WiFi

Fire off a few emails, check the latest news or scroll to your heart's content with free WiFi.

Exclusive access to First Class Lounges

The First Class experience starts from the moment you arrive at the station. Get your journey off to the best start by heading to one of our First Class Lounges*.

Find our lounges >

Free onboard entertainment

Download the Avanti Media app to get newspapers, games and TV at your fingertips – completely free. Just follow the instructions on screen and hey presto.

Discover Avanti Media > 

Upgrade to First Class from just £15

Travel in style with a First Class upgrade from only £15 extra, every weekend and bank holiday. Table service is limited compared to weekdays, but you'll still have access to the other First Class benefits. Because all weekends should be First Class.

First Class weekends > 

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 on a weekday is a piece of cake (or pudding, depending on the menu).

Can I upgrade to First Class on the train?

The simplest way to go First Class is to select a First Class ticket when booking. But if you've booked Standard and you feel like upgrading once you're on the train, just speak to the Train Manager. You can pay the difference onboard.

How much does it cost to upgrade to a First Class train ticket?

A little luxury doesn't have to cost a lot. You might be surprised at how cheap it is to upgrade to First Class, but it’s especially affordable on weekends and bank holidays, starting from just £15 each way. Either choose First Class when you book, or have a word with your Train Manager when you're onboard. Go on, you've earned it.

Find out more about weekend upgrades > 

Travelling with family?

If you're planning a First Class family adventure, you can all travel in style with fixed-price family tickets starting from just £130. This fare is only available online and is subject to availability.