Start your First Class experience before you even board the train. Our First Class lounges offer a place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the station crowds. Grab a complimentary snack, use our free WiFi to check your email (or your Instagram), and make yourself comfortable in one of our designer armchairs. Just, not too comfortable… you've still got a train to catch, after all.

This one's on us

Help yourself to hot drinks, non-alcoholic beverages, delicious snacks and newspapers, all on the house. It’s all part of the Avanti West Coast First Class experience.

Working on the go?

With a dedicated corporate area, you’ll never miss an email again. With desks, free high-speed WiFi and screens showing BBC News, you’ve got the perfect place to get a bit of work done before your journey.

Make yourself at home

To access our First Class lounge, just flash a valid Avanti West Coast ticket – either Business, First Anytime or Advance First. You can enjoy our lounges for an hour before departure during peak times, and two hours off peak. So relax and make yourself at home.

Locations and opening hours

West Midlands

  • Birmingham International
  • Birmingham New Street
Station Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday Location

Birmingham International

06:00-20:00 08:00-18:00 10:00-18:00 Up the stairs from the platforms. Lift access available
Birmingham New Street 06:15-19:45 08:00-18:00 10:00-18:00 Right hand car park entrance, through the doors on the right


  • London Euston
Station Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday Location
London Euston 06:45-23:00 07:00-21:30 08:00-23:00 Upstairs, above the food court
*During peak times (15:00-19:00 on Thursdays and Fridays), access to the Lounge is reduced to one hour before your outward journey for First Advance ticket holders.

North West

  • Crewe
  • Liverpool Lime Street
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Runcorn
Station Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday Location
Crewe 05:30-19:00 08:00-18:00 08:30-18:00 On concourse, above platform 5
Liverpool Lime Street 06:00-20:00 08:00-18:00 10:00-18:00 On main concourse- next to platform 5
Manchester Piccadilly 06:00-19:30 08:00-18:00 09:30-19:30 Above the information point (opposite the Ticket Shop) on the main concourse. Lift access available
Runcorn 06:00-20:00 08:00-18:00 10:00-18:00 Platform 1 - access available from the station


  • Glasgow Central
Station Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday Location
Glasgow Central 07:00 - 19:00 07:00 - 18:00 10:00 - 17:40 By the Avanti West Coast ticket office, next to the Gordon Street entrance of the station