What’s on the menu?

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.

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.