Advance Tickets

The earlier you book, the more you save.

If you know where you’re going and when you want to travel, an Advance ticket is the best way to save money.

Mix and match

Our Advance train tickets are singles so you can mix and match your outbound and return trips


If you like paper tickets, we’ve got you covered. If not, you can also download your Advance ticket as an e-ticket or m-ticket.

Guaranteed seat

You’ll never have to stand with an Advance ticket - a seat reservation is always guaranteed so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.

First Class, Standard Premium or
Standard Class

Advance tickets are available on both First Class, Standard Premium and Standard Class services so the choice is yours. It’s the best way to get First Class tickets for a great price or save big on Standard Class, or even treat yourself to an extra bit of luxury in Standard Premium.

What is an advance train ticket?

An Advance ticket allows you to book your journey ahead of time to get the best deal. The further ahead you book, the cheaper your ticket will be - and you’ll also have the biggest choice of options when it comes to travel times and seats. Advance tickets are available on most Avanti routes and can be booked in Advance.
Remember that they only apply to a specific route and time, however, so be sure that you can commit to the journey before you book.


The rail industry have introduced an easement to the terms & conditions of Advance tickets sold by Train Operating Companies, to help you gain confidence in travelling by rail again.

Between Monday 21 June and 30 September 2022, Advance tickets can be exchanged to travel on the same journey but at a different time or date, paying any difference in fare but fee-free or surrendered back to the retailer for a rail travel voucher which can be used on any future journey or purchase within 12 months. Changes must be requested no later than 6pm (18:00) the day before you are due to travel. After this, Advance tickets can still be changed up to the departure of the first booked train for a fee.

For more information click here: More information on Advance tickets update

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Fare for everyone.

If you're travelling on one of our trains,
you must have a ticket that's valid for travel on that service.
To make it fair for everyone, there are different ticket types available
and our team are onboard to help with any queries.

Find out more

Introducing Standard Premium

Standard Premium has launched on every one of our Pendolino trains with roomier seats, wider tables and the freedom to order food and drink from your seat.

To upgrade to one of our Standard Premium coaches, log into your account via the link below or ask a member of the team onboard your Avanti West Coast service. Upgrade to Standard Premium ›

Standard Premium