First Class

Where everything’s taken care of.

Experience First

In First Class, you’ll enjoy our most exceptional travel experience.

First Class Seat space

Extra space for your comfort

First class food and drink

Complimentary food & drink

First Class Host

Dedicated Host

Our most tailored experience yet – First Class travel includes complimentary food and drink, roomier seats with a guaranteed table and access to our First Class lounges for pre-departure comfort.

First Class food & drink

When you travel First Class on an Avanti West Coast train, we’ll serve up a delicious choice of complimentary food and drink depending on the time of day and duration of your journey.*

Find out more about our First Class menus >

First Class - three courses

Whilst onboard, tuck into food and drink sourced from along the West Coast Main line. Served to your table by a dedicated host.*

If you’ve stopped off in one of our First Class Lounges before your journey, you’ll find a range of complimentary snacks and refreshments to enjoy before you travel.

Discover our First Class menus

*All items on our menu are subject to availability. If you’re making a short trip with us, we may not have the full menu available, but you will have time for a drink. On some Voyager services, or if something’s gone wrong, we may offer you complimentary refreshments from our onboard shop rather than at your seat.

First Class Lounges

Our First Class experience starts from the moment you arrive at the station. Head to one of our First Class Lounges and enjoy a First Class service before you’ve even stepped onboard.

First Class Lounge chair

Relax in comfort and style

First Class food

Complimentary food and drink

First Class Lounge WiFi

Free WiFi and dedicated charging points

Check our First Class Lounge station locations and opening hours.

Discover our First Class Lounges 

Three ways to travel

Travelling in First gives you upgraded seats with extra leg room.
On top of this you’ll also be guaranteed a table for working on the go with a plug socket at every window seat. 
Or just enjoy our exceptional food and drink from the comfort of your seat.


Excellence comes as standard on our trains.

Free Wifi

Free WiFi
Log on and stay connected

At Seat Order

Click and Collect*
Order something tasty, pick it up from the onboard shop *Click and Collect is subject to availability.

Plug sockets

Plug sockets
At selected table and window seats

Standard Premium

Taking Standard up a gear with extra space and added comfort.

Roomier seats

Seating upgrades
Roomier seats with extra leg room

Table icon

Guaranteed table
The space you need to work or enjoy an onboard picnic

Free Wifi

Plug sockets
At every window seat


Everything’s taken care of in our most exceptional travel experience.

Free Wifi

At-Seat Service
Personalised service onboard from a member of our team

Free Wifi

First Class food & drink
Complimentary food and drink onboard, including alcohol (available from the shop on Voyager trains at weekends).

Free Wifi

First Class Lounges
Access to pre-departure comfort and refreshments

Upgrade to First Class

If you’ve already purchased a ticket for an upcoming Avanti West Coast journey it may be possible to upgrade to First Class before you travel. Follow the instructions below to upgrade at

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1. Sign in to your account (top right of the Avanti West Cost website. Then go to “My bookings”

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2. Select an upcoming journey you wish to upgrade by clicking the “Upgrade Ticket” button (not every journey is available for upgrade, sorry)

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3. Select the upgrade option - First Class. You can select any leg of your journey for upgrade. Click “Continue”

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4. You will be returned to a booking confirmation page after payment. Check your details and get ready to enjoy your journey in First Class


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How can I book a First Class ticket?

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Which stations have First Class lounges?