Standard Premium

The newest way to travel on our trains

Why choose Standard Premium?

Standard Premium - seat

Roomier seats

Standard Premium - table space

Guaranteed table

Standard Premium - sockets at every window seat

Sockets at every window seat

  • Sink into our comfy seats. There's more room to spread out, making it easier to relax and all too easy to doze off
  • The perfect place for an onboard picnic. And plenty of room for kids’ toys too
  • It’s your office on the go, with sockets at every window seat and free WiFi 
Standard Premium upgrade price table

Standard Premium upgrade prices

Standard Premium upgrades start from around £17.50 one way, depending on your journey. That’s on top of the price of your Standard Class ticket for the journey. Take a look at the table below for more information on our most popular destinations.

London - West Midlands (e.g. Birmingham) £17.50
London - North West (e.g. Manchester & Liverpool) £30
London - Scotland (e.g. Glasgow & Edinburgh) £35

Where can I travel in Standard Premium?

Standard Premium is available on our Pendolino trains up and down the West Coast Main Line. It’s not available on our other Voyager trains which go to North Wales, Chester, and some destinations in the West Midlands and Scotland.

How to upgrade to Standard Premium?

There are two ways to upgrade your Standard Class ticket. You can do this either online before you travel or when you are onboard the train.

Upgrade online

To guarantee your Standard Premium upgrade and to ensure a seat reservation we advise you to book online before you travel. You can do this via the Avanti West Coast app or through our website. Log in to your account and select select the upcoming journey that you would like to upgrade. Then simply follow the instructions to upgrade.

Upgrade onboard

If you’ve booked a Standard Class ticket but fancy a bit of luxury at the last minute, you can move up to Standard Premium there and then. Just head to the Standard Premium coach when you get on and the Train Manager will upgrade your ticket.

Three ways to travel

Travelling in Standard Premium gives you upgraded seats with extra leg room.
On top of this you’ll also be guaranteed a table for working on the go (or colouring in with the kids).
Every window seat has a plug socket so no need to worry about your battery running low.


Excellence comes as standard on our trains.

Free Wifi

Free WiFi
Log on and stay connected

At Seat Order

Food & drink
Visit the shop for a range of food, snacks and refreshments

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

Summer Campaign

Standard Premium General Exclusions and Limitations

Standard Premium Promotion Exclusions and Limitations

Standard Premium FAQs

What is Standard Premium?

How much does Standard Premium cost?

Where can I buy a Standard Premium ticket?

Can I buy a Standard Premium ticket in advance?

Is Standard Premium available on all Avanti West Coast services?

Which train coach is Standard Premium?

Will I be provided with food and drink in Standard Premium?

Can I book a wheelchair space in Standard Premium?

Can I still upgrade to First Class?