Standard Premium

The newest way to travel on our trains.

Standard Premium has arrived

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Fancy a bigger seat and more legroom? Like a guaranteed table?  It's all part of the service when you book Standard Premium.

Discover our new comfy way to go, with space to focus on what matters to you. Now available on Pendolino trains up and down the West Coast Line.

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. 
  • Sockets at every window seat
  • Free WiFi

What is Standard Premium?

It's the best of both First Class and Standard worlds - extra comfort and space at a price that doesn't blow the budget. Upgrade and you'll enjoy:

  • Extra legroom to stretch out a little.
  • A guaranteed table to work or play
  • A power socket for every window seat
  • Free WiFi

There’s plenty of space to spread out with your spreadsheets if you need to work on your way to work or prepare for a meeting. Standard Premium is very family friendly too. Play games with the kids or let them get busy colouring-in while you relax and we bring the snacks to your seats.

If you need to book your ticket in advance you can quickly upgrade from a Standard ticket by logging into your account, finding the journey and following the instructions to upgrade. It’s possible to upgrade on the train by asking the Train Manager, but seats are limited, so it’s safer to do it in advance to avoid disappointment. 

The upgrade is available on most Pendolino services, but is not currently available on the Voyager trains, which serve North Wales, Chester, Shrewsbury and some West Midlands and Scotland routes. Don’t worry though; if it’s not available on your service, the booking system won’t let you pay for an upgrade.

Tempted to try Standard Premium for yourself?
Here’s how:

  • Book a Standard Premium ticket via our website or app. Plan your trip knowing you’ve got the space and comfort you want when travelling our West Coast Main Line.
  • Upgrade your ticket once you’ve purchased via the ‘My Account’ section of our website or app. There you can decide on a Standard Premium or First Class upgrade and feel good travelling to any of our destinations.
  • Speak to a member of staff onboard your train today and, if seats are available, you’ll find a seat in one of our Standard Premium coaches.
  • You can upgrade to Standard Premium from £25 (prices may vary dependant on journey) which means extra room doesn’t need to cost a lot.
Standard Premium - Space to focus on what matters most

Space to focus on what matters most

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).
In Standard Premium, every window seat has a plug socket.
That means you can plug-in, go and never have 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

Upgrade to Standard Premium

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

Ticket upgrade - standard premium - part 1

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

Ticket upgrade - standard premium - part 2

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

Ticket upgrade - standard premium - part 3

3. Select your upgrade option: Standard Premium or 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 Standard Premium

Standard Premium FAQs

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

Where can I buy a Standard Premium ticket?

How much does Standard Premium cost?

Can I buy a Standard Premium ticket in advance?

Is Standard Premium available on all Avanti West Coast services?

Can I book a wheelchair space in Standard Premium?

What is Standard Premium?

Can I still upgrade to First Class?

How much does Standard Premium cost?

What is the difference between Standard Premium and First Class?

Which train coach is a standard premium?