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Avanti West Coast – the InterCity West Coast Partnership – took over the West Coast Franchise from Virgin Trains in December 2019. At Trainline we’ll show you where Avanti trains will take you and how to book the best value train tickets for your journey.

To find Avanti train tickets, simply start a search above and we’ll show you the best available journey times and prices.

For more information about accessibility on Avanti West Coast services, check out our Accessible Travel guide.

What to expect on Avanti West Coast

Did you know Avanti means 'Forward' in Italian? As well as taking over operation on all trains on the West Coast line, Avanti West Coast are some innovative upgrades and improvements to tickets, trains and stations over the next few years.

Some of the benefits the new West Coast Partnership are bringing to passengers over the next few years include:

  • A complete refurbishment of all 56 Pendolino trains running on the West Coast Main line
  • More reliable free WiFi coverage
  • Improved onboard catering
  • More seats and 263 extra train services a week by 2022 
  • Station upgrades
  • New environmentally friendly trains
  • Flexible smart ticketing options


The first of Avanti's refurbished Pendolino trains made its debut in April 2022 on the London to Manchester line, with state-of-the-art technology as well as brand new comfortable seats.  

Avanti West Coast route map

Unsure about where to start your Avanti West Coast adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. 

Avanti West Coast are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.

Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making Avanti West Coast an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

How to get cheap Avanti West Coast tickets

If you're after cheap train tickets for Avanti West Coast routes, check out the hints below and see how you could bag yourself a bargain. We'll even highlight the cheapest prices!

Buy Avanti West Coast Flexi Season tickets with us

Heading into the office less and want to save money on commuting to work? You can buy digital Flexi Season tickets for Avanti West Coast routes in our app. Travelling with a Flexi Season ticket on eligible routes can be cheaper than buying a single or return ticket, plus it provides you with more flexibility than a normal Season ticket. Why not find out more about digital train Season tickets or check out our commuter train ticket guide to see which ticket type is best for you.

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Avanti West Coast train classes

As well as Standard and First Class, Avanti are bringing in a new class this year that offers some of the perks of First Class at a cheaper price. You can buy Standard Premium tickets online with Trainline - to find them, click 'Compare all available ticket types' at the bottom of the page when booking a route operated by Avanti.

You can see what each class on board Avanti West Coast trains offer below.

Standard Class

  • Free WiFi
  • Access to Avanti’s onboard entertainment system
  • Phone charging
  • At Seat Order

Standard Premium Class

  • Free WiFi
  • Access to Avanti’s onboard entertainment system
  • At Seat Order
  • Wider more comfortable seating
  • Extra legroom
  • Plug sockets and phone charging
  • Guaranteed at-seat table

Available on Pendolino services only. Find out more about Avanti West Coast Standard Premium Class.

First Class

  • Free WiFi
  • Access to Avanti’s onboard entertainment system
  • Phone charging
  • At Seat Order
  • Wider more comfortable seating
  • Extra legroom
  • Plug sockets and phone charging
  • Guaranteed at-seat table
  • Complimentary food and drink

Find out more about Avanti West Coast First Class, First Class trains from London to Edinburgh or First Class trains from London to Manchester.

Avanti West Coast At-Seat Order

Avanti West Coast have recently introduced a new service that allows you to order food and drink during your journey and have it delivered to your seat. 

Called 'At-Seat Order', the service is available on all their trains, just log on to Avanti's onboard WiFi and you'll be able to order and pay for your items on a dedicated page. Your food and drink will then be delivered to your seat by staff onboard, sounds good right?  

If you fancy stretching your legs, there's also a click and collect option on Pendolino trains. You'll receive a notification when your order is ready, then you can just visit the onboard shop to collect your food and drink.

Taking your bike on Avanti West Coast trains

Planning a day out on your bike? Or cycling as part of your commute to work? You’re in luck. Taking bikes on trains in the UK is completely free.

You’ll need to make a reservation to take your full-sized bike onboard Avanti West Coast trains. If you’re taking a fold-up bike on board there’s no need for a reservation, but you must be able to carry the bike onto the train and fit it in the luggage rack.

Find out more about taking bikes on trains in the UK.


Top Avanti West Coast destinations

Need a bit of information ahead of your next trip? Check out these popular destinations that Avanti West Coast trains travel to for journey details and nearby attractions. 

Avanti West Coast Delay Repay

Did you know you can claim Delay Repay if your Avanti West Coast train was delayed by 15 minutes or more? Check out our dedicated page to Delay Repay for more details.

Good to know

Travelling with Avanti West Coast? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance, pets and other onboard Avanti West Coast facilities here.

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