If you’re after Avanti West Coast First Class tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we’ll show you what exactly is on offer, from luxurious seats to complimentary meals and much more. Don’t be put off by the thought of paying more than you would in Standard either, as there are ways to find cheap First Class train tickets too! Read on for a complete guide to Avanti West Coast First Class.

What do you get with Avanti West Coast in First Class?

As well as all the usual amenities you'll find in Standard Class on Avanti West Coast trains (luggage racks, toilets, bike storage, etc.), travelling in First Class means you get access to a few extra perks before, during and after your trip.

Running on the West Coast Main Line, Avanti West Coast trains offer plenty of amenities on their First Class carriages, including:

  • Complimentary food and drinks
  • More legroom, bigger seats and a guaranteed table
  • Power sockets and USB sockets at seats
  • Free WiFi and onboard entertainment

Avanti West Coast First Class menu

Avanti West Coast offer complimentary food and drinks throughout the day in First Class, meaning you can arrive at your destination full of energy and ready to go. The menu can vary depending on the type of train you're travelling on and the time/day of your journey.

A new First Class menu launched in September, here's an idea of what you can expect during your journey:

  • Breakfast is served until 11:00 and includes soft drinks like tea or coffee, and usually a bacon roll or a veggie option
  • During the rest of the day (10:00 - 22:00), light dishes or a hot meal will be on offer
  • Healthy options are available
  • Meals are made with unique, quality products made by local suppliers along the route

Avanti West Coast First Class seating plan

You’ll normally find First Class seating in coaches D, E, G, H, J, K, or L on Avanti West Coast trains (look for the First Class sign by the door). The seats are more spaced out than in Standard Class, although they follow the same arrangement on either sitting at a table of four or two seats next to each other. The extra option in First Class are single seats with their own table, perfect for solo travellers who want their own space.

Avanti West Coast First Class lounges

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Avanti West Coast have a number of First Class lounges through the UK that you can relax in before and after your train journey.

Avanti First Class lounges can be found at the following stations:

Popular Avanti First Class routes

Check out our guides to travelling First Class on some of Avanti's most popular routes.

London to Manchester

Departs from

London Euston

Arrives into

Manchester Piccadilly

First Class lounge

London and Manchester

 

Find out more about travelling from London to Manchester First Class.

London to Edinburgh

Departs from

London Euston

Arrives into

Edinburgh Waverley

First Class lounge

London only

 

Find out more about London to Edinburgh First Class trains.

London to Glasgow

Departs from

London Euston

Arrives into

Glasgow Central

First Class lounge

London and Glasgow

 

Find out more about London to Glasgow First Class trains.

Manchester to London

Departs from

Manchester Piccadilly

Arrives into

London Euston

First Class lounge

Manchester and London

 

Read our guide to Manchester to London First Class trains.

Edinburgh to London

Departs from

Edinburgh Waverley

Arrives into

London Euston

First Class lounge

Edinburgh and London

 

Find out more about Edinburgh to London First Class trains.

Birmingham to Edinburgh

Departs from

Birmingham New Street

Arrives into

Edinburgh Waverley

First Class lounge

Birmingham only

 

Learn more about Birmingham to Edinburgh First Class trains.

How to get cheap Avanti First Class tickets

There are different ways you can get cheap Avanti First Class train tickets without having to pay over the odds. Our top tips for saving money on First Class train tickets are:

Travel Off-Peak

Tickets for travel during Off-Peak hours (anytime outside of Monday to Friday rush hours) are normally cheaper, plus the trains are usually quieter too.

Book in advance

Avanti West Coast usually release Advance tickets up to 12 weeks before the departure date, usually at their cheapest price. So, book your tickets as early as possible if you want to save a pretty penny or two.

Use a Railcard

There are several Railcards in the UK you can use to save up to 1/3 on First Class train tickets. Check out which one you might be eligible for and buy online on our Railcards page.

Search for split tickets

‘Splitting’ your journey into several sections and buying tickets for each part can sometimes be cheaper than buying a single ticket on longer journeys. Our ticket-splitting app feature, SplitSave, does the hard part for you.

Good to know (FAQs)

What does Avanti First Class include?

As well as more spacious and comfortable seating, First Class on Avanti West Coast trains includes lounge access at the station (where available) and complimentary food and drinks during your journey.

Do you get free food with Avanti First Class tickets?

Yes. All passengers travelling First Class with Avanti will get complimentary food and drinks served to their seats.

Can I use Avanti's First Class lounge?

You can use Avanti's First Class lounge if you hold a valid First Class train ticket and there’s a lounge available at either your departure or arrival station.

Find out more about Avanti West Coast

Want to know more about Avanti West Coast? Check out some of our guides to travelling with Avanti and by train in Great Britain for info on train times, season tickets and more.

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