If you’re after Greater Anglia 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 Greater Anglia First Class.

What do you get with Greater Anglia in First Class?

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

Which services offer First Class seating?

As Greater Anglia start to introduce new trains across their network, their First Class offering is reducing. You can now only travel First Class on services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street, which means only intercity trains stopping at the following stations:

  • Norwich
  • Diss
  • Stowmarket
  • Ipswich
  • Manningtree
  • Colchester
  • Chelmsford
  • Stratford
  • London Liverpool Street

What are the perks?

The added benefits of travelling in First Class on Greater Anglia trains during your journey include: 

  • More spacious seating
  • Extra legroom
  • A table at every seat
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary food and drinks (Monday to Friday only)

Greater Anglia’s First Class menu

Greater Anglia offer a complimentary food and drink service on their trains between London and Norwich during weekdays, meaning you can arrive at your destination full of energy and ready to go.

Here’s an idea of what you can expect during your journey if you're travelling Monday to Friday:

  • Freshly brewed coffee
  • A selection of teas
  • Bottled still water 
  • Snacks such as biscuits or pretzels

Please note that some early services from London and late services from Norwich may not offer a trolley or cafe service.


Greater Anglia First Class seating plan

First Class coaches are easy to find on Greater Anglia trains as they're normally signposted 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.

Popular Greater Anglia First Class routes

As we mentioned above, as Greater Anglia are introducing new trains across the network, First Class availability is being reduced on most services. The main route Greater Anglia will continue to operate First Class on is between London Liverpool Street and Norwich.

Norwich to London

Departs from


Arrives into

London Liverpool Street

The following services do not offer First Class:

  • Monday to Friday: 06:28, 07:26, 11:32, 12:00, 12:32, 16:30, 17:30, 19:32
  • Saturday: 05:00, 06:32, 08:00, 11:32, 13:00, 16:30, 18:00
  • Sunday: 08:25, 15:23

Find out more about taking the train from Norwich to London.

London to Norwich

Departs from

London Liverpool Street

Arrives into


The following services do not offer First Class:

  • Monday to Friday: 09:00, 10:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:30, 19:02, 20:00
  • Saturday: 09:00, 10:30, 14:00, 15:30, 19:02, 20:00, 20:30
  • Sunday: 11:00, 18:00

Find out more about taking the train from London to Norwich.

How to get cheap Greater Anglia First Class tickets

There are different ways you can get cheap Greater Anglia 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

Greater Anglia 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 Greater Anglia First Class include?

As well as more spacious and comfortable seating, First Class on Greater Anglia trains includes free WiFi and complimentary food and drink during your journey.

Do you get free food with Greater Anglia First Class tickets?

Yes. All passengers travelling First Class during the week (Monday to Friday) with Greater Anglia will get complimentary food and drinks served to their seats.

Can I use Greater Anglia’s First Class lounge?

You can use Greater Anglia’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 Greater Anglia

Want to know more about Greater Anglia? Check out some of our guides to travelling with Greater Anglia and by train in Great Britain for info on train times, Season tickets and more.

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