First Class

Spacious seats, power points and drinks on us

First Class facilities on board

First Class rail travel is the way to go if you need to plug in and keep working on the go, or if you fancy treating yourself on an extra special journey.

All our trains have a First Class area with spacious, comfortable reclining seats and power socket for your mobile phones, laptops and other mobile devices.

As a thank you for choosing our First Class rail travel, we'll serve complimentary drinks, pastries and biscuits on selected routes*, with all Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh services offering an at-seat First Class trolley service 7 days a week.

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Find cheap First Class train tickets

There are 2 ways to get cheap First Class train tickets for your next journey:

  • Before you travel - book first class train tickets up to 24 weeks in advance and you could save over 50% 

  • On the day - upgrade your Standard Class ticket on any TransPennine Express service on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays for £10 or £15 (Scottish routes) one way. Simply find an unreserved First Class seat and pay the Conductor for your upgrade.

Services offering complimentary First Class refreshments

  • All services between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh have an at-seat refreshment trolley service (7 days a week)

  • Liverpool - Newcastle services (07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 19:00 Saturday and Sunday)

  • Liverpool - Scarborough services: available between Liverpool and York (07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 19:00 Saturday and Sunday)

  • Manchester Airport - York / Middlesbrough services: available between Manchester Piccadilly and York (07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 19:00 Saturday and Sunday)

  • Manchester Piccadilly - Hull: available between Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds (07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 19:00 Saturday and Sunday)

  • Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes: available between Manchester Piccadilly and Doncaster (07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 19:00 Saturday and Sunday)

Manchester Stations to Edinburgh from

£ 11.90* single advance*
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