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 with our Weekend First. The price is either £10, £15 or £20 per person one-way depending on the distance you’re travelling.
    Please ask the conductor to find out how much the upgrade is for your journey.


Popular Journeys:
From Leeds to Manchester £10
From Manchester to Edinburgh £20
From Newcastle to York £10
From Manchester to Newcastle £15
From Sheffield to Manchester £10
From Manchester to Cleethorpes £15
From Liverpool to Leeds £10
Simply find an unreserved First Class seat and pay the Conductor for your upgrade.
Please note there are no child or Railcard discounts available on Weekend First.

Services offering complimentary First Class refreshments

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

  • Liverpool - Newcastle services - facilities available throughout the journey 07:00 to 18:30 Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 18:30 Saturday and Sunday)

  • Liverpool - Scarborough services - Facilities available between Liverpool and York only 07:00 to 18:30 Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 18:30 Saturday and Sunday

  • Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough services - Facilities available between Manchester Piccadilly and York only 07:00 to 18:30 Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 18:30 Saturday and Sunday

  • Manchester Piccadilly - Hull - facilities available between Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds only 07:00 to 18:30 Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 18:30 Saturday and Sunday

  • Manchester Airport - Cleethorpes - facilities available between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield only 07:00 to 18:30 Monday to Friday / 09:00 to 18:30 Saturday and Sunday

*We will always try our best to make sure that our advertised catering service is available during your journey. However, there will be occasions where we are unable to provide catering due to operational circumstances. All items listed are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Manchester Stations to Edinburgh from

£ 18.90* single advance*
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