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Weekend First (GWR)

The following terms and conditions apply to this type of ticket. Please note that some tickets have restrictions on the days or times you can travel. Please check before you travel.

Terms and Conditions


Holders of all Standard Class tickets and passes (including Staff Travel facilities, UK and foreign) may travel in extra comfort on many Great Western Railway services on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays in First Class accommodation.

Single or Return



  • Great Western Railway

First Class Ticket Code



Purchase Location

Onboard eligible GWR services only. Cannot be purchased online or at stations

Purchase Availability

Services which carry First Class accommodation include all High Speed services from London Paddington to the Cotswolds / Hereford, Cheltenham Spa, South Wales, the West Country and the South West of England; most local and semi-fast services from London Paddington to the area bounded by Banbury, Didcot Parkway, Bedwyn, Basingstoke; Reading - Gatwick Airport services; most services on the Thames Branches (Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, Windsor & Eton Central, Greenford).

Pre-booking Requirement


Reservations Compulsory


No, but sold subject to availability of accommodation






General Conditions

For journeys which involves a change of train, one Weekend First (GWR) is payable for the entire journey, rather than per leg, provided that the entire journey is made on Great Western Railway trains - for example, a journey from Exeter St Davids to Marlow (two Great Western Railway services) can be upgraded with one Weekend First (GWR). 

Weekend First (GWR) is only available to purchase on board, and is subject to availability of accommodation.

Please note that Weekend First (GWR) is not valid on trains operated by any other Train Operating Company.

Outward Journey

Day Of Travel

Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays

Time Of Travel


Return Journey

Day Of Travel


Time Of Travel


Break Of Journey



Refundable for a fee

Changes To Travel Plans

Changeable for a fee