Upgrade to First Class

Treat yourself to the added comfort of First Class

First Class fares are available for most journeys. If you already hold a ticket for travel in Standard Class accommodation, you are able to upgrade to travel in First Class on payment of an Excess fare.

On some services a Weekend First ticket allows you to upgrade to First Class at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Upgrade to First Class - how much does it cost?

You can upgrade your ticket to First Class at any time before you board the train.

As a general rule, the fare to pay will be the cost of the ticket, or tickets, for the journey you wish to make, minus the value of the ticket you hold.

Please be aware that buying a ticket on the train when you had the opportunity to buy beforehand may leave you liable to a Penalty Fare.

Single Tickets

Return Tickets - Change of Class in one direction

Return Tickets - Change of Class in both directions

Advance Single

BritRail Pass

Season Tickets


Weekend First

Weekend First may be available if you're travelling on a Saturday, Sunday or on a Bank Holiday. Se our 'Travelling First Class' page for details

Premier Class (Transport for Wales only)

Upgrade from Standard to First Class Monday to Friday on payment of a supplement of £30.00 to £50.00 dependant on journey length and subject to availability.

Available on the following services:

  • 05:32 Holyhead to Cardiff Central
  • 18:21 Cardiff Central to Holyhead

First Class passengers will be treated to a complimentary cooked breakfast on the morning service and a three course meal on the north bound service in the evening