1.5 million standard premium tickets sold in two years

Sales of Avanti West Coast’s Standard Premium service have topped 1.5 million journeys in the first two years since launch.


We became the first company to offer an additional class of travel as part of our services in May 2021. Sitting between Standard and First, Standard Premium customers enjoy roomier seats, greater space and a guaranteed table.


Initially available to buy as an upgrade on the day of travel, Advance purchase tickets for Standard Premium were added in September 2021. Single journey upgrade prices based on the Standard fare ranges from £15 for Birmingham to London to £30 for Glasgow to London


Manchester, with over half a million journeys, is the most favoured route for customers choosing Standard Premium, closely followed by the Anglo Scot route between London and Glasgow/Edinburgh. Over 300,000 Standard Premium journeys have been made on the Liverpool route.