First Class

With a choice of drinks and tasty snacks, served in the comfort of your wide, reclining seats, we’ll whisk you away in style.

  • spacious seats, with extra legroom, tables, and power sockets
  • complimentary light snacks and refreshments
  • at-seat service on most journeys

Food and drink

GWR First class food

Our well-stocked trolley of tasty treats should keep you happy.


GWR First Class table with customer reading a book and a coffee cup

Our First Class seats are extra wide with loads of legroom to stretch out. They even recline if you want to take a nap.

Tables, sockets, and Wi-Fi

GWR on-board table with plug socket, smartphone and tablet

All our tables come with plug sockets and USB ports. And with our enhanced First Class Wi-Fi, you can make the most of your time with us.

First Class lounges

London Paddington First Class lounge

Our First Class lounges at Paddington and Cardiff are the ideal place to relax before you set off.

More about our First Class lounges

Weekend upgrades

IET Illustration

Available on most GWR routes; enjoy the comfort of First Class from as little as £10.

More about Weekend First

Pullman dining

Pullman steak

With talented chefs, and fresh local produce, Pullman dining is one of Britain’s best kept secrets.

More about Pullman dining

Important to know
Food and drink

Our complimentary First Class service is normally available on weekday high-speed trains starting their journey between 06:00 and 19:30.

There may be times, where for operational reasons, drinks and snacks are served from the Standard Class trolley, or we are unable to offer a service.

On-board Wi-Fi

We can't guarantee the availability of our on-board Wi-Fi, or that First Class customers will always receive an enhanced service.

Reclining seats, plug sockets, and USB ports aren't available in First Class on our fleet of 165/166 'Turbo' trains.

Accessibility - high-speed services

Our at-seat service is available on high-speed trains, starting their journey on weekdays between 06:00 and 19:30.

Our current high-speed trains (HST) have 1 First Class space for wheelchairs less than 610mm wide. There are no accessible toilets in First Class.

Our new Intercity Express Trains have 2 wheelchair spaces, and an accessible toilet, in First Class; and double this, when 2 trains are joined together.