Weekend upgrades

Upgrade your seats on weekends and public holidays

With Weekend First you can upgrade from Standard Class on most GWR routes at weekends and public holidays, for as little as £7.50.

Benefit from the extra comfort that First Class offers, and enjoy our complimentary refreshments, such as:

  • hot drinks
  • mineral waters
  • biscuits
  • crisps

It’s really easy to upgrade. Just ask any member of staff when you jump on board, and they’ll be able to let you know whether any seats are available.

And even if you need to change to another GWR train as part of your trip, you’ll pay one fare for the whole journey.

The price of your upgrade depends on the number of zones you travel through:

  • £7.50 for 1 zone
  • £15 for 2 zones
  • £20 for 3 zones
  • £25 for 4 or 5 zones

Download our Weekend First zonal pricing map.

GWR First upgrades aren’t available on services run by other train companies.

Our First Class lounges

Work or relax in our fully equipped lounges at Paddington and Cardiff.