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Enjoy your First Class journey with CrossCountry

First class train travel

If you need to work on the move or just want to relax and watch the world go by, why not travel First Class with us.

Travelling First Class you can enjoy larger, reclining seats, more table space and a calm environment. Plus, on many services, enjoy a range of complimentary food and drink served to you at your seat by your First Class Host.

You can also enjoy complimentary WiFi access on our Voyager and High Speed Train services when you travel First Class with us.

Travelling First Class needn't be expensive - we offer great value fares when you book in advance.

Our First Class tickets can actually be cheaper than Standard Anytime tickets:

Journey First Class Advance Standard Anytime Single Saving
Bristol to Birmingham £34.40 £53.30 £18.90
Reading to Leeds £69.90 £107.60 £37.70
Oxford to Manchester £50.00 £81.70 £31.70

If you're planning last minute, you can also save money by travelling on a First Class Off-Peak ticket. These tickets give you the flexibility to buy them online up to 2 hours before you travel.

If spontaneity is more your thing, then First Anytime tickets are also available - letting you travel at whatever time suits you.

At weekends you can also upgrade to First Class from as little as £5 one-way on many services - now available to buy online.

Something to eat or drink?

To help you make the most of your First Class experience, we offer a variety of complimentary food and drink.

Our First Class menu is available 06.00 to 20.00, Monday - Friday, on services between Birmingham New Street and:

Breakfast, lunch or afternoon, you're assured of a delicious treat made with the best ingredients, plus we always offer vegetarian options.

To start the day, choose from breakfast snacks including breakfast wrap, eggs florentine ciabatta, croissant with jam and butter, Kellogs Special K or porridge.

For lunch or afternoon, you can choose from a sandwich or soup and roll. You'll also be able to purchase additional hot food items and have them served to you at your seat, including bacon baguette, Aberdeen Angus burger, and cheese and onion Panini.

We change our First Class menu every week. To see which menu is offered when, please see the table below.

Menu 1 served week commencing: Menu 2 served week commencing:
18 May 25 May
1 June 8 June
15 June 22 June
29 June 6 July

*Please note that the full First Class Menu is not available on weekend or Bank Holiday services, but an at-seat service of hot and cold drinks and light snacks will be provided.

For full details of what's available when you're travelling with us, please see:

First Class Menu PDF

Throughout the day we also offer light bites including a selection of biscuits, Kettle Chips, fruit cake, as well as a variety of complimentary hot and cold drinks for you to enjoy:

NEW! If you're travelling First Class through Birmingham New Street on our long-distance services you can now order from an exclusive range of food and drink and have it delivered to you later in your journey.

Exclusive range menu PDF

Should you wish to purchase any other items, including beer, cider or wine, please ask your First Class Host, who will be happy to help you.

We also offer complimentary tea / coffee / still water and biscuits on most of our Turbostar services between:

Please note that on some services, catering is only available either to or from Birmingham New Street. 

View full 'Turbostar' service list with catering available

Sit back, relax and enjoy your First Class journey with CrossCountry.

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