First Class Weekend Offer

More space on the train. Fewer queues at the airport. For less than you think.

Sink into an extra-large seat. Stretch out with extra legroom. Then beat the queues with airport security FastTrack, all with a First Class ticket.

Your ticket also includes access to the first class lounge on Platform 10 at London Liverpool Street, so you can grab a complimentary tea or coffee and a paper before you board.

Book a return ticket, and you can return any time within a month of your outbound travel date. It’s cheaper than buying two singles, and gives you flexibility if your plans change.

A First Class upgrade is only £5 on weekends for a limited time only.


How to upgrade to First Class

You'll need to book your tickets online to upgrade to First Class. Upgrading to First Class couldn't be easier, just enter code FIRST in the checkout and select a First Class ticket.

Unfortunately we're currently unable to upgrade passengers once a booking has been made or at our stations. 

First Class upgrades are not valid on services to/from Stratford.


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Smart for

  • More space – and quieter surroundings
  • Speed through the airport – with airport security FastTrack
  • Fully flexible – return any time within a month of your outbound travel date, there’s no need to book a specific return date
  • Great extras – free Wi-Fi, unlimited luggage and plug sockets


Terms and conditions

  • Only available online
  • Limited availability – book early
  • For the outbound journey, you must travel on the outbound travel date booked
  • Non-exchangeable, non-refundable
  • You can’t use this offer with a railcard, or any other promotion, discount or offer
  • The offer is valid until further notice. Stansted Express reserves the right to make changes without prior notice and withdraw the offer at any time, provided that all outstanding purchases are honoured
  • Submissions must not be made by agents or third parties
  • You can’t use Oyster or Contactless payment cards on Stansted Express services to/from Stansted Airport
  • The promotion code is valid for First Class upgrades on Stansted Express only
  • A Standard class ticket must have been purchased prior to the First Class upgrade. The upgrade can be applied on any Standard class tickets
  • The offer is not valid on services to/from Stratford