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Is First class on GWR worth it?

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laairventte Sat 11-Aug-18 12:24:26

I’ll be catching a ~2hr train from London to Bristol soon. This will be after a 13 hour flight.

Currently standard costs £12 and First at £27.

Is it actually worth the cost?

Alternatively I could take a slow train with South Western Railway for £13 in First.


HoundOfTheBasketballs Sat 11-Aug-18 12:35:13

The seats in first on GWR are lovely and wide. If you're going high speed, rather than a local service sometimes they do table service from the buffet car.
I'd say it was worth it for £27. You're much less likely to be crammed in with either masses of miserable commuters or noisy over-excited children either.

PrincessScarlett Sat 11-Aug-18 12:38:07

If it's only £27 I would book first class. GWR is rebound for being overcrowded and even reserving a seat doesn't guarantee one if you come up against someone who refuses to move out of your seat.

PrincessScarlett Sat 11-Aug-18 12:39:11

*renowned even!

laairventte Sat 11-Aug-18 14:09:14

Think I’m going to go for it.

Any idea how long I should leave between my flight arriving at Gatwick South terminal and then catching a train from there on?

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