Can I reserve a seat?

Yes, you can reserve a seat on all LNER services, unless all the reservable seats are booked already. If you book an Advance or First Class ticket, you'll automatically have a seat reserved, and you can use our Seat Picker to change which seat, if you like. Reservations are available with all types of ticket. You can check on your reservation by logging into the My Account pages of this site.

Season ticket holders can reserve a seat for free 7 days before travel, on LNER services up to 7 days beyond the expiry of your Season ticket. Once you’ve picked a seat, print the details to carry with your ticket.

You’re only able to make one seat reservation per single journey and bear in mind that when our trains are busy a ticket without a reservation won’t guarantee you a seat. Most of the time, you’ll be able to board a train without a reservation if you have an open ticket, but there can be exceptions on very busy days like Christmas or Bank Holidays and so are subject to availability. 

You can pick your favourite seat using our LNER train seat maps on the desktop version of the LNER website. You’ll also be able to see the seat map when booking a ticket. Don’t worry if you're indecisive, you can always go back and change your seat later.