Seat reservations

Here you'll find the seat maps for all of our trains and how to change your current seat reservation to your favourite spot onboard.

View our train seat maps

Each coach has its seats numbered – so all you have to do is check you’re in the right coach and follow the numbers to your seat. You can view, download and print out seating plans below.

Seating plan for Azuma trains

Seating plans for electric trains

Note that if you’re travelling to and from Aberdeen and Inverness, there are no power sockets in the First Class coach J.


How to reserve a seat onboard an LNER train

Flexible tickets don't come with a seat reservation so you'll need to make sure you've reserved a seat or you may end up standing for your journey.

When you book an Advance ticket with us you'll have a seat reservation included.

  • You can add a seat reservation to your booking by visiting your local LNER station
  • Or you can call our Customer Services team on 03457 225 333.

How to change your seat

You can change your seat reservations any time before you travel.

For flexible tickets like Anytime, Off Peak and Super Off-Peak, you can even change your seats to a completely new train on a different day. If you have an open return, and know when you’ll be travelling, you can reserve your seat for the home journey too.

If you’ve got an Advanced ticket, you won’t be able to change your train, but you can still choose a new seat. If you do this, your original seat reservation will be instantly cancelled and we’ll send you confirmation email with your new seats and reservation code. This takes the place of the normal orange reservation coupon, so you will need to print it out and bring it with you.

How to amend your seat reservation

  1. Sign in to My Account and go to My Bookings
  2. Find the booking with the seat reservations you want to change
  3. Select Amend Reservations from the drop-down list
  4. You then have two choices:

Choose new seats for the same journey (this is your only option if you have an Advance Fare)

Choose new seats for a new journey

 5. If you select option 2, you’ll need to select a new date and time from those shown

 6. Next choose your seating preferences and click Continue

 7. You will then see a confirmation screen for the new seats you have booked

 8. Within a few minutes, you will receive your confirmation email. This is your receipt for the amended seat

 9. reservations, and shows the original booking reference and the new booking reference

 10. Print out the confirmation email and keep with your tickets 

We can only help you change your seats for bookings made on our trains, and not with bookings made with any other train operator.

Train seat availability

Our seat availability tool let’s you see just how busy your train is likely to be before you book a ticket.

View seat availability