We’ve teamed up with Virgin Trains on the East Coast route to give you more opportunities to experience their fantastic First Class. Whether you’re travelling for business or on a little getaway, bid to upgrade with Seatfrog and jump into a new First Class seat on your next trip.
Enter your booking reference
We’ll show you what upgrades are available so you can explore all the great features of First Class.
Select the number of upgrades you wish to bid for and set your price for each upgrade, you only pay if you win!
Upgrade in seconds
The moment you win we’ll send your upgrade barcodes straight to your phone. It’s that easy.
Seatfrog’s adding more seats and services every day for you to enjoy.
Available Monday to Friday
On selected peak and off-peak services along the Virgin Trains East Coast route.
Get a great deal
Bid from as little as £5*. Then practise your victory face.
Book direct with Virgin
A little extra luxury can go a long way (like Edinburgh). Upgrade your trip and enjoy all First Class has to offer.
First Class food and drinks
Take your pick from Virgin Trains’ delicious First Class menu and wide selection of refreshments – all complimentary and served with a smile.
A First Class experience
Stay connected with free Wi-Fi or switch off and stretch out in your smooth Scottish leather seat.
“Another successful SeatFrog auction. @Virgin_TrainsEC @Seatfrog Edinburgh to Peterborough in comfort.”
“@Virgin_TrainsEC A very smooth journey from Newcastle this morning plus a Seatfrog upgrade = good start to the week!”
“@Virgin_TrainsEC Upgraded to first class on KGX to EDB. Thank you for such a great experience so far!”
“Almost at the halfway mark on our trip from Stirling to London Kings Cross, lovely breakfast, now sitting watching the sun come up 👍”
“Great news on making it so couples can upgrade together 👍 Will be using this much more now I don’t risk eternal damnation for winning just the one upgrade!”
“Just upgraded my seat for @Virgin_TrainsEC tonight using @Seatfrog. I am a very happy girl that I now get to travel in style thank you!”
The Seatfrog app enables customers who have purchased a Virgin Trains East Coast standard Advance ticket to bid for an upgrade to First Class for their journey, when they are travelling on an eligible service which has First Class availability. Customers who hold the highest bid when the Seatfrog auction ends, will win the First Class upgrade for the journey they are making.
Yes! Make sure you update to the latest version of our app to access our group bidding feature. You can choose how many seats you’d like to upgrade once you’ve added your booking reference. The number of upgrades in each auction are subject to availability, and while we’ll make our best efforts we can’t guarantee everyone in a group will be seated next to each other once upgraded. Find out more information about group bidding here.
Yes! If you’ve purchased a Virgin Trains East Coast Advance weekday ticket through a supported third party website and you’re travelling on a service operated by Virgin Trains East Coast, then you will now be able to bid for an upgrade. Simply forward your booking confirmation email to email@example.com from the same email account you used to register with Seatfrog and any eligible services will automatically be loaded into your Seatfrog account.
As Seatfrog provides last-minute upgrades, we cannot guarantee the availability of accessible areas in First Class coaches. Travellers who require assistance should contact the Virgin Trains Journey Care team and check availability for their journey prior to participation in a Seatfrog upgrade auction. Find out more information here.