Jun 28, 2022 - 10:47 PM
in reply to Taylorkathym
Throughout time, it has never been a problem to ride at a 'lower class' than the ticket you have. It is, for obvious reasons, rarely by personal choice because you lose out on space and comfort!
If I were you I would ask a member of staff as soon as you get to the train in case they can help you get into 1st class 'on the spot'
Alternatively, depending on where you are starting your trip, take regular express trains part of the way - you will see the same scenery.