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Whatever the weather, take a journey back in time with an enjoyable day of excitement and nostalgia at the award winning Swanage Railway.
Sit back and relax during a leisurely trip behind a historic steam locomotives.
The 12 mile Swanage Railway return trip takes you through the beautiful Purbeck countryside and includes stunning views of the iconic remains of William the Conqueror's Corfe Castle.
Steam trains run most weekends throughout the year and daily from April to October. Vintage diesel trains are also used on the service. In addition, special galas and themed events are also run, such as steam and diesel galas, Halloween Bistro and Santa Express.
There are railway stations at Norden, Corfe Castle, Harmans Cross, Herston Halt and Swanage. You are able to buy tickets at Norden, Corfe Castle and Swanage stations with cash or card. If you get on the train at Harmans Cross or Herston Halt you will need cash to buy your ticket on-board.
You can use your return ticket from Norden to Swanage to break your journey and stop at one of the other stations. Perhaps visiting the quaint village of Corfe Castle and then getting back on the train to continue your day out. While at Corfe Station, be sure to stop by at the Railway Museum and take some photos from the very photogenic platform with the Castle in the background. Perfect for sharing on social media.
You can buy a variety of one-way, holiday season (3 and 5 day) and Freedom Of The Line (all day, hop on/off) tickets as well as standard day-return tickets. Save time queueing on the day, and book your tickets in advance.
|Open New Year|
|Opening 2021 (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)|
* Please check our website for specific opening days and times.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult one-way||from £2.20 to £7.00 per ticket|
|Adult return||from £2.70 to £13.00 per ticket|
|Child one-way||from £1.10 to £5.00 per ticket|
|Child return||from £1.60 to £8.00 per ticket|
|Child under 5 years old||Free|
|Dogs||from £1.00 to £2.00 per ticket|
|Family return||£37.00 per ticket|
Tickets may be purchased from our main ticket offices at Swanage, Corfe Castle and Norden. Our offices accept cash and card payments with Contactless and Apple pay.
Tickets may also be purchased on the train but card payments cannot be made on-train.
Adult Fares apply to age 16 years and above - there are no Senior Discounts.
Child Fares are available between the ages of 5 and 15 years. Children under 5 are FREE.
A Family Ticket may be used by 2 Adults & 3 Children or 1 Adult & 4 Children.
Registered Disabled Passengers and their Carer will be carried at the child rate.
Revised Fares apply for Special Events - Please check for details on our event page or call our reservations on 01929 475207.
From The West: The nearest major road is the A351. Park at Purbeck Park off A351 just before Corfe Castle village.
From The East: Catch the car ferry between Sandbanks and Studland then follow road signs for Swanage.
From The West: The nearest mainline railway station is Wareham (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line). Catch the number 30 bus from the railway station to Purbeck Park (for Swanage Railway's Norden Station). Alternatively, catch the number 40 bus from Wareham Railway Station to Corfe Castle East Street bus stop. It is then a short walk to Swanage Railway's Corfe Castle Station.
From The East: Catch the train to Bournemouth Railway Station then transfer to the number 50 bus to Swanage Bus/Railway Station.
Journey Planning: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: www.travelinesw.com to look up bus timetables and plan your journey by public transport.
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