Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway is an award-winning heritage railway with steam trains running every day between April and October and most weekends throughout the year. The 9.5 mile railway runs from Swanage to Norden passing through stunning Purbeck countryside stopping at Herston Halt (request stop), Harmans Cross and the beautiful Corfe Castle. For many people it might be more convenient to start your journey at Norden since there is a big car park (Purbeck Park) and it avoids having to drive through the very busy Corfe Castle which is often a traffic bottleneck particular during the summer holidays.

Address: Station House, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HB
Telephone 01929 425800
Website: https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk

Swanage Railway Ticket Prices 2023

Ticket TypePrice
Adult (aged 16 years +)£12
Child (5-15 years old)£6
Family (2 adults + 3 children)£49.50
Adult (aged 16 years +)£18
Child (5-15 years old)£9
Visit https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk for up-to-date ticket prices and view a timetable. Info last updated 06 March 2023

Ticket prices are for the entire route between Norden and Swanage. It’s the same price for tickets between Corfe Castle and Swanage. It is possible to buy a cheaper ticket just between Norden and Corfe Castle which is only about a mile and also for departures from intermediary stations such as Herston and Harmans Cross. Check website for details. There are no senior discounts. A family ticket is also valid for 1 adult and up to 4 children. Ticket prices subject to change.

Top tip to avoid traffic queues is to park at Purbeck Park in Norden.

Steam Train at Norden Station
Norden Station
Corfe Castle train station
Corfe Castle Station
Swanage Railway
Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle Railway Station with Corfe Castle in the background.
Corfe Castle Station has to be one of the most beautiful station in the UK.
Train leaving Corfe Castle station for the 5 minute journey to Norden
Train leaving Corfe Castle station for the 5 minute journey to Norden.
The section of line between Norden and Corfe Castle skirts around the bottom of the Castle offering stunning views. If travelling from Norden to Corfe Castle/Swanage try to sit on the right to get the best views of the Castle, when returning from Swanage to Norden best views of the Castle are on the left. If you are getting off at Corfe Station then don’t worry too much since you get lovely views of Corfe Castle from Corfe Castle station. The photo above is taken from the top of a nearby hill overlooking the castle – it’s not a view from the train.
Swanage Railway Station.
Swanage Railway Station

Related Pages: Swanage / Corfe Castle / Corfe Castle Village / Norden Car Park / Durlston Country Park