Your day out with Ravenglass Railway

We've made it easy for you to plan your Lake District steam train day out here, with lots of handy information. View our daily timetable for all train departures from Ravenglass and Dalegarth stations, find out about our fares, and book your tickets. You can also find out more about the First Class and Pullman Observation Carriage upgrade options, and experience days that we offer. Why not treat yourself or a loved one? 

As part of your fare, you can enjoy a few extras on us, children's outdoor play areas at both main stations, access to a variety of walking routes to suit all ages, steam train photo opportunities, and a visit to the Ravenglass Railway Museum (free entry, donations welcome) to find out more about 'our story'. 

Our intermediate stations are now open but please note, they are request stops. However, the train will only stop if there is space on board. It is not possible to book tickets to or from these stations in advance but tickets can be bought from the guard using cash. Please observe station signage.

A single journey on the railway line takes approximately 40 minutes. We accept dogs, bicycles, and wheelchairs on our trains but please read below for further information. Please note that dogs are not permitted on trains at our special events.

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway fares

Find ticket prices and buy Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway tickets online here. Please read our guidance here to book ATOC, Preservation Society and Heritage Railway Association tickets.

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway fares

Train Tickets

Find your fare by choosing from our many train ticket options below.

Ticket Type Return Trip One Way Trip
Adult £23.00 £15.50
Child (3-17) £15.50 £10.50
Child (under 3) Free Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £69.00 £47.00
Family (1 adult & 2 children) £46.00 £31.00
Dog Ticket ( all day ) £2.50 -
Annual Dog 'Rover' (with £2.00 donation to The Dogs Trust) £20.00
Ticket Type Adult Child (3-17) Child (under 3) Family (2 adults & 2 children) Family (1 adult & 2 children) Dog Ticket ( all day ) Annual Dog 'Rover' (with £2.00 donation to The Dogs Trust)
Return Trip £23.00 £15.50 Free £69.00 £46.00 £2.50 £20.00
One Way Trip £15.50 £10.50 Free £47.00 £31.00 -

Upgrade Options

For just a small fee, you can upgrade your fare for First Class tickets or take a special trip in our Pullman Observation Carriage 'Joan', with panoramic views. Directors' Saloon 'Ruth' compartments are available to hire for single and return journeys (maximum 4 seats inside & 2 outside). 

Ticket Type Return Trip One Way Trip
Joan 2 Seat Compartment £20.00 (extra) £10.00 (extra)
Joan 4 Seat Compartment £40.00 (extra) £20.00 (extra)
First Class 2 Seat Compartment £16.00 (extra) £8.00 (extra)
First Class 4 Seat Compartment £32.00 (extra) £16.00 (extra)
Ruth Compartment £120.00 £60.00
Ticket Type Joan 2 Seat Compartment Joan 4 Seat Compartment First Class 2 Seat Compartment First Class 4 Seat Compartment Ruth Compartment
Return Trip £20.00 (extra) £40.00 (extra) £16.00 (extra) £32.00 (extra) £120.00
One Way Trip £10.00 (extra) £20.00 (extra) £8.00 (extra) £16.00 (extra) £60.00

Optional Extras

More information regarding our carriage upgrades, including our 'Joan', 'Ruth' and First-Class Saloon carriages can be found here.

Bikes: Please call us ahead of your visit to book a space. We can only accept 4-6 bikes per train.
£4.00 per journey.

Wheelchairs: Please call us ahead of your visit to book a space.

Click and Collect: We now offer click & collect shopping through our online shop.

Cream Tea On The Move Experience

An exclusive experience for two people in our Director Saloon 'Ruth'. Arrive at Ravenglass station and board your 'Ruth' compartment for the return steam railway journey up the line. On board, enjoy a scrumptious cream tea and you even get to take away our souvenir cup as a memento of your day out. Please note dogs are not permitted in this carriage, except for assistance dogs. 

(D)= Diesel Service

Ravenglass Departure Dalegarth Departure
11:25 12:50
13:50 15:10
Ravenglass Departure 11:25 13:50
Dalegarth Departure 12:50 15:10

Exclusive Cream Tea On The Move Experience in Directors' Saloon 'Ruth'

£175 for 2 persons

Enjoy a cream tea on board a steam train! Our 'Cream Tea on the Move' consists of tea/coffee in a souvenir keeping cup, a selection of sandwiches, quiche, sausage rolls, scones with butter, jam and clotted cream, and a cake selection. Please note products may vary from the image. Picture of keeping cup not supplied. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

A cream tea gift experience in the 'Ruth' carriage at the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway

Cream Tea & Steam Experiences

Our much-loved Cream Tea & Steam experience takes you on a gorgeous 14-mile return trip with a stop-off at Dalegarth café for a cream tea. We have four options available too ! Add a touch of sparkle and 1st class travel to your gift or just an extra treat for you. 

Ravenglass Departure Dalegarth Arrival Cream Tea Sitting Time Dalegarth Departure Ravenglass Arrival
11:25 12:05 12:15 14:10 14:50
12:50 13:30 13:45 15:10 15:50
13:50 14:30 15:00 16:10 16:50
Ravenglass Departure 11:25 12:50 13:50
Dalegarth Arrival 12:05 13:30 14:30
Cream Tea Sitting Time 12:15 13:45 15:00
Dalegarth Departure 14:10 15:10 16:10
Ravenglass Arrival 14:50 15:50 16:50

Afternoon cream tea & steam experiences at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

£70.00 for two persons   Add some sparkle £80 or upgrade to VIP First Class ( single journey seat ) for two persons 

Enjoy a delicious selection of sandwiches (ham, cheese, egg mayo, and tuna mayo) and a fruit scone with butter, jam, and clotted cream, with tea or coffee at one of our station cafes. You can add some bubbles to the occasion and upgrade to our 'sparkle'  package or upgrade your seat to VIP for a single journey or £90 for the return option. Perfect for a special occasion, a gift or if you just fancy a treat! Please call us after purchase to book in your date and time of travel. We unable to accept walk up cream teas or experience bookings on the day.  

Afternoon cream tea and steam experience at the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway

Local Resident Passes

Please note residents passes may take up to 10 days to process.

Apply for a local resident's pass, or renew your current pass and you can enjoy:

  • 50% off fares in the shoulder season (1st Feb - 31st May and 1st October - 2nd January)
  • 25% off fares in peak season (1st June - 30th September)

Discounts exclude experiences and first class upgrades. 

The residents pass is only available for customers living in postcodes beginning with LA or CA. 

Click the link below to email us with your request. Please make sure that you include a photo of your proof of address, in the form of a driving licence or Council Tax Bill in your email.