THE ONLY STANDARD GAUGE HERITAGE RAILWAY IN NORTH WALES.
Llangollen Railway is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales. We are located beside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in the centre of Llangollen town. The journey is a relaxing 10 miles travelling through the stunning Dee Valley to the lovely town of Corwen the cross roads of North Wales.
The line follows the picturesque River Dee, classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its entire length.
Our small section of line, which in its day went from Ruabon to Barmouth taking people to the seaside on holiday and transporting various goods including slate and chemicals, offers a sample of the sights and sounds of yesteryear. The line passes through some of the finest natural beauty North Wales has to offer.
The railway is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and this is evident as the train gently meanders through the Dee Valley.
The views from our carriages are breath taking and constantly changing from season to season, you will see the first spring lambs and the ever changing colours of the beautiful vista.
As well as steam hauled trains, we also run Diesel locomotive and Heritage Railcar services on selected days throughout the season.
Come and visit Llangollen Railway and see how train travel used to be.
There are two types of tickets available for ordinary travel on an A or B timetable.
A standard return from Llangollen to Corwen and an all day rover ticket. The rover ticket allows all day travel on any of our services on the day of purchase.
Please note: it is not possible to pre book seats for ordinary travel unless you would like to take advantage of our onboard catering or you are in a party of 10 passengers or more.
Standard Return – One return trip on day of purchase.
Adult (16+) – £15, Senior (60+) – £13.50, Child (3-15) – £8, Family (2 adults & 2 child) – £42
All Day Rover – Unlimited travel on any of our services on the day of purchase.
Adult (16+) – £17, Senior (60+) – £15, Child (3-15) – £10, Family (2 adults & 2 child) – £48
Single tickets, from any station to any station, are also available to purchase on the day.
Gala and Special Events
One, two and three day tickets for all our galas and special events can be purchased by clicking the red ticket button on the left hand side of the page.
Return tickets cannot be pre booked but will be available to purchase from the booking office on the day of the event.
The majority of our trains have a specially adapted carriage for those with mobility problems. Ramps are available to help passengers onto these carriages. Please note: It is not possible to serve on board dining to those passengers sitting in the adapted carriages.
There are a limited number of disabled parking spaces at Llangollen Station available on a first come first serve basis for train passengers ONLY. Drivers are asked to display their blue badges. If there are no disabled spaces available, drivers may use the ramp to drop any disabled passengers off before making their way to a pay & display carpark.
For those adults who require a carer to travel with them, one carer to travel free of charge with a valid ID/Pass. Only valid on an A or B timetable. Not valid on Galas or Special events, evening trains, Day Out With Thomas or Santa Specials.
Well behaved dogs may travel on all of our services at a cost of £1 (Assistance dogs are free). All dogs must sit on the floor underneath the table and NOT on the seats.
There is a STRICT no smoking policy at Llangollen Railway. Smoking is not permitted on any of our trains or station premises at any time. This also includes E – Cigarettes.
Benefits of purchasing PLC Shares
Minimum purchase 50 shares
Up to 99 shares – 1 travel voucher
100 to 249 shares – 2 travel vouchers
250 to 599 shares – 3 travel vouchers
600 to 999 shares – 4 travel vouchers
1000 to 1999 shares – 6 travel vouchers
2000 to 2999 shares – travel pass for holder and 1 guest
3000 + shares – travel pass for holder and 3 guestsThese travel passes have life time validity. The vouchers are issued in accordance with shareholders holding on 31st December and go out the following May. They are valid for 2 years and expire 31st Dec. The Board may revise the scale of benefits from time to time so adjustments can apply! Travel vouchers are valid on normal A or B timetable ONLY. Not valid on any events, special events or galas. (coloured red on the timetable)
By joining as a member of Llangollen Railway Trust as a member and/or volunteer you help Llangollen Railway financially whilst also enjoying the benefits of concessionary travel and complimentary copies of our ‘Steam at Llangollen’ magazines.
For a membership form, please download the PDF below.
Main photograph by David Wilcock.