Booking Information

Thank you for booking with us and we look forward to welcoming you to the Talyllyn Railway!

Please take some time to read this page & the tourist information to help plan your upcoming visit.

Please aim to arrive in Tywyn at least 30 minutes before your booked departure, to allow time to park and walk to the station, collect tickets and board the train.
You are welcome to arrive as early as you wish, and make use of the café or visit the museum before your trip!


All COVID restrictions were removed on 28th March 2022.

We still promote the ‘hands-face-space’ message and passengers are of course welcome to wear masks if they feel more comfortable. We offer private compartments seating up to 6 adults, or adjacent First Class compartments that can seat up to 12, for passengers who prefer their own private space. These private compartments must be pre-booked online before the day of travel.

Useful Information

Download our app to see the timetable for the day, watch your train move along the track, complete our treasure hunt and plan your activities and walks on the world’s first preserved railway!

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How to find us?

If you have pre-booked tickets then your journey will start and finish at Tywyn Wharf Station, the main base of the Railway.

Car parking is available across the bridge over the mainline railway.
(Please note this is a council operated car-park and the cost is £1.00 for every 4 hours. The machine takes coins or you can pay on your mobile through PayByPhone, location 807002. Other charges apply for coaches).

ELECTRIC CARS may park for free (donations encouraged!) and utilise one of our four charging points (3 at Wharf Station and 1 at Abergynolwyn).

Registered Disabled?  You may park at Wharf station, please inform us in advance of arrival.

When you get here

If you have pre-booked tickets then your journey will start and finish at Tywyn Wharf station, we have Kings cafe (opens 9 am daily) offering breakfast, lunch, hot & cold drinks (licensed) and snacks. Details here.

The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is on-site and is open every day we run trains.  Make sure you put aside some time to explore and learn all about the history of narrow gauge railways.
Please note the Museum & Cafe are not open when the last train returns
Our shop offers a large range of gifts, not just railway related, for keepsakes or presents.

On the train

If you are enjoying the full round trip, then the journey will take 2.5 hours, including a 30 minute stop at Abergynolwyn where you (and the crew) can take on refreshments.  There is also the ‘Discovery Trail’ and playground for the younger passengers to enjoy.

If you are planning to leave the train to explore the area, please check the timetable carefully to ensure you know when to get back on.  There is a rich choice of walks and sights along the line.

Please reply to your email confirmation with the request or email [email protected].  If the booking is less than 24hrs away please call the booking office on 01654 710472 (8.30 am – 4 pm).

If you need to cancel a booking at all, then refunds can only be processed up to 24hrs before departure.  We reserve the right to deduct an admin fee from any refund.

If you have booked online then just bring a form of confirmation (electronic or printed) – we’ll sort the rest!