Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway


A blast of the whistle and the hiss of steam and you’re away! Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.

Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to explore the stunning Rheidol Valley. Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers young and old for over a century.

Feel the wind in your hair in one of our Open Summer Carriages or watch the scenery passing by from the comfort of our First Class Observation Saloons. See the countryside change as you travel through wide open fields and meadows, woodland and rugged mountain scenery, the line twisting and turning as it clings to the hillside. Alight at one of our recently restored intermediate stations and explore the many walks the valley has to offer. Listen to the sound of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive working hard to climb 700ft (200m) in the 11¾ miles from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge.

Birds of prey such as Red Kite and Buzzards are regularly seen soaring high above the valley floor and breath taking views can be enjoyed by all.

The line is a masterpiece of engineering, opened in 1902 to carry lead ore, timber and passenger traffic. The narrow track gauge allows the railway to follow the contours of the terrain with many sharp curves and steep gradients which add to the railway's charm.


You can save money by helping us to preserve this historic railway

Pay using our donation fares and receive a voucher for 15% of your total ticket spend to use in our Gift Shops or the Two Hoots Cafe saving you money on your day out.

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Fares from Vale of Rheidol Website

How to book

Please note if you wish to book tickets for today, you will need to buy your tickets from the Booking Office when you arrive.

For our regular services, there is no need to pre-book to travel on the railway, but does save you time on the day of travel and guarantees you a seat on your chosen train on busy days. You can still choose to buy your tickets on the day from our booking offices. Special Events are listed on the right of the screen.

If you do not have a printer, you can still book online. Simply make a note of your ticket reference number and we can print your tickets in the Booking Office.


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Train Times

Below are the list of train times to and from Aberystwyth

Saturday 12th October 2019

Sunday 13th October 2019

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