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Isle of Wight Steam Railway opening times, prices & tickets

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The award winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway will engage, inspire and excite you ... The sight of powerful majestic steam engines, the charm of quiet rural stations, and the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff, will leave you with some enduring memories of a special day out.

About Isle of Wight Steam Railway

VisitEngland Attraction Accolade

Under the first round of VisitEngland Attraction Quality Scheme, Isle of Wight Steam Railway have been awarded the GOLD ACCOLADE as a top scoring attraction - one of just seventeen attractions across the country to have received an accolade - Many congratulations!

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How to buy individual tickets

Save up to 33% on admission tickets to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway with any Red Funnel vehicle or ferry foot passenger journey to the Island - now that's something to shout about!

Step 1: Check the operating days & times below

Step 2: Select the number of tickets required. The actual price charged depends on the admission date

Step 3: Enter the rough date of your visit (tickets are valid +/- 7 days of the date entered)

Step 4: Click the red 'Add' button to add your tickets to the basket. Please then read T&C's and check-out.

Step 5: If you don't already have a ferry or an accommodation booking in the basket you can add these later.

Buy below and save up to 1/3

16 + yrs (3rd Class Ticket)
5-15 yrs (3rd Class Ticket)
2 Adults + 2 Children (3rd Class Ticket)

2017 Train operating days

 Month Date/Days

19, 23, 26, 30

AprilEvery day except 1, 24, 28
MayEvery day except 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26
JuneEvery day except 9, 10, 16, 17, 23
JulyEvery day
AugustEvery day
SeptemberEvery day except 15, 22, 25
October1,4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29.
DecemberSanta specials - bookable direct

Please note that on operating days the first train leaves Havenstreet Station at 10.05am and the last round trip is at 3.57pm. Train Story opens at 11am and last admissions are at 4.30pm. - Average visitor time is between 3.5 and 4 hours.

Check out details of the new Bird of Prey Centre - opening Spring 2016! (Events and What's New tab)

Collecting admission tickets

  • Vehicle customers: simply present your "Confirmation/eTicket" on arrival at check-in and your attraction ticket(s) will be printed there and then.
  • Foot passengers: please go to the ticket office on arrival and your attraction ticket(s) will be printed on presentation of your "Confirmation/eTicket"

What to give the attraction

Just hand your credit card size ticket(s) to the attraction to gain entry. Tickets are valid for 7 days either side of the date you entered when adding the attraction to your basket. Package tickets are valid on the day of travel only.

Terms & Conditions

Attraction admission tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a booking for a vehicle or foot passenger(s) on Red Funnel´s Southampton/East Cowes route. Attraction tickets are non-refundable and must be used 7 days either side of the date entered. Additional charges (payable on admission) may apply to access special events and certain rides or activities. Standard terms and conditions of entry apply; please refer to the attraction for details.

The discounted ferry crossings are only available whilst the individual attraction is open during 2017. 10% ferry discount available when booked alongside Isle of Wight Steam Railway tickets. To obtain the ferry discount a minimum of either a family ticket or 2 x adults must be purchased. Additional tickets may be added to your shopping basket. Valid for return vehicle travel from Southampton. Valid for up to 7 people in a car or small van up to 5.5m length/2m height. Subject to availability. New bookings only. Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Please check opening dates and times before booking.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway Address: Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS. Tel. 01983 882204. On site parking.
Get Directions from East Cowes (14 mins) & View Larger Map


Third Class Fares¹ Price 
Adults (16yrs+)£13.00
Child (5-15yrs)£6.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children)£32.50
  • ¹ Upgrades to first class travel may be made on the day from the railway, subject to availability
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead - a £3 charge applies.

Red Funnel Special Offer Pricing

Type 19 Mar - 21 Jul 22 Jul - 31 Aug1 Sep - 29 Oct

Special group rates are available for groups or coaches on selected dates.  Please contact our Sales team on 0845 330 8889 for further details.

Haven Falconry at IW Steam Railway

New Bird of Prey Centre opens Spring 2016

Housing the largest collection of Birds of Prey on the Isle of Wight, although modest in size, boasts over 70 birds of 25 species whilst actively supporting Barn Owl and Vulture conservation.

Daily flying displays at 11.45am and 1.40pm (weather/events permitting) in the Showground.
Opening Times
April - October 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
October - March 10am to 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)
Admission Price - to be purchased from the gate on arrival
Adult 16yrs + - £5.00
Child 5-15yrs - £3.00
Infant 0-4yrs - Free (maximum 2 per adult) 

Wheelchair accessible

Reviews of Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Lovely day with the family. A very enjoyable day on the train
Wonderful time spent on the railway. The staff were so kind.
Great and self loved it
Friendly staff contributed to a very pleasant day out
What 5 year old boy does not love a steam train lots to do for half a day
A great day out, enjoyed by all. The Victorian weekend was fabulous.

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Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally


Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

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