Train services on the K&ESR

To view the train departure times for a date, scroll down to the corresponding colour timetable below or click on the date to purchase tickets.

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RED Service
 

Red Service: 2 steam trains in service

A = Includes on-train catering and access for wheelchair users.

   
A
 
A
 
A
Tenterden
depart
10.40
11.45
1.15
2.20
3.35
Rolvenden depart 10.48 11.53 1.23 2.28 3.43
Wittersham depart 10.57 12.07 1.32 2.42  
Northiam
depart
11.12
12.21
1.47
2.55
4.06
Bodiam
arrive
11.27
12.36
2.02
3.10
4.21
             
Bodiam
depart
11.43
12.48
2.18
3.28
4.40
Northiam
depart
11.57
1.02
2.32
3.42
4.54
Wittersham depart   1.11   3.55 5.05
Rolvenden depart 12.17 1.25 2.54 4.05 5.15
Tenterden
arrive
12.30
1.37
3.06
4.20
5.30

 

GREEN Service
 

Green Service: 2 trains in service: 1 steam train (shown 'A' below) and 1 Heritage Diesel Observation Train (shown 'HDOT')

A = Includes on-train catering and access for wheelchair users.

 
 
A
HDOT
A
HDOT
A
Tenterden
depart
10.40
11.45
1.15
2.20
3.35
Rolvenden depart 10.50 11.53 1.23 2.28 3.45
Wittersham depart 10.57 12.07 1.32 2.42  
Northiam
depart
11.12
12.21
1.47
2.55
4.06
Bodiam
arrive
11.27
12.36
2.02
3.11
4.21
             
Bodiam
depart
11.40
12.45
2.15
3.28
4.40
Northiam
depart
11.57
1.02
2.32
3.42
4.54
Wittersham depart   1.11   3.55 5.05
Rolvenden depart 12.17 1.25 2.54 4.07 5.15
Tenterden
arrive
12.32
1.38
3.07
4.22
5.30

 

GOLD Service
 

Gold Service: 3 steam trains or 2 steam and 1 diesel in service

A = Includes on-train catering and access for wheelchair users.

Due to simultaneous departures of trains crossing at Northiam, it is not possible for an immediate return to Bodiam or Tenterden on disembarking at Northiam. The waiting time for a return train would be 45 minutes. Customers are advised to plan their journeys accordingly, particularly at the end of the day.

 
 
A
 
 
A
 
 
A
 
Tenterden
depart
10.45
11.30
12.15
1.00
1.45
2.30
3.15
4.00
Rolvenden depart 10.55 11.40 12.25 1.10 1.55 2.40 3.25 4.10
Wittersham depart 11.05 11.50 12.35 1.20 2.05 2.50 3.35 4.20
Northiam
depart
11.20
12.05
12.50
1.35
2.20
3.05
3.50
4.35
Bodiam
arrive
11.32
12.17
1.02
1.47
2.32
3.17
4.02
4.47
                   
Bodiam
depart
11.48
12.33
1.18
2.03
2.48
3.33
4.18
5.03
Northiam
depart
12.05
12.50
1.35
2.20
3.05
3.50
4.35
5.20
Wittersham depart 12.14 12.59 1.44 2.29 3.14 3.58 4.44 5.29
Rolvenden depart 12.27 1.12 1.57 2.42 3.27 4.12 4.57 5.40
Tenterden
arrive
12.38
1.23
2.08
2.53
3.38
4.23
5.08
5.53

 

Other Services
  Special Timetables:
A special service will operate on dates shown in purple.
  A Day Out With Thomas:
For details of this event, click on the date or pick up a leaflet. Advance booking strongly advised.
  Our Famous Santa Specials:
For details of this very popular event, click on the date or pick up a leaflet Advance booking essential.

 

'Where we mention our service is provided by a Heritage Diesel train it's usually our DMMU.

 

Please Note: Steam trains usually stop for water at Northiam (approximately 6 minutes) en route to Bodiam Station and outside Rolvenden (approximately 6 minutes) en route to Tenterden Town Station.

 

All-day "TravelCard" Ticket - a great value day out

Our great value all-day TravelCard tickets allow unlimited travel along the full 10½ miles of the Railway. It also allows breaks in your journey - so you can get off the train at any station and explore the area or visit one of the attractions nearby, for example, Bodiam Castle Show your valid K&ESR train ticket at the National Trust entrance to receive a discount on admission!

If you plan to make a day of your visit it’s easy to add a Big Breakfast, Cream Tea or Ploughmans Lunch to your itinerary – simply telephone 01580 765155 at least a day in advance to book.

For a small supplement payable to the Ticket Inspector on the train you can experience the luxury of First Class travel (where available), relaxing in comfort as the idyllic countryside rolls by.

 
All day TravelCard
 
 
(Standard Class)
1st class (single journey upgrade)
Adult
£18.00
£2.00
Child (3 - 15 years inc.)
£12.00
£2.00
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children
or 1 adult and up to 4 children)
£38.00
£6.50
Dogs (not permitted at some events e.g 'A Day Out with Thomas') £3.00 n/a

Alternative fares may apply during Special Events or for special carriages.

Please see the separate leaflet or web page for the event or call 01580 765155 for assistance.

Platform Tickets

Platform Tickets charged at the rate for the day allow access to the platforms at each station and the use of the facilities including toilets, refreshments and shop. 

Gift Cards

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Whether it’s a day spent driving a steam locomotive, a romantic dinner for two or a family day out exploring the line, our gift vouchers make ideal presents!

Gift cards are the perfect present for those who'd like the freedom to choose their own special treat. They can be used to purchase our train travel tickets; pre-booked on-train catering; lunch or dinner on the Wealden Pullman; special Railway Experiences; or simply something from our Gift Shops.

Gift Cards are valid for two years from the date of purchase and may be used in full or part payment, so there's plenty of time to choose a treat! Buy Online

Group Travel & Private Trains

Special rates are available for schools and tour groups. The Wealden Pullman and other historic trains can also be hired for private parties and business entertaining. Please get in touch for details

Every effort will be made to provide the advertised service, but unforeseen circumstances may entail alterations or cancellations. The K&ESR reserves the right to substitute steam with diesel services. No liability is accepted for any delay, loss or inconvenience caused. View our Conditions of Carriage. 

July - Kids For a Quid

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