Partnering with GWR

13th June 2022

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Great Western Railway has teamed up with our company to offer a through ticket direct to Dartmouth!

Passengers can travel by GWR train to Paignton, before connecting with our steam train to Kingswear, and then by our foot passenger ferry service to Dartmouth.

GWR Commercial Director Phil Delaney said: "It’s great that we’ve been able to put this partnership in place with Dartmouth Steam Railway and & River Boat Company. I believe our customers will love this unique opportunity to travel by GWR train, steam railway and boat to one of the most picturesque spots the south west has to offer."

Purchasing your ticket couldn’t be simpler, either online or through the GWR app. Just remember to input Kingswear (for Dartmouth) in the journey planner.

The new ticket was championed by Totnes MP Anthony Mangnall who said  "I hope residents, visitors and tourists alike will make full use of the throughfare ticket to Dartmouth via Kingswear. This partnership has long been an ambition of mine and I am incredibly pleased to see it come to fruition."

Bookings are available from today (Monday 13 June)  and will remain on sale until Sunday 30 October when our steam service ceases for the winter (excluding our Train of Lights of course!).

Tickets are only available when purchased in advance. Bookings close 23.59 the day before travel and reservations are mandatory.

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  • A thoroughly enjoyable day out - I was very impressed with the organisation, it was always very clear where we were supposed to go and what time we were supposed to be somewhere - would happily do it again.
  • Nostalgic day out - Had a great day on the steam railway and paddleboat with my family. Fantastic views during the railway trip and equally excellent views, and commentary, during the river cruise. Well worth the cost, friendly and helpful staff.
  • At last! - Went by steam train and ferry to Dartmouth on the last day of our holiday. Beautiful. Lovely journey on the steam train and the ferry was also a very pleasant trip. Spent a couple of hours in Dartmouth before repeating the journey. So glad I have managed to do it at last!

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