Steam Train

Steam Train

One of the finest steam train trips in the country along the coast of Torbay, through stunning Devon countryside and overlooking the River Dart - linking the resort of Paignton with Dartmouth.

2024 Steam Train Timetable

Tickets include:

  • Train
  • Ferry

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company are proud winners of the 2021 Heritage Railway Association award for Outstanding Visitor Attraction!

Steam Train map

A Typical Day's Itinerary

  1. Train from Paignton - 30 minute train journey to Kingswear
  2. Ferry from Kingswear - 5 minute ferry crossing to Dartmouth but allow 30 minutes beforehand
  3. Ferry from Dartmouth - 5 minute ferry crossing to Kingswear but allow 30 minutes beforehand
  4. Train from Kingswear - 30 minute train journey to Paignton
  5. Arrive back in Paignton

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The scenery on this picturesque line is breathtaking - from Paignton along the spectacular English Riviera Geopark coast line, through the picturesque stations at Goodrington and Churston (non-stopping), then on through the wooded slopes of Long Wood bordering the Dart Estuary to to Kingswear. A short foot passenger ferry (optional and free with your train ticket) takes you across the river Dart to the historic town of Dartmouth; home to the Britannia Royal Naval College, Bayards Cove, Butterwalk and Dartmouth Castle (England's first Castle to have guns as its main armament).

Devon Belle Observation Carriage: this historic coach, built in 1917 originally as an ambulance vehicle for the London & North Western Railway, has recently undergone a major refit in our workshop at Queen's Park Station, Paignton. She was "relaunched" in the 2018 season to celebrate her 100th year in service!!

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Reviews

  • Highly recommend. - From boarding in Paignton, to alighting the ferry in Dartmouth, this journey has to be the best you can take on the English Riviera. It all goes by too quick. Highly recommend.
  • Brilliant day - Very pleasant day out, VERY well organised and friendly teams (train and ferry, especially in social distancing times). Would do it again and add the boat cruise.
  • Grand day out! - I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip, from the steam train to the ferry ride and of course, the boat trip. The designated seating and screens made me feel very safe. Well done!

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