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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  • 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.
  • Perfect day - We have done this several times over the years and is a fantastic day out. The steam train ride is great, but the cruise makes it. The commentary is very good and funny. Would definitely recommend this trip if in the area.
  • Agatha Christie country - The ride on the train is beautiful right along the coast & Dart valley. You can also take your well behaved dog. I would highly recommend this excursion, we go every time that we are in Devon, it is not to be missed.

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