FAQs

Tickets & Times

Can I buy my ticket in advance?

Yes, you can book your tickets in advance. You can buy your tickets at the Booking Office when you arrive at the railway or book online to save money. You can book online here.

Am I booked for a specific time?

Your all day rover ticket is valid on all public services operating on the day of your visit. If you are looking to travel at a specific time, then arrive at the station at least 30 minutes prior to departure time.

What ticket do I need to buy for my child?

Children aged 0 – 2 years do not need a travel ticket as they travel for free. Children aged between 3 – 15 years qualify for a child rate which is half price of the Adult rate. All tickets and fare information is available here.

Dogs, Prams & Bicycles

Can I bring my Dog with me?

Yes, dogs are welcome at the Bluebell Railway on our standard operating days. During Special Events there may be some restrictions, so advise you to check before travelling. Dogs, except registered assistance dogs, are not permitted into any catering outlets, the museum at Sheffield Park or on any of our on board dining services. Dogs require their own ticket to travel at the cost of £2.00.

We respectfully ask that all dogs are kept on a short lead and not to let your dog climb up onto the carriage seats.

Can I bring my Pram or Pushchair?

Collapsible Prams and pushchairs can be accommodated on board the train using the luggage racks overhead. Larger Prams and Pushchairs can often be stored in the luggage compartment of the train subject to availability. On busy days or special events, prams and pushchairs can be stored at your starting point until you return.

Can I bring my Bicycle with me?

Bicycles can be accommodated at the Railway in the luggage compartment of the train, subject to availability. Bicycles require their own ticket at the cost of £2.00. There is limited space at the Stations where Bicycles can be stored during your visit.

Hiring us for Weddings & Events

Can I have my wedding at the Bluebell Railway?

Yes, you can download our wedding brochure here.. You can also contact our wedding coordinator on 01825 720800.

Can I hire the railway for an event or function?

Yes, please call our customer services team on 01825 720800.

Disabled access & Carers

Do you have disabled parking?

Disabled Parking is available at Sheffield Park Station. It is up the main drive and into the second car park on the left. There are limited disabled parking spaces at East Grinstead Station adjacent to our station entrance.

Are the stations accessible for wheelchairs?

All our stations from the car parks are on one level and do not have steps. We currently have operational carriages that can accommodate wheelchairs. To find out when these are operating, please visit our Today at the Railway page. We have disabled toilets at Sheffield Park, Kingscote and East Grinstead Stations. Platform and train staff are on hand to assist you during your visit and on or off the trains when needed. Please note that we do not provide wheelchairs for passenger use.

Do you offer concessions for carers?

Carers travel for free when accompanying any registered disabled passenger. Carers still get their own ticket and need to visit the booking office on the day of their visit. Please bring along a form of identification with you to show you are acting as a carer for the visit.

Group Bookings

Can I bring a group to the Bluebell Railway?

Yes, we cater for groups of all sizes. If there are 15 or more in your group then you qualify for a privilege group rate. Details of these are on the fares page. You can book your group booking by calling 01825 720800.

Membership & Volunteering

How do I become a Member?

You can download an application form to become a member of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society here. If you are visiting us you can also apply to become a member in the shop at Sheffield Park Station or at our booking offices.

Can I become a volunteer?

Yes please! We are always looking to attract volunteers. We have four Stations, dozens of items of rolling stock, 11 miles of track and many other projects in between. Everyone is welcome no matter what your skill or how much time you have to spare, we’d love you to join us. We hold volunteer ‘Find Out More Days’ on the second Sunday of every month meeting at Sheffield Park. To become a volunteer you will first need to become a member of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society.

Timetable and Locomotive Roster

What timetable is operating today?

You can find out what timetable is operating here.

Which Locomotives are running today?

You can find out which Locomotives are running today here.

Find us

How do I get there?

You can find out how to get to Bluebell Railway here.