West Somerset Railway
Sam Burton


The West Somerset Railway have a variety of tickets available to you, to enable you to enjoy your day with us.

We have a multitude of tickets available including our Single tickets (from one station to another), Return tickets (from one station to another and back), Rover tickets which give you unlimited travel between all of our stations for one day, and our new ticket which was introduced in 2016, the weekly Freedom of the Line ticket which allows you unlimited travel for up to 7 consecutive days across the railway (T's and C's apply). All the aforementioned tickets are available to purchase on the day from the booking office, or on the train from the Ticket Inspectors (cash only). Rover tickets and Freedom of the Line tickets can be purchased in advance through our website where savings can be made on specific tickets, please note that normal Day Rover tickets and Freedom of the Line tickets are not valid on days marked Purple or Pink on our timetable.

Day Rovers Advance On The Day
Adult/Senior Day Rover (18+) £25.76 £28.00
Young Person Day Rover (5 to 17 years inclusive) £12.88 £14.00
Disabled Day Rover  £21.00 £21.00
Under 5's Day Rover  FREE FREE
Family Day Rover
(2 adults and 2 young persons)
£62.56 £68.00
Dog Day Rover  £3.00 £3.00
Bicycles  £3.00 £3.00

Book Tickets

Our tickets explained

When buying your tickets in advance you must know the date that you wish to travel. Tickets are E-tickets and can be purchased up to 24 hours before you travel. Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

Annual Pass:

The West Somerset Railway's Annual Pass is a brilliant way to visit the West Somerset Railway as many times as you like throughout the season, valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issue. 

Family: 2 adults and up to 2 young persons (ordogs) or 1 adult and 3 young persons (or dogs) -

Individual adult: 

If you have travelled within 7 days of your application for an annual pass, you can exchange your train ticket for the equivalent discount against your annual pass.

If you have purchased a local residents pass in the last 3 months, you may also exchange your local residents pass for the equivalent discount against your annual pass.

For more information visit our Annual Pass page here

Adult Day Rovers:

If you are aged 18 + you will be classed as an adult on the West Somerset Railway and will require an adult ticket. Adult Rover tickets entitle you to unlimited travel on the railway for one whole day and can be purchased online in advance of travel. If you require any other adult ticket then these will need to be purchased on the day at the booking office. 

Disabled Rate Rover.

Our disabled rate ticket applies to disabled passengers; we also permit one carer per person to travel at the same rate. If you will be bringing a wheelchair, please take a look at our accessibility guide for information on size and weight restrictions and information on our accessible coaches.

Child Rover.

On the West Somerset Railway our child ticket applies to those children aged 5 to 17 inclusive. Under 5's may travel for free when accompanied by a full paying adult only. If you have 2 children over the age of 5 it might be more cost effective to purchase a family day rover.

Family Day Rover:

Our Family Day Rovers cover travel for either 2 adults and 2 children (aged 5-17) or for 1 adult and 3 children (aged 5-17).

Dog tickets:

We are a dog friendly railway. Tickets for dogs can be purchased for £3.00 for whatever journey you would like all we ask is that dogs remain on the floor of the carriages and do not travel on the seats. We also ask for dogs to not be in the buffet car or in any carriage where food is being served. This means that dogs are not permitted on any of our dining services or specials.

Disabled Passengers Fares

Passengers with a disability travel at a discount off the adult travel rate. There are no disabled concessions on our special services such as dining specials, combined ticket deals and Festive Fun services (Santa, Carol & Dunster by Candlelight). Please see our Accessible Guide.

Freedom of the line tickets

Seven consecutive days (ticket not valid on special event days marked purple or pink on our timetable) 

Special Events/Services Fares

Event fares apply at all of our events. Please see the relevant event page for full fares information. Discount vouchers cannot be used on special events and services (except Late Summer Weekend and Winter Steam Festival).


Bicycles may be carried on the West Somerset Railway for a fee of £3.00 per bicycle providing there is enough space in the guards van. It is advisable therefore to contact us on 01643 704996 or email [email protected] to let us know your date and time of travel so we can let you know of any known complications before you travel. This also gives us the opportunity to make the train crews aware before your arrival.

Local Residents Railcards:

Why not purchase one of our Local residents railcards for £10 which awards you 25% off for two years!

The local residents railcard is available to those living in the TA1, TA2, TA3, TA4, TA21, TA23 and TA24 postcode areas.

Please click here for further information on the cards.

Group Travel:

Groups of 16 or more people are awarded group discounts and group privileges when booking in advance with us, for more information and how to book please contact us on 01643 704996.


Further Information