Timetable & fares

Find out when trains run, and how much your tickets will cost

This page shows times and fares for our running days. May Bank Holidays, Summer trains and Mince Pie trains all run to a standard timetable and have standard fares, with tickets providing all-day access to the railway and all trains.

Special event days (St Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas) will have different fares and timetables, so please check here before you travel.

More info: All running dates this year  |  Opening times  |  Online ticketing

Standard timetable

Our standard timetable is shown below:

Downpatrick Dep: 13:00 13:45 14:30 15:15 16:00
Inch Abbey Arr: 13:10 13:55 14:40 15:25 16:10
Inch Abbey Dep: 13:20 14:05 14:50 15:35 16:20
Downpatrick Arr: 13:30 14:15 15:00 15:45 16:30

Downpatrick depart:
13:00    13:45    14:30    15:15    16:00
Inch Abbey depart:
13:20    14:05    14:50    15:35    16:20   

Your journey will last approximately 10 minutes each direction. You can alight at Inch Abbey Station to walk to the Abbey, or enjoy the buffet carriage – or stay on board and have as many return journeys as you like. Your visit will typically take 2 hours to experience everything at the railway, but you can stay until the doors close if you want.

There’s plenty to see and do around the railway during your visit, make sure you see everything! Our museum and carriage gallery are open as usual, our new signal cabin can be viewed from the platform, and the model railway layout and shop are open as well.

You can stay at the railway as long as you like up to the end of the day.

Last admissions are at 3:45pm for the 4pm departure.

See our Opening Times webpage for more details of our opening hours.

Standard Fares – all-day access

These fares permit you to spend the whole afternoon at the railway from opening time to closing time, and travel as many times as you want.

Adult£6
Child (aged 4-17)£4.50
Child (under 4)free
Family (2 adults, up to 3 kids)£18
Concession (Student, senior citizen)£5.50
Footplate ride - one return trip, includes adult admission fee*£20

* Subject to availability. This may not always be possible due to operational reasons.
Adults only. A reasonable level of fitness is required to climb into a locomotive.

You can pay for your tickets on arrival at our station, or buy your tickets online. For standard running days, your tickets permit access to the railway from opening time to closing time, and you can travel as many times as you want. This does not apply to special events such as Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

Please note: A charge of 50p will be made for small credit/debit card transactions (under £10) when paying at the ticket office. There is no additional charge when making cash payments at the station. This is to help cover the fees we incur when processing card payments.