One of the original Loco's, No.2 'Dolgoch' crosses the viaduct which shares it's name.  The loco has been in use since 1866 and is still used at the R

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The Worlds First Preserved Railway. Running continuously since 1865, the Talyllyn Railway represents a step back in time to the Victorian Age!

Experience the nostalgia of historic steam trains in some of Wales’ finest landscapes. The railway starts on the southern Snowdonia coast at Tywyn, snakes through the foothills of Cader Idris to Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol.

The train clings to the hillside as it passes through woodland and over ravines, taking the route that the Victorians would have used daily. The trip takes about an hour each way. Your ticket allows you to break your journey and extend your day: you could take a country walk, explore wooded paths, discover waterfalls or visit the beach.

Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond.

Tywyn Wharf station is home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum which tells the story of little railways across Britain and King’s Cafe has hot and cold menus, lunch time specials and a licensed bar.

‘You blow the whistle, release the brakes and open the regulator. A hiss of steam and the train starts to move - the start of the journey and the start of an experience of a lifetime’.

Learn to drive a historic steam locomotive hauling your own private train, bring your family and friends to share the experience. On your exclusive course you will have the full attention of three, fully qualified Talyllyn Railway staff (a Driver, Fireman and Guard).

The Talyllyn Railway's tea room at Abergynolwyn Station is licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies. Make your Wedding Day extra special, yet different and less formal - hire a steam-hauled train to collect you and your guests from one of our Stations between Tywyn and Dolgoch and carry you to Abergynolwyn Station for the wedding ceremony.

The Railway Gift Shop

The Railway Shop at Tywyn Wharf station stocks a wide selection of transport related items, Talyllyn branded items, Welsh items, Welsh Crystal, videos, books, confectionery, jewelry, jigsaws, occasion cards and many other items.

King's Licensed Cafe

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro - at Tywyn Wharf station open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings. Takeaways are available to take on your train journey and dogs are welcome.

The Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Explorer£22.00 per adult
Child Explorer£11.00 per child
Private 1st Class Compartment£100.00 per group
Private Compartment£80.00 per group
Private Saloon£150.00 per group

Extras to Add:
Carbon offset your journey: £1.00


Saturday, 16th December 2023 - Saturday, 16th December 2023

Talyllyn Railway | Carol TrainSteam trains, festive baps, mulled wine and mince pies – a perfect start to your Christmas Celebrations shared with family and friends. Warm up your vocal chords for a night of song on our musical adventure, full of Christmas spirit
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Saturday, 16th December 2023 - Sunday, 17th December 2023

Saturday, 23rd December 2023 - Saturday, 23rd December 2023

Santa Trains at TalyllynTal-y-Llyn | Santa TrainsBoard Santa’s special train at Tywyn Wharf for a magical journey to Plas Nadolig at Rhydyronen.
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • EV Charging
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Tywyn is on the A493 road from Machynlleth to Dolgellau. Approaching from Aberdyfi, Wharf station is on the left. Coming from Dolgellau, go through the town centre past the National Rail station for 300yds and we are on the right.

Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (£1). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

There is a Large pay & display car park 100 yards away. Parking is also available at Dolgoch and Abergynolwyn stations, located on the B4405 Bryncrug to Talyllyn road.


Public Transport Directions

Tywyn Mainline Station is 300 yards from Talyllyn Railway Station

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

Type:Narrow Gauge Railway

Talyllyn Railway, Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY

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Talyllyn Railway | Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, TywynThe Narrow Gauge Railway Museum at Tal-y-llyn Railway is an important collection of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the British Isles. From complete locomotives to tickets, it is a unique and comprehensive record of these fascinating railways.

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway | Meeting Room, TywynThe Slater Room, at Tywyn Wharf railway station, is situated on the Talyllyn Railway, can be organized in a variety of ways from presentation seating to a meeting room style with tables accommodating up to 25 comfortably and coffee, tea and a wide range of refreshments are available.

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway | Wedding Venue, TywynThe Talyllyn Railway's tea room at Abergynolwyn Station is licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies. Make your Wedding Day extra special, yet different and less formal - hire a steam-hauled train to collect you and your guests from one of our Stations between Tywyn and Dolgoch and carry you to…

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