Many times voted one of the greatest railway journeys in the world, the Jacobite Steam Train takes passengers on an 84-mile round-trip train journey from Fort William to Mallaig and return. Beginning at Fort William, at the base of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain, this trip crosses the legendary Glenfinnan Viaduct, near the deepest freshwater loch and, past the shortest river in Britain before arriving at the small fishing port of Mallaig. Ready to go?! Here are some particulars…
Jacobite Steam TrainSchedule
The Jacobite only runs during the Summer Season, after all this is the coast of Scotland, in the HIghlands. The train makes two trips each day, 7 days a week, with the summer season for the morning trip beginning in early April and running to Late October.
The afternoon trip begins a little later, Early May, and ends a little sooner, in late September. Each year the exact dates change, so check out the West Coast Railway’s Jacobite Steam Train Schedule page here.
Tickets and Pricing
Ticket prices befit one of the world’s greatest railway journeys…and one of the only trips that annually makes that list to be pulled by steam. So, prepare yourself for some sticker shock. But, it’s worth it. See our review here.
Prices will of course vary based on coach and class selection. Prices are reduced for children. A child is 16 and under. Entire compartments are available for booking on the morning train. Compartments seat up to 6 passengers and are private.
Online bookings can be made here, or you can call to make reservations: In the UK, call 0333-996-6720, in the US, call (011) 44 1524 732100. Tell them SteamTrain.info sent you. 🙂
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