Hailed as the greatest railway journey in the world, the Jacobite Steam Train or 'Hogwarts Express' starts it journey near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it then visits Britain's most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis.

This 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes including the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct, a location also made famous in the Harry Potter films.

This place is run by West Coast Railways

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Further information

Opening Hours

Morning Service
Running every day from 1 May to 29 September 2023
Afternoon Service
Running every day from 1 May to 29 September 2023

Check the West Coast Railways for updates.


Adult Day Return
First class: £89 Standard: £57
Child Day Return (16 or under)
First class: £63 Standard: £33
Private Table For 2 Return

The Compartment price is for a compartment (sole use), which seats up to six passengers.


Dog friendly
Gift shop
Family friendly
Food and drink
Point of interest

Useful information

Accesibility info

Unfortunately, The Jacobite Steam Train is not fully accessible – it’s a vintage train with narrow doors and steps. Wheelchair users can travel on the train as long as they can step on the train with the help of a carer. Their wheelchair must be foldable and can be stored on-board the train.

Food and drink

Refreshments, including light snacks and beverages, are available for purchase on board the train.


Medium-sized dogs are allowed and travel free – but only one dog per booking (not per person).