Road Train

Marwell Zoo is set in 140 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside, and your visit can be as relaxed or active as you’d like. Lots of our guests hop on our train during their visit.

Why not use our free Marwell Zoo app as you ride the train? You’ll find extra animal facts and videos where you can learn even more about our residents!


Road Train

Guest Notice: Our road train is out of service until 2024 due to Glow Marwell. Please check back for updates. Operating times may vary and are subject to change, so please check timings at the zoo on the day of your visit.

Departing from Okapi Station, the non-stop service meanders around the outer perimeter of the zoo in a clockwise direction. Our passengers can experience our 140-acre wildlife park and spot everything from giraffes and white rhinos to wallabies and zebras from the comfort of our new road train.

The first train will depart from Okapi Station at 11am daily and approximately every 30 minutes until 90 minutes before closing time. Admission is only permitted by guests who have purchased a road train ticket. Tickets cost £2 each while under threes and carers travel free. Card only payment will be taken at Okapi Station as guests board the train. All proceeds will support the care of our animals in the zoo and our conservation programmes across the world.

Additional information:

  • The train is equipped to carry one manual wheelchair, or equivalent, in the accessible carriage at the rear of the train.
  • A buggy park will be available for guests to use as we are unable to carry buggies and pushchairs on the train. All belongings are left at the owner’s risk.
  • The road train will operate a daily, one off, free service at 10.45am from the Gift Shop to Okapi Station. This service will be on a first-come first-serve basis and will help our guests who have difficulties getting up the hill to the middle of the zoo with priority being given to guests with mobility issues. The road train will then commence normal operations from Okapi Station. The free run will continue to assist guests with mobility issues at the end of the day.

Goodbye to our rail train service

After more than 40 years service, our Princess Anne loco, carriages and track have sadly come to the end of their life. The zoo layout has changed a lot during the last four decades and the railway no longer gives our guests the best possible views. We have some exciting plans for a new development at the front of the zoo and so we will be reviewing the service in the future. Watch this space!


Marwell Wildlife is a Charity

Support your favourite animals. From our work with snow leopards, to Critically Endangered addax in Tunisia, you can help us restore habitats and species across the world.

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Very disappointed as lots of empty cages and last time we came there was a herd …

Emma – 1 week ago


Fantastic visit once again

Katie – 2 weeks ago

Great day out

Great day out , lots of toilets didn’t have to queue for very long anywhere wh…

Trusted customer – 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant all round Thamkyou

All set out well easy to walk round. Lovely and clean Staff very good really hel…

Clive – 2 weeks ago

Great day out and sunny

Excellent day out quieter in the autumn can get too see the animals, birds etc e…

Paul – 2 weeks ago

Very well laid out zoo with lots of interesting animals that you can get close t…

Trusted customer – 2 weeks ago

Always a brilliant zoo, variety of animals’, always looked after and cared for. …

Joshua – 1 month ago

Definitely worth a visit, great value for money. Animals well cared for

Had a delightful time with my 2 year old granddaughter! Will definitely be going…

Catherine – 1 month ago

Great day out

Great visit, I took my mother, as she hasn’t been to the zoo in a long time! We …

Dee – 1 month ago

A great visit, our first time back for a number of years

Lovely day out at the zoo, our first visit back there in years – now with grown …

Trusted customer – 1 month ago

We have loved coming to visit Marvell Zoo for many years. Always an enjoyable da…

Barbara – 1 month ago

Fantastic zoo, great walks plenty of different animals to see.. Main food hall …

Leonard – 1 month ago

Great selection of animals. The park has really positively developed since my la…

Trusted customer – 1 month ago

Great day out but a map to carry would be helpful.

Great day out. Staff in the restaurant were helpful, I was with my gran daughter…

Trusted customer – 1 month ago

A small, family friendly zoo

Mar well is a lovely place to go, particularly with smaller children. We visited…

Jo-Anne – 1 month ago

Fantastic family day out

A fantastic day out seeing some beautiful animals. Our little boy loved the Gira…

Daniel – 1 month ago

Thorouly enjoyed day. Not crowded as weekday and not school holidays so time to …

Susan – 1 month ago

Our First Visit to Marwell Zoo

This happened to be our first experience coming here. But I was well pre…

Teresa Lloyd – 1 month ago

Great day out with lots to see, a large variety of animals. The staff are appro…

Trusted customer – 1 month ago