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.

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.

Guest notice: The road train will not be running on the following dates: 26 June, 1 July, 4 September, 21 October and 2 December 2024.

Road Train

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.

Operating times may vary and are subject to change, so please check timings at the zoo on the day of your visit.

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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Disabled not so friendly

It’s very challenging pushing a wheelchair!

Trusted customer – 21 hours ago

A great day out for all the family

A charming zoo, great for children

Trevor – 1 day ago

Nice and spacious with a good cafe and ice cream shops. Great to see the Giraffe…

Neal – 1 day ago

Marvellous Marwell

Absolutely fantastic day out, great facilities, very clean park, friendly staff …

Trusted customer – 1 day ago

great day out

Most of the animals have nice size enclosures and there is loads to keep you bus…

Trusted customer – 5 days ago

Great day out

Great day out, our 2 year old granddaughter had a wonderful time. Lots to do and…

Rachel – 5 days ago

A great day out.

Well worth a visit. Animals looked healthy and content. Great space for wanderin…

Linda – 5 days ago

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Stephanie – 5 days ago

Absolutely a recommendation to go for all

I’m a carer and was out for the day with clients had a busy fun filled day 🙂

Lisa – 5 days ago

Granny’s favourite outing.

I visited with my 2 year old twin grandsons which was possibly a tad ambitious. …

Kathy – 5 days ago

Excellent day out and enjoyed the animals, cafe and the whole set. Very well pri…

Trusted customer – 5 days ago

Great place

Exceptional family day out! You can literally spend your whole day and the fun d…

Daniel – 5 days ago

Marwell Zoo visit

Very well spaced out with a lot of good enclosures with a good variety of animal…

Andrew – 5 days ago


Loved it! Great enclosures, lovely people and awesome animals! Would be nice if …

Trusted customer – 5 days ago

Took grandchildren who had the time of their lives. Lots to see, well signposted…

Brian – 5 days ago

Great day out

First time back to Marwell after many years. This time with 2 year old grandson….

Trusted customer – 5 days ago