Road & Rail Trains

The Marwell Railway

Marwell Zoo is set in 140 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside, and your visit can be as relaxed or active as you'd like. Most of our guests hop on one of our two trains during their visit.

Why not use our free Marwell Zoo app as you ride the train? With headphones you can listen to our audio tour based on your location in the zoo!

Road train

For those who need a little help getting around the zoo, simply hop aboard our FREE road train service.  Our trains are equipped to carry one standard manual sized wheelchair.

Board our free road train from the following stops around the front loop of the zoo (subject to availability). 

  • Gift shop
  • Giraffes
  • Tigers (for the entrance to Tropical House)
  • Snow Leopards (Fur, Feathers & Scales is a short 2 minute walk away)

Please view the timetables displayed at each stop.

Rail Train

From Spring until October complete your visit with a scenic trip on our 64 passenger train running at weekends and school holidays (subject to availability). Park your buggy on the train platform opposite Penguin Cove then jump aboard for a 15 minute round trip past our capybaras, flamingos, pygmy hippos, white rhinos, Grevy's zebras, scimitar-horned oryx and ostrich. 

Support our charity

Rail train prices are £2.50 per person with under 3's travelling free.

You can pay by card at the station as you board. If you wish to pay by cash then please make payment in advance at our gift shop. All proceeds go to the care of our animals in the zoo and our conservation programmes in the UK and Africa. 

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After receiving a very special gift from my wife for a significant birthday two months ago, I've been counting down the days (hours etc.)then yesterday finally came. No words can explain the day I had (but I'll have go). After being met at the gate at 8.15 and a quick induction… Read full reviewSteve, 24th April 2015