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 sized manual wheelchair - accessed from the rear of the train. Please be aware of guests with access needs waiting at road train stops and be prepared to give up your seat if required.

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.

On our busier days we recommend boarding the road train early in the day. The Snow Leopard stop can get very busy after lunch, please try to board at the Gift Shop to avoid disappointment.

Rail Train

Tickets can be bought at Penguin Station with our mobile card machines, or if using cash please purchase your tickets from the gift shop.

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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Very Happy Day

My 13 year old son and I had a super day out at Marwell today. We are regular visitors, but hadn't been for a while and thought the new tropical centre with the sloth, mouse deer, exotic birds and tiny monkeys was outstanding. We were also very lucky to see nearly… Read full reviewSally, 13th April 2018