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 zoo (subject to availability). 

  • Gift shop
  • Giraffes
  • Tigers (for the entrance to Tropical House)
  • Fur, Feathers & Scales

Please view the timetables displayed at each stop.

On our busier days we recommend boarding the road train early in the day.

For guests with pushchairs and buggies, there's a free pushchair park at each stop. Items are left at your own risk since we don’t accept any responsibility or liability for theft or damage.

Alternatively, buggies that are small enough to be folded and placed securely under the seats in the carriages are welcome on board the road train. Space under the seats available for pushchairs in the front two carriages:

80cm x 43cm x 36cm – two rows at the end of the carriages with wheel arches

170cm x 43cm x 36cm – two rows in the centre of carriages

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. 

Where next?

Continue exploring Marwell, or check out our ticket prices.

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Happy days

My retired husband and I have enjoyed a full years membership visiting the zoo with our daughter and young granddaughters. What a fun time it has been particularly because annual membership has allowed us to enjoy the animals but also work around the needs of young children who cannot always cope… Read full reviewLynn, 22nd May 2019