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The Fairbourne Steam Railway is connected to Fairborne railway station, which is served by Transport for Wales trains from Machynlleth and Pwllheli. From Machynlleth, the journey to Fairbourne takes just under an hour and there are five daily services on weekdays. From Pwllheli, the journey takes an hour and a half and there are also five daily weekday services.                          

The Fairbourne Railway is a wonderful slice of Cumbrian transport history. The 2-mile narrow-gauge railway runs along the stunning Cumbrian coastline from Fairborne to Barmouth, at the mouth of the River Mawddach. At Barmouth, you can stop and enjoy a drink at the Harbour View Café and catch a ferry across the estuary to the town. There, you’ll find the stunning Abermaw beach, delightful walking trails and quaint pubs to enjoy a well-earned drink.

Find out more about the Fairbourne Railway on their website.


Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

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Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
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Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
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  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
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Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark operatorLocal Authority
Car parking spaces10
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

No wheelchair access.  Platform access ramp steeper than 1:12

Nearest fully accessible station - Barmouth

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

Departures and arrivals from Fairbourne

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Fairbourne station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ShrewsburyTransport for Wales06:501On time
to PwllheliTransport for Wales07:321On time
to MachynllethTransport for Wales07:571On time
to ShrewsburyTransport for Wales09:001On time
to PwllheliTransport for Wales09:481On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BarmouthTransport for Wales06:491On time
from MachynllethTransport for Wales07:321On time
from PwllheliTransport for Wales07:571On time
from PwllheliTransport for Wales09:001On time
from MachynllethTransport for Wales09:481On time
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