Our tickets for Christmas Santa Visits are now on sale – Please use this link: Santa Visits at the Helston Railway 2023

Our tickets for our Night Train to Christmas are now on sale – Please use this link: Helston Railway Night Train to Christmas

Latest changes to timetable and Running Days

The next event is for Halloween, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th with 2 extra services after dark – Scary!
Special Night trains will leave Prospidnick at 17:00 and 18:00 in addition to the usual daytime trains but Scary Stuff will be around all day! Wear Fancy Dress if you like!
Our Halloween will last 3 days – Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th (October)
Ticket prices will remain the same as usual: Adult £9.50 Child £6.50 Family £28

(please scroll down the page for the 2023 prices, events and running days)

Helston Railway Timetable (normal running days) 2023

Prospidnick (Dep)10:3011:3013:0014:0015:00
Trevarno (request stop)10:3411:3413:0414:0415:04
Truthall Halt (Arr)10:4011:4013:1014:1015:10
Truthall Halt (Dep)10:5511:5513:2514:2515:25
Trevarno (request stop)11:0112:0113:3114:3115:31
Prospidnick (Arr)11.0512.0513:3514:3515:35

Our car park is at Prospidnick – please don’t forget to allow at least 20 minutes extra time so that you can buy your tickets and walk to the platform, which is some 200 metres away.
There is no car parking at Truthall – foot and cycle access only
Trevarno is a request stop only and only available to walkers using the public footpath – There is no local car parking, and strictly no access for vehicles at Tregadjack.

Helston Railway Return Train Ride Fares 2023

Child 5 - 16 years of age£6.50
Child under 5 years oldFREE
Family2 Adults and up to 3 children£28.00


There is no need to book in advance – You can always buy your tickets on the day – in our shop.
Dogs are welcome
Car parking is FREE

Cornish Carriages – Buffet and Restaurant Cars

Our excellent Buffet and Restaurant is open on all running and event days plus Wednesdays in July and August, for Breakfasts, Lunches and Teas

Sunday lunch is a special treat!  If you wish to book a table please contact Fred on 07368 340612

or go to Cornish Carriages Buffet & Restaurant Cars on Facebook

Helston Railway Running Days & Events for 2023

MonthNormal Running DaysEvents and Extra Running Days
JanuaryClosedClosed during January
FebruaryClosedClosed during February
MarchClosedClosed during March
AprilThursdays and SundaysThursday 6th - 2023 Opening Day
Friday 7th - Good Friday
Sunday 9th - Easter Sunday
Monday 10th - Easter Monday
Sunday 30th - Teddy Bears Picnic
MayThursdays and SundaysSunday 1st - Teddy Bears Picnic.
Sunday 28th - Return to the 40’s
Monday 29th - Return to the 40’s
JuneThursdays and SundaysSunday 18th - Father's Day
JulyThursdays and Sundays.
(If we are running on a Wednesday this will be shown on our home page)
Sunday 16th - Railway Dog Fun Day
AugustThursdays and Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday
(If we are running on a Wednesday this will be shown on our home page)
The 'Pirate' days at the end of the month are fun days for Kids - you can even wear your own costumes.
Thursday 17th - GWR Lizard Bus 120th Anniversary
Wednesday 23rd - Pirate Day
Thursday 24th - Pirate Day
Sunday 27th - Pirate Day
Monday 28th - Bank Holiday & Pirate Day
SeptemberThursdays and SundaysSaturday 9th - Heritage Transport Weekend
Sunday 10th - Heritage Transport Weekend
OctoberThursdays and SundaysSunday 8th - Kids for a Quid
Saturday 21st Extra Steam Running Day
Wednesday 25th - Halloween with evening train
Thursday 26th - Halloween with evening train
Sunday 29th - Halloween - daytime only
NovemberClosedClosed during November
DecemberOpen for 'Santa Specials' and our 'Night Train'
Book on our Timetable or Events page
Saturday/Sunday 9th and 10th.
Saturday/Sunday 16th and 17th.
Wednesday to Saturday 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd
January 2024Saturday 6th 2024 - Winter Steam-Up.