Pickering & Whitby Return Services
15 May - 20 June 2021*

We are very pleased to be welcoming you back on board our trains. As the roll-out of the Government restrictions continue to ease we plan to operate our heritage services from 15 May.

Freedom Tickets

Buy a Freedom Ticket and experience the whole length of our line or hop off at a station along the way if you donate your ticket and add an additional 10% donation, we can benefit from Gift Aid and claim tax back on what you pay.  

If you hop off  forgo the remaining outbound stations, but safe in the knowledge of a booked seat on the scheduled return service. Freedom Ticket journey time in each direction is a total of approx. 1h 50m.

If you choose to disembark at any intermediate station, due to the current timetable and Covid-19 constraints, you will not be able to travel to Whitby and must return to Pickering on the returning leg of your outbound journey.

Freedom Ticket Fares

Off Peak Dates: 15-28 May and 8-20 June. Peak Dates: 29 May - 3 June. Closed: 4-7 June.

A small donation makes a big difference

The extra you pay when choosing a Donation Ticket contributes towards the continued preservation of one of the world’s greatest heritage railways. You are helping us to provide a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for all to enjoy.

If you give a donation, are a UK Taxpayer and complete a Gift Aid declaration, we can claim 25% tax back from the Government at no cost to you. Enjoy travelling the full 24 miles behind a heritage steam locomotive. This means we receive an extra 25p for every £1 you spend at no extra cost to you. 

If you do not wish, or are unable to Gift Aid, you would pay the Freedom Ticket price.


Book Tickets

Discounted Tickets

  • Members: All Member discounts are valid on all services, subject to availability. We recommend you pre-book in advance and you will need to enter your Valid Membership Number (found on the back of your Membership Card) when booking.
  • Gift Vouchers & Outstanding Bookings: If you have been issued a Gift Voucher or have a booking held you can redeem these for our services via Customer Service Team.
  • Carer Tickets: These can be booked online and you will be issued with a free ticket for your carer when you purchase a standard ticket. Wheelchairs and Pushchairs can be stored in the Guards Van. You must be able to transfer to your pre-booked seat. 

*Due to a pre-arranged commitment, the railway will be closed from 4 to 7 June inclusive. Occasionally, due to operational requirements, we may substitute a steam engine with a diesel locomotive. Prior to your visit, please ensure that you are able to fulfil your journey within the limitations of our reduced timetable. 

If you wish to make a booking using a Gift Card, please call 01751 472508.

If you have an enquiry, please email [email protected]. This email will be monitored Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4.30pm.