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Polar Express

South Devon Railway, UK

December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th

Do you believe? We do, and so do our friends at the South Devon Railway, which is why we are proud to be visiting an exciting magical experience like no other. This Christmas, join us as THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride comes to South Devon Railway!

Here they theatrically re-create the 2004 motion picture for you and your family. Dive into the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children’s tale.

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Prepare for a truly spectacular Christmas experience, surrounded by the magic and wonder of the season. In the distance, out in the cold night, to much excitement, you hear the familiar whistle of the steam train that is THE POLAR EXPRESS™!

More info is available from South Devon Railway here.

December 3rd

Depart Merthyr Tydfil - 09:00
Depart Pontypridd - 09:25
Depart Cardiff Gate - 09:45
Depart Newport - 10:10
Arrive South Devon - 13:00

Train Journey - 13:30-14:45

Depart South Devon - 15:15
Arrive Newport - 17:45
Arrive Cardiff Gate - 18:05
Arrive Pontypridd - 18:25
Arrive Merthyr Tydfil - 18:50

Due to an event at Cardiff's Principality Stadium the return journey may take longer. You will be updated on-board in the event of any delays.

Availability for this date is limited

December 4th

Depart Aberdare - 08:45
Depart Cwmbach - 08:55
Depart Mountain Ash - 09:10
Depart Pontypridd - 09:25
Depart Cardiff Gate - 09:45
Depart Newport - 10:10
Arrive South Devon - 13:00

Train Journey - 13:30-14:45

Depart South Devon - 15:15
Arrive Newport - 17:45
Arrive Cardiff Gate - 18:05
Arrive Pontypridd - 18:25
Arrive Mountain Ash - 18:40
Arrive Cwmbach - 18:55
Arrive Aberdare - 19:05

 

 

SOLD OUT

December 10th

Depart Swansea - 06:30
Depart Neath - 07:00
Depart Port Talbot - 07:15
Depart Pyle - 07:25
Depart Sarn Services - 07:40
Depart Cardiff West - 08:00
Arrive South Devon  - 11:00

Train Journey - 11:30-12:45

Depart South Devon - 13:15
Arrive Cardiff West - 16:00
Arrive Sarn Services - 16:20
Arrive Pyle - 16:35
Arrive Port Talbot - 16:45
Arrive Neath - 17:00
Arrive Swansea - 17:30

 

 

Availability for this date is limited

December 11th

Depart Merthyr Tydfil - 08:40
Depart Aberdare - 09:00
Depart Mountain Ash - 09:10
Depart Pontypridd - 09:25
Depart Cardiff Gate - 09:45
Depart Newport - 10:10
Arrive South Devon - 13:00

Train Journey - 13:30-14:45

Depart South Devon - 15:15
Arrive Newport - 17:45
Arrive Cardiff Gate - 18:05
Arrive Pontypridd - 18:25
Arrive Mountain Ash - 18:40
Arrive Aberdare - 18:50
Arrive Merthyr Tydfil - 19:10

Availability for this date is limited

December 17th

Depart Treorchy - 08:45
Depart Tonypandy - 09:00
Depart Tonyrefail - 09:10
Depart Porth - 09:20
Depart Pontypridd - 09:30
Depart Newport - 10:10
Arrive South Devon - 13:00

Train Journey - 13:30-14:45

Depart South Devon - 15:15
Arrive Newport - 17:45
Arrive Pontypridd - 18:20
Arrive Porth - 18:30
Arrive Tonyrefail - 18:40
Arrive Tonypandy - 18:50
Arrive Treorchy - 19:05

Availability for this date is limited

December 18th

Depart Ebbw Vale - 08:40
Depart Tredegar - 08:50
Depart Rhymney - 09:00
Depart Merthyr Tydfil - 09:20
Depart Pontypridd - 09:40
Arrive South Devon - 13:00

Train Journey - 13:30-14:45

Depart South Devon - 15:15
Arrive Pontypridd -18:10
Arrive Merthyr Tydfil - 18:30
Arrive Rhymney - 18:50
Arrive Tredegar - 19:00
Arrive Ebbw Vale - 19:10

 

 

 

SOLD OUT

December 3rd, 4th & 11th

£80pp includes:

- Return coach travel

- Rep service

- Polar Express tickets

Infants aged 0-18 travel free*

Infants ages 18-24 months travel for £38**.


* Infants aged 0-18 months travel free when sat on their parents lap. If you require a seat for your infant on the coach it would cost £38, or a seat on the coach and train would cost £80.


** Infants aged 18-24 months are required to sit in their own coach seat with seatbelt fastened but can sit on their parents lap on the train. If you wish for your 18-24 month old to also have their own seat on the train it would cost £80.

December 10th, 17th, 18th

£85pp includes:

- Return coach travel

- Rep service

- Polar Express tickets

Infants aged 0-18 travel free*

Infants ages 18-24 months travel for £43**.


* Infants aged 0-18 months travel free when sat on their parents lap. If you require a seat for your infant on the coach it would cost £43, or a seat on the coach and train would cost £85.


** Infants aged 18-24 months are required to sit in their own coach seat with seatbelt fastened but can sit on their parents lap on the train. If you wish for your 18-24 month old to also have their own seat on the train it would cost £85.

Book Online Now

Online booking is only available for full price tickets. If you have a child under 2 years of age travelling, please do not book online and contact us instead.

Please ensure you have checked the itinerary above to ensure that your desired pickup point is available on your selected date, then click the link below next to the date you'd like to travel:

 

03/12: Click here to book now.

04/12: Sold out

10/12: Click here to book now.

11/12: Click here to book now.

17/12: Click here to book now.

18/12: Sold out

Other tours including the Polar Express

We have a wide range of tours including the Polar Express so if you fancy more than just a daytrip, why not book onto one of the following trips for a deposit of just £40 per person.

December 2022

10th - 1 night - Polar Express and London

Take a magical journey on the Polar Express followed by an overnight stay and a day at leisure in London. Why not ask us about tickets for London's best sights and attractions?

Price includes executive coach travel, one night accommodation including dinner and breakfast and tickets for the Polar Express.

£159 per adult, £139 per child

17th - 1 night - Polar Express, Torquay & Sail with Santa

Enjoy the spectacular Polar Express and then take a festive sailing to meet Santa on the River Exe. You'll also get some free time to explore Torquay.

Price includes executive coach travel, tickets for the Polar Express, tickets for Sail with Santa and one night accommodation including dinner and breakfast.

£159 per adult, £139 per child