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Epping Ongar Railway

Epping, Essex, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Epping Ongar Railway
Epping Ongar Railway is Essex's longest heritage railway and the closest to London, running from Ongar to North Weald and into Epping Forest. We run a fleet of former mainline steam and diesel locomotives which haul a range of period coaches between our beautifully restored period stations.

Take your seta in one of our period coaches and watch the train pass through picturesque countryside from Ongar to North Weald, from here you can catch the heritage rail shuttle which takes you through Epping Forest, where we regularly see deer and a wide range of wildlife. Spotters guides are in our Guide Book! The railway runs a heritage bus to Epping Underground station and Epping high street every day we are running, complete with an open platform on the back, and this is timed to neatly connect with our trains. Your great value ticket includes all three heritage transport experiences, with discounts available from our website.

Epping Ongar Railway offers you and your family the chance to step back in time to enjoy the romance of heritage travel, an inspiring day out for all ages, the chance to explore the beauty of this area and connects together a wide range of attractions in Epping Forest and its surroundings.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Ongar, North Weald, Epping, Essex, CM5 9AB, England


Click here to visit Epping Ongar Railway's website
01277 365200

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Open weekends and bank holidays, daily during the Olympics, and some days during the summer holidays – see website for details. Open: 09:55am Close: 18:10pm


Adult £13 Child £7 Discounts if purchased online Group Travel discounts available for parties booked in advance and >15 people. Family:£34 Children under 3 admitted free!

More Information

Eating information

Epping Ongar Railway has a cafe at North Weald, and Gift Shop with snacks and drinks at Ongar.


Both of our stations have toilet facilities, unfortunately we do not have toilets on the train. There are baby changing units at both stations in the Ladies Waiting Rooms. Please download our railway access statement from our website for details of access

Gift shop

Our Gift Shop at Ongar has a wide range of themed souvenirs of your visit, including branded items, games, puzzles, jigsaws, period sweets, local produce to eat and drink, alongside books and items for the older child in all of us!

Baby food facilities

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