Fares

Find out how much a trip on the East Lancashire Railway costs

We have several different ticket options for your journey on the ELR, depending on how often you’d like to travel and if you’re entitled to any concessions. Our most common ticket option for families is an advanced travel ticket.

Special events and experiences are priced differently.

Please note: there is a special event on the 2nd/3rd October, 2021. There are no discounted advance purchase fares available on these dates. However, it is possible to purchase a ticket for the ‘NON-THOMAS’ services on the day from one of our booking offices or on the train to travel on our scheduled services as indicated in the timetable.

Full Line Return

Ideal for first time visitors and the perfect choice for a family day out. Pick any station to start your journey and complete one full round trip of the line. You can hop off at any stop to break up your journey and explore the local sights too.

Ticket On the day Online
Adult £18.00 £13.00 Book Now
Child (3-17 years) £11.00 £8.50 Book Now
Family (2 adults & 3 children) £46.00 £37.50 Book Now

Day Rover Tickets

Day Rover tickets give you and your family the best value on the ELR. They include unlimited travel all day, up and down the line (excluding special events).

Ticket On the day Online
Adult £20.00 £14.50 Book Now
Child (3-17 years) £12.00 £9.50 Book Now
Adult ATOC/Priv £12.00 £10.50 Book Now
Family £49.50 £39.50 Book Now

Caravan and Motor Home Club Members Tickets

If you’ve got a membership card with the Caravan and Motorhome Club, get 2-for-1 on advanced adult travel tickets. Just select two tickets and we’ll automatically deduct the price of one ticket for you.

Ticket Price
Adult £14.50 Book Now

Resident’s Permit Tickets

Do you live locally in Bury, Rochdale or Rossendale? Apply for a Residents Permit and get discounted tickets to ride on the ELR – for a one off return trip, or unlimited daily travel.

Ticket Price
Adult £8.50 Book Now
Child (3-17 years) £6.00 Book Now

Heritage Railway Association Tickets

If you’re a member of the Heritage Railway Association with a valid pass, get yourself a discounted advance travel ticket here.

Ticket Price
Adult £8.50 Book Now
Child (3-17 years) £6.00 Book Now

ATOC Tickets

We offer all rail industry workers discounted travel too, with your valid work pass.

Ticket Price
Adult £8.50 Book Now
Child (3-17 years) £6.00 Book Now 

Station Opening Times

ON GREEN DAYS

Station Opens
Bury 10:00
Ramsbottom 10:00
Rawtenstall 11:00

ON BLUE DAYS

Station Opens
Heywood 09:30
Bury 08:30
Ramsbottom 09:00
Rawtenstall 09:30

ON ORANGE DAYS

Station Opens
Heywood 09:30
Bury 08:30
Ramsbottom 09:00
Rawtenstall 09:30

Other fares from each of our stations are available to download below.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Find full terms and conditions here.

All tickets will show a 09:00 departure please note this is a generic time and standard travel tickets can be used for any departing service. Check Timetables for train timings.