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Santa Steam Trains

Santa's Steam Specials were enjoyed by thousands of happy families last year and his trains do fill up rather quickly nearer the day of travel!

Santa works continuously throughout the year to try and make sure everything is just right and his Chief Booking Elf has decided that Adult prices will stay the same again this year and child prices are the same for the sixth year running.

Why not indulge in a special treat by taking friends and family on a magical steam train ride along the Chiltern foothills between Chinnor and Princes Risborough this December?

Travel in reserved seat comfort with a complimentary selection of hot drinks and cordials, plus mince pies or biscuits, served en route. As the train steams gently along the line, Santa and his Elves will be making their way along your train and distributing presents to all 1-15 year old children onboard.

Departure Times

From the comfort of your reserved seat you may be able to view trains on the mainline passing by etc.

Chinnor

Your journey from Chinnor to Princes Risborough and back takes approximately 50 minutes - which is probably just about the right journey length for the younger children.

At Princes Risborough there isn't really enough time to leave the train to explore and we certainly don't want you to miss Santa as he does his rounds (and we don't want to leave anyone behind either, so Santa has said a punctual departure will be necessary).

01, 07, 08, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 23 December 2019
Chinnor depart 10.15 11.30 13.00 14.15 15.30
Chinnor arrive 11.05 12.20 13.50 15.05 16.20

Princes Risborough

Please note that Santa has said we can only pick up passengers at Princes Risborough on certain dates. 

Your journey from Princes Risborough to Chinnor and back takes approximately 75 minutes, which includes a 25 minute stop at Chinnor whilst we prepare the steam locomotive. There is a shop, tearoom and toilets at Chinnor while you wait. 

01, 07, 08 December 2019
Princes Risborough depart 10.45 12.00 13.30 14.45
Princes Risborough arrive 11.50 13.15 14.35 16.00

Travel Prices

  01, 07, 08 December
In advance, by 20.00 day before travel
14, 15, 21, 22, 23 December
In advance, by 20.00 day before travel
Child (1-15 yrs) £8 £10
Adult (16-59 yrs) £10 £12 
Senior (60+ yrs) £10 £12 
Adult National Railcard holder  £10 £12 
Infant on Lap (No present under 1 yr) FREE FREE
A £2 booking fee applies per transaction

If any unsold seats are available they will be sold on a first come, first served basis on the day at Chinnor station. Tickets are VERY popular and strictly limited.

At Chinnor station there is a large FREE car park for train ticket holders, the Cambrian Tea Room serving snacks and drinks, plus a souvenir shop selling a range of toys, train-sets, badges, fridge magnets, pens, and a selection of railway books. If you are perhaps looking for something to do or go eat in the village then have a look at our Stroll around Chinnor page.

At Princes Risborough Station there is a large PAID car park (payment can be made through the Chiltern Railways ticket machines) and also comfortable train services are provided by Chiltern Railways from London (Marylebone), Birmingham, Oxford, Aylesbury, Banbury etc, to Princes Risborough. Cross to Platform 4 for heritage trains to and from Chinnor station, LIFTS make access between the platforms hassle free. Sat Nav: HP27 9DN

 

Booking information

Infant on laps travel free and do not require a travel ticket. Unfortunately, we can not provide a present for children under 1 year old.

When your payment has been processed you will receive an acknowledgement via email. Your booking details will then be passed over to one of our volunteers, who will allocate your seats on the Santa Special. We will then send you your ticket with reservation details showing Coach letter and Seat numbers via a second email (which is usually dispatched on the same working day).

Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes in advance of your booked departure time to allow for parking and any traffic holdups. We are sorry, but we are unable to hold the train for your late arrival.

Please check which station you are booked to depart from and that you arrive at the correct station.

Book tickets

Sun 01 Dec 2019
Departs 10:15 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 10:45 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 11:30 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 12:00 from Princes Risborough £2 Off!
Departs 13:00 from Chinnor £2 Off!
Departs 13:30 from Princes Risborough £2 Off!
Departs 14:15 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 14:45 from Princes Risborough £2 Off!
Departs 15:30 from Chinnor £2 Off!
Sat 07 Dec 2019
Departs 10:15 from Chinnor £2 Off!
Departs 10:45 from Princes Risborough £2 Off!
Departs 11:30 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 12:00 from Princes Risborough £2 Off!
Departs 13:00 from Chinnor £2 Off!
Departs 13:30 from Princes Risborough £2 Off!
Departs 14:15 from Chinnor - SOLD OUT
Departs 14:45 from Princes Risborough £2 Off!
Departs 15:30 from Chinnor £2 Off!
Sun 08 Dec 2019
Departs 10:15 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 10:45 from Princes Risborough - SOLD OUT
Departs 11:30 from Chinnor - SOLD OUT
Departs 12:00 from Princes Risborough £2 Off!
Departs 13:00 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 13:30 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 14:15 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 14:45 from Princes Risborough £2 Off!
Departs 15:30 from Chinnor £2 Off!
Sat 14 Dec 2019
Departs 10:15 from Chinnor
Departs 11:30 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 13:00 from Chinnor
Departs 14:15 from Chinnor
Departs 15:30 from Chinnor
Sun 15 Dec 2019
Departs 10:15 from Chinnor
Departs 11:30 from Chinnor
Departs 13:00 from Chinnor
Departs 14:15 from Chinnor
Departs 15:30 from Chinnor
Sat 21 Dec 2019
Departs 10:15 from Chinnor
Departs 11:30 from Chinnor
Departs 13:00 from Chinnor
Departs 14:15 from Chinnor
Departs 15:30 from Chinnor
Sun 22 Dec 2019
Departs 10:15 from Chinnor
Departs 11:30 - Limited Places - Contact us for availability
Departs 13:00 from Chinnor
Departs 14:15 from Chinnor
Departs 15:30 from Chinnor
Mon 23 Dec 2019
Departs 10:15 from Chinnor
Departs 11:30 from Chinnor
Departs 13:00 from Chinnor
Departs 14:15 from Chinnor
Departs 15:30 from Chinnor