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Book A Family Day Out On A Mainline Steam Train

The Shakespeare Express at Stratford-upon-Avon
Passengers of all ages admire the engine at Stratford-upon-Avon : Brian Wilson

Shakespeare Express
Booking & Fares

- Standard Class & Premier Dining Class Fares

- Meal Tariffs

- Online, Telephone & Postal Bookings

- Book 'On The Day' - Standard Class only

Before placing a booking please be ready to provide the date, boarding station, class of seats required, number of seats and any special requirements, e.g. table for 2, dietary needs, pre-orders for bacon baps, occasional cakes, flowers etc, to enhance that special celebration.

Standard Class & Premier Dining Class accommodation on this train.


Standard Class


Return Fares Pre-booked On The Day *
Adult £25.00 £30.00
Family £50.00 £55.00
Child (age 5-15) £17.50 £20.00

* Please note : On-The-Day tickets from Henley are limited so pre-booking is strongly recommended.

Single Fares Pre-booked On The Day
Adult £17.50 £20.00
Child (age 5-15) £12.50 £15.00

FROM STRATFORD (Travel on B & C only)

Return Fares Pre-booked On The Day
Adult £12.50 £15.00
Family £30.00 £35.00
Child (age 5-15) £7.50 £10.00


Single Fares Pre-booked On The Day
Adult £12.50 £15.00
Child (age 5-15) £7.50 £10.00


1 Children under 5 travelling free should not occupy a seat. Only one free child per adult. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

2 Pre-booked tickets must be purchased by NOON on the Friday before travel in order to qualify for the discounted fare.

3 Family tickets are for 2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children travelling together in standard class only.

4 Standard Class seats are not allocated (even when pre-booked). The seats are first-come first-served.


Valid Tickets

Only Vintage Trains Limited tickets valid on our trains. Concessions available on public trains do not apply.













Premier Class with Dining


Premier Dining Class
Return Fares
Adult £40.00 *
Child (age 5-15) £30.00 *
Table for Two supplement per person £7.50
* plus at least one meal below Dining Options & Tariffs



MEAL CHOICES (depends on Train(s) selected)

Dining Options & Tariffs Pre-booked
Train A

Sunday Lunch
Train B, concludes on Train C

** Henley passengers start on Train A but breakfast not available

High Tea or Afternoon Tea
Train D – preference must be made when booking


1 Premier tickets and meals - must be purchased by NOON on the Friday before travel. If you are ordering by post please contact the Vintage Train office to check availabilty, as seats are limited.

2 Meals - When booking you need to specify which trains you intend to travel out and back on, and every person within your party must also pre-book to take at least one meal.

3 Special dietary requirements must be requested when making your booking.

4 High Tea or Afternoon Tea Choice – The choice of High Tea or Afternoon Tea must be made in advance. There is a further choice of chicken or salmon for High Tea. Please specify your choices when booking.

5 Children - There is no special child menu & no concessionary meal tariff. We regret that children under 5 cannot be accomodated in the dining cars.

6 Premier Class seats are assigned and you will be shown to your seat by a steward.

7 Table for Two guarantee in Premier (subject to availability of tables) for £7.50 per person supplement.








VT & Shakespeare Express Online Ticket Office

Click the button to be directed to the Shakespeare Express Online Booking system

Booking Office - 0121 708 4960

Before contacting our office please see our Frequently Asked Questions >>


Booking OPTIONs

Note : A charge of £1.50 per booking will be applied for all credit card transactions. No booking fee for Debit Cards & Cheques.


ONLINE : click here >>


TELEPHONE : Telephone bookings can be made by calling the Vintage Trains Office (0121 708 4960) during office hours :
Mon - Fri  09:30 - 16:30


POSTAL : Send a booking form to the Vintage Trains Office ** together with a cheque made payable to 'Vintage Trains' to :

Vintage Trains Limited, 670 Warwick Road,
Tyseley, Birmingham B11 2HL

** For Premier Dining Class seats (incl. Table for Two) please contact VT Booking Office to check availabilty before making a postal booking.


BOOK 'ON THE DAY' - Standard Class only :

Standard class tickets can be purchased on the day of travel (subject to availability). Cash & cheques only.


Tickets should be purchased from a member of the Vintage Trains staff on Snow Hill or Stratford-upon-Avon stations or by getting on the train at Moor Street, Tyseley and Henley-in-Arden. Tickets for the Shakespeare Express are NOT available from station booking offices or ticket vending machines.


Booking Terms

All bookings are subject to Vintage Trains Standard Conditions of Booking and Travel. They are available here for you to view and print in two formats:

Booking Terms (HTML format)

Booking Terms (PDF format)

Admission to attractions and fares for add-on trips at the train set down points are NOT included in the Shakespeare Express ticket price. Such attractions need to be paid locally by passengers wishing to take advantage of these attractions.

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