Giants Causeway and Bushmills Railway

The Giants Causeway and Bushmills Railway leaves from just outside Bushmills Village on its 15 minute journey to and from the Giants Causeway. It reopened in 2002 with locomotives and track from Shanes Castle and is well loved by locals and visitors.

During the summer the service runs 6 times a day between 11am and 5.30pm. It runs on bank holidays and weekends during other times in the year. Check the timetable and be sure to be at the station 10 minutes early.

The Journey to the Giant's Causeway

This 2 mile train journey brings over gorgeous natural terrain, offers fabulous views and is an ideal way to arrive at the Giant's Causeway. 

Children and adults recommend this experience. 

The 3 diesel powered tramway type carriages delivered in 2010 were 'custom designed by the railway to be similar in appearance to the original tram coaches.'

The 3ft gauge heritage steam railway runs along the same route as the original Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Hydro Electric Tram track, which was operated by the Giant's Causeway, Portrush and Bush Valley Railway & Tramway Company Ltd. 

First in the world!

In 1883, when it opened, it was “the first long electric tramway in the world”. 

It ran for over 65 years until 1949.

You can park your car at the Bushmills platform and board the train. 

When you arrive at the Giant's Causeway you can either walk free to the stones or get a discounted entrance fee, using your steam train ticket, and go via the new visitors centre. The Giant's Causeway Station serves refreshments and has a picnic area.

Parking: Giant's Causeway Station
BT57 8SZ, Bushmills Platform BT57 8YS
Web Site: Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Railway

Map to Giants Causeway and Bushmills Railway:

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