Operated by our team of dedicated volunteers, the Sunset Shuttle heritage diesel service operates every Friday and Saturday night from late July to early September and daily during Swanage Carnival week.

There’s no better way to see the Purbecks than from the views on offer from our Sunset Shuttle which connects hotels, camping and caravan sites with the restaurants and bars in Corfe Castle and Swanage, meaning you can leave the car at home and let the train take the strain!

A 50% discount will apply to tickets purchased only for the Sunset Shuttle service, however if you want to get your fix of steam trains as well, daytime and rover tickets are also welcome on this service at no extra charge.

The Sunset Shuttle combines value and convenience, operating hourly from 18:30 to 22:30, it’s the best way to travel to all the events on show this summer in the Isle of Purbeck.

To see timetable please visit our timetable page here and click on the date you wish to travel.

Swanage Carnival – Saturday 27th to Saturday 3rd August 

Operates all week - last Sunset Shuttle leaves Swanage: 22:30 Corfe: 23:00


Swanage Fireworks – Saturday 27thJuly, Wednesday 31st July, Saturday 3rd  August

Fireworks run 21:45 – 22:00

Last Sunset Shuttle leaves Swanage: 22:30 Corfe: 23:00

Purbeck Film Festival – Corfe Castle Outdoor Cinema – Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th August

Additional services have been organised in partnership with Purbeck Film Festival, this means all cinema goers can travel back to both Norden and Swanage after the conclusion of the films on both Friday and Saturday night.


Swanage Folk Festival – Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September

Operates Friday and Saturday nights - Last Sunset Shuttle leaves Swanage: 22:30 Corfe: 23:00


Evening only fares £10 per adult, £5 per child (ages 5-15) return.

Dates for Sunset Shuttle

26th Jul - 3rd Aug 2024
9th Aug - 10th Aug 2024
16th Aug - 17th Aug 2024
23rd Aug - 25th Aug 2024
30th Aug - 31st Aug 2024
6th Sep - 7th Sep 2024
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