The Shakespeare Express

Enjoy a return steam-train ride aboard the Shakespeare Express reaching speeds up to 75mph, a truly wonderful ride through the Warwickshire Countryside


Coach Fare & Premier Dining 109.001
Vegetarian Option0.002+
Gluten Free Option0.002+

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The Shakespeare Express with 3 Course Sunday Lunch

No visit to Stratford-upon-Avon would be complete without a trip to Shakespeare's birthplace or a ride on The Shakespeare Express steam train!
The ever-popular Shakespeare Express runs from Stratford-upon-Avon at express speeds of up to 75 mph via Solihull non-stop to Birmingham Moor Street.
Unlike preserved railways, The Shakespeare Express thunders along the modern railway network at speeds up to 75mph. If you have only experienced steam trains on preserved railways at much slower speeds, then you are missing out on the authenticity of the sights, sounds and smell of the mainline steam experience.
An immaculate steam locomotive will pull the train of traditional chocolate & cream rail carriages, all restored authentically to their former glory.
Through the carriage windows you will see an ever changing landscape from Birmingham's fascinating industrial past to Warwickshire's beautiful countryside with its working farms, stylish villages and stations, plus glimpses of waterways and other features that make up Shakespeare's County.
Pullman Class on The Shakespeare Express offers a wonderful vintage journey in beautiful first-class carriages. Built under the world-famous Pullman name for stylish rail travel, a journey in these coaches offers an experience to remember.
Sunday 16 June 2024 - FULLY BOOKED
Pick ups: Route B2
Sunday 25 August 2024 - last few tickets
Pick ups: Route A2
Sunday 1 September 2024
Pick ups: Route B2
£109 per person (seated around tables for 4)
£10 per person upgrade for guaranteed table of 2 (very limited)
Price includes:
2 hr return train ride
Premier Dining in Pullman Carriages
Set 3 Course Roast Lunch with all the trimmings
Return Coach Fare
***Please note in the event of there being a dry spell, such that the use of steam trains is forbidden as a fire risk to trackside vegetation, OR for any other mechanical breakdown of the steam train, a diesel train may be used to haul the Shakespeare Express.   There will be no refund or compensation if this is the case.***


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Baldock Market Place N08:5519:05
Bishops Std Rail StationUnavailableUnavailable
Cambridge Trumpington P&R09:4518:15
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop NUnavailableUnavailable
Royston Bus Station09:1518:45
Saffron Walden High St NUnavailableUnavailable
Sawston War Memorial NUnavailableUnavailable
Stansted Mountfit Har NUnavailableUnavailable
Stevenage Bus Station L08:3519:25