"Absolutely amazing time today. The kids loved it. The staff were fantastic thank you all for Making it so special, ❤️ " Vicky Lynch

"Outstanding 100% effort and good value for money . Yes this may not be South Devon , but staff invest their time to make sure the Next year is better than last . This is a small railway but large in warmth . Child friendly , and a very nice Bunch of people ! PVR get my vote but hey at least their staff always welcomed my family and have since 1982 ! Keep up excellent work and see you today so my own family can enjoy that Xmas magic .Book early to avoid disappointment ! " Simon Jones

Welcome On Board
In 2018 we completed our international operation and took over 4,500 people to the North Pole. This year The North Pole Express is going to be the biggest yet. After listening to feedback from passengers and staff there will be several improvements to the experience. Throughout December, many trips will be made into the Arctic, all hauled by a steam engine.

Passports & Bookings

Passports are your tickets to travel to the North Pole. They are available to purchase from £8.00. Booking in advance is essential. This can be completed online or by visiting Marsh Mills Buffet and paying cash or card every Sunday between 10am and 4pm. 

When booking with another family or large group, please book under one booking. This is the only way to guarantee seats together. All journeys start from Marsh Mills and are return journeys on the same service. 

Pay on the Day (POD) seats will only be available if there are seats not sold. Check five days before travelling and the number of pay on the day seats will be displayed below. POD seats will be able to be purchased from Marsh Mills station at 10am on the day of travel for all services. Children are aged between two and fifteen and will all receive a gift from Father Christmas’ elves. Under 2s on a lap travel free without a gift from Father Christmas. This year we have made it easier to select the package you would like:

NPE First Class

Compartment Layout

Larger Seats

Grouped in 6s

NPE Standard Class

Open Table Layout

Grouped in 4s

"Lovely trip to the north pole. All staff were very friendly and helpful and the children had a wonderful time!" Katie Hooper

"Very friendly, nice trip out on the Xmas trip!" Wayne Waugh 

"My 6year old boy loved his experience on the North Pole express. He even got to blow the train whistle! Great staff and communication via social media 🎅" Gemma Carter
Gold Package
NPE First Class Compartment Seating
Ltd Edition Keyring

NPE Mug & Hot Drink

£14.00 pp

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Silver Package
NPE Standard Class Table Seating

NPE Mug & Hot Drink

£12.00 pp

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Bronze Package
NPE Standard Class Table Seating

£8.00 pp

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Any questions?
SAVE 20%- The North Pole Express Preview Day
We are always making improvements after feedback from previous year's NPE. This year we have made some big changes and we want to share them early to get your views so we can iron out any hiccups. Christmas is the time of giving, therefore to thank you for taking part in the preview day- which will operate in the same way as any other NPE- we're knocking 20% off the ticket cost for all classes. All that we ask is that you complete an optional short survey- Easy!
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Stuck on a Christmas Gift?
Give the gift of Christmas!!
Our North Pole Express Vouchers can be used on all NPE Trains throughout December.
Find out more HERE
Local Groups, Charities & Organisations, we need you!
We have stalls to hire throughout The North Pole Express. For only £10 per day, and around 80 people passing per day, stalls are great for small groups to showcase their work, raise funds for a charity or to promote an event or attraction.
The North Pole Express Stalls 2019