Volk's Electric Railway


Aquarium Station & Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1EN

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Volk’s Electric Railway is a fascinating piece of living history on Brighton’s beautiful seafront. As the oldest working electric railway in the world, we’re proud to have been transporting passengers in style since 1883.

Boarding our perfectly preserved cars you'll be transported back to the Victorian era of innovation and ingenuity. You’ll then travel our mile-long beachfront line, bathing in the sights and sounds of our scenic coastline. What better way to experience the enduring spirit of the British seaside holiday?

As a true one-off, we’re dedicated to remaining an integral part of the nation’s seaside heritage for generations to come.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult return fare£6.50 per ticket
Adult single fare£5.00 per ticket
Child (age 3-14) return fare£4.00 per ticket
Child (age 3-14) single fare£3.20 per ticket
Family Return£16.70 per ticket
Family Single£12.30 per ticket
Senior Return£5.00 per ticket
Senior Single£3.60 per ticket
To Half Way Adult Return£5.00 per ticket
To Half Way Adult Single£3.20 per ticket
To Halfway Child Return£3.20 per ticket
To Halfway Child Single£2.20 per ticket

Doggies free.
Children under 3 free
Please note that we are a cashless attraction. Debit cards, major credit cards and contactless payments are welcome



  • Accessible Lift - Madeira Lift near to Half Way Station.
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Wheelchairs must be folded to fit on trains.
  • Disabled Parking - nearby (Madeira Drive).
  • Disabled persons toilet - nearby at each end.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible - provided wheelchair user is able to alight from wheelchair into train carriage and wheelchair is folded


  • Cafe - At Aquarium station
  • Food Shop on site
  • Outdoor eating area - At Aquarium Station cafe
  • Refreshments Available
  • Take away food - nearby.
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing - At Aquarium Station and near Half Way Station.
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Beach / Coast within walking distance
  • Dogs admitted on a lead - max 1 per person.
  • Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours - Occasional.
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Toilets - nearby.

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - Nearby (Madeira Drive}.
  • On site parking close by
  • Railway station within walking distance - Brighton Railway Station - 1 mile.
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Special group rates

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - On the beach, east of Brighton Pier.

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups - Occasional talks for school groups via prior arrangement.
  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted - Booking advised.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Opening Times

2024 (29 Mar 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
Monday10:15 - 17:30
Tuesday - Wednesday11:15 - 17:30
Thursday - Friday10:15 - 17:30
Saturday - Sunday10:15 - 18:30
Bank Holiday10:15 - 18:30

* Open April to end of September including Bank Holidays.


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