Zig Zag Railway Timetables

Please note: Zig Zag operates between Clarence and Bottom Points.
If you come be car you will arrive at Clarence.
If you come by Cityrail train, you will arrive at Zig Zag station, which is at Bottom Points.
Please take this into account when viewing the timetable.
We offer return trips between both locations.
Trains leave Clarence daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. (except Christmas Day)

On Special Event Days additional services run.

Steam Hauled Train services have been cancelled until further notice due to the maintenance program.
Please check this website for updates.

Rail Motors will run six days a week until our steam train services are running again.
This is for maintenance requirements.
For 'no train day' see home page.


Bookings are not required for standard services but passengers should arrive at least 20 minutes before departure to buy tickets.

Due to Total Fire Bans or for operational reasons, it is sometimes necessary to operate a diesel locomotive on our steam services.

Vintage Rail Motor Tour

This tour offers live commentary on the railway’s history and construction. The tour includes photo stops at scenic lookouts No. 1 Viaduct and Top Points, and a walk around the locomotive and carriage maintenance depot at Bottom Points.

The return journey takes about 1.5 hours.

Trains depart Bottom points (near main railay line platform) approx 40 mins after leaving Clarence.

Vintage Rail Motor with Conducted Tour Timetable
Departs Clarence at Arrives Bottom Points at Departs Bottom Point at Arrives Clarence at
Rail Motor Service starts at Bottom Points 10:10am 10:40am
Rail Motor 11:00am 11:47am 12:15pm 12:35pm
Rail Motor 1:00pm 1:47pm 2:15pm 2:35pm
Rail Motor 3:00pm 3:47pm 4:15pm 4:35pm
Rail Motor 4:40pm One Way 5:15pm Terminates Services terminate at Bottom Points

Walk & Ride

For those looking for a chance to combine fitness and fun, visitors may bushwalk and ride the train. They may walk from Clarence to Bottom Points, enjoying amazing scenery, unique Blue Mountains flora and fauna, and find many great photo opportunities. They may appreciate both the Blue Mountains Wilderness and the 19th century engineering masterpiece.

While the first part of the walk out of Clarence is reasonable going, the lower part is steep with many steps and definitely not suitable for those with impaired mobility.

The walk is mainly downhill and takes approximately 45 minutes.
Walkers may relax by catching a train uphill from Bottom Points back to Clarence.
Check return train times at Clarence Station before setting off.
Single tickets may be bought at Clarence or at Bottom Points but check that Bottom Points Station is open first.

School Tours

The railway offers special rates for school tours - teachers free of charge. Special times can be arranged - both earlier and later departures than the standard times. Lunch can be provided - or bring your own and share with the Zig Zag Kangaroos. Zig Zag Packages are available for classroom follow up with History, Photographs, Crosswords and Games.

Ring (02) 6355 2955 (Business hours weekdays) or email Zig Zag Railway at info@zigzagrailway.com.au


The Zig Zag Railway makes every effort to maintain services and facilities shown, but cannot guarantee trains will arrive or depart at the times stated, and reserves the right to cancel, alter, substitute or suspend any train, service or facility without notice and will accept no responsibility for any loss incurred or delay caused. The Zig Zag Railway cannot be held responsible for missed connections.

Zig Zag Railway Fares

Adult Child Senior/Concession Family
Return $29.50 $15.00 $22.00 $74.00
One Way $19.50 $12.00 $15.00 $51.00

Children under 4 years old are carried free, but must have ticket for insurance purposes.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Group rates on application.
All day tickets are available.
Special events have different fares, see Day Out with Thomas, Wizards Express.
Bookings are essential for special events.
Gift Vouchers are available for regular services and special events.