Tidal Wave ride at Thorpe Park

Trains to Thorpe Park

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With over 30 thrilling rides and attractions, Thorpe Park is the ultimate destination for thrill seekers. Thorpe Park is one of the UK’s top theme parks, and it’s home to the UK’s fastest roller coaster – Stealth – which'll take you from 0-80mph in just 2.5 seconds! Horror lovers can prepare themselves to face one of Jigsaw’s most twisted traps with SAW – The Ride – the world’s first horror-themed roller coaster, while little ones can enjoy gentler rides and the Angry Birds 4D experience. It’s a great day out for all the family, with something for everyone.

And whether you’re having a day out with friends, family or a club, if you travel by train you can get 2FOR1 entry! Read on for more information on Thorpe Park, including how to get there, things to do and places to stay. Get ready for a fun-filled, jam-packed, hair-raising day out!

Where is Thorpe Park?

Thorpe Park is located in Chertsey, Surrey, just 30 minutes outside of London and 18 miles south west of central London. To get to Thorpe Park, take a South Western Railway train from London Waterloo to Staines.

How do I get to Thorpe Park?

Looking to escape the capital for a fun day out? Thorpe Park is a well-connected destination, and if you travel by train with a National Rail train ticket, you can get 2FOR1 tickets to the resort.

Travelling by train

Staines is the nearest station to Thorpe Park, and you can get a direct train there from London, Windsor, Reading and Weybridge. From Staines you can take the 950 Express Bus to Thorpe Park, which runs every 15-20 minutes.

Explore our flexible range of ticket types to find the right one for your journey. Snag cheap train tickets to Thorpe Park by going off-peak, and if you have a Railcard or you’re travelling in a group, you could save even more.

Download our app and book eTickets right from your mobile to save time queuing at the station.

Travelling from London

The journey from central London to Thorpe Park by train takes just 30-50 minutes from London Waterloo to Staines.

Travelcards, Oyster cards, contactless payment cards and Freedom Passes are not valid for travel to Staines on South Western Railway services. Please make sure you have a valid train ticket for your entire journey.

Things to do in Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park is a theme park like no other. From white-knuckle rides to family attractions, you’ll never run out of things to do there. For adrenaline junkies with the need for speed, there are exhilarating roller coasters including Colossus – the world’s first 10-loop rollercoaster – and Stealth – the most iconic roller coaster of all, visible from miles away, that launches you 205ft into the air at 80mph in just 2.5 seconds.

Climb aboard Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of The Demon and prepare for a journey into the chilling depths of the unknown and take a dive through the devastation left by an alien attack on The Swarm – the UK’s first winged rollercoaster.

Stealth ride at Thorpe Park
Stealth roller coaster

If wet rides are your thing, make a splash on the Rumba Rapids, cool off on Depth Charge or get super-soaked on the famous Tidal Wave.

Prepare for a scare on SAW: The Ride or get set for the fright of your life at Thorpe Park’s FRIGHT NIGHTS and Halloween Drive-In Films throughout October.

For little ones, there are plenty of family-friendly rides including the Timber Tug Boat, Mr Monkey's Banana Ride and Rocky Express, along with themed rides and activities like the Angry Birds 4D Cinema Experience.

Speaking of themes, Oktoberfest takes over Thorpe Park each year, so dust off your lederhosen and get practising your yodel!

Food, drinks, and shops

Sit-down restaurants

For a sit-down meal while the adrenaline wears off, take a seat at one of Thorpe Park’s restaurants. Enjoy the fun and lively atmosphere of a 50s-inspired rock and roll diner at Amity Fish & Chips, or head to Amity Kebab Co for a delicious hot kebab. Peckish serves up tempting jacket potatoes with a selection of tasty toppings, while Burger King can always be relied upon for a quick and easy meal.

Chow down on a bratwurst sausage from The Grill and wash it down with a thirst-quenching pint from the Bavarian Arms. From gastropub favourites at Infinity Bar & Kitchen to delicious street food from around the world at The Cantina, there are food and drink options for everyone.

Snacks and quick bites

Don’t want to waste any precious ride time? Grab a quick bite to eat from one of the snack bars in the park. For appetising fast food, Colossus Hot Dogs has you covered, while Wilderness Waffles and Amity Donut Bites will satisfy your sweet tooth with their sensational selection. Give yourself a caffeine boost with a Costa coffee from The Coffee Shack or go part-snack-break part-science-experiment at Nitrogenie.


No day out is complete without a souvenir to remind you of your experience. Find thrilling keepsakes and pocket-money presents at the Megastore and The Island Shop or mark the time you braved your favourite rides with memorabilia from the Colossus Shop, Inferno Shop, Ghost Train Shop and the SAW Store.

Colossus ride at Thorpe Park
Colossus roller coaster

Places to stay in Thorpe Park

Did you know that Thorpe Park has its very own on-site hotel? The nautical themed Thorpe Shark Cabins are a quirky, compact and comfy place to stay, with free Wi-Fi, interactive TV and funky lighting. Book a bed & breakfast stay or treat yourself to a package that gives you two-day entry to the theme park, so you can make the most of your short break!

Are you a Merlin Annual Passholder or a Thorpe Park Season Passholder? If so, you can save money on your overnight stay, with special offers for you loyal customers.

Thorpe Park tickets and passes

From day tickets and season passes to bespoke VIP experiences, these are a whole range of ticket options to suit you And if you travel by train you can enjoy a discount with SWR Rewards on Thorpe Park day tickets!

Add on Fastrack, parking, meal deals and digital ride photos to get the most out of your trip.

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