Semaphore Train

The Semaphore to Fort Glanville train departs from the foot of the jetty at the end of the popular Semaphore Road cafe strip, and parallels the Esplanade and the sand dunes of one of Adelaide's most popular swimming beaches, before passing through the dunes near historic Fort Glanville at Point Malcolm.

Our flyer can be found here.

Ride the Railway

The railway operates:

  • Every Sunday & Public Holiday from October to April (inclusive)
  • Daily during school holidays in October and April, except Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Daily from 26th December to the end of January school holidays

Steam trains will depart between 11am and 4pm, roughly every hour or at frequencies varied according to demand.

Prices for this unique scenic and relaxing train ride are as follows (please note we accept EFTPOS ONLY, no cash):

Adult $10  
Child $5 (3 years to 15 years)
Family $27 (4 people, including at least one child)



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Please Note

Tickets for the Semaphore and Fort Glanville Tourist Railway do not include admission to the Museum (and vice versa). Tickets are sold from the train. Please be advised the Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway is EFTPOS ONLY, we do not accept cash.

The Semaphore and Fort Glanville Tourist Railway does not operate if the forecast temperature for Adelaide is 33ºC or higher on the morning of operation.

Visit the NRM

76 Lipson Street
Port Adelaide
South Australia  5015
Open Daily / 10am – 4:30pm





5-15 yrs & with an adult


2 adults & up to 3 children


  • Prices may vary for special events
  • EFTPOS is preferred payment method
  • Open from 12pm on ANZAC Day
  • Closed Christmas Day

Phone: 8341 1690

The National Railway Museum acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. We aim to respect the cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.

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