Who would not like to leave from platform Platform 9 and ¾ at Kings Cross Station to board the Hogwarts Express on their way to Hogwarts, Harry Potter’s wizard school? Even when you are a muggle, I’m sure you heard of this famous train. It’s a steam train named the Jacobite, and runs along what is considered ‘the greatest railway journey in the world.’ Do you know where we can get on board this famous train? And it’s not Kings Cross!

It’s in Fort William, Scotland. 
The famous Harry Potter train runs on the old steam train lines managed by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The train runs from March until November and they are an absolutely perfect way to see the North Yorkshire Moors and take in some of the best-preserved old railway stations in England. The trip begins at Grosmont Station and takes in Goathland, Newton Dale Halt and Levisham and the final stop is Pickering Station, then returning to Grosmont.
In the Harry Potter books the Hogwarts Express is the name of the train that makes a run between London, King’s Cross Station Platform 9¾ and Hogsmeade Station. It makes this run at about six times a year, maybe more, as needed. The Express dutifully carries students to and from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the start and end of every term.
The train leaves Platform 9¾ without fail on 1 September at 11 o’clock in the morning, arriving at Hogsmeade Station in the early evening. Some students take the train back to King’s Cross Station to go home for the Christmas and Easter holidays, but some do not, as they stay at Hogwarts. It also makes the run back again to London at the end of term in June.


Private Facebook group
for the travel industry

Travel Talks Platform Group

5.8k members

Travel Talks Platform for the travel industry

Follow the travel news – Traveltalksplatform is the number 1 news site to stay updated on amazing travel facts, the latest news, events, incentive ideas, MICE news, job opportunities and shows.

Specially composed for the travel industry, you will find the latest travel facts at your fingertips.



Stay updated about the latest travel news worldwide


The latest airline news, hotel news, cruise news and MICE news in your inbox:
Stay updated about
the latest travel news worldwide



Copyright © 2021 e-motions international


We assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. The information contained in this site is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.