“After almost 1 year, Matheran Toy train is back in action. Due to technical glitches the 100 year plus running shuttle trains services which runs for 21 km distance taking about 2 hours, runs for 3 Km between Matheran and Aman Lodge and will soon run till Neral (21 km) in 2018. This narrow gauge toy train services have total 12 services in a day compared to 10 toy train services before which runs between Matheran Hill Station and Neral. Below are train timings (service schedules) and ticket cost (fares for adult & children) of first class and second class coaches..”
Matheran Toy Train Fast Facts
- When Was Toy Train Started : 15th April 1907.
- Achievements : Listed in UNESCO’s Heritage in 2005.
- Distance Between Neral Station and Matheran : 21 Km
- Station Between : Neral Waterpoint Aman Lodge Matheran
- Time Taken : 2 Hours Approximate.
- Train Attractions : Slow Moving, Deep Valley view, Mini Train seating, 127 Degree Curve where complete train itself can be seen, Monkey along the pathway.
Updates April 2018 : 18th April is world heritage day and that was when a trial run of a New 2 coaches Diesel Steam engine was done successfully. Now anyone can book this little steam engine train at Rs. 55000 (Return Journey) and One way Rs. 28000, which will run between Aman Lodge and Matheran at speed limits of 8 LMPH.
A mini restaurant that will server food & refreshment etc will also be part of your booking. It will be wonderful if Central Railway starts the Neral to Matheran Toy train & Steam Engine train soon as the ride gives a beautiful valley view too.
Updates January 2018
An important point to be noted is that Until 26th January 2018, this shuttle trains do not run from Neral station and is expected to be running in first quarter of 2018. So one need to reach Dasturi Naka Car Parking area on hills via private vehicles available near Neral station. Dasturi car parking is the same place from where one can park their private car / any vehicle. All vehicles are restricted to this entry gate of Dasturi area from where entry tickets of Rs.50 per person (Adult) and Rs.25 (Children) has to be taken too.
This beautiful mini Toy train has total of 4 second class coaches, 2 First class Coaches, 1 Parcel van and 1 guard brake van. Total of 6 trains services from Aman Lodge till Matheran station. It is a 25 Minutes slow ride of lesser than 30 to 40 Km/Hour (Approximate). First train in morning from Aman Lodge starts at 9:25 AM and reaches top at 9:50 AM. Updated time table for all trains as detailed below.
Aman Lodge to Matheran Station
- 09:25 AM
- 10:35 AM
- 11:45 AM
- 13:35 PM (1:30 in Afternoon)
- 14:45 PM (2:30 in Afternoon)
- 16:15 PM (4:30 in Afternoon), (This train Do not run on Wednesday).
Matheran Station to Aman Lodge
- 08:50 AM (This train Do Not run on Thursday).
- 10:00 AM
- 11:10 AM
- 13:00 PM (1:00 in Afternoon)
- 14:10 PM (2:10 in Afternoon)
- 15:30 PM (3:30 in Afternoon)
Shuttle Train Ticket Fares (Cost Per Person)
Second Class Fares
Adult : Toy Train Ticket charges per adult person is Rs.45 (Between Aman Lodge & Matheran) and Rs.75 (Neral Station to Matheran).
Children / Kids : Fares Rs.30 per kid (Between Aman Lodge & Matheran) and Rs.45 (Neral Station to Matheran).
First Class Fares
Adult : Toy Train First Class Fare per adult person is Rs.300 (Between Aman Lodge & Matheran) and same also between (Neral Station to Matheran).
Children / Kids : Fares Rs.180 per kid (Between Aman Lodge & Matheran) and same also between (Neral Station to Matheran).