Gulbene – Alūksne Bānītis is the only regularly running narrow gauge train in the Baltics. It makes two daily trips in each direction, according to the schedule. Everyone, who wants to travel with Bānītis will have the opportunity to enjoy the untouched nature of Vidzeme at any time of the year. Blooming spring flowers which adorn along the Bānītis track or the autumn valleys of autumn birch and maple trees will brighten your feelings!
A diesel locomotive is used for daily trips, but twice a month (during the summer season) The Steam Locomotive “Ferdinands”. stops at Alūksne station. Current steam locomotive timetable: here.
During the winter months, the wagons are heated. Narrow gauge train services are also available for people with special needs – Bānītis employees will always be ready to help. Also, if you are an active cyclist looking for adventure, then Bānītis will definitely have a place for your bike.
Tickets can be purchased on the train at the conductor during the trip. The trip is free for pre-school children.
The train runs every day:
Gulbene – Alūksne
13:00 – 14:25
18:00 – 19:25
Alūksne – Gulbene
15:25 – 16:45
19:55 – 21:15
! Travelers like to enjoy a short – 22 minutes trip by Bānītis from Alūksne to the stop point “Umernieki”, returning to the city by pre-booked taxi.