D&SNG Railroad Schedules & Fares

Authorized Train Ticket ResellerThe most recently published fares and schedules for the Durango & Silverton Railroad are listed below.

Book online or please call us at 866.675.6900 for updates, questions or help reserving your tickets.

2018 Summer/Fall Schedule | Train Roundtrip

Dates Departs
May 5 – May 13 (one train daily) 8:45 am 12:15 pm 2:30 pm 6:00 pm
May 14 – June 3 (two trains daily) 8:00 am
8:45 am
11:30 am
12:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:30 pm
5:15 pm
6:00 pm
June 4 – August 9 (three trains daily) 8:00 am
8:45 am
9:30 am
11:30 am
12:15 pm
1:00 pm
1:45 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
5:15 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
August 10 – October 11 (two trains daily) 8:00 am
8:45 am
11:30 am
12:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:30 pm
5:15 pm
6:00 pm
October 12 – October 27 (one train daily) 8:45 am 12:15 pm 2:30 pm 6:00 pm

**Please note: The train runs up to three excursions daily in the height of the summer season and reduces the number of excursions in spring and fall.


2018 Summer/Fall Train Fares

Car Type


(Ages 12+)


(Ages 4-11)

Standard Class (all ages) – Available on all trains

Closed Coach

Open-Air Gondola









Deluxe Class (Narrated Cars)

Historic Narration Car – (standard closed coach, all ages)

(May 14 to June 3 and Aug 10 to Oct 11 – 8:00am Train Only) ( June 4 to Aug 9 – 9:30am Train Only)

San Juan Narrated Car – (deluxe closed coach, ages 12+ only) (May 5 to Oct 27 – 8:45am Train Only)




$153 (12+ Only)





Deluxe Class (all ages)

Rio Grande Car – (deluxe open-air car)
(June 4 to August 9 – 9:30am Train Only)

$139 $95

First Class (all ages)

Prospector Family Car – (June 9-Aug 168:45 am Train Only)

Knight Sky – ADULT AND CHILD SAME PRICE (May 5-May 13, Oct 12-Oct 27 8:45am Train Only); May 25-Sept 13, Sept 28-Oct 11 8:00am Train Only)









First Class (ages 12+)

Silver Vista – (May 5 to Oct 278:45 am Train Only)


$189 (12+ Only)



First Class (ages 21+)

Alamosa Parlor Car – (May 5 to Oct 278:45 am Train Only)

Yankee Girl – (June 4 to Aug 9 – 9:30am Train Only)


$199 (21+ Only)

$189 (21+ Only)




Presidential Class (ages 21+)

Cinco Animas – (May 14 to Oct 11 – 8:00am Train Only)

$219 (21+ Only) N/A
Note: All fares are subject to a 7% Historic Preservation Fee. Children under age 4 are free if seated on an adult’s lap. If a child under age 4 requires a seat, a child’s ticket must be purchased.

2018 Schedule | Train Up/Bus Back

Dates Train Departs
Train Arrives
Bus Departs
Bus Arrives
May 5 – October 27 8:45 am 12:15 pm 3:00 pm 4:30 pm
May 14 – October 11 8:00 am 11:30 am 12:00 pm 1:30 pm
June 4 – August 9 9:30 am 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:30 pm

To inquire about modifying the above train up/bus back schedule, please call 866.675.6900.


2018 Schedule | Bus Up/Train Back

Dates Bus Departs
Bus Arrives
Train Departs
Train Arrives
May 5- October 27 10:15 am 11:45 pm 2:30 pm 6:00 pm
May 14-October 11 9:30 am 11:00 am 1:45 pm 5:15 pm
June 4-August 9 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 6:30 pm

To inquire about modifying the above bus up/train back schedule, please call 866.675.6900.


2018/19 Cascade Canyon Winter Schedule | Train Roundtrip

Departs Durango
Arrives Cascade
Departs Cascade
Arrives Durango
November 20, 2018 – May 3, 2019 9:45 am 11:50 am 12:45 pm 2:45 pm
Days of Operation:

November 2018: 20-21, 23-25, 30 – Daily (Closed 11/22 for Thanksgiving Day)

December 2018: 1-2, 7-9, 14-24, 26-31 – Fri., Sat., & Sun. (Daily around Christmas)

January 2019: 1-5, 10-12, 17-20, 24-26, 31 – Thurs., Fri., Sat. (Also running Sunday 01/20 for MLK Weekend)

February 2019: 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28 – Thurs., Fri., Sat. (8AM departure for 2/2/19 Snowdown Balloon Ascension)

March 2019: 1-2, 6-23, 25-30 – Mon. thru Sat. (Also running Sunday 03/10 and 03/17 for Spring Break)

April 2019: 3-6, 10-13, 15-20, 22-27, 29-30 – Wed. thru Sat. 1st two weeks, Mon. thru Sat. remainder of month

May 2019: 1-3

May 4th, 2019: D&SNG Railroad’s daily spring/summer service to Silverton BEGINS!


Car Type Adult Child
Standard-Class Coach (all ages) $69 $42
Standard-Class Historic Narration Coach (all ages) 04/03/2019-05/03/2019 – Mon. – Fri. only $89 $69
Deluxe-Class San Juan Car (with holiday narration) (all ages) 12/21/2018-01/01/2019 $99 $74
First-Class Prospector (all ages) 01/10/2019-02/16/2019 – Fridays and Saturdays only (and Sunday 01/20/2019), 03/11-03/30/2019 $119 $79
First-Class Knight Sky (all ages/same fare adult &child) 11/20-12/20/2018, 01/02-01/05/2019, 02/14-02/28/19 – Fri. and Sat. only, 03/06/2019-03/30/2019, 04/03/2019-05/03/2019 – Mon. – Fri. only $119 $119
First-Class Yankee Girl (adults 21+ only) 02/14-02/28/19 – Fri. and Sat. only, 02/21/2019 and 02/28/2019 – Thursdays only, 03/06-03/10/2019, 03/11-03/30/2019 $119 N/A
First-Class Alamosa Parlor (adults 21+ only) 01/10-02/16/2019 – Thurs., Fri.and Sat. only (and Sunday 01/20/2019), 04/03-05/03/2019 – Mon. – Fri. only $119 N/A
Presidential Cinco Animas (adults 21+ only) 11/20/2018-01/01/2019, 01/02-01/05/2019 $119 N/A

*NOTE: All train fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee

Call us today at 866.675.6900 or Book Your Seats Online


All Aboard Durango’s Polar Express™!

The Next Stop – The North Pole!

Inspired by the award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, and the run-away hit movie starring Tom Hanks, this classic holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a magical round-trip journey to the North Pole aboard the historic Durango and Silverton Train.


The Polar Express holiday train ride has become a holiday tradition for many families! It’s fun for the entire family and kids of all ages. All are encouraged to wear their pajamas to help bring the magic of the Polar Express™ story to life. “All Aboard” says the conductor, as your train ride to the North Pole begins. As the Polar Express leaves the depot, concessionaires, dressed in chefs’ coats and hats, will serve hot chocolate. The Polar Express story is read over the sound system and Santa’s helpers walk up and down the aisle with the book, turning the pages and showing everyone the pictures.


The story finishes just as you arrive at the North Pole. The lights dim, and an announcement is made to start watching for Santa. The North Pole will be lit with Christmas lights, and Santa and his helpers will be there waving at the Polar Express™ train as it pulls in. Santa greets the children in each of the train cars. And, for “those who believe,” he has a special gift (just like in the story). On your return journey back to the Durango Station, Christmas Carol songbooks are passed out for all to join in on a festive singalong.

Train Car Classes of Service:

Standard Class–
An enclosed vintage coach will transport you to the North Pole in style. This car is configured like a bus with an aisle down the middle and bench-style, cushioned seats, facing forward towards the front of the train. Each seat fits two people, and each standard vintage coach can seat up 42 passengers. Passengers will receive hot chocolate, a treat from the “chefs” on the train, and the first gift of Christmas from Santa.

Deluxe Class–
The San Juan Deluxe Coach features comfortable seating. The backs of the seats can be flipped, which allows for groups of four to face one another to share in the merriment of the holiday season. Passengers receive a ceramic Polar Express souvenir mug. And, just like standard class each person will receive, hot chocolate, a treat, and the first gift of Christmas from Santa.

First Class –
These vintage train cars feature comfortable table and chair style seating with plenty of leg room and accommodate up to 24 passengers. Choose from the Prospector, Alamosa or Yankee Girl, which are remodeled historic cars from the 1800’s and decorated for Christmas. First-class passengers will receive a special souvenir, a ceramic Polar Express mug, hot chocolate, a treat, and the first gift of Christmas from Santa.

Don’t Miss Out on the Polar Express!

Ask about a Polar Express Package for discounted lodging with your train tickets.

Speak with a Local Travel Consultant Today.

Call 866.675.6900

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 2018/2019 Schedule:

Don’t Miss Out on the Polar Express!

Ask about a Polar Express Package for discounted lodging with your train tickets.

Speak with a Local Travel Consultant Today.

Call 866.675.6900

Train Cars & Classes of Service

Choose between Coach, Deluxe, First Class and Presidential train cars. Each offers a unique experience on-board this historic coal-fired train.

Passengers on the Open Gondola Car

Open Gondola (Standard Class)

(All Ages) Your senses will come alive in our open air gondola car, which affords the most unobstructed views! Boasting bench style seating, it accommodates five across, and with the open air sides; you are bound to truly enjoy the crisp mountain air. Due to our natural mountainous setting and changes in weather, dressing in layers is strongly encouraged.

Passengers aboard the Rio Grande Car

Rio Grande Car (Deluxe Class)

(All Ages)  Relax in a roomier, adult atmosphere aboard this open-air observation gondola. This class features comfortable and larger overstuffed seats with more expansive viewing windows. Passengers receive a complimentary souvenir mug to fill in the concession car.

Alamosa Parlor Car (First Class)

(Ages 21+) Built in 1881, the renowned Alamosa Parlor Car features table and chair lounge-style seating. An exclusive outdoor viewing platform is available to this car’s 24 passengers. Parlor Car includes a full cash bar and private attendant.

The First Class Yankee Girl Car

Yankee Girl Parlor Car (First Class)

(Ages 21+)  Originally built in 1880 the “Yankee Girl” has undergone a complete remodel focused on maintaining the old-fashioned flair of the 1880s while providing the comfort and conveniences of the 21st century. Luxurious Victorian-Era touches include woodwork created from Mahogany, Oak and African Bird’s-eye Maple, custom wrought-iron scroll work, and stamped-tin ceiling panels. Your private attendant will be there to answer questions, serve beverages and let you know when the best photo opportunities are coming!

Passengers on the Closed Coach Car

Vintage Closed Car (Standard Class)

(All Ages) Our standard closed coach is far from standard. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on-board this historic car. Our oversized windows open and close to provide a comfortable temperature while riding.

Durango Train Historic Narration Coach

Historic Narrated Coach (Deluxe Class)

(All Ages)  Enjoy the scenery of the San Juan National Forest in the a standard closed coach while listening to a costumed character tell stories and provide history of the historic railroad and life in the 1880s. Each leg of your journey will have a different narrator and story to tell. Each seat has an aisle and window seat and accommodates two people. The windows open and close and allow for great viewing of your beautiful surroundings.

The First Class Knight Sky Family Car Seating

Knight Sky Car (First Class)

(All Ages- One Price)  Step aboard the newest Flagship car of the D&SNGRR! This all-ages open-air car offers amazing panoramas through the UV-protected glass paneled roof combined with the extravagance of roomy, reclining, leather-trimmed seating as well as First Class services including an attendant, souvenir tote bag and mug, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages all day and a morning pastry.

The Presidential Class Cinco Animas Car - Parlor Seating

Cinco Animas Car (Presidential Class)

(Ages 21+) The Victorian splendor of a bygone era awaits you on board two of the most legendary and historic private cars to ever grace the narrow gauge rails. The Cinco Animas both offer two distinctively appointed seating options including Pullman and Parlor seating. A large outdoor viewing platform is exclusively available to those who choose this class as well as an attendant.

Passengers aboard the San Juan Car

San Juan Narration Car (Deluxe Class)

(Ages 12+)  Travel in comfort and style aboard a reconfigured version of the famous “San Juan.” This distinctive closed-vestibule coach from 1887 features roomy, reversible, overstuffed seating in a wide three-across arrangement. Passengers receive a complimentary souvenir mug to fill in the concession car.

Passengers Enjoy the Views from the Silver Vista Car

Silver Vista Car (First Class)

(Ages 12+) The Silver Vista offers magnificent overhead mountain views from this narrow gauge, glass-roofed observation car with UV protected glass. Oversized seats offer the most legroom of any car on the line. A private outdoor viewing platform is also exclusive to this class. This is an open-air car, so please be prepared for cooler mountain temperatures and possible changes in weather.

Prospector Car (First Class)

(All Ages)  This first-class class car accepts passengers of all ages for families that want to enjoy additional comfort. This car features table and chair style seating, an attendant, and includes a souvenir mug and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages throughout the trip. The ceiling of the car also features an enlarged route map so you can follow the train’s progress along the route.

DSNGRR Nomad Pullman

Charter Cars

For your special event, you can charter a private train car for an unforgettable experience. All Private Cars are rented exclusively to the booking party. Each car is private and there is no walk-through traffic. These cars are chartered based on availability. Speak with a reservations agent at 970-403-0883 for details.

Train Route Map

Durango Silverton Train Route Map

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