Price Information
$60 Adult /$50 Child (ages 1-12) for Vista Dome
$50 Adult / $40 Child (ages 1-12) for Club
$40 Adult / $30 Child (ages 1-12) for Coach

Dates of Service
Click here for the 2016 Santa Express schedule!
Please arrive 45 minutes prior to departure to pick up your tickets. 

We urge you to make your reservation early for Santa Express because most dates sell out weeks or months in advance. Please have alternative dates in mind in case your choice of date is unavailable. Please also note that all seats are pre-assigned at time of booking. Specific seating locations cannot be guaranteed. Parties of 5 or more will be seated across the aisle or back to back. When selecting a date, if you do not see the ticket quantity selection, that particular class of service is sold out.

If you made your original reservation online and wish to add more guests to your reservation, please call reservations at 888.724.5748. If you wish to sit with another family which has made their reservation, please call our reservations department prior to making your own reservation. If multiple reservations are made, we cannot ensure that you will be seated together.

Call 888.724.5748 or 719.276.4000 for schedule and to make your reservations or Click here to book now!


We’ve all seen the movie Polar Express. Now you can experience the train that takes you to meet Santa Claus himself. The Santa Express Train is a winter wonderland, where children of all ages are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends on a journey you’ll treasure year after year.

Carolers will serenade you with Christmas songs as you wait to board the train.  Delicious and locally sourced food options and drinks are available for purchase in every Santa Express class of service. On the way to the North Pole, Christmas music, Red Vests, and Servers will keep your family entertained, while you nibble on cookies and sip hot cocoa. 

Approximately 30 minutes into your ride the Santa Express Train reaches the North Pole in the Royal Gorge where Santa and his special Elves board the train to pass out a special holiday bell to each ticketed child as he makes his way through.

More than 20,000 guests ride the Santa Express Train each year, so tickets sell out quickly.  Book your trip today and find out why the Santa Express Train is Colorado’s top Christmas train experience.

Enjoy delicious entrees from our Grill menu in all Classes of Service!
Guests may pre-purchase the grill meal package for $20.00 per adult and $10.50 per child to save! All adult grill meals come with a Santa Express Pint Glass! You also have the ability to order on the train à la carte  from our Santa Express Menu.

Special Photo Opportunity: Have a professional photo taken with Santa when the train returns from the North Pole for a pre-purchased price of only $15.00. This is an exclusive opportunity to spend time with Santa and tell Santa how good you have been. You have the opportunity to purchase a photo on board, the day of your trip for $20.00

The 2016 Santa Express Ornament is now available online or in the gift shop!
The Santa Fe Depot Christmas gift shop will be open before and after the Santa Express Train’s departure for holiday shopping. Thomas the Tank Engine gift items as well as Santa Express Train items will be offered for sale along with many other special holiday gifts. The Santa Express Ornament is offered for  pre-purchase while booking your reservation. It is a very popular item and there is no guarantee that there will be any available in the gift shop on the day of your trip.