Decide what day and time you would like to ride. Consider which station you would like to depart from: Hill City or Keystone. Our main depot is located in Hill City. The train ride will take between 2 and 3 hours, depending on which departure is chosen. The ride itself is one-hour long each way. The layover time varies between 15 minutes and 1 hour.2
Click the 'buy tickets' link. Then select the day on the calendar. Next, select the departure station and time. More options are available by clicking on the arrow. Choose roundtrip or one way. One-way ticket holders are responsible for their own transportation once at the other station. Enter the number of passengers according to age. Click on 'check for available seats.' If there are seats available, continue with the reservation. If there are no seats left, consider a different time or date.3
Fill in fields as appropriate. Your credit card will be used to hold the reservation and will not be charged at this time. Read the terms and conditions first by clicking on the link and then agree. When you are finished, click on the 'reserve my tickets!' button.4
An email confirmation with your reservation will be sent. Please plan to pick-up and pay for tickets on the day of your ride at the departure train station ticket booth 45 minutes before your train leaves. Tickets not picked up 15 minutes prior to departure are subject to cancellation and will assess a $10 per person cancellation fee. Please note that Special Events have a different cancellation policy. Reservations may be moved to a different date and time, pending availability, with no penalty fee, by calling our reservation office at 605-574-2222 prior to the reserved departure.
*** Advanced reservations are recommended. Walk-up tickets are sold based on availability. Seats are not assigned. We do not guarantee you will be seated with others in your party. ***