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Special Event Rates

Wine Express
Adults only: $62.00
Adults only: $62.00
Holiday Express
Adult: $39 , Child (3-12) $18
2 and under ride FREE, must sit on a lap

Holiday Express Spiked!:
$52, Adult only

Holiday Express First Class:
$75 Adult, $56 child (0-12)

Group Rates

$31.00 round trip, plus tax
$26 one way, plus tax
Children (3-12)
$15.00 round trip, plus tax
$13 one way, plus tax
2 and under ride FREE

Shuttle Schedule


The shuttle will be available Fridays through Mondays, June 25 to August 4

  • Tickets are $6.00 per person, regardless of age.
  • Parents must bring a car seat for their small children.
  • Guests may reserve by calling the 1880 Train office at 605-574-2222 or emailing

2021 Schedule










#1: When selecting your depart from/time, this is the station you will leave from. You will arrive at your first destination one hour after the time listed.

#2: When selecting your return from/time, the time listed is the time you leave that station. You will arrive at the final destination one hour after the time listed.


As with any railroad, motive power, schedules and fares are subject to change without prior notice.

  2021 Schedule

#1: Choose Date

View Shuttle Schedule

2021 Rates
  One Way Round Trip
Adult: $27.00 $32.00
$14.00 $16.00
2 & Under: FREE FREE

#2: Choose Tickets

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Health and Safety Notice

The Black Hills Central Railroad—1880 Train is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of our guests, employees, and partners. We are committed to operating our daily passenger trains, special events, and facilities with strict adherence to rigorous safety practices and procedures while providing an enjoyable experience for our passengers and visitors. In response to COVID-19 you will see our staff wearing masks, extra sanitation of commonly-touched surfaces, hand sanitizer dispersed throughout the property, and additional outdoor waiting areas to encourage social distancing.

What we ask of our passengers:

  • If you are sick, experiencing symptoms, or have been around those who are sick, please do not visit or travel away from home.
  • Regardless of where you are while in public, take care to remain at least six feet from others not in your household.
  • Practice good hygiene by frequent washing your hands and covering your nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing.
  • Wear face masks/coverings on our property and trains in accordance with current CDC requirements for public transportation conveyances.
  • Be respectful of other passengers who have traveled from various parts of the country to experience the hospitality and beauty of South Dakota. Unruly or abusive guests will be asked to leave the property

Selecting your seats

We will be operating at 100% capacity for the 2021 season in both our open and enclosed passenger cars. Summer trains frequently sell out, so expect a full train. All seats are assigned at the time of purchase—advice on seat selection can be found on the Seating Options page or by calling our reservation number 605-574-2222. Additional advice:

  • Open air observation cars (Harney Canyon, Mystic, and Redfern) offer the best exchange of airflow. The remaining passenger cars do have windows that open and close and should be left open as much as possible.
  • You may also wish to choose seats in the first or last row of the car to minimize your contact with other parties.
  • Seats are two per bench, much like a bus seat. Parties with an odd number of passengers (3, 5, 7, etc.) may wish to purchase the remaining bench seat in order to ensure no other person is seated on the same bench as their group.
  • Please select seats in a compact group and avoid selecting a single seat in multiple rows (e.g., do not select five window seats in five different rows). We reserve the right to adjust your seat selection if your reservation is unreasonably spread throughout the train.


Please speak to one of our staff members before departure if you are uncomfortable with your seats and we will do our best to accommodate you in a section of the train with less people, if seats remain available. We will rebook your seats free of charge to a different departure or date as long as the request is made prior to your ride. As always, our Conductors and Brakemen are present on the train for your safety and are easily distinguishable by their black hats and uniform items—immediately bring safety concerns to their attention as they walk the train and they will accommodate your needs as best as they can once your ride is underway.

Please direct further questions on these policies to our reservations staff by email: or by phone: 605-574-2222.