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Ride the Polar Express™ on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Visit the North Pole during the 2018 Christmas Holiday Season

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Polar Express, Virginia and Truckee Railroad Riding The Polar Express™ to the North Pole has become a popular family outing during the Christmas holiday season in the Reno / Tahoe area. Transportation to visit Santa's legendary workshop is provided on trains of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, departing on select dates from the Eastgate Depot near Carson City.

Dates for the 2018 Polar Express™

The Polar Express™ for the 2018 Christmas holiday season will visit the North Pole on select dates from November 16 through December 24. For additional information, visit the Polar Express™ Train Ride FAQ. This site includes the dos and don'ts of riding the train to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Getting Tickets for The Polar Express™

The Polar Express™ sells out every year. Get tickets as soon as possible if you want to ensure the best seats, date, and time for your family and/or group. Tickets are available online from the Polar Express website and by phone at (877) 724-5007 or (775) 291-0208. There are no refunds - be sure to have everything lined up before buying tickets.

You can get regular coach or VIP tickets. The trip is on the same train, but VIP treatment on a separate parlor car includes additional entertainment, extra time with Santa, a special holiday treat, and a Polar Express™ ceramic hot chocolate mug. All passengers receive the Christmas gift of a silver sleigh bell from Santa, hot chocolate and cookies, and a reading of The Polar Express™ story by Chris Van Allsburg.

On Twilight Trains, you can save $10 off regular coach tickets. These Sunday and Thursday trains depart at 8 p.m. and will run on November 18, 25, 29 and December 2, 6, 9, 13, 16.

No pets. Only certified service animals are allowed, which does not include emotional support or comfort animals.

Polar Express on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, Nevada, NV
The Polar Express™ takes passengers to the North Pole on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Photo © Stan White

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