At the California State Railroad Museum


THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride will operate as scheduled, regardless of weather.  Winter wind, rain, or other adverse conditions are possible.   Please check weather conditions prior to your visit, leave extra time for travel, and dress accordingly.  Although under cover, the boarding area is an open-sided building and not heated.

Relive the magical journey of THE POLAR EXPRESS on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole.

Enjoy hot-hot-hot chocolate and yummy cookies as you ride along with many of the story's characters;
such as the Train Conductor, the Dancing Waiters, and a ghostly Hobo.

Once you reach the North Pole, the jolly old elf -- Santa himself -- will come on board to give each passenger a silver sleighbell, the "first gift of Christmas".


2016 Sacramento Train Ride Dates:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 
November 25 - 27


Wednesdays through Sundays,
December 1 - 4, 7 - 11, 14 - 18

 Departure Times:
3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm & 8:00pm


Ticket Pricing: 

3:30pm Matinee Pricing:
Coach: $45 per person* 
 First Class: $65 per person or $260 per table of four* 

5:00pm, 6:30pm, & 8:00pm Pricing:
Coach: $50 per person*
First Class:  $70 per person or $280 per table of four*

*An additional service fee of $5 per ticket or $20 per table will apply at purchase checkout.
*Children under 2 years of age are free and must be seated on an adult's lap.


Ticket Sales Dates:

SEPTEMBER 20-22:  Member Advance Ticket Sales

Members of the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 are eligible to participate in Member Advance Ticket Sales.  Click Here for full details.

SEPTEMBER 23-30:  No Sales

OCTOBER 1:  General Public Ticket Sales

Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 1st starting at 9:00 am.  Tickets are sold ONLINE ONLY!

Resale of tickets is not permitted and is unlawful.
Please note, our policy strictly prohibits the resale or attempted resale of any ticket for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride for personal profit.  In addition, the use of public advertising - such as but not limited to eBay and Craig's List - to resell tickets is not permitted.   Either action will result in the immediate cancellation of the tickets and Museum membership, if applicable.

Additional Links:

 Frequently Asked Questions

Car Descriptions

Member Advance Ticket Sales


Nearby Hotels


For additional information please contact THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride -Sacramento Hotline at 916-445-8270 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it