Passes & Tours

Shop Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the railroad’s mechanical shop, where trains are built and refurbished. No toddlers. There are a limited number of tickets for this tour. We strongly recommend you purchase tickets ahead of time, as the tour often sells out for that day.

Due to safety regulations, children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this tour. Ages 5 through 17 must be accompanied by an adult. For your safety and comfort, closed toe shoes are required. High heels are strongly discouraged.

Tickets:
  • Ages 5+: $19.00
Only 25 passes available per tour
Available at 12:00 PM Noon any day our passenger train operates.

Hostling Tour

Starting a car is pretty simple; just turn the key.  But what's involved in starting a steam locomotive?  Well, we're glad you asked! Introducing Strasburg Rail Road's exclusive Hostling Tour!
Available Dates:
  • June 29, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • July 6, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • July 13, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • July 20, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • July 27, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • August 3, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • August 10, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • August 17, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • August 24, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • August 31, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • September 7, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • September 14, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • September 28, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • October 5, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • October 12, 2018
    (8:00 a.m.)
Tickets:
  • Ages 10+: $30.00(Advanced ticket purchase is required.)
Due to the length, location and subject of the tour, children under the age of 10 are not permitted on this tour. Ages 10 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. A maximum of 10 participants per tour.  Available most Friday mornings from mid-May through early-October, beginning three hours prior to the first scheduled train of the day.  Please note the Hostling Tour will be unavailable during Day Out With Thomas events.  Hostling Tour passes are non-refundable.  Tours will operate rain or shine.
To reserve by phone call: 717-687-8421

Day Pass

The most economical way to spend your whole day aboard the train, this one-day pass includes:

  • Unlimited rides aboard regular train Coach Cars
  • Upgrades to higher-fare cars may be purchased at the Station

Please note: The Day Pass provides unlimited rides aboard Coach, with the opportunity to upgrade to a higher-far car. The Day Pass does not include the Fun Extras. The Fun Extras can be purchased separately on select days.

Tickets:
  • Adult (12+): $19.00
  • Child (2-11): $12.00
  • Infant (0-1): Free
Please note this pass is not valid for passage on special event trains.

Summer Fun Pass

Offering incredible savings and loaded with fun, check out the Summer Fun Pass at Strasburg Rail Road™! It offers value-packed seasonal access to all the rides and extras at America's oldest short-line railroad for just $40 per person (2 & up). 
Available Dates:
  • May 26, 2018 - Sept 3, 2018
Tickets:
  • Ages 2+: $40.00

Annual Pass

Coach Car

Enjoy a one-year pass featuring unlimited rides in our Coach cars aboard our regular scheduled trains! Annual passholders are also entitled to discounts off tickets for select events. A great value if you plan to ride the train multiple times throughout the year!

  • Valid for 1 full year from date of purchase.
  • Unlimited rides aboard the Fun Extras (when in operation and not specifically included as part of an event).
  • Retail discount of 10% in our Gift Shops. Not valid on sale items or during Day Out With Thomas™ events.
  • Pass is valid for discounted tickets aboard select special event trains.
Tickets:
  • Adult (12+): $108.50
  • Child (2-11): $59.50
Some restrictions apply. Annual Pass may not be used for Day Out with Thomas™ events (DOWT), except that pass may be used for the regular Strasburg trains for Coach passage during the DOWT event. All DOWT activities require a DOWT ticket during event days. Other exclusions may apply.

Fun Extras Wristband

 The Fun Extras Wristband includes:

Unlimited access aboard

  • Cranky Cars
  • Pint-Sized Pufferbelly
  • Pump Car

One or more of the Fun Extras rides operate on most weekends, during Special Events, and daily during our Summer season.

When not included as part of a special event (e.g. Day Out With Thomas, Easter Bunny Train, Santa’s Paradise Express), a Fun Extras Wristband may be purchased onsite at the railroad Station or within any of the gift shops along the mall.

 View our Fun Extras schedule online. Operation of the Fun Extras is subject to weather conditions and equipment maintenance.

Tickets:
  • Ages 2+: $5.00

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Add-on

Purchase discounted admission to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania as an add-on to your Strasburg Rail Road train ticket! These two world-class attractions are conveniently located across the street from one another.
Tickets:
  • Adult (12+): $8.50(Museum Add-on)
    Discount Ticket
  • Child (3-11): $6.50(Museum Add-on)
    Discount Ticket
  • Toddler (0-2): FREE(Free at Museum)
To add the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania to your online purchase, simply select your train tickets and then check the appropriate boxes labeled "Museum Admission Add-on" for each Museum ticket you wish to add.
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666

Please Note: Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the railroad reserves the right to alter schedules, substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand. There are a limited number of Dinner Train Tickets available. Unsold tickets will be available at the station on a first come basis. We strongly recommend pre-purchasing your ticket. No refund or exchanges on tickets unless ticketed train does not operate.  Military Discount - The Strasburg Rail Road does honor a military discount for regular tickets and Shop Tours as a participating vendor in the Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds Office "Thank A Vet" Program. Visit this link for more information.