Passes & Tours

Shop Tour

Go behind the scenes with a guided tour of the railroad's mechanical shop, where steam trains are built and refurbished! There are a limited number of tickets for this exclusive tour. We strongly recommend you purchase tickets ahead of time, as the tours often sell out.
  • Ages 5+: $19.00
Only 25 tickets available per tour.
Tour offered at 12:00 PM Noon any day our passenger train operates.
Children under the age of 5 are not permitted.
Closed-toe shoes are required.
Sorry, photography and videography are not permitted during the Shop Tour.
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666

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:
  • August 23, 2019
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • August 30, 2019
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • September 6, 2019
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • September 13, 2019
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • September 27, 2019
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • October 4, 2019
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • October 11, 2019
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • October 18, 2019
    (8:00 a.m.)
  • 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 Strasburg Rail Road Day Pass is the most economical way to spend your whole day aboard the train.
  • Unlimited rides aboard scheduled regular train Coach Cars for the date purchased.
  • Upgrades to higher-fare cars may be purchased at the Station.
  • Day Passes are not valid during special events or for special event trains.
  • 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.
Day Passes do not include passage on Fun Extras.
Click "Book Now" to view available dates and the trains scheduled respectively.
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666
Boarding times are 15 minutes before departure times

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 25 - Sept 2, 2019
  • Ages 2+: $40.00
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666

Annual Pass

Coach Car
Enjoy a one-year pass featuring unlimited rides in our Coach cars. A great value if you plan to ride the train multiple times throughout the year! An Annual Pass entitles you to:
  • Unlimited rides aboard the Coach Class accommodations on scheduled Regular Trains.
  • Exclusive opportunity to upgrade to higher-fare cars (Open Air, Dining, First Class, or President’s Car) at a greatly reduced rate.
  • Unlimited rides aboard the Cranky Cars and the Pint-sized Pufferbelly (when operating).
  • Unlimited rides on special offerings such as: The Pump Car, the Track Car, and/or the LO&S Motor Car No. 10 (activities may vary daily).
  • Exclusive discounts on special event trains, including but not limited to Easter Bunny Trains, Great Train Robbery Trains, and Christmas Trains.
  • 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.
Pre-purchase online or by phone at 1-866-725-9666

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.