The Polar Express Train Ride Hotline
(402) 235-4383 or (402) BELIEVE
(9 am-9 pm 7-Days a week)
Administrative Office (785) 594-1335 (9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday)
Baldwin City Station (785) 594-6982 (Answered during operating hours)
Baldwin City Station - 1515 High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0005
Administrative Office - 719 High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0005
 

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 EXCURSION TRAINS 

Excursion Hours of Operation

Normal excursion operations start the first Thursday in May and continue through the first Sunday in October following the schedule below. Excursion trains are replaced by special event trains, such as The Party Express, on certain weekends during the summer. Train service, departure, and arrival times are subject to change without notice due to operating conditions and equipment availability.

Regular Excursion Schedules

Thursdays

  • Baldwin City, KS to Norwood, KS
    Depart: 10:30 a.m – Return: 11:30 a.m.

Saturdays and Federal Holidays

(Excursion Trains to Ottawa are temporarily rescheduled to Norwood due to scheduled track maintenance)

  • Baldwin City, KS to Norwood, KS   
    Depart:  11:00 a.m. – Return: 12:00 p.m.

  • Baldwin City, KS to Norwood, KS
    Depart: 2:00 p.m. – Return: 3:00 p.m.

Sundays

  • Baldwin City, KS to Norwood, KS   
    Depart:  1:30 p.m. – Return: 4:30 p.m.   

Sunday runs is in conjunction with the Kansas Belle Dinner Train.  This is a three (3) hour round trip.  

No food is available on the train. Passengers will be in a designated coach separate from the Kansas Belle Dinner Train passengers.  Drink service is available at an additional charge.

Pricing

Tickets available online and at the door. Listed prices do not include any applicable taxes and fees.

Baldwin City, KS to Ottawa, KS (Saturdays)

(Excursion Trains to Ottawa are temporarily rescheduled to Norwood due to scheduled track maintenance)

Adult - $18

Child - $10

Senior - $16

Caboose Copula - $25

Caboose - $20

Baldwin City, KS to Norwood, KS (All departures)

Adult - $14

Child - $8

Senior - $12

Caboose Copula - $20

Caboose - $15

Baldwin City, KS to Norwood, KS (Sundays)

(Excursion Trains to Ottawa are temporarily rescheduled to Norwood due to scheduled track maintenance)

Adult - $22

Child - $16

Senior - $19

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