Schedules & Fares

2020 Dates of Operation

Spring Season May 9-June 7:
Saturday – Sunday only & Memorial Day (May 25)

Summer Season June 13-August 30:
Daily

Fall Season September 4 – September 27:
Friday – Sunday only & Labor Day (September 7)

Foliage Season October 1 – October 25:
Daily

Departure Times

(on dates of Operation 2020)

Steam Train & Riverboat Connection – 2.5 hours round trip
11:00 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. / 2:00 p.m.

In addition, 3:30 pm departures available on Saturdays June 13-August 29

PLEASE NOTE: On SATURDAY and SUNDAY MAY 16 & 17 ONLY: 10am departure replaces the 11am departure. This 10am trip will go all the way to Haddam and is 3.5 hours round trip

Steam Train Only (no Boat) – 1 hour round trip
11:00 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. / 3:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: On SATURDAY and SUNDAY MAY 16 & 17 ONLY: 10am departure replaces the 11am departure. This 10am trip will go all the way to Haddam and is 2 hours round trip

2020 Fares

Steam Train &  Riverboat Combination
Adults: $31.50 / Seniors (65+): $28.00
Children (2 – 11) : $21.50
Infants (Under 2): Free

Steam Train Only
Adults: $21.50 / Seniors (65+): $19.00
Children (2 – 11): $11.50
Infants (Under 2): Free

Special and Extras
First Class Car: $12.50 per passenger
Open Car1: $7.50 per passenger
Caboose1: $5.00 per passenger

Important Info

  • Advance tickets available online
  • Day-of-trip tickets sold at Essex Station Ticket Window
  • Free parking!
  • All prices include tax
  • Additional 10% Senior Discount on Mondays
  • Fares do not include special event trains, such as Day Out with Thomas, North Pole Express, Dinner Train, etc.
  • Schedule, equipment and route are subject to change
May & June Tickets Available / July-October Tickets Available Soon