Tickets are available for train departures November 29- December 30
Here is a very special chance for you and the entire family to experience the magic of The Polar Express, the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ comes to life on a journey to the enchanted beauty of “the North Pole”—where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting with a keepsake present for every good boy and girl.
Looking for tickets for a group of 20 or more? Visit our Group Tickets page.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride departs from St. Louis Union Station for a 45-minute adventure to the North Pole filled with magic, songs, and cheer.
If you would like to purchase the Magical Meals in addition to your train ride please check the Magical Meals page first to ensure that the dinners will be available on the same date as your train ride. (Magical Meals are held only on select nights)
Train ride times are 4:30, 6:00, 7:15 and **8:30
A check-in desk will be located in the Depot/Tent area and passengers are required to check in prior to boarding. It is required that guests arrive approximately one hour prior to their departure time. There will be a number of fun activities for families to enjoy while waiting. Guests receive THE POLAR EXPRESS™ souvenir golden tickets at check-in. Boarding will begin 30-minutes prior to departure. Train doors close approximately 5 minutes prior to departure and trains will not be held for those arriving late. Trains depart and return to the same location at St. Louis Union Station.
*Please be aware that THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station is not responsible for any transaction done through a Third Party, and such transactions shall be subject to terms and conditions which may be provided in the Third Party Website. In the event of any cancellations, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station is not responsible for any refunds that were purchased from any Third Party vendors. If your CC payment cannot be processed we will contact you with the info provided. If we cannot get a valid form of payment, your reservation will be cancelled
**8:30 Train ride is only available on select dates