Charter a train for a unique way to host your event. From school groups to large company parties, the North Shore Scenic Railroad will work with you to make an event that will be unforgettable. Below is basic sample pricing for Charter Excursions and Group Rates. Please contact us to find out more or make reservations.
Please note that prices varry based on equipment availability, schedules, weekends, and special events.

2019 Charter Rates
Groups larger than 50 people, or requesting private coaches:

Consist

Riders

Zephyr Route
Round-Trip
(75-Minute Trip)

Palmers Siding
Round-Trip
(2.5 hours)

Two Harbors
One Way
(
2 hours)

Two Harbors
Round Trip
(6 hours) **

RDC1 “Budd Car”
(1 coach self-powered traincar)

75

$850

$950

$1100

$1150

Engine + 1 Coach

60

$950

$1,050

$1,400

$1,450

Engine + 2 Coaches  

120

$1,050

$1,250

$1,650

$1,700

Engine + 3 Coaches

180

$1,600

$1,800

$2,100

$2,200

Dining Car

48

$650

$850

$1,150

$1,200

Concession Car

0 $300 $400 $500 $500

Coach added
(to existing train)

50-80

$550

$650

$850

$850

Many other options available, please call for more info.

  • Prices vary depending on train schedule and equipment availability. Large groups may be required to “buy-out” public excursions in order to accommodate schedules.
  • Fall Color Tour, Steam Powered Trains, and other Special Excursion Packages are subject to aditional Premium Service fees (usually a $200 additional fee)
  • **Two harbors is about 4 hours round trip, but a 2 hour stop is scheduled into the pricing, additional time may be subject to additional charges.
  • Above “Engine” is priced for diesel power. Steam Powered Charters start at $2,500 and use “Coach Only” price for capacity

Call (218) 733-7594 or (800) 423-1273 or email for reservations.

Group Rates

Groups of 50 or less, general seating:

Group Size: 10 – 19 people ($2 off) Group Size: 20 or more ($3 off)
The Duluth Zephyr
Adult (14 and over): $16.00
Child (3 to 13): $7.00

The Duluth Zephyr
Adult (14 and over): $15.00
Child (3 to 13): $6.00

Music & Pizza Train
Adult (14 and over): $24.00
Child (3 to 13): $16.00
Music & Pizza Train
Adult (14 and over): $23.00
Child (3 to 13): $15.00
Two Harbors Turn*
Adult (14 and over): $30.00
Child (3 to 13): $17.00
Two Harbors Turn*
Adult (14 and over): $29.00
Child (3 to 13): $16.00

The prices listed for Charters and Groups are subject to change. Please contact for the most updated pricing. *Pricing may vary for Steam or Fall Colors special excursions