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 Groups and Charter rates. Please contact us to find out more or make reservations.
Please note that prices vary based on equipment availability, schedules, weekends, and special events. All pricing is updated as of January, 2020

Generally, a “group rate” is based on joining an excursion that is already operating. A “charter” is running an excursion exclusively for your private party.

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): $18.00
Child (3 to 13): $7.00

The Duluth Zephyr
Adult (14 and over): $17.00
Child (3 to 13): $6.00

Music & Pizza Train
Adult (14 and over): $26.00
Child (3 to 13): $16.00
Music & Pizza Train
Adult (14 and over): $25.00
Child (3 to 13): $15.00
Two Harbors Turn – Diesel Power Train*
Adult (14 and over): $32.00
Child (3 to 13): $18.00
Two Harbors Turn – Diesel Power Train*
Adult (14 and over): $31.00
Child (3 to 13): $17.00
Two Harbors Turn – Steam Power Train
Adult (14 and over): $46.00
Child (3 to 13): $26.00
Two Harbors Turn – Steam Power Train
Adult (14 and over): $45.00
Child (3 to 13): $25.00
Two Harbors Turn – Fall Colors, Diesel
Adult (14 and over): $36.00
Child (3 to 13): $20.00
Two Harbors Turn – Fall Colors, Diesel
Adult (14 and over): $35.00
Child (3 to 13): $19.00

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

We have 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 additional Premium Service fees (usually a $200 additional fee starting after Labor Day)
  • **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.

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