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 you’ll see that a “group rate” is based on joining an excursion that is already operating. A “charter” is running an excursion exclusively for your private party. In most cases, a charter adds private traincars to an already operating public excursion.

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, 2023

Group Rates

Groups of 50 or less, general seating:

Two Harbors Turn – Fall Colors, Diesel
Adult (14 and over): $36.00
Child (3 to 13): $20.00Two Harbors Turn – Fall Colors, Diesel
Adult (14 and over): $35.00
Child (3 to 13): $19.00

Group Size: 10 – 19 people ($2 off) Group Size: 20 or more ($3 off)
The Duluth Zephyr
COACH:
Adult (14 and over): $20.00
Child (3 to 13): $9.00FIRST CLASS:
Adults & Children: $40

The Duluth Zephyr
COACH:
Adult (14 and over): $19.00
Child (3 to 13): $8.00

FIRST CLASS:
Adults & Children: $39

The Pizza Train
Adult (14 and over): $32.00
Child (3 to 13): $20.00
The Pizza Train
Adult (14 and over): $31.00
Child (3 to 13): $19.00
Two Harbors Turn
Adult (14 and over): $73.00
Child (3 to 13): $63.00
Two Harbors Turn
Adult (14 and over): $72.00
Child (3 to 13): $62.00

Charter Rates

Groups larger than 50 people, or requesting private coaches (based on equipment availability):

Consist

Riders

Zephyr Route
Round-Trip, 75-mins

Palmers Siding
Round-Trip, 2.5 hrs

(or Knife River)

Two Harbors
One Way, 2 hours

Two Harbors
Round Trip,

4+ hours**

Engine + 1 Coach

60

$1,550

$1,650

$2,000

$2,050

Engine + 2 Coaches  

120

$1,650

$1,850

$2,250

$2,300

Engine + 3 Coaches

180

$2,000

$2,200

$2,500

$2,600

Dining Car, Dome/Lounge Car, Diner, or Rainier Club
Only available as add-ons to charter

varies

$1,150

$1,400

$1,700

$1,700

Concession Car
(standing area only)

0 $300 $400 $500 $500

Coach seating added
(to existing scheduled train –
based on availability)

50-80

$1,250

$1,350

$1,450

$1,450

There are 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 $250 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 $3,500 and use “Coach Only” price for capacity

Call Josh for more info: (218) 733-7594 or contact us 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