Tickets start at $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12). Premium seating options are available for an additional charge. Ticket prices for special excursions vary.
The National Park Scenic excursion is approximately three hours, round trip. Special excursions run between one-and-a-half to two hours, depending on the events and departure time. The duration of the scenic rides will change seasonally.
Parking is free at all of our boarding stations. We recommend you arrive to the train station 30 minutes before the train departs to ensure time for parking, traffic and other unforeseen weather conditions.
Bike Aboard is a program that enables you to bike or hike the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in one direction and ride the train back in the other. We load your bikes for you and bikers/hikers can simply ride, so that you can enjoy the trails and not have to bike/hike all the way back. Please note: This is not an entire round trip but a one-way fee that enables you to explore the park Learn More
Please ensure that you arrive to your departing station at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Our conductors must ensure that the train leaves on time and cannot wait for late passengers. If you have already purchased tickets and miss your departure, we can put you on standby for the next available departure. However, if the train is sold out, the tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Special Events: If you miss the train for a special event or program, tickets cannot be refunded or transferred. For special excursions, there is an option to purchase refund protection upon checkout, but cancellation must be given in advance and is managed by our ticketing company.
If you miss your train while at a layover, you are responsible for getting transportation back to your point of origin.
We accept cash and all major credit cards except for American Express. We cannot accept personal checks.
The trainmen will direct you to your car, once on board refer to the seat number on your ticket. Trainmen will assist you in finding your seat and check tickets when the train starts moving.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has a handicap accessible car with a lift. Please note: availability may be limited. If you would like to request seating in our ADA cars, please call our customer service office at 234-759-0100 to book. Due to the limitations of some cars where programs are offered, the ADA car may not be available for certain special excursions. Please contact us with any questions.
You must purchase tickets for children if they are between the ages of 3yrs – 12yrs. Children 2yrs and under do not need a ticket; however, they will not have a seat held for them and must sit on the parent or guardian’s lap.
*Any special excursion listed as 21 and over only is an adult-only event where alcohol is served. Due to our liquor licence, no persons under the age of 21 will be permitted to board these events. Children and infants are not permitted on these excursions.
No, pets are not permitted on the train.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad does accommodate service animals on the train. While we do not discourage passengers with service animals from coming on the train, passengers must be aware that there are several factors to consider before deciding to ride with their service animal:
Please carefully review our Service Animal Policy.
No, outside food and beverages are not permitted on the train.
The concession car aboard the train is stocked with freshly prepared sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more! We also carry a variety of beverages. Please Note: We do carry alcoholic beverages in the cafe car but observe Ohio Liquor Laws, limiting some times that we are not able to sell/serve. We accept cash and all major credit cards except for American Express. We cannot accept personal checks.
There are restrooms located throughout the train cars and at our main boarding stations.
We have a customer service office located at 2325 Stine Rd. Peninsula, OH. This office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. We do not have staff located at the various stations unless the train is running. Our three main boarding stations are only staffed one hour prior to departure times. See boarding station hours.
For any other questions, please contact customer service.