Tickets for the National Park Scenic train ride start at $18 for adults and $13 for children (ages 3-12) plus fees. Other seating options may be available for an additional charge. Prices for special event excursions vary.
Print-at-home tickets can be presented on paper or on a mobile device via the link within your confirmation email. Will Call tickets are to be retrieved at the ticket booth in the hour prior to departure.
You must purchase tickets for children if they are between the ages of 3 and 12 years. Children two 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 license, no persons under the age of 21 will be permitted to board these events. Children and infants are not permitted on these excursions.
The National Park Service (NPS) has closed portions of the tracks used by Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) due to significant erosion from the Cuyahoga River. For 2023, we will only be offering the 2-hour National Park Scenic instead of the Fall Flyer.
A Designated Driver (DD) ticket can be purchased by selecting “designated driver” tickets at checkout. This ticket is $15-$20 off the price of one Grape Escape, Ales on Rails™, or Cocktails on Rails ticket. Passengers with a DD ticket may present it in the concession car for two non-alcoholic beverages.
A Preservation Fee is charged on each individual train ticket. This fee provides additional funding toward the preservation and routine maintenance of our historic fleet of railcars and vintage equipment.
Additional per-ticket processing fees (predetermined by our ticketing software system) will be charged based on your purchasing method:
Box Office Fee: $0.20 per ticket, charged when buying tickets through our CVSR office by phone or at stations in person.
Online Fee: $1.50 – $2.50 per ticket (depending on the price of the ticket), charged for all online ticket orders.
Call Center Fee: $2.50 per ticket, charged when purchasing tickets through an Etix call center representative.
Military, Veteran and First Responder Discount
Active military, veterans, first responders, and correctional officers receive one (1) complimentary coach ticket on any regularly-scheduled National Park Scenic train on Thursdays between June and September. Up to three guests may receive 1/2 price tickets as well. Discount only applies to coach tickets.
Northeastern Ohio Inter-Museum Council Discount
Fellow members of the Inter-Museum Council (IMC) receive up to four (4) scenic coach tickets on any regularly scheduled National Park Scenic train. Members must show their employee badge or membership card to receive the discount. Discount only applies to coach tickets.
Discounts are redeemable for walk-up sales only at CVSR’s ticket stations (Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, Akron Northside Station). Discounts are not applicable toward seating upgrades, special events, or in combination with other existing discounts and promotions.
Yes! Gift cards can be used to purchase tickets to any round-trip excursions! Gift cards are valid for five years from the date of purchase. Gift cards are only available for purchase through our website or by contacting CVSR at 330-439-5708. A physical card will be mailed out within approximately 3-5 business days after sale to the shipping address listed on the order at check out.
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. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be offered for missed trains. Refunds are only available when an event has been canceled.
All Day Pass Coach tickets: If you miss your scheduled departure on the National Park Scenic with All Day Pass tickets, you may use the same tickets to board at a later departure time or from another station on the same day.
In the unfortunate and rare case that CVSR must cancel a train ride, guests will receive email notification informing you of the cancellation. Options for a refund, exchange, or donation will be detailed in the email.
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad operates historic diesel locomotives and reserves the right to substitute equipment as needed. Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible. The railroad is not responsible for delays caused by mechanical problems with vintage equipment.
Yes! If you are unable to attend your scheduled train ride, please consider donating your tickets back to CVSR by contacting customer service at . Tickets must be donated at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled train ride. By donating your unused tickets you will receive a tax credit and assist our nonprofit railroad in providing vital funding for the preservation of our equipment and ensuring that we can continue our year-round rail excursions for many years to come.
Parking is free at all of our boarding stations. We recommend you arrive to the train station 45 minutes before the train departs to ensure time for parking, traffic and other unforeseen weather conditions. Please note: parking for the Peninsula Depot is available at the Lock 29 Trailhead.
There are restrooms located throughout the train cars and at our main boarding stations.
The trainmen at the station platform will direct you to your car; once on board, please refer to the seat number on your ticket. Trainmen will assist you in finding your seat and walk through the car to check tickets once the train starts moving.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has a handicap-accessible car with a wheelchair lift and ADA-compliant restroom. Please note: availability may be limited. If this car is available, it will appear as ADA Coach during seat selection.
Due to the limitations of some cars where programs are offered, the ADA car may not be available for certain special excursions.
Strollers are allowed on the train, but you will be asked to fold it up when boarding so it can be stowed away safely between or above the seats during the trip.
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, food and beverages are not allowed to be brought onto the train.
Our fully stocked café car offers a variety of snacks and beverages. The café car is accessible during the duration of your train ride.
Yes. Gifts and souvenirs are available for purchase from our café car.
We accept cash and all major credit cards except for American Express. We cannot accept personal checks.
We understand the importance of dietary restrictions. Due to the nature of our events, we can only offer vegetarian/vegan meal options at this time. Guests must contact customer service at no later than a week prior to their Dinner on the Train event. Any requests received after this time, will not be accommodated. Please note due to the unique nature of our dinners, guests who request a vegetarian/vegan option will not know the meal they receive in advance.
As the region’s only nonprofit excursion railroad, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad relies on the philanthropic support of individuals, foundations, corporations and volunteers.
For any other questions, please contact customer service.