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Special Event Rates

Mother's Day
Adult: $38.00
Child (3-12): $18.00
2 and under ride FREE
Father's Day
Adult: $38.00
Child (3-12): $18.00
2 and under ride FREE
Rails & Ales
Adults only: $58.00
Wine Express
Adults only: $58.00
Adults only: $58.00
Holiday Express
Value: $32 Adult, $15 child (3-12)
Peak: $35 Adult, $16 child (3-12)
2 and under ride FREE

Holiday Express Spiked!: $45, Adult only

Group Rates

$28.00 round trip, plus tax
$23 one way, plus tax
Children (3-12)
$13.00 round trip, plus tax
$12 one way, plus tax
2 and under ride FREE

Shuttle Schedule


Available after the 5:00 Keystone Departure on the following dates ONLY:

July 7-9
July 14-16
July 21-23
July 28-30

Pick up outside of Hill City Depot at 6:15 pm.

  • Cost is $6 per passenger PLUS TAX, no matter the age.
  • Car seats must be provided by guest.
  • Guests may reserve by calling the 1880 Train office at 605-574-2222 or emailing

2017 Train Schedule


#1 Click on a month name to view the train schedule for that month.

#2 Note your preferred trip date.

#3 Enter your trip date in the Tickets panel on the right side of the page, then select other reservation details.









As with any railroad, motive power, schedules and fares are subject to change without prior notice.

 2017 Schedule

#1: Choose Date

View Shuttle Schedule

2017 Rates
  Round Trip One Way
Adult: $29.00 $24.00
$14.00 $12.00
2 and under ride FREE

View Special Event Rates
View Group Rates

#2: Choose Tickets

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Student Field Trips – May 15-31

The 1880 TRAIN is providing school groups with an unforgettable opportunity to ride a vintage steam train in May! If interested, with prior notice and reservations, your class is invited to attend a 20-minute Engine House Tour prior to your ride.

Groups must be at the departure point no later than 30 minutes prior to departure. There is a picnic area available for groups at the Hill City station.

Please feel free to pass this information on to other classes who are interested in riding the train and those who may be studying transportation or South Dakota state history.

Call (605) 574-2222 and reserve your trip back in time!


Two teachers per classroom are free with a minimum of 10 students
$4.25 Child
$13 Additional Chaperones

Departures are from the Hill City station at 10:00 am and take approximately one hour for the one-way trip to Keystone and two hours for the round trip.