Tickets for the Polar Express train ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway are available at the railroad depot in French Lick, by phone, or online at FrenchLickScenicRailway.org. Another option is to book the French Lick Resort's Polar Express Train Ride hotel package and then reserve the actual train ride through a special toll-free number at the property. No matter the method, it's best to book Polar Express tickets as early as possible.
The railroad depot in French Lick is part of the Indiana Railway Museum and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Since the train operates Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the depot is also open two hours prior to the 5:30 p.m. Polar Express train weekend departure. The lines for phone purchase are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Online ticket purchase is available around the clock until the rides are sold out.
The Polar Express Train Ride package at the French Lick Resort requires a minimum one-night stay at the hotel and includes four coach-class train tickets. Additional tickets are available for a per-ticket fee. The tickets do not guarantee the ride reservations. Guests should reserve their train ride as soon as they book their room.
The tickets are valid on the 7:30 p.m. departure only and include a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and gifts for the children. Wearing pajamas on the train is encouraged.