On Select Days in December (see chart below)
Deluxe Trips $25, North Pole Trips $30 All Sold Out!
All Polar Bear Express Trains Board at Fishers Station
Snowflake, the beloved polar bear, greets passengers at Fishers Station before your party boards the Polar Bear Express. Santa and Mrs. Claus lead an interactive experience on the train, and passengers are served a snack and beverage. Children receive the first gift of the season from Santa while riding the train. Visit the Museum Store at the station for gifts and stocking stuffers, and see the wintertime mural featuring our Museum's iconic steam locomotive, NKP 587--perfect for family photos. Also, displays will be available for view which will better acquaint you with the Indiana Transportation Museum.
DELUXE TRIPS travel from Fishers to the south side of Noblesville before retuning passengers to Fishers Station. Deluxe Trips are about one hour in length. Santa and Mrs. Claus wil be on board the train, and will lead an interactive experience. Passengers will receive a juice box, cookie, and candy cane; children will receive a small gift from Santa. Tickets for Deluxe Trips are $25.00 per person age 2 and over.
NORTH POLE TRIPS travel through Noblesville to the "North Pole," the home of Santa Claus. The train ride lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be onboard the train, and will lead an interactive experience. Passengers will receive hot chocolate, a cookie, and a candy cane; children wil receive a small gift from Santa. Tickets for North Pole Trips are $30.00 per person age 2 and over.
Tickets for Polar Bear Express are sold on a "will call" basis. Tickets will be available 45 minutes before each departure.
All Polar Bear Express trips begin at the train station in Fishers, Indiana, located at 11601 Municipal Drive. The station is located on 116th Street a half-mile west of I-69 (Exit 205).
- Please arrive early to claim your tickets at will call and use the restrooms in the station. There are no restrooms on the train.
- Tickets are non - transferable.
- Tickets are non - refundable unless the given train does not operate.
- Trains run rain, snow, or shine, given that inclement weather does not prevent the train from operating. If weather is inclement, check our website and social media for updates.
- Guests with Food Allergies - All food items have the potential to have come in contact with ingredients that may be an allergen to you or your child. Please, if you or a member of your party have a food allergy, do not accept any of the refreshments.
2013 Polar Bear Express Schedule
Fridays Dec. 6,13,20
Saturdays Dec. 7,14,21
|Sundays Dec. 8,15,22||Monday Dec. 23|
9:45 A.M. (Sold Out)
11:15 A.M. (Sold Out)
12:45 P.M. (Sold Out)
12:45 P.M. (Sold Out)
Dec. 8, 15 Only
|2:15 P.M. (Sold Out)||2:15 P.M. (Sold Out)||2:15 P.M. (Sold Out)|
|4:00 P.M. (Sold Out)||4:00 P.M. (Sold Out)||4:00 P.M. (Sold Out)|
|5:45 P.M. (Sold Out)||
5:45 P.M. (Sold Out)
|5:45 P.M. (Sold Out)||5:45 P.M. (Sold Out)|
|7:30 P.M. (Sold Out)||7:30 P.M. (Sold Out)||
7:30 P.M. (Sold Out)
Dec. 22 Only
|7:30 P.M. (Sold Out)|
Online Ticket Reservations
Please Note: Our online ticket reservation system automatically adds a service fee of $2.50 per ticket. This fee can be avoided by calling our Business Office Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
If you purchase your tickets in one transaction, your party will be seated together If you purchase in more than one transaction, please send a request to be seated together with the last name, date, and departure time to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request group seatings by calling our business office at 317 773 6000.
Due to the popularity of Polar Bear Express and the increased volume of calls to our business office, you may experience waiting time before reaching a member of our staff. Your patience is appreciated, and our staff will make sure to get back to you in a courteous and timely manner. Please be sure to leave your name and contact information in a voicemail if you cannot reach a member of our staff directly.
Tickets For Dec. 20,21,22 "Sold Out"
Tickets For Dec. 23 "Sold Out"
Private, First Class Trip Available
Enhance your holidays by celebrating in private business car Nickel Plate 1, a 1929 Pullman private car used by the presidents of the Nickel Plate Railroad. Enjoy personalized time with your party of 10 or less in the home - like atmosphere of Nickel Plate 1, that will make you feel as if you've stepped back in time on your way to either the North Pole or Deluxe Trip destination. This opportunity includes a visit with Santa and delicious holiday treats and coffee. A special, unique gift for the children awaits. Make the Polar Bear Express holiday experience a memory to last a lifetime. At only $400 for our Deluxe Trips and $450 for our journeys to the North Pole, what are you waiting for? A truly pleasant, memorable, and unique experience for friends and family.
Photo Credits for Private, First Class Trip Available: David Wilcox
Charter NKP1 For Dec 20,21,22 "Sold Out"
Charter NKP1 For Dec 23 "Sold Out"
Photo Credits: Anthony Tokarz
ITM Office - Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (317) 773 6000
Indiana Transportation Museum Box 83 Noblesville, IN 46061-0083