Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know before you book your tickets for theNickel Plate Express. Start your trip today!
What is nickel Plate Express
Nickel Plate Express is a non profit, tourist excursion railroad. Nickel Plate Express offers excursions year round and aims to educate and entertain!
How much are tickets?
Ticket prices vary depending on the type of excursion. Tickets for a general excursion are $19/adult and $10/child. Click on the Buy Tickets tab to see pricing for each of our themed and holiday excursions.
What does seating look like?
How long is the trip?
The roundtrip excursion is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes long.
Where does the train go?
The train will go from Atlanta to 216th street in Noblesville, then head back north toward Atlanta.
Where do I park?
Street parking is available on Main Street, Walnut Street and Railroad Street.
Where do i board?
Passengers should board in downtown Atlanta, by Atlanta Town Hall. 105 E Main St, Atlanta, IN 46031
Is there food on the train?
Concessions are available on the train in the dining and lounge car. Adult and regular beverages are also available. Nickel Plate Express uses locally owned businesses to provide snacks for passengers. No outside food or drink are allowed on the train.
Are there Restrooms on the train?
We strongly encourage passengers to use the restroom in downtown Atlanta prior to boarding. There is a small restroom located on the train in case of emergency.
Are the cars handicap accessible?
No, unfortunately our cars are not handicap accessible. Cars will be made accessible for the 2019/2020 season.
Where are the seats located?
Seats in our passenger cars are located on the second floor! Passengers will climb a small flight of stairs to reach their seats. Be advised the staircase is narrow.
Are pets allowed on the train?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the train. However, service dogs are permitted in compliance with ADA. All service dogs should have registration tags.