Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know before you book your tickets for the Nickel 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. Click on the Buy Tickets tab to see pricing for each of our themed and holiday excursions.

What does seating look like?

Reserved coach car seating

Reserved coach car seating

Dining car seating. Dining car seating is not as roomy as the reserved coach seating. Taller passengers should opt for reserved coach seating for maximum comfort!

Dining car seating. Dining car seating is not as roomy as the reserved coach seating. Taller passengers should opt for reserved coach seating for maximum comfort!

How long is the trip? 

The roundtrip excursion is approximately one hour long. Dinner and drink excursions are extended to hour and a half…check each event description for details.

Where does the train go? 

The train travels through Atlanta, Arcadia, Cicero and Noblesville. All trips are round trip. Passengers will stay on the train for the duration of the trip and will not disembark during ‘stops.’

Where do I park? 

Street parking is available on Main Street, Walnut Street and Railroad Street in Atlanta. Ample parking is available at Forest Park in Noblesville

Where do i board?

Check your ticket!! The Nickel Plate Express boards in Atlanta or Noblesville, depending on the excursions. Atlanta Address: 105 E Main St, Atlanta, IN 46031 Noblesville Address: 701 Cicero Road Noblesville (or Forest Park).

Is there food on the train?

Light concessions are available on the train in all cars. Adult and regular beverages are also available. Nickel Plate Express uses locally owned businesses to provide snacks for passengers. Outside food is allowed on the train for small children.

Are there Restrooms on the train?

Restrooms are available on the train! However, passengers are strongly encouraged to use the brand-new restrooms in the Atlanta community center before boarding the train.

Are the cars handicap accessible?

Unfortunately, cars are not handicap accessible at this time. Nickel Plate Express is working to make a train car handicap accessible in 2020 or 2021.

Where are the seats located? 

Seats in all of 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 due to potential allergies and comfort of other passengers. However, service dogs are permitted in compliance with ADA. All service dogs should have registration tags.