The Polar Express Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station

Dates: Nov 17, 2023 through Dec 30, 2023

The Polar Express Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station. The classic Christmas tale comes to life at Saint Louis Union Station, November 17th through December 30th. Enjoy a real train ride, hot chocolate, Holiday songs, a Golden Ticket, and MORE! Several departure times and packages to choose from. BOOK SOON THEY SELL OUT FAST! See website for all the details, daily train ride schedule and to purchase tickets.

Departure Times (vary per day):
- 4:30pm | Open: 3:30pm | Boards: 4pm | Returns: 5:15pm
- 6pm | Opens: 5pm | Boards: 5:30pm | Returns: 6:45pm
- 7:15pm | Opens: 6:15pm | Boards: 6:45pm | Returns: 8pm
- 8:30pm | Opens: 7:30pm | Boards: 8pm | Returns: 9:15pm
(Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

For More Information:

St Louis Union Station | 314-421-6655 | Website | Facebook

St. Louis Union Station, a St. Louis Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, was once the largest and busiest passenger rail terminal in the world. Designed by the famous St. Louis architect, Theodore Link, it first opened in 1894 and at the height of train travel, serviced 22 railways. In the 1940's, over 100,000 passengers a day came through the St. Louis Union Station.

Today, this National Historic Landmark of unmatched beauty and elegance has been dramatically restored and redeveloped. St. Louis Union Station houses The St. Louis Union Station Hotel, the St. Louis Wheel, and the St. Louis Aquarium, set in the former retail space.

St. Louis Union Station is the host to several events throughout the year. And during the Christmas season, The Polar Express leaves from Union Station for the ride to the "North Pole"!

Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.

Directions: Located in Downtown St. Louis on Market Street. From Interstate 64/40, take the Market Street Exit #39. From westbound I-64, make a right on Market and go one block to Union Station on the right. From eastbound I-64, make a right on 20th Street, go one block and make a left onto Market, Union Station is on the right.


1820 Market Street,
St Louis, MO