Carson City – Virginia City SEASON 2021 ONLY

24-Mile Round Trip

Rediscover Nevada’s rich history in mining and mills on the V&T Railway Carson City-Virginia City route as you meander through tunnels, canyons and mining towns aboard a restored 1914 Pullman coach led by a 1916 Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive. This relaxing, all-day train excursion is fully narrated with historical facts and anecdotes. Departing from Carson City’s Eastgate Depot, the 24-mile round-trip tour includes a fun 3.5-hour stopover in historic Virginia City, where you can stroll the boardwalks and explore restaurants, shops, saloons, museums, mines and more. One-way trips based on availability.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

Thank you for purchasing a ticket for an event on V&T Railway. As a non-profit, all funds are used for the preservation and continued operation of this railway and we appreciate your investment in its success. Due to recent COVID-19 related closures, upcoming events may be cancelled or rescheduled. In the case of ride changes, your purchase will become a gift certificate available for use on any V&T Railway excursion. We apologize for any convenience this may cause you and appreciate your patience and understanding during these times.

Schedule & Fares

Reserve Tickets by calling 877-724-5007


  • Depart Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 10:00 am – Arrive Virginia City (F Street Depot) 11:30 am
  • Depart Virginia City (F Street Depot) 3:00 pm – Arrive Carson City (Eastgate Depot) 4:15 pm
  • Complimentary shuttle to C Street in Virginia City

Steam Round Trip

Adult | $55
Senior(Ages 65+) | $52
Veteran | $52
Child* (Ages 2-16) | $35
Lap Baby* (Ages 0-24 months) | $0

Steam One-way Ride

Adult | $37
Senior (Ages 65+) | $37
Veteran | $37
Child* (Ages 2-16) | $37
Lap Baby* (Ages 0-24 months) | $0

*Children 2 and under are free when seated on a parent’s lap.

Route Highlights

  • Fully narrated train tour
  • Scenic route through the Virginia Range
  • Pass through two historic train tunnels
  • Wildlife sightings may include wild mustangs
  • Historic American Flat-site of a once bustling mining town
  • Historic Scales water stop
  • Overman Pit-120 feet deep
  • 3.5 hours stop in Virginia City – “The Richest Place on Earth”

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This activity is not wheelchair accessable. Wheelchairs and scooters will be transported to and from Virginia City. Please arrive 1/2 hour before your train departure time. Schedule and equipment subject to change. We reserve the right to sell your ticket if you have not checked in twenty minutes prior to scheduled train departure.

No dogs allowed except service dogs

Bench seating with 2 passengers per bench.

Passengers requiring a full bench please call (775) 291-0208 for a special rates.

Tour Insurance allows you to cancel your ride with at least 12-hours notice and we will reimburse you for your full ticket price (minus ticketing and insurance fees). Add Tour Insurance to your reservation for $5 per ticket, just in case you need to cancel!