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Skyway Tour

Enjoy part of your Silverton journey onboard a modern D&SNGRR bus as you travel along US Highway 550. Trips to and from Silverton cover 52 miles of the scenic San Juan Byway. This option offers you a different perspective of the majestic mountains.

We know your time is valuable. Depending on whether you'd like to condense your round trip D&SNGRR experience to have more time to enjoy Durango’s other great activities or to just wind down and relax, or whether you'd rather spend more time exploring the historic town of Silverton and the surrounding area, we have designed a schedule for you.

Important to note: Due to the high elevation on the passes, there may be travel restrictions on commercial vehicles during the Spring and Autumn months. If there is a weather advisory, we reserve the right to cancel our busses. Alternate options will include riding the train round trip on the same date or riding the bus on another date.

Passengers enjoy the view from spacious bus windows:

Bus on pass



Leave the driving to our staff, all experienced in mountain pass driving:

Morning bus to Silverton

Summer/Fall 2017 Bus Schedule

Match a train schedule to or from Silverton to a bus schedule to or from Durango. Allow 3 1/2 hours each way on the train and 1 1/2 hours each way on the bus.

May 6 - Oct. 288:45AM2:30PM
May 15 - Oct. 128:00AM & 8:45AM1:45PM & 2:30PM
June 5 - Aug. 108:00AM, 8:45AM & 9:30AM1:45PM, 2:30PM & 3:00PM


May 6 - Oct. 2810:15AM3:00PM
May 15 - Oct. 129:30AM & 10:15AMNOON & 3:00PM
June 5 - Aug. 109:30AM, 10:15AM & NOONNOON, 3:00PM & 4:00PM

Bus Train in Silverton

Our 'tried and true' popular offerings:

Available May 6 through October 28, 2017
Ride one of our morning buses to Silverton to have more time to sleep in, more time to enjoy a steamy cup of coffee at one of our great breakfast cafés or more time to relax with family before starting the day’s fun.
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Available May 6 through October 28, 2017
After your train ride to Silverton, leave as early as Noon* or as late as 3:00PM* for the 1 ½ hour ride to Durango and YOU choose how to spend the rest of your day! (*See schedule below for exact times available on your trip date.)
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Train in Durango stationHALF DAY Early Morning Train/Bus
Available May 15 through October 12:

Have other things to do later in the day? Take the 8:00AM train to Silverton and be back in Durango by 1:30PM! For your convinience we offer a NO HASSLE boxed lunch you can preorder to have handed to you for you to enjoy during the bus ride to Durango. Click here for more information on the Boxed Lunch.
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Bus in SilvertonHALF DAY Noon Bus/Train return
Available June 5 through August 10:

Need the whole morning to yourself? To relax? To play? To arrive from out of town? Whatever reason you have to start your Silverton journey in the afternoon, leave Durango on the bus at high noon and ride the train back to Durango at 5:15 or 6:00PM in time for dinner!
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Add a Skyway Tour option to your Presidential or First-Class excursion at the same fare as round trip train.
Presidential-class: (Age 21+) $219*
Adult $189*  (Alamosa:  $199*)   Child (age 4-11) $109* Age requirements vary by car. 

Rio Grande gondola Adult $154* Child $109*
Historic Narration Coach: Adult $139*  Child: $99*
San Juan Coach with Historic Narration: Adult: $173*

Standard-class coach or gondola:
Adult (age 12+) $109* Child (age 4-11) $75*

*Subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee

Be sure to check our HOT DEALS page for current discounts! 

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Morning bus to Silverton

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