The Silverton Silverlight Express

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Availability:    Due to Covid-19, Silverton Silverlight will not be running in 2021.  

Looking to start your trip in Silverton?  Our Silverton Silverlight Express is your ticket!   This trip is ideal for passengers staying in Silverton, Ouray or Telluride wanting to experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad  without making the early morning drive to Durango!  Choose between any seating options on our 1:45pm train departure or 2:30pm departure from Silverton combined with a van shuttle service back in the evening departing from the Durango Depot at 7:00pm and arriving in Silverton (Grand Imperial Hotel) at 8:15pm.  Enjoy some sightseeing, shopping or dinner in Durango prior to your transportation via van back to Silverton.

Fare/Pricing Information:

Regular train fares* apply plus $30 per passenger van fee.
*plus 8% historical preservation fee

Trains leave Silverton at 1:45 and 2:30. Please be advised that seating is not assigned and is on first come, first served basis.  Van shuttle service provided by Buckhorn Transportation.

Only Standard Class seating is available for booking online.  Deluxe, First Class and Presidential must all be booked by phone by calling  1-877-872-4607. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton. All ages need a seat on van regardless of buying a train ticket; children under 4 not occupying a train seat must still be booked for the van service.  For bookings with children under the age of 4, or if needing a booster seat, please call reservations directly 1-877-872-4607.

Worry-Free and Flexible Booking

Purchase with Confidence

  • Until May 23, 2021, the D&S will waive all change or cancellation fees related to COVID for existing reservations. After May 23, the D&S will continue to waive only change fees related to COVID on existing reservations through July 1, 2021.
  • If you have made an error in your reservation or wish to change or cancel, please call us directly at (970) 247-2733 or (888) 872-4607. Cancellations and changes to existing reservations CANNOT be processed using the online system
  • Customers who wish to rebook their train tickets are advised to send an email to [email protected] with the following information: date, time, steam or diesel service, and Coach or Gondola seating preferred. We will respond with confirmation of the change when processed.
  • Customers may also call to rebook Monday-Friday 8a-4:30p by phone 1-877-872-4607
You can read more about our full COVID-19 Response and commitment to your safety here.

or call for reservations!
1-877-872-4607