We make every effort to depart and return on time. However, delays are always possible.
Yes, each passenger car has its own restrooms for both Men and Women and there are restrooms at the Jasper Train Depot and the French Lick Depot as well.
We do not allow animals on board the Spirit of Jasper Train, with the exception of service animals. Please notify an attendant if you have a service animal.
No, passengers may not bring their own food and drinks onto the train. A cash bar and light snacks will be available for purchase on the train. Bar is cash only and credit cards will not be accepted on board the train.
With the exception of the Ride and Dine excursion, seats that have not been purchased in advance are sold at the Train Depot two hours prior to train departure. However, in order to insure tickets for the excursion you desire, advance on-line purchase is recommended.
Children are always welcome and must have a ticket. Caution is recommended to parents of infants and toddlers who might have a difficult time ‘relaxing’ for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Due to the general movement of the train or the rare potential for a sudden stop, children cannot walk about the cars unattended. Due to safety issues, strollers and carriers are not permitted onboard.
Seats will not be assigned, but will be available on a first-come first-served policy, unless an entire car has been chartered. If a car has been chartered, then the attendants will notify passengers which cars are available for seating.
No, regulations do not require the use of car seats.
Gift certificates can be purchased online at www.spiritofjasper.com and over the phone by calling the Jasper Park and Recreation Department (812) 482-5959 or in person at the Jasper Park and Recreation Department at 1301 St. Charles Street, Jasper IN 47546 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Gift certificates can also be purchased the night of the event at the Jasper Train Depot box office.
There are three ways to purchase tickets and they are in order by preferred method.
- Purchase tickets online!
- See calendar of events
- Select event and pay by credit card
- Print off ticket immediately at home on your own printer
- Arriving at event, proceed into the depot with your electronic ticket and receive a boarding pass to enter the train. Beginning with the 2011 season, everyone must have a boarding pass before entering the train.
- Over the phone by calling the Jasper Park and Recreation Department (812) 482-5959 or in person at the Jasper Park and Recreation Department at 1301 St. Charles Street, Jasper IN 47546 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Pay by credit card or cash
- Ticket and boarding pass will be available at depot ticket window the day of the event.
- IF AVAILABLE, purchase tickets at the train depot from two hours up to 5 minutes prior to departure on the day of the excursion, with the exception of Ride and Dine trips which tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance. We accept credit cards only. No personal checks are accepted.
Trains begin boarding ½ hour prior to departure.
The Jasper to French Lick Express excursion is 25 miles each way (50 miles roundtrip) and takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes on each leg. The Ride and Dine excursion is 9 miles each way (18 miles roundtrip) and takes approximately 45 minutes on each leg.
Excursions have a full bar option available. Alcohol consumption is allowed on all cars of the train. Alcohol can be purchased by cash only. Alcohol may only be purchased and consumed by persons 21 years of age or older. Note: Credit cards cannot be use on board the train for any purchases; bar is cash only.
No, Smoking is not allowed on the train or inside of the depot. Smoking is permitted on the exterior areas of the depot and cigarette trash receptacles are available for safe disposal.
No, it is normally closed to the public due to the rental use of the Depot by individuals, businesses, and organizations. The Depot will be open prior to the scheduled train excursions and during special events.
All excursions are powered by diesel locomotives.
All cars are climate-controlled and have interior lighting. Restrooms are available on each car. Parlour Car #400 has (3) LCD flat-panel displays with DVD playback capability. Both the Parlour Car #400 and the Club Car #200 have an audio system for music with PA microphone capability.
We accept Visa and MasterCard.
Please contact the Dubois County Visitors Center at 1-800-968-4578 or online at www.visitduboiscounty.com. You may also contact the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 1-812-482-6866 or online at www.jasperin.org for more information regarding hotels.
Club Car #200 is set up in a club seating configuration (Groups of 4 seats with table). The car has a seating capacity of 46 passengers (40 if dining).
Lounge Car #300 is set up in a dining car configuration with moveable chairs and tables. The lounge car has a seating capacity of 48 passengers (48 if dining).
Parlour Car #400 is set up in a modern contemporary seating configuration with leather couches and LCD flat-screen televisions with full size bar. The Parlour Car has a seating capacity of 26 passengers (0 if dining).
The Train and Depot observe Eastern Time all year round. We do observe Daylight Savings Time so please check the excursion description pages prior to your trip if you are unsure of the current local time in Jasper (there is a clock at the top of the page depicting Jasper local time).