FAQ: How much does a Rocky Mountaineer Train Trip cost?

Front of the Rocky Mountaineer

One of the most important questions that come up when you’re planning a vacation is, “How much will it cost?” On this page and everywhere on this site, we have done our best to let you know exactly how much a Rocky Mountaineer train trip will cost. That way, you’ll know from the beginning whether or not this is the best way for you to experience the Canadian Rockies and the Rocky Mountaineer.

We are available 7 days a week to answer any price questions that aren’t covered here and even those that are. We look forward to hearing from you: 800-913-9207 or 1-604-990-9299.

How much does the Rocky Mountaineer cost?

The shortest Rocky Mountaineer train package includes two days on the Rocky Mountaineer, breakfast and lunch on the train both days, one night at a hotel in Kamloops, the midpoint on the journey, and transportation between the train station and hotel in Kamloops. The package also includes snacks as well as alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages on the train.

The price of this 2 day / 1 night package, like all Rocky Mountaineer packages, depends on several factors: How many people are traveling?
When do you want to travel?
Do you want Silver or GoldLeaf Service on the train? Do you want Silver or GoldLeaf hotels?

The following table lists total per person prices for Single travelers, two travelers sharing a room and three travelers sharing one room. Prices are listed in Canadian in the first two tables and in US dollars for the third and fourth table. All prices include 5% tax.

How can I get a total price in US dollars?

Here you go:

How do I get prices for longer trips?

Each package included on the Canadian Rockies Trains website has a page that describes the itinerary, trip start dates and prices for each strart date. You can also access all high season prices on our Prices Page Here. Click on the trip that interests you to be taken to that trips information page.

Do I have to pay for the whole trip when I book?

No. You will pay a 20% deposit when you book. That amount is refundable for 60 days. You will pay the balance of the trip 60 days before you travel.

Is there a less expensive time to travel on the Rocky Mountaineer?

Yes. If you travel early in the season, in April or early May, you will pay less. You will also pay less in October. The most expensive time to travel is the first two weeks in July during the Calgary Stampede because hotel rooms in Calgary are at their most expensive during the Stampede.

Keep in mind as you plan your trip, that Spring comes late to the Canadian Rockies. Lake Louise, for example, thaws around the middle of June. If you travel in April or May, you can expect Winter and early Spring conditions in the Rockies. If you travel in early October, you might also experience a little snow, but you’ll also get to see the leaves changing color.

What is Rocky Mountaineer’s cancellation policy?

You pay a 20% deposit when you book your Rocky Mountaineer train trip.

The deposit is refundable for 60 days or until 60 days prior to departure – whichever is sooner.

You are entitled to 2 free date changes up to 60 days prior to departure for travel in 2021, 2022 or 2023.
You can substitute at least 1 traveler if you do it at least 30 days prior to travel.

At least one person from the original booking must remain on the booking.

How can I cut down on the cost of the trip and still have a great experience?

There are several things you can do. First you may want to travel early or late in the season. You may have snow in April, early May and October, but I’ve traveled in both May and October when there was snow and it didn’t interfere with the enjoyment at all. Of course, if I lived in a place that had a lot of snow during the winter, I may not feel the same way.

If you really want to experience GoldLeaf on the Rocky Mountaineer, but don’t like the price of the GoldLeaf packages, then consider choosing a SilverLeaf package with an upgrade to GoldLeaf on the train. The upgrade is about $600 per person including tax. That price varies by date but won’t be higher than that.

You might also consider removing a hotel night in Calgary (if your package has one) and taking the airport shuttle directly from Banff National Park to Calgary airport.