Experience Our Trains and Watch Your Child's Imagination Run Free

Are you looking for a unique and exciting experience for your next party or event? 

The RVA Express, located in Richmond, Virginia, is the first and only trackless train rental service designed for kids of all ages. It’s even a hit with adults.

The best part is, we bring the fun to you!

Our trains are beautifully crafted and guaranteed to be a big hit at your next occasion!

About Us

We’re in it for the smiles! The RVA Express is family-owned and operated, and we know firsthand that nothing lights up a child’s face like a train they can ride.

We are big on customer service and always ensure a seamless process from start to finish.

Our trains travel on a 32-foot trailer and come fully assembled and ready to go.

All of our trains are 100% electric and come equipped with realistic train sounds, bells, and whistles. The locomotive and train cars are beautifully crafted and exhibit a classic look and feel.

There are four train cars to ride in – a coal car, two train cars, and a caboose. When fully assembled, the entire train is 31 feet long and can seat 25 kids or approximately 18 adults and kids together.

Our trains are outfitted with high-capacity lithium-ion batteries to ensure long run times of 8-10 hours.

Our Services

All aboard! No matter the occasion, we have you covered.

Birthday Parties​

Always a hit! Children get super excited when they see the RVA Express arrive at their party.

Private Parties & Events

We’ll deliver fun to any invite-only bash you’re planning. Make it special with cool on-site locomotion.

Regency Square Mall Parties

Plan a birthday party at our place! The RVA Express is waiting for you at the mall.

School Festivals & Carnivals

Delight your students and make it memorable, with trackless train rides around the event for everyone.

Our Process

Reach out to us

Please send us a quick text or email with details of your party or event, ensuring to include the address and desired date and time. We'll then work up a quote and get back to you as soon as possible. Customer service is our number one priority.

Please note that prices begin at $250 and may vary based on location and the desired rental period.

If everything looks good, we'll move forward and send you an invoice to pay online. Payment is required at the time of invoicing to solidify your reservation.

Before the big day

We always like to touch base and make sure we are still on for the scheduled date and time. We'll send you a quick text or email to confirm.

If something comes up last minute or there's heavy rain in the forecast, don't worry at all. We can reschedule at no additional cost.

The Day has finally arrived

Our conductor will either call or send you a quick text with their exact ETA and will arrive at your location at least 15-20 minutes before the start time to park and unload the train. The train comes fully assembled and ready to go, so unloading takes no time at all.

During your party or event, please do not hesitate to ask our conductor for assistance. We are more than happy to help.

What Our Customers Are Saying

“Very professional, arrived on time and were great for my son’s birthday party. Had great communication from the start and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend!!”
Alyse Hasan
“Great experience! We booked for a Christmas birthday party where adults and kids enjoyed touring the neighborhood and viewing Christmas lights. Such a great time for everyone and they were excellent at communicating and easy to work with. Will definitely use them again! .”
Paige
“We had the train come to our house for our 3 yr olds birthday and it was the best part of the party! Our family and friends were talking about it for weeks later. Would recommend to anyone with a toddler who loves trains!”
Brandon Frey
“This was the perfect activity for my son's 2nd birthday party. All the guests (kids and parents) had a great time! Very professional company, responded quickly to my emails and arrived on time! Couldn't recommend them more!”
Eleni B Tarasidis
“What a wonderful experience! We rented the train for my daughter's second birthday and it was definitely a hit! Her and her friends are still talking about it. Everyone we worked with was super professional, accommodating, responsive, and nice. I couldn't recommend this activity more!"
Joshua Paulie
“BEST part of the party! Every kid had fun, young and older and the parents! Who doesn't want to ride a train through your neighborhood?!

Great experience; great communication; reasonable cost; great conductor, Donnie, who was so kind to the children and patient with other vendors. Highly recommend and would love to do it again!"

Hannah R. Turner
A hit with guests young & young at heart!
Great communication, reasonable cost, looks great, fits lots of passengers, conductor (Donnie) was patient & kind, powered through spotty weather (light rain). Very impressed! Would definitely book again!
Danielle Steel Bolt

Experience Our Trains and Watch Your Child’s Imagination Run Free

Are you looking for a unique and exciting experience for your next party or event?

The RVA Express, located in Richmond, Virginia, is the first and only trackless train rental service designed for kids of all ages. It’s even a hit with adults.

The best part is, we bring the fun to you!

Our trains are beautifully crafted and guaranteed to be a big hit at your next occasion!

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