Buy the train tickets in advance to get a discount.
Go early. The first train of the day appears to be the least crowded, at least from what we saw when we were here.
You get a 15% discount on train tickets if you book them online. Kids under 3 are free.
Visiting Kauai with kids? The Kauai Plantation Railway is a must for any family with little train lovers. Start your day with a deliciously refreshing acai bowl from Anakē’s Juice Bar. Then take your children on a family-friendly train ride at the Kauai Plantation. Learn about the tropical fruits grown on the farm and stop to feed the plantation’s goats, pigs and chickens. My nugget enjoyed this ride so much that when we got off the train, he wanted to get right back on it! It’s also a great activity if you want to escape the heat and just sit back and relax.