Note: The Grapevine Vintage Railroad is on a break in January and February of 2018 for annual maintenance. Regular schedules will resume the first weekend of March. Read More

Purchase Train Tickets

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad offers a variety of seasonal and special train experiences throughout the year. For a full list of special events, click here.

For same day reservations, Grapevine Train reservations can only be made in person at the Grapevine Depot. Same day ticket sales are subject to walk up availability only. Advance online reservations end at 11:59 p.m. the day prior. We recommend purchasing your tickets online or by phone, 817-410-3185, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please note: during North Pole Express weekends in 2017 (from November 24 to December 25) the normal Stockyards and Trinity River excursions will not be in operation.  There will be daily "After Christmas" train excursions to the Stockyards from December 26 through 30, 2017.


Grapevine to Historic Fort Worth Stockyards 

Saturday and Sunday - February - May and September - November Purchase Tickets
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - June - August
(Note: this train excursion is not in operation between January 1 and March 2, 2018. First run is scheduled for March 3, 2018.)

Boarding Time at 12:30 p.m.
Departs Grapevine at 1 p.m.
Reboards at Stockyard Station at 4:05 p.m.  
Returns to Grapevine at 5:45 p.m.

For round trip tickets from Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards, go to the Grapevine Depot at 705 S. Main Street.


One Hour Fort Worth Stockyards Trinity River Rides

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - June - August Purchase Tickets
Saturday and Sunday - February - June and September - November 
(Note: this train excursion is not in operation between January 1 and March 2, 2018. First run is scheduled for March 3, 2018.)

Boarding Time at 2:30 p.m.
Departs Fort Worth Stockyards Station at 2:45 p.m. 
Returns to Stockyards Station at 3:45 p.m.

For the Trinity River ride, which originates in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, please go to the ticket booth at Stockyards Station located at 130 E. Exchange Avenue in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.


One Hour Grapevine Fun Trains

Saturday Fun Train - March 4 - November 18, General Seating $8-$10
(Note: this train excursion is not in operation between January 1 and March 2, 2018. First run is scheduled for March 3, 2018.)

Boarding Time at 9:30 a.m.
Departs Grapevine at 10 a.m. 

All aboard the Grapevine Fun Train! Step back in time with a nostalgic ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. This one hour excursion departs the Cotton Belt Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at 11 a.m. The entire family will enjoy this true railroad experience. 


Day Out With Thomas

April 13-15 or April 20-22, 2018 (two weekends): $17-$25

Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for Day Out With ThomasTM, presented by Fisher-Price. If your little ones love Thomas the Tank EngineTM, bring the entire family to enjoy this special opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine at regional heritage railroads across the country. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Since Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 65 years ago, this really useful engine and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories, Thomas & Friends is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration, and cooperation.

Held annually, the event features an approximately 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends-TM themed entertainment, storytelling, live music, building with Mega Bloks®, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends and an Imagination Station with arts & crafts and more. Little engineers will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor.


Grapevine Easter Train

April 1, 2018 - Tickets will go on sale soon!

Hop aboard the Grapevine Easter Bunny Train! This one hour train will depart Grapevine at 2 p.m. and returns at 3 p.m. The ride will include the Easter Bunny and candy for the children. The entire family will enjoy this true railroad experience.


Jazz Wine Trains

March 23 & 24, 2018

There’s nothing like good jazz, fine wine and a trip back in time. This one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience will showcase some of the best wines from Grapevine's winery tasting rooms. So grab your girlfriends or that someone special for a truly unique night out on the town.


North Pole Express

Late November through late December, 2018 - (Tickets on sale in mid-July 2018!)

Imagine the joy on the faces of your children and grandchildren as they experience the magic of Grapevine's North Pole Express! Guests begin their journey as they board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Victorian rail coaches. As the train departs and the anticipation of arriving at the North Pole builds, elves will welcome the guests and sing traditional Christmas songs.

Then, a magical moment! As the train draws closer to the North Pole, Mrs. Claus makes a special appearance to give each child a "We Believe" silver Santa bell. Guests then arrive at the North Pole and walk along a snowy Christmas Tree trail, where, as they wait for an appearance by Santa, guests are entertained with songs and magical Christmas moments. Finally, Santa arrives! Santa wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and then shares his Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a memory mug to all the boys and girls. Families will also receive a voucher for a complimentary family photo with Santa.

Note: There are no train excursions to the Fort Worth Stockyards during these dates.

Christmas Wine Trains

November & December 2018 (Dates TBD)

'Tis the season for holiday cheer on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad! The Christmas Wine Trains offer a great grown-up escape from the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Your holiday excursion includes two complimentary glasses of wine (with additional glasses available for purchase) served in a special souvenir glass, heavy hors d'oeuvres and dessert.  No one under 21 allowed. No refunds.

After Christmas Trains

December 2018 - Dates TBD

Looking for something fun to do during your holiday break? Hop aboard the train with daily train excursions to the Fort Worth Stockyards.


Note: Due to mechanical requirements, engine and equipment changes may occur without notice. The 1896 steam locomotive, "Puffy," is anticipated to return to service in early 2018. The 1953 diesel locomotive, "Vinny," is used for the regularly scheduled weekly service.

TEXRail is coming to Grapevine! Due to construction of the new 27-mile commuter rail line from Fort Worth to D/FW International Airport, delays or cancellations of regularly scheduled Grapevine Vintage Railroad excursions may occur with minimal notice.