Schedules & Pricing

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to excessive freight train traffic along the Cotton Belt Route, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Trinity River Train Excursion originating in the Fort Worth Stockyards will operate on a day-to-day basis. 

These excursions will take place dependent upon the arrival time of the Cotton Belt Route train to Fort Worth and tickets will be sold on a walk-up basis only. 

Announcement of the Trinity River Train Excursion will take place on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad Facebook page (@GVTrain) by 11 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday. Tickets will be available at 1pm, in the Stockyards, on a walk-up basis only.

Unfortunately, the excursion is subject to cancellation or delays due to unforeseen freight train traffic and without advance notification.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

This ride originates in the Fort Worth Stockyards

The Stockyard Ticket office is located inside the Stockyards Station near the
center of the building by the train tracks.
The address is: 140 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164.
The ticket booth opens at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and tickets are sold until
2:55 p.m. (Approximately 5 minutes before the train departs.)
For additional questions on Monday through Friday, please contact 817-410-3185.

Cotton Belt Route Info

AT A GLANCE
Ticket Price:
$18 / $26
 Check-in:
12:45 p.m.
Typical Trip Length:
5 hours Roundtrip
Days Of Service:
Sat & Sun
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GVRR One Hour Schedule

AT A GLANCE
Ticket Price:
$10 / $12
 Check-in:
9:45 a.m.
Typical Trip Length:
1 hour Roundtrip
Days Of Service:
Saturday
(suspended July 6-Aug. 17)
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Trinity River Ride Info

AT A GLANCE
Ticket Price:
$10 / $12
 Check-in:
2:45 p.m.
Typical Trip Length:
45 minutes Roundtrip
Days Of Service:
Sat & Sun (on day-to-day basis)
Online Sales Not Available -
Walk-up Sales Only
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Please note that schedules - including departure times, return time, and days of operation - are tentative and are subject to change based on freight train delays, federal track maintenance, holidays or weather related closures.  While the GVRR makes every attempt to adhere to posted schedules, please understand that delays in arrival times or sudden cancellations of a trip are beyond our control.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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Seasonal Excursions

Dates Vary

Witches Brew Train

Oct. 26

Trick 'r Treat Trains

 

Kiss Me I'm Irish Express

Jazz Wine Trains

North Pole Express 

 

Day Out with Thomas

 

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Cotton Belt Route Ride

Ride along the historic Cotton Belt Route to the Fort Worth Stockyards on this excursion!

This excursion starts in Downtown Grapevine at the Cotton Belt Depot. Passengers will then ride along the rails through six different cities in Tarrant County before ending in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.  Once there, riders will have the opportunity to explore the Stockyards before re-boarding to return to Grapevine. 

TRIP DETAILS:

  • Operates most Saturdays & Sundays between early March and mid-November
  • Between May 31 and June 28, Friday excursions will also be available
  • Check-in - Grapevine: 12:45 p.m.
  • Departs: 1:15 p.m.
  • Stockyards arrival: 2:45 p.m. (approximate)
  • Stockyards check-in: 4:05 p.m.
  • Stockyards departure: 4:15 p.m.
  • Grapevine arrival: 5:45 p.m. (approximate)

PRICING:

  • Touring Class: $18 (all ages)
    • Touring class coaches have vintage wooden-backed bench style seats. During spring and summer months the coaches are open air and provide a great experience with the breeze blowing in. There are ceiling fans, but no air-conditioning in touring class. During winter months window coverings are installed and the coach is heated.
  • First Class: $26 (all ages)
    • First class coaches have upholstered seating with air conditioning (or heating in the winter months). The windows in First Class do not open, so while it provides a comfortable ride, riders do get slightly less of the sights and sounds that the open-air touring class coaches get.
  • ​NOTE: due to federal regulations, children 13 months and older require a ticket and their own seat. Children 12 months and younger may ride for free, however they must ride in the lap or arms of a parent or guardian. Children may not ride in a car seat or stroller while the train is in motion.

Purchase tickets for this excursion.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad makes every attempt to adhere to the posted schedules. However, GVRR cannot guarantee arrival times due to sharing rails with TEXRail, Freight Trains and Amtrak. Delays or cancellations may also occur due to emergency track maintenance. The GVRR is considered an excursion train and is essentially a guest on the tracks and other railroads get higher priority with the dispatcher. In cases of a delay in arrival time to the Fort Worth Stockyards, departure times may be changed to extend your time in the Stockyards. You will be notified of any new departure time during your excursion and upon arrival at the Stockyards. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad does not offer refunds or compensation due to delays. On rare occasions, delays can be an hour or longer. Refunds will be given due to cancellation.

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Grapevine One Hour Train

Experience a vintage train excursion!

This excursion starts in Downtown Grapevine at the Cotton Belt Depot. Passengers will then ride along the rails on the historic Cotton Belt Route for 30 minutes before returning to the Grapevine Depot. This excursion is perfect for families with small children or those who just want to get the experience of riding on a train. 

TRIP DETAILS:

  • Operates most Saturdays between early March and mid-November. Excludes July 6 through August 17 and September 14. For Friday one-hour excursions between July 5 and August 16, see Swashbuckler Express.
  • Check-in - Grapevine: 9:45 a.m.
  • Departs: 10:15 a.m.
  • Grapevine arrival: 11:15 a.m. (approximate)
  • Please note that passengers do not de-board the train during the ride. The train will reverse direction on the tracks to return to Grapevine
  • This excursion does not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards

PRICING:

  • Touring Class: $10 (all ages)
    • Touring class coaches have vintage wooden-backed bench style seats. During spring and summer months the coaches are open air and provide a great experience with the breeze blowing in. There are ceiling fans, but no air-conditioning in touring class. During winter months window coverings are installed and the coach is heated.
  • First Class: $12 (all ages)
    • First class coaches have upholstered seating with air conditioning (or heating in the winter months). The windows in First Class do not open, so while it provides a comfortable ride, riders do get slightly less of the sights and sounds that the open-air touring class coaches get.
  • ​NOTE: due to federal regulations, children 13 months and older require a ticket and their own seat. Children 12 months and younger may ride for free, however they must ride in the lap or arms of a parent or guardian. Children may not ride in a car seat or stroller while the train is in motion.

Purchase tickets for this excursion.

Please note that schedules - including departure times, return time, and days of operation - are tentative and are subject to change based on freight train delays, federal track maintenance, holidays or weather related closures. While the GVRR makes every attempt to adhere to posted schedules, please understand that delays in arrival times or sudden cancellations of a trip are beyond our control.

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Trinity River Ride

PLEASE NOTE: Due to excessive freight train traffic along the Cotton Belt Route, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Trinity River Train Excursion originating in the Fort Worth Stockyards will operate on a day-to-day basis. 

These excursions will take place dependent upon the arrival time of the Cotton Belt Route train to Fort Worth and tickets will be sold on a walk-up basis only. 

Announcement of the Trinity River Train Excursion will take place on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad Facebook page (@GVTrain) by 11 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday. Tickets will be available at 1 p.m., in the Stockyards, on a walk-up basis only.

Unfortunately, the excursion is subject to cancellation or delays due to unforeseen freight train traffic and without advance notification.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

This ride originates in the Fort Worth Stockyards

The Stockyard Ticket office is located inside the Stockyards Station near the
center of the building by the train tracks.
The address is: 140 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164.
The ticket booth opens at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and tickets are sold until
2:40 p.m. (Approximately 5 minutes before the train departs.)
For additional questions on Monday through Friday, please contact 817-410-3185.

Experience a vintage train excursion!

This excursion starts in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Passengers will then ride along the rails on the historic Cotton Belt Route for 22 minutes before returning to the Stockyards Depot. This excursion is perfect for families with small children or those who just want to get the experience of riding on a train. 

**NOTE: Online advance ticket sales not available at this time.  

TRIP DETAILS:

  • Operates most Saturdays and Sundays between early March and June and between late August and November on a day-to-day basis
  • Between May 31 and June 28, Friday excursions will also be available
  • Check-in - Fort Worth Stockyards: 2:45 p.m. (approximate)
  • Departs: 3 p.m. (approximate)
  • Stockyards arrival: 3:45 p.m. (approximate)
  • Please note that passengers do not de-board the train during the ride. The train will reverse direction on the tracks to return to the Stockyards
  • This excursion does not travel to Grapevine
  • The ticket booth opens at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday only.

PRICING:

  • Touring Class: $10 (all ages)
    • Touring class coaches have vintage wooden-backed bench style seats. During spring and summer months the coaches are open air and provide a great experience with the breeze blowing in. There are ceiling fans, but no air-conditioning in touring class. During winter months window coverings are installed and the coach is heated.
  • First Class: $12 (all ages)
    • First class coaches have upholstered seating with air conditioning (or heating in the winter months). The windows in First Class do not open, so while it provides a comfortable ride, riders do get slightly less of the sights and sounds that the open-air touring class coaches get.
  • ​NOTE: due to federal regulations, children 13 months and older require a ticket and their own seat. Children 12 months and younger may ride for free, however they must ride in the lap or arms of a parent or guardian. Children may not ride in a car seat or stroller while the train is in motion.

The Stockyard Ticket office is located inside the Stockyards Station near the center of the building by the train tracks. The address is: 140 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164. The ticket booth opens at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and tickets are sold until 2:40 p.m. (Approximately 5 minutes before the train departs.) For additional questions on Monday through Friday, please contact 817-410-3185.

Please note that schedules - including departure times, return time, and days of operation - are tentative and are subject to change based on freight train delays, federal track maintenance, holidays or weather related closures. While the GVRR makes every attempt to adhere to posted schedules, please understand that delays in arrival times or sudden cancellations of a trip are beyond our control.

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2019 GVRR SCHEDULE

March 2 - November 24 Saturday & Sunday Excursions
March 11 - 15 Spring Break Excursions 
Saturday, March 16 Kiss Me I'm Irish Express
March 22 & 23 Jazz Wine Trains
April 5-7 & 12-14 Day Out With Thomas
Sunday, April 21 Easter Train 
Sunday, May 12 Mother's Day Train
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day
May 31 - June 28 Friday Summer Excursions
Sunday, June 16 Father's Day Train
 Thursday, July 4 4th Of July Train
 July 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16 Swashbuckler Express
Monday, September 2 Labor Day Train 
Saturday, October 26 Witches Brew Train
TBD North Pole Express
TBD     Christmas Wine Train - Grapevine
TBD After Christmas Trains

All tickets purchased are non-refundable. Missed trains will not be refunded.

Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on all Grapevine Vintage Railroad excursions.