GRAPEVINE ONE-HOUR TRAIN EXCURSION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
NOVEMBER 8, 15, 22

COTTON BELT ROUTE EXCURSION

THE GREAT TRAIN HEIST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
NOVEMBER 1, 7, 14, 21

 

Schedules & Pricing

Get ready to have an unforgettable time on the tracks!

Click on the buttons below to learn more about the different train excursions.

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Cotton Belt

AT A GLANCE
Experience the NEW Great Train Heist
Ticket Price:
$18 / $22 / $26
Check-in time:
12:20 p.m.
Typical Trip Length:
5 hours Roundtrip
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 1, 7, 14, 21
Tickets on sale now!
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One Hour

AT A GLANCE
Ticket Price:
$10 / $11 / $12
 Check-in time:
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Typical Trip Length:
1 hour Roundtrip
October 11, 18, 25
November 8, 15, 22
Tickets on sale now!
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Trinity River

AT A GLANCE
Ticket Price:
$10 / $11 / $12
 Typical Trip Length:
1 hour Roundtrip
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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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Day Out With Thomas

 

Kiss Me I'm Irish Express

 

Jazz WIne Trains

 

Seasonal Excursions

Witches Brew Train

Trick R Treat Trains

 

North Pole Express

 

 

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Cotton Belt Tickets

All aboard for the new Great Train Heist! Keep an eye out for greedy outlaws onboard the Cotton Belt Route Excursion. Join in on the fun, and help railroad detectives solve the mystery of who robbed the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.​ 

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:

  • Operating October 3, 10, 17, 24; November 1, 7, 14, 21
  • Check-in - Grapevine: 12:20 p.m.
  • Departs: 12:50 p.m.
  • Stockyards arrival: 2:30 p.m. (approximate)
  • Stockyards check-in: 4:05 p.m.
  • Stockyards departure: 4:15 p.m.
  • Grapevine arrival: 5:45 p.m. (approximate)

PRICING:

  • First ClassFirst Class: $26 (all ages)
    • The Grapevine Vintage Railroad has four First Class coaches. These coaches have Victorian-upholstered seats, complete with turn of the century ambiance and are fully climate-controlled for year round passenger comfort.

 

  • Touring ClassTouring Class: $22 (all ages)
    • The Touring Class coach offers floor to ceiling views of the communities we travel through. These coaches are complete with padded seating and offers year round climate-control for passenger comfort.

 

  • Economy ClassEconomy Class: $18 (all ages)
    • Economy Class offers a true turn of the century railroad experience with open-air travel during the warmer months and are enclosed and heated during the colder months. These coaches are complete with vintage wooden bench-style seating.
       
  • ​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. For safety Reasons children may not ride in a car seat or stroller while the train is in motion.

October 3, 10, 17, 24; November 1, 7, 14, 21

Tickets now on sale!

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. Due to pre-determined train schedules, we are unable to extend our time in 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

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:

  • Current schedule: Departure dates October 11, 18, 25; November 8, 15, 22.
  • Check-in: Grapevine 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Departs: 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Grapevine arrival: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 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 Grapevine
  • This excursion does not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards

PRICING:

  • First ClassFirst Class: $12 (all ages)
    • The Grapevine Vintage Railroad has four First Class coaches. These coaches have Victorian-upholstered seats, complete with turn of the century ambiance and are fully climate-controlled for year round passenger comfort.

 

  • Touring ClassTouring Class: $11 (all ages)
    • The Touring Class coach offers floor to ceiling views of the communities we travel through. These coaches are complete with padded seating and offers year round climate-control for passenger comfort.

 

  • Economy ClassEconomy Class: $10 (all ages)
    • Economy Class offers a true turn of the century railroad experience with open-air travel during the warmer months and are enclosed and heated during the colder months. These coaches are complete with vintage wooden bench-style seating.
       
  • ​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. For safety Reasons children may not ride in a car seat or stroller while the train is in motion.

October 11, 18, 25; November 8, 15, 22​

Tickets now on sale!

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

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

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. 

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, please contact
+1.817.410.3185.

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 mid-November on a day-to-day basis
  • Between May 29 and August 14, 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:

  • First ClassFirst Class: $12 (all ages)
    • The Grapevine Vintage Railroad has four First Class coaches. These coaches have Victorian-upholstered seats, complete with turn of the century ambiance and are fully climate-controlled for year round passenger comfort.

 

 

  • Touring ClassTouring Class: $11 (all ages)
    • The Touring Class coach offers floor to ceiling views of the communities we travel through. These coaches are complete with padded seating and offers year round climate-control for passenger comfort.

 

 

 

  • Economy ClassEconomy Class: $10 (all ages)
    • Economy Class offers a true turn of the century railroad experience with open-air travel during the warmer months and are enclosed and heated during the colder months. These coaches are complete with vintage wooden bench-style seating.

 

 

  • ​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. For safety Reasons children may not ride in a car seat or stroller while the train is in motion.

The Stockyard Ticket Booth 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, please contact +1.817.410.3185.

Due to circumstances outside of our control, this excursion is subject to cancellation with little to no notice.

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.

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.
 

Can't Find Your Confirmation Email?

Please note, you will receive a confirmation email from Grapevine TicketLine [grapevine@events2email.com] after your purchase, and a separate reminder email from the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau [donotreply@events2email.com] 24 hours prior to your event. We recommend checking your spam folder if you do not receive these emails in your inbox.

Should you have additional questions, please email us at VisitorInfo@GrapevineTexasUSA.com or call us at +1.817.410.3185 at least 24 hours prior to your ticketed event.
 

Per recommendations from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, capacity on board has been reduced and GVRR crew members are ensuring that seats and public areas are properly sanitized between each excursion.

All patrons are required to wear masks or face coverings in public areas.  While they must be worn for the duration of the excursion, they may be removed when eating or drinking.