Schedules & Pricing

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Cotton Belt Route Info

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Ticket Price:
$18 / $26
 Departure Time:
1 p.m.
Typical Trip Length:
5 hours Roundtrip
Days Of Service:
Sat & Sun
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GVRR One Hour Schedule

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Ticket Price:
$10 / $12
 Departure Time:
10 a.m.
Typical Trip Length:
1 hour Roundtrip
Days Of Service:
Saturday
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Trinity River Ride Info

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Ticket Price:
$10 / $12
 Departure Time:
2:45 p.m.
Typical Trip Length:
1 hour Roundtrip
Days Of Service:
Sat & Sun
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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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North Pole Express

Nov 23 - Dec 23, 2018
Day Out with Thomas

Mar or Apr 2019 (TBD)
Jazz Wine Trains

March 22 & 23, 2019
Kiss Me I'm Irish Express

March 17, 2019
Witches Brew Train

Oct 27, 2018
Trick 'r Treat Trains

Oct 27-28, 2018
  Seasonal Excursions
 
 
 

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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 June 1 and August 17, Friday excursions will also be available
  • Boarding begins in Grapevine: 12:30 p.m.
  • Departs: 1 p.m.
  • Stockyards arrival: 2:20 p.m. (approximate)
  • Stockyards boarding: 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.

Ready to ride? Click here to purchase your tickets! You may also purchase walk-up tickets on the day of the ride at the Grapevine Cotton Belt Depot ticket booth located at 705 S. Main St. (Walk-up tickets subject to availability)

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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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
  • Boarding begins in Grapevine: 9:30 a.m.
  • Departs: 10 a.m.
  • Grapevine arrival: 11 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.

Ready to ride? Click here to purchase your tickets! You may also purchase walk-up tickets on the day of the ride at the Grapevine Cotton Belt Depot ticket booth located at 705 S. Main St. (Walk-up tickets subject to availability)

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

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 30 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 are not available for this excursion. Tickets for the Trinity River One-Hour Train Excursion, originating in the Fort Worth Stockyards, will not be available online and will be sold ONLY at the Stockyards Station Ticket Booth.  Cancellations or delays are likely to occur due to rail traffic, construction and other unforeseen circumstances.  

TRIP DETAILS:

  • Operates most Saturdays and Sundays between early March and mid-November
  • Between June 1 and August 17, Friday excursions will also be available
  • Boarding begins in Fort Worth Stockyards: 2:30 p.m. (approximate)
  • Departs: 2:45 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
  • Tickets only available for purchase at the Stockyards Station Ticket Booth. 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.

NOTE: Online advance ticket sales are not available for this excursion. Tickets for the Trinity River One-Hour Train Excursion, originating in the Fort Worth Stockyards, will not be available online and will be sold ONLY at the Stockyards Station Ticket Booth.  Cancellations or delays are likely to occur due to rail traffic, construction and other unforeseen circumstances.

The Stockyard Ticket office is located inside the Stockyards Station near the center of the building by the train tracks. The address is: 130 E. Exchange Ave, Fort Worth 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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2018 GVRR SCHEDULE

March 3 - November 18 Saturday & Sunday Excursions
March 12 - 16 Spring Break Excursions 
Saturday, March 17 Kiss Me I'm Irish Express
March 23 & 24 Jazz Wine Trains
April 13-15 & 20-22 Day Out With Thomas
Sunday, April 1 Easter Train 
Sunday, May 13 Mother's Day Train
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
June 1 - August 17 Friday Summer Excursions
Sunday, June 17 Father's Day Train
Saturdays, June 30 and July 14 SummerBlast Fun Trains
Monday, September 3 Labor Day Train 
Friday, October 26 Witches Brew Train
November 23 - December 23 North Pole Express
November 29 & December 13     Christmas Wine Train - Grapevine
December 26 - 30 After Christmas Trains