Plan Your Trip
Blue Ridge has something for everyone in the family, including shopping, dining, live music, and beautiful views. Come for the train, stay for the culture. Plan your trip today!
More Than a Train Ride
Your journey begins at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge. Known as the “antique capital” of Georgia, this small mountain town is filled with friendly faces and nostalgic architecture. Blue Ridge is also a hub for art and live music, offering an even mix of both old and new tunes for visitors to enjoy.
Personalize your journey with a choice of vintage, climate-controlled or open-air rail cars for your 26-mile trip along the Toccoa River. Riders will join the countless generations who have experienced the lush Appalachian foothills and farmlands in a way only possible aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
During a two-hour layover, you’ll have time to visit the small southern sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Located on each state’s line, also known as “The Blue Line,” guests have the unique opportunity to have a foot in Georgia and Tennessee at the same time. While in the towns, we also recommend that you visit Toccoa-Ocoee Street. On this street, guests can explore delightful eateries, antique and specialty shops, and art galleries before boarding the train for the hour-long return.
Holiday Express 2021
NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 23
Come join us for a festive 1-hour train ride on the Holiday Express in which you can listen to holiday music, hear the story “The Night Before Christmas,”…
Things to Know Before You Go
Parking spots are located on the streets surrounding the depot and are available at $5.00 per day. Handicap spaces with nearby wheelchair accessible entrances are available on the corner of East Main Street in front of the depot. Weekends are our busiest days, which may result in limited parking.
Using a GPS?
If you’re using a GPS, type in 241 Depot St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513 for directions right to the depot.
Using a map?
For traditional mapping, seek the downtown Blue Ridge, GA area and look for the train. You can’t miss it!
For our guests with special needs or physical limitations, wheelchair access is available on the corner of East Main Street in front of the train depot.
Our train is equipped with a lift that can accommodate various types of wheelchairs up to 750 lbs., including the chair. For riders who may need additional help boarding, our friendly staff is available. Our train uses authentic and vintage cars that limit the number of wheelchairs that we can include on each trip. Please contact our ticket office when planning your trip so we can ensure availability.
Although we are an animal loving crew and community, sadly no pets other than certified service animals are allowed aboard the train.
Smoking and Alcohol
We do not allow smoking/vaping or the drinking of alcoholic beverages on the train.
We encourage our passengers to wear appropriate footwear. High-heeled, open toe and flip-flop style shoes are not recommended.
Boarding starts 45 minutes before departure. All trains depart on time. Unfortunately, we cannot hold the train for late arrivals. Please arrive one hour before your departure time.
Our Fall Foliage and Holiday Express trains depart at different times throughout the day during their respective seasons. On select days, the Fall Foliage train leaves at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and our Holiday Express train leaves at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., or 4 p.m. ET. Please check the available times when you purchase your tickets.
We assign cars, not seats. Parties that arrive late are not guaranteed to sit together. If your party would like to be seated with another in the same car, please notify the ticket office to be accommodated. We require all passengers to change sides of the train for the return ride.
As you plan your trip, make sure to keep in mind all of the great lodging options that are available in the area. From creekside camping to luxury vacation homes, Blue Ridge has something for everyone. Find your place here!
We’re a small southern town that is big on food. Our local restaurants, breweries and wineries offer a choice for every taste. Our recommendation? Try the fresh trout!
Looking to give someone the gift of a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway?
Call the ticket office at (877) 413-8724 for information about our gift certificates and to purchase.
Gift certificates may not be used for charter trains.
Want an affordable way to ride your favorite train throughout the season?
With a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway season pass, you can experience the joy of riding our train throughout the year.
Call the ticket office at (877) 413-8724 for more information and to purchase season passes.
Season passes are valid for any regularly scheduled trains during our operational season, mid-March through December. Passes are not valid for all special events and chartered trips such as the Holiday Express and New Year’s Eve Train.
We have two conveniently located gift shops; one in Blue Ridge and one in McCaysville. Bring home the memories with a t-shirt, Christmas ornament, a conductor hat and more!
Want a snack during the ride? Visit our concession car on board to purchase popcorn, a soda, or some candy for your trip.