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Ride the rails and explore the natural wonder of the Blue Ridge countryside. Buy a ticket and book your getaway today.

2020 Scheduled Trips

4HR
GA
TN

Winter

November 11 - December 31

Bundle up and sip on a cup of hot chocolate as our train calmly rolls along the Toccoa River and through the scenic Appalachian foothills.

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Winter

November 11 - December 31

Coach Premier(18+)
Adults (13-64) $47.00 $82.00
Seniors (65+) $43.00 $78.00
Teachers $43.00 $78.00
Military & 1st Responders $43.00 $78.00
Child (2-12) $32.00
Group Rate (Adults) $39.95 $69.70
Group Rate (Child) $27.20

1HR

Santa Express

November - December

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and take a Christmas-themed ride aboard the BRSR. Every kid will get a traditional bell and candy cane.

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Santa Express

November - December

Coach Premier(18+)
Adults (13-65+) $52.00
Child (2-12) $35.00

Due to COVID, Santa and Mrs. Claus will not be on the train this year. However, they will be open for visits and photos in their Christmas caboose at the Depot. Children will not be allowed to sit with or hug Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Thanks for your understanding. As always, our number one priority is the safety of our guests.

4HR
GA
TN

Santa Pavilion

December 5, 12, 19

Embark on a magical train ride to the sister towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Santa Pavilion!

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Santa Pavilion

December 5, 12, 19

Coach Premier(18+)
Adults (13-65+) $59.00
Child (2-12) $42.00

4HR
GA
TN

Winter

November 11 - December 31

Bundle up and sip on a cup of hot chocolate as our train calmly rolls along the Toccoa River and through the scenic Appalachian foothills.

Get More Info

Winter

November 11 - December 31

Coach Premier(18+)
Adults (13-64) $47.00 $82.00
Seniors (65+) $43.00 $78.00
Teachers $43.00 $78.00
Military & 1st Responders $43.00 $78.00
Child (2-12) $32.00
Group Rate (Adults) $39.95 $69.70
Group Rate (Child) $27.20

4HR
GA
TN

Santa Pavilion

December 5, 12, 19

Embark on a magical train ride to the sister towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Santa Pavilion!

Get More Info

Santa Pavilion

December 5, 12, 19

Coach Premier(18+)
Adults (13-65+) $59.00
Child (2-12) $42.00

1HR

Santa Express

November - December

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and take a Christmas-themed ride aboard the BRSR. Every kid will get a traditional bell and candy cane.

Get More Info

Santa Express

November - December

Coach Premier(18+)
Adults (13-65+) $52.00
Child (2-12) $35.00

Due to COVID, Santa and Mrs. Claus will not be on the train this year. However, they will be open for visits and photos in their Christmas caboose at the Depot. Children will not be allowed to sit with or hug Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Thanks for your understanding. As always, our number one priority is the safety of our guests.

Things to know before you go

Starting at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, riders take a four-hour, 26-mile roundtrip journey along the Toccoa River through the North Georgia countryside.

The first leg of the adventure takes riders on a one hour trip to the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee, nestled deep in the mountains on each state’s line.

Passengers enjoy all that the towns have to offer during a two-hour layover before taking the one-hour return trip through the scenic forest and back to the depot in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

We encourage reservations in advance. Payment is required upon booking. Reservation changes are subject to a $5.35 change fee.

Prepaid tickets are available for pick up two hours before departure on the day of your trip at the Prepaid Ticket window located on the track side of the depot.

Premier Class comes with some significant perks including better seats that recline, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages to and from our destination, a substantial catered snack (small meal) made fresh and delivered every morning, some sweet treats on the return trip for dessert, a complimentary group photo (1 per sales transaction), and a canvas tote bag (1 per sales transaction). It is a more quiet ride because everyone on that car is over 18 years of age.

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 Santa 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 Santa 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.

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. 

To make reservations for this car, please contact our ticket office at 877-413-8724. They are open from 9 am to 4 pm daily.

Although we are an animal loving crew and community, sadly no pets other than certified service animals are allowed aboard the train. For pet boarding options during your ride, contact Violet’s Daycare at (706) 633-9085.

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.

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 Santa Express and New Year’s Eve Train.

Have a question?

We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to quickly address common concerns that you may have before your trip to Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Read the FAQ’s.

BRSR COVID-19 Update

The Health and Safety of Our Staff and Guests Is Our Top Priority.

As with any transmissible illness, risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather or are present. Based upon guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as other federal, state and local agencies and authorities, we have implemented – for our staff and guests – the following protocols and best practices to limit the risk:
  • Limiting train car capacity to 50% of the maximum occupancy per car
  • Where possible, “social distancing” is encouraged throughout the property
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available for guest and employee use
  • Signs, PA announcements, and staff instruction both onboard and while on BRSR property will provide
    reminders to guests and employees alike of the importance of “social distancing,” frequent hand washing, and
    mask-wearing
  • Cashless transactions are available and strongly encouraged throughout all purchasing locations, including the Gift Shop
  • Frequent sanitizing of all public areas including commonly used surfaces in the Ticket Office/Gift Shop/Concession such as door handles, countertops, seating areas
  • Clear protective barriers at all front-facing service counters – Ticket Office, Gift Shops, and Concessions Sales
OUR STAFF:
  • All employees receive daily health screenings, temperature, and symptom checks
  • Any employees exhibiting symptoms will be asked to return/stay home
  • All employees will be required to wear a BRSR-issued facemask and/or shield while on company property
  • In addition to facemasks and/or shields, front-line employees and those working in public/guest areas will be required to wear BRSR-issued gloves
  • All employees are kept up to date on CDC & OSHA guidelines regarding workplace safety during COVD-19
  • All employees must adhere to all departmental cleaning and disinfecting instructions based on CDC guidelines

OUR GUESTS:

  • We encourage awareness and adherence to CDC and state health and safety guidelines
  • We encourage you to maintain “social distancing” and to wear your own personal protective equipment, such as a facemask or shield
  • We encourage adherence to proper hand washing guidelines
  • We encourage you to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of tissue in trash
  • We encourage you to stay home if you are ill or exhibiting symptoms of flu or COVID-19 – we will work with you to cancel or reschedule your reservations without penalty when done 48 hours in advance
  • We encourage courteousness in enclosed spaces and walkways and permitting ample space for passing and “social distancing”
  • We encourage all to remain seated in your assigned passenger coach during your round trip, except for the layover in McCaysville, Ga / Copperhill, TN
We at the BRSR are adopting and encouraging the above practices for the health and safety of our guests and staff. Please follow all posted and announced instructions during your visit.
AN INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE. BY VISITING AND JOINING US ABOARD THE BRSR, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to providing a safe and memorable experience for you!