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Ride the rails and explore the natural wonder of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the lush Chattahoochee National Forest. Buy a ticket and book your getaway today.

2020 Scheduled Trips

March – May

Enjoy the spring weather aboard this relaxing ride beside the Toccoa River. Ride the rails and feel the breeze from our open-air cars.

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Ales on Rails
May 16, 2020

Join us in celebrating American Craft Beer Week! This 4 hour round-trip ride will take riders to the sister towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill,TN. On the way to the layover towns, riders will receive a flight of beers to sample, light appetizers and a swag bag. Once in town, each rider will get a free beer from a local brewery and a walking map of stops to visit.

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Firecracker Special

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and settle in outside the train for the exhilarating Copper Basin Firework display. After the show, enjoy the ride back to Blue Ridge under the stars.

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2 Hour Express
6/4, 11/23, 11/24

If you are looking for a quick ride, we have your ticket! This two hour express takes passengers on a relaxing ride through the Chattahoochee National Forest. Concessions are available for purchase during the ride.

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June – September

Take a break from the hustle and bustle. Turn your summer vacation into an epic family adventure and make memories that last a lifetime on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

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Fall Foliage
September – November

Don’t miss the beautiful fall foliage as we glide through the Blue Ridge countryside. Reconnect with nature as the leaves change colors during our most popular event.


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November – December

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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Santa Express
November – December

We’re here to spread the holiday cheer.  Join our 1 hour Santa Express ride for a Christmas story, caroling, plus the chance to meet Mrs. Claus and Santa himself! Every child will receive a traditional bell and candy cane.

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Santa Pavilion

Hop aboard Santa’s train to the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN. Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet riders upon arrival, so get those lists ready. The ride is 4 hours round-trip, with a 2 hour layover.

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New Year’s Eve Midnight Train

Ring in the New Year on the BRSR!  This train departs Blue Ridge at 10:00 pm on New Year’s Eve and returns at 12:30 am on New Year’s Day. We will serve wine, beer, champagne, and hors d’ oeuvres during the event.

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Things to know before you go


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

Prepaid Tickets

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

Premier class is reserved for those ages 18 or older.

Train Schedule

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. Please contact our ticket office when booking 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. For pet boarding options during your ride, contact Violet’s Daycare at (706) 633-9085.

Smoking & 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.

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.

Gift Certificates

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.

Season Passes

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.