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Hill Country Flyer

Highway 183, Austin, TX 78701
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Promised much but ultimately dissappointing

We were a party of 4 adults Mum, Dad and two thirty-something offspring holidaying in Austin for a... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
LoungeLizardLLC
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UK
A Blast from the Past

Previous reviews seem to be scattered all over: some thinking this trip wonderful/others not so... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
dianel103
,
Lake Placid, Florida
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Weekly train ride that tours on a 33-mile journey through Texas' Hill Country.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“cedar park” (6 reviews)
“steam engine” (4 reviews)
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Highway 183, Austin, TX 78701
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We were a party of 4 adults Mum, Dad and two thirty-something offspring holidaying in Austin for a week. We looked on the website of the Austin steam train association and decided to book the Texas Hill country flyer due to the description of the...More

5  Thank LoungeLizardLLC
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Previous reviews seem to be scattered all over: some thinking this trip wonderful/others not so. Admittedly we love train rides. This excursion designed to be a whole day's event did not disappoint. The volunteers went out of their way to accommodate even allowing this elder...More

Thank dianel103
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

On the first Hill Country Flyer of 2018. A nice day trip from Cedar Park, TX (about 20-30 minutes northwest of Austin, TX) to Burnet, TX. It’s 33 miles, departs at 10am and takes slightly less than 2 hours. You then have a good 2...More

2  Thank Monique G
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This was our first experience on the Hill Country Flyer departing from Whitestone Blvd Station in Austin Tx on a round robin to Bertram with no debarkation. We rode on a Sunday morning at 0830. We arrived at 8am and picked up our tickets from...More

Thank Aviatrx
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We did the Octoberfest themed evening trip, and it was fun! It was an evening trip started when there was still some light so you could see scenery on the way out of town, and then got dark. Not a big deal though because the...More

1  Thank Ron H
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Bad experience with this poorly run so called business. Do not waste your time or money on this experience. We had to reschedule because of illness on a Saturday morning excursion and called in on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to reschedule since there is a...More

2  Thank Rockhound66
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I had been wanting to ride the train for awhile. My mom's 79th birthday and my 48th was coming up so I thought this would be a great adventure for my parents and me. While the idea of the train was fun it was pretty...More

2  Thank Jacqueline L
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Recommended for (1) train buffs (2) adults and to a lesser extent (3) families with small children. Hill Country is two hours ride to Burnet, which is what we did. There is a one hour which stops at Bertram. A variety of about approximately 8...More

2  Thank riverwalk1503
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Present engine is diesel, not steam. The cars are a collection of antiques which include coach seating @ $35.00 for seniors, roomettes, parlour cars, and the caboose at the back of the train which still has an oil fired stove. Try for a car back...More

2  Thank Garth M
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

My sister was in town so I decided to treat her to a train ride on the Hill Country flyer in early October 2015. At the time I requested two senior seats in first class lounge. I wanted air conditioning and something nice and comfortable...More

4  Thank Mary S
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Response from Monique G | Reviewed this property |
There are several different levels of service. Cheapest is $38 for an adult (14+), $28 for a child (3-13).
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