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Hill Country Flyer

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Address: Highway 183, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-477-8468
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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Weekly train ride that tours on a 33-mile journey through Texas' Hill...

Weekly train ride that tours on a 33-mile journey through Texas' Hill Country.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2016
Garth M
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Austin, Texas

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 or 9 passenger cars to choose from and a variety of prices. We choose the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 from the engine else you'll get the full effect of the whistle at road crossings... More 

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1 Thank Garth M
Round Rock, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 for both of us. The woman who I purchased my tickets from assigned us seats... More 

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3 Thank Mary S
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I took my two grandsons, ages 3 and 6, on the train to the Burnet County Fair. We were in an air conditioned coach that started out too cold at first but warmed up as bodies arrived. The seats were very comfortable and laid back for sleeping. The volunteers were very nice and in character, making the trip relaxing, until... More 

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3 Thank Susan H
Recife, PE
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Great children's saturday fun and for train lovers. I loved it. we spend a wonderful day. Very interesting historic ride.

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1 Thank Caarem S
Calgary, Canada
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324 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

I'll admit I am a train geek. I love trains and often choose a train ride like this one if the opportunity presents itself. And maybe it was the mood I was in that day, but I found that this ride just was not great. The countryside you go through is - well, boring. Really, there's nothing to it. I... More 

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1 Thank readytoretirecalgary
Richfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

My wife and I rode the train in February of 2015. The scenery was roads, small villages, scrub trees along the tracks, and maybe a couple glimpses of hill country. In other words pretty non-descript. The train is a diesel not a steam engine. The small town that we went to was described as a "scenic historic town". It may... More 

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5 Thank Charles C
Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

We have ridden the flyer during normal times (no special events) and it was a good time at reasonable rate. We thought we should do one of the special events. We choose the North Pole Flyer. The price was more which is understandable for a special event. Beware this is what the website states. "Our 1960 Alco diesel powers the... More 

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12 Thank deltongwells
Dallas, Texas
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178 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We road from cedar park depot to Bertram depot. The ride was great and the seats were very comfortable. The sovereigns were good and there was restrooms and the staff was very friendly. One important point they don't tell you: they assign seats and if you want a seat by the window so you can see the scenery you MUST... More 

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18 Thank cherlyn_burton
Pearland, Texas
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

If you like trains and want to see some hill country sights in a unique way, this train is for you! This is a perfect thing to do in spring or fall when the weather is not too hot (most cars do not have air conditioning unless you get the upgrade section). It does not cost that much to ride... More 

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