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Hill Country Flyer

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Address: Highway 183, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512-477-8468
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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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Hill Country Flyer

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Susan H

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Round Rock, Texas
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 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 

1 Thank Mary S
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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 

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 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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

1 Thank Caarem S
Calgary, Canada
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202 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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 

1 Thank readytoretirecalgary
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 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 

5 Thank Charles C
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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 

10 Thank deltongwells
Dallas, Texas
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148 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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 

18 Thank cherlyn_burton
Pearland, Texas
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70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 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 

14 Thank Scotts_Travel_Tips
Corpus Christi, TX
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100 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is still billed as a steam train, though a diesel has replaced the steam locomotive while it's out for overhaul for an extended time. Nevertheless, the cars are all interesting and authentic, dating from the 1920s to 1950s. There are different schedules -- we took the longest trip, six hours overall, from Austin to Burnet and back. We wound... More 

10 Thank Lee W
Burnet, Texas
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband purchased tickets for the Austin Steam Train to celebrate my birthday. He went all out and purchased the most expensive seats. They weren't worth the price. BUT, the train ride was nice and relaxing. Some of the cars are air conditioned, some are not. We moved to a car that was not air conditioned, but we were traveling... More 

14 Thank Nancy K

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