Ripley's Red Train Tours

Tour the nation's oldest city and learn all about its fascinating history on Ripley's Red Train.

At Ripley's Believe It or Not!
19 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
  • (904) 824-1606
  • (800) 226-6545

Hours of Operation

Come In, We're Open!
Sun - Sat:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Closed Christmas Day

  • The Red Train Tours, operated by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, has introduced visitors to historic St. Augustine since 1953.

    Their sightseeing tour, the Red Express takes guests on a one-hour comprehensive tour through the nation's oldest city. Guests may park their car and hop aboard at the Red Train "terminal" at Ripley's Believe It or Not!  This non-stop tour travels through the Historic Downtown, providing lively and informative narration for over 100 points of historical or fun interest. The trains run hourly, between 10:00 am. and 5:00 p.m.

    In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, Ripley's Red Tours are sanitized between every run, no one jumps on and off during the route, and family and friend groups all sit together. 

    This is a great tour for those new to the city, as it will help them decide which attractions and historic sites to visit first. While on the Red Express, visitors will learn about the Castillo De San Marcos, the Villa Zorayda, the Old Jail, Flagler College, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and many more places around St. Augustine.

    The Red have a modified schedule, call (904) 829-6545 for more information.

  • Reviews

    5
    Thus would be our 4th time on the Ripley's red train. My family and I love doing this every time we come up. The drivers are full of knowledge and every driver has different stories to tell. Very interesting and never boring. This time we had Alex and Benji. Not only were they very knowledgeable but both had a wonderful sense of humor. Definitely people persons for sure. If and when you do visit St Augustine I would definitely recommend riding the red train.

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    5
    Please do a tour first before you do anything else. It explains the history of the town. You will find that St. Augustine is very much a pet friendly town and very protective of pets. You feel safe there and people are for the most part friendly.

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    5
    We bought a three day ticket on the 20th and with the senior discount it was a great value. Our sales agent Treva? i think her name, was VERY informative and gave great suggestions of things to do and places to eat. The second day we spoke with Bobbi, who also was very informative and friendly. She told us she was a maintenance worker, but her enthusiasm was terrific. Our favorite driver was a Wicked Awesome lady by the name of Cheryl. Now Cheryl pronounced Flagla without the R, and had us all laughing. She has a great sense of humor, but who from Boston doesn't! It was recommend that we take several different tours with different drivers as they all give the same basic info but with their own twist. That was certainly true and after taking several tours each driver has a unique spin on the loop. My wife and I appreciated the unique experiences and take each driver had. In three days we took 6 trips and learned something new on every single one. We will DEFINITELY recommend this tour company to all our friends. We will definitely be back The other trolley company ALWAYS looked so crowded.

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    5
    We bought a three day ticket on the 20th and with the senior discount it was a great value. Our sales agent Treva? i think her name, was VERY informative and gave great suggestions of things to do and places to eat. The second day we spoke with Bobbi, who also was very informative and friendly. She told us she was a maintenance worker, but her enthusiasm was terrific. Our favorite driver was a Wicked Awesome lady by the name of Cheryl. Now Cheryl pronounced Flagla without the R, and had us all laughing. She has a great sense of humor, but who from Boston doesn't! It was recommend that we take several different tours with different drivers as they all give the same basic info but with their own twist. That was certainly true and after taking several tours each driver has a unique spin on the loop. My wife and I appreciated the unique experiences and take each driver had. In three days we took 6 trips and learned something new on every single one. We will DEFINITELY recommend this tour company to all our friends. We will definitely be back The other trolley company ALWAYS looked so crowded.

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    5
    The first part of the day was with "Smokey" he is so knowledgeable and his "Smokey Originals" really make for a fun time on his train. Not to be missed - this was the second visit in 2 years with Smokey!!! The most amazing thing happened on the second train with "Roy" yes, I left a parcel on the last train of the day in the last car!! Went to the dispatch centre and pleaded my case (the parcel was not actually worth very much - just a couple of sweatshirts) WELL the assistance that I received was akin to Royalty - everyone was so fantastic - contacting Roy by dispatch and someone else by cell phone - I was overwhelmed with the effort. Yes, I did receive my package after all with so very much effort by everyone. Thank you so much all the Red Train Staff - you are all aces!!! A very grateful Canadian

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    5
    Smokey our tour guide was the best. He gave out a lot of information I would recommend doing this if your in St. Augustine. Thanks Smokey!

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    5
    Ripley's has many friendly, helpful tour drivers. Their low vehicles make entry and exit relatively easy. One small caveat: take the info presented with a grain of salt. While much of it is factual, some is editorialized and a bit is pretty far-fetched.

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    4
    I took this tour with my family and all of us loved it! We are familiar with St. Augustine but learned alot on this cruise and seen all if the landmarks. I highly recommend and would take the tour again!

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    2
    Paid over 60.00 for 3 adults and 1 child, and rode train. didn't realize until after tickets were purchased that train stopped at 5. We had seen the train come by our Hotel the night before around 10 pm. Now, we realize that must be the Ghost train costing more money. Big, Big rip off. Using the thought that they are promoting the history of old town St. Augustine, they are filling their pockets. Best attraction in St. Augustine is the Carousel (1.00 per long ride) and playgrounds.

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