Ripley's Sightseeing Train take visitors around historic downtown St. Augustine.

Ripley's Red Train Tours

Tour the nation's oldest city and learn its fascinating history while hopping on and off at various attractions, restaurants, and more with Ripley's Sightseeing Trains.

Historic Downtown
19 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
  • (904) 824-1606
  • (800) 226-6545

Hours of Operation

Sun - Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Closed Christmas Day

  • The Red Train Tours, operated by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! since 1953,  take guests on a comprehensive tour through the nation's oldest city. Vacationers can take advantage of the 22 stops along the Red Train’s route through historic downtown St. Augustine.These stops allow guests to access the historical sites, restaurants, and shopping opportunities in the historic district.

    Tickets are good for three consecutive days, and guests are able to re-board from any of the stops in the downtown area.The tours go out from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Every 15-20 minutes, a train passes by one of the twenty-two stops, meaning transportation is constantly available. Guests can purchase discounted tickets to other attractions in St. Augustine from Ripley’s Red Train Tours.

    Guests on the Red Train Tours are able to download a free app (available from Google Play or iTunes) and use headphones to listen to the Red Trains' fully-narrated tours in Spanish or French. The app also includes a transcription of the tour's content so guests may read along. In addition, the app features an interactive map that shows all the tour stops, as well as GPS trigger points that keep up with riders at each of the tour's 22 stops, making it possible for guests to enjoy historical points about St. Augustine without missing a beat. Earbud headphones will be available at the Red Trains ticketing locations for use with the interactive app. 

    The Red Trains operate from 8:30 am to 5 pm every day. Call (904) 829-6545 for more information.

  • Reviews

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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