Train and pedal boat tickets are sold at the Hermann Park Conservancy Gift Shop at Kinder Station in Lake Plaza. 

6102 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

HERMANN PARK RAILROAD

Zoom Photo by Priscilla Dickson

Photo by Priscilla Dickson

Holiday Train Hours this Week:

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Regular Hours/Tickets

Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m - 5 p.m.

$3.25 per person, adults and children 1 year and older

$6.50 – All day pass (weekdays only; excludes holidays)
$35 – Set of 10 gift tickets packaged together

Getting on or off at train stops

The Hermann Park Railroad takes a two-mile, 18 minute journey around Hermann Park. The train departs from Kinder Station every 25 - 30 minutes.

There are three stops along Hermann Park Railroad to allow train riders to get on or off at various points of interest in the Park. 

Stops include the M. D. Anderson Train Station across from the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Sunset stop with access to METRORail and Rice University, and a stop at the corner of Cambridge and Fannin with access to the Texas Medical Center and Buddy Carruth Playground for All Children.

You may board the train at any stop and ride to Kinder Station in Lake Plaza, where all riders must exit. Those who boarded at a stop should buy a ticket at Kinder Station and may get back on the train to ride back to the stop where they originally boarded if they wish.

Please Note

  • No pets allowed
  • Tickets valid only on day of purchase
  • The train and train stops are wheelchair accessible
  • Strollers are allowed on the train only if they do not take up a space
  • During peak hours we are unable to guarantee a seat while boarding at the remote train stops.

Private Rentals

The Hermann Park Train is available for private rental between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. daily. Private boat rental is also available. For more info, please call Visitor Services at 713-526-2183.

Gift Tickets

Train and pedal boat tickets make great gifts for friends and family who love to come to Hermann Park!

These are specially designed tickets that feature attractive images of the train and pedal boats to show recipients just how much fun they will have when they use them!

Order gift packages online or in the Conservancy Gift Shop.

Please Note: During peak hours we are unable to guarantee a seat while boarding at the remote train stops.

SPECIAL TRAIN PROGRAMS

Engineer For a Day

Get a behind-the-scenes experience as you join the Railroad staff for an exciting day of activities including: working alongside the team as they do the safety checks and morning activities in the maintenance barn; taking a private train ride as the initial test run is made; working in Kinder Station taking tickets, greeting visitors and helping them to their seats; and riding the locomotive, blowing the whistle, and ringing the bell. All participants will receive an engineer's cap, bandana, train whistle, name badge, and certificate.

Your day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.
Open to ages 7-107!
Cost: $150

Would a child, spouse, parent or grandparent like to share your day? Bring along a Conductor for a Day for an additional $50. Gift certificates are available. Call the Visitor Services department at 713-526-2183 to sign up or learn more.

HPC Members receive a discount on Engineer-for-a-Day. Join today!

Riding the Railroad

Can you see yourself riding on the railroad? Would you like to pass the time away seated next to the engineer on the locomotive of the Hermann Park Railroad? You will hear the whistle blowing as you warn people along the track that the train is coming through! You won't have to rise up early in the morn. The cost is only $50 for one hour and allows you to have the best seat on the train. We will even reserve a bench on the front car and let one person join you on your journey around the Park. Reserve your spot during any hour the train operates. This unique one-hour experience is open to train enthusiasts 7-107 years old! For more information and to reserve your time, please email visitorservices@hermannpark.org or call 713-528-0827.

PEDAL BOATS

Zoom Photo by Fred Rogers

Photo by Fred Rogers

Regular Hours/Tickets

Friday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Price is $10 per boat for 30 minutes

Please Note

  • One rider must be at least 18 years of age with a government issued photo ID
  • Up to 4 riders per boat
  • Children must be able to sit on their own
  • All riders must wear a life vest

Private Rentals

Private boat rental is available. For more info, please call Visitor Services at 713-526-2183.

Gift Tickets

Pedal boat tickets make great gifts for friends and family who love to come to Hermann Park!

These are specially designed tickets that feature attractive images of pedal boats to show recipients just how much fun they will have when they use them!

Order gift packages online or in the Conservancy Gift Shop.

Hours for train, boats, and cafe are subject to change based on weather conditions.