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

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

HERMANN PARK RAILROAD

Zoom Photo by Priscilla Dickson

Photo by Priscilla Dickson

Regular Hours

Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hours for the train are subject to change based on weather conditions and change seasonally. The Hermann Park Railroad is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. For a complete list of operating hours, click here.

$3.50 per person, adults and children 1 year and older

$7.00 – 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. We can not guarantee pick up at the remote stops after 5:00 p.m.

Train Rules

  • All children 12 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult
  • The train must come to a complete stop before loading and unloading passengers 
  • Passengers must remain seated at all times
  • Passengers must keep hands and feet inside the train 
  • Ice cream is not permitted on the train
  • Pets are not permitted on the train except for service animals.

Please Note

  • 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.

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.

Free rides for members

Hermann Park Conservancy members enjoy free, unlimited train rides on the second Saturday of every month. Members also have access to a Member Express line to skip the wait. To learn about additional membership benefits or to join today, click here.

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

SPECIAL TRAIN PROGRAMS

Hermann Park Conservancy offers unique and exciting experiences for train enthusiasts 7-107 years old including private rentals of the Hermann Park Railroad, a special day of helping the Railroad staff with our Engineer-for-a-Day program, and more! 

To learn more about our special train programs, click here.

PEDAL BOATS

Zoom Photo by Fred Rogers

Photo by Fred Rogers

Regular Hours

Friday - Sunday : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hours for the pedal boats are subject to change based on weather conditions and change seasonally. The pedal boats are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. For a complete list of operating hours, click here.

Price is $11 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

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.