Blue Ridge Flyer

Exciting tunnels, thrilling turns around rock cut-outs, and splendid Blue Ridge Mountain views are the hallmarks of this excursion which runs east from Staunton.

Climb aboard the Blue Ridge Flyer, and head east for an opportunity to experience the thrill of roaring through the Blue Ridge Tunnel, carved out of rock hundreds of feet below the mountain summit above.

Along the way, you’ll see the communities of Staunton, Fishersville, and Waynesboro from a unique perspective before ascending roughly 1,000 feet up to the entrance of the Blue Ridge Tunnel, nearly a mile long. From Afton east, views beckon around every rock-cut bend. The train will turn around in Ivy for the return journey and make a second pass through the darkness of the Blue Ridge Tunnel. You may get to experience the thrill of a passing Amtrak train or freight train.

Each ticket includes a meal and dessert selection, plus a beverage (coffee, soda, tea, and water) that is served in a complimentary souvenir glass. Wine and beer service is available with a limit of two servings per customer. Alcohol pre-orders are available during the booking process, or limited selections will be available on board to purchase.  This three-hour round trip departs at 3:30 pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Blue Ridge Flyer

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Aboard the Virginia Scenic Railway, you’ll get a front-row seat to some of Virginia’s prettiest views, including the legendary Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Depending on the excursion you choose, you’ll roar through tunnels, speed over bridges, race past scenic fields and forests, and climb over mountains.