Best Trolley Tour & Getting Around St. Augustine FL

The historic city of St. Augustine, Florida is a visitor favorite since there’s so much to do and see within the city. From the many top tours and attractions to shopping, restaurants, nightlife, the beaches…..the list goes on and on. Below we’ll recommend the best ways to get around St. Augustine.

Which Trolley is Best | Getting Around St. Augustine

St. Augustine Transportation Options

St. Augustine has two trolley tour companies that you can choose from: Old Town Trolley Tours and Red Train Trolley Tours. They are vastly different as to what you receive. Read below for details.

OLD TOWN TROLLEY HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR

This is the only hop on hop off trolley service in St. Augustine and are hard to miss because of the green and orange bus colors. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff are literally the best in the business.

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  • They offer daily hop on hop off service. You can get on and off an unlimited number of times throughout the day for the same price.
  • Tours begin at 9 am and end at 4:30 pm – check their schedule for holiday hours.
  • Tours run continuously every 15 minutes therefore you won’t have to wait long at each bus stop for the next trolley to pick you up.
  • A total of 22 stops.
  • Free parking is offered if you get on at one of their Visitor Center locations (limited by availability).
  • They also have a beach route and also offer hotel pick-up service.
  • Options for both 1-day and 2-days.

Our recommendation: Purchase a St. Augustine Tour Pass which includes the Trolley tour along with all the other top museums and tours.

 
RED TRAIN TROLLEY TOUR

The Red Train Trolley is not a hop off hop off tour, you get on and they tell you the history of over 100 sites you pass by. You are not able to hop on and off and are required to get off after the tour is over. Each tour time is about 1 hour and departs from the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum. 

WHICH TROLLEY TOUR IS BEST? 
They’re both great tours and each have their pluses and minuses. For the win…..Old Town Trolley Tours. You can hop off and hear the narrated history of the city (just like the Red Train), however you can hop off and back on all throughout the day.

A positive with Red Train is that the price is lower.

 

Additional St. Augustine Transportation Options

  • Walking: St. Augustine is very compact and can easily be walked. The historic area is very safe to walk. 
  • Bicycle rentals: you can rent a bicycle at a few places throughout town.
  • Uber or Lyft is available.
  • Moped or golf cart rentals can be rented typically at the same locations as bicycles.

Tour Pass LogoWant to Really Experience St. Augustine? Buy a TourPass!

Want to save money and visit all that St. Augustine has to offer? If so, then we recommend purchasing TourPass St. Augustine. You can purchase a 1-day pass which will more than pay for itself by visiting only 3 attractions. 

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Pass purchases can be refunded (minus 3% credit card processing fees) if requested within thirty-days of purchase date (for unused passes). Optional Trip Protection (5% of total amount) can be purchased at checkout which extends the refund period up to one-year from purchase date. Conditions apply. View full refund policy by clicking button below.

Charleston Saving Examples

Save $111.40 per person which is 44% off of retail rates with a 3-day pass!

(Examples below are suggestions. You can choose whatever you’d like to do from the available tours/attractions.)


1-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

1-Day Pass Includes: 2 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 1-day
Boone Hall Plantation (featured tour #1)$27
Carriage Tour (featured tour #2)$35
Nathaniel Russell House (walk-in)$12
Aiken Rhett House Museum (walk-in)$12
Charleston Fun Park (walk-in)$20
1-Day Without Pass$106
Cost of 1-Day Tour Pass($72)
Save 5%: Enter Email$3.60
Save per Person: 35% Off Retail=$37.60

1-Day Tour Pass Cost: $72

SAVE $37.60 PER PERSON, 35% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


2-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

2-Day Pass Includes: 3 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 2-days
Harbor Tour (featured tour #3)$30
Charleston Museum (walk-in)$12
McLeod Plantation (walk-in)$15
Charleston Tea Plantation (walk-in)$12
Deep Water Vineyards 9 wine tasting (walk-in)$7
2-Days Without Pass$182
Cost of 2-Day Tour Pass($117)
Save 5%. Enter Email$5.85
Save per Person: 39% Off Retail=$70.85

2-Day Tour Pass Cost: $117

SAVE $70.85 PER PERSON, 39% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


3-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

3-Day Pass Includes: 4 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 3-days
Ghost or History Walking Tour (featured tour #4)$30
Slave Mart Museum (walk-in)$8
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (walk-in)$10
Gibbes Museum of Art (walk-in)$12
Palmetto Brewing free flight (walk-in)$10
3-Days Without Pass$252
Cost of 3-Day Tour Pass ($148)
Save 5%. Enter Email$7.40
Save per Person: 44% Off Retail=$106.40

3-Day Tour Pass Cost: $148

SAVE $111.40 PER PERSON, 44% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!

There’s no denying the saving and convenience that Tour Pass offers! Plus you can book your tours in advance with our amazing Mobile Pass that includes maps and detailed attraction information. The more you do the more you save. Imagine how much more you could save with a 4 or 5-day pass!

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Charleston Saving Examples

Save $111.40 per person which is 44% off of retail rates with a 3-day pass!

(Examples below are suggestions. You can choose whatever you’d like to do from the available tours/attractions.)


1-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

1-Day Pass Includes: 2 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 1-day
Boone Hall Plantation (featured tour #1)$27
Carriage Tour (featured tour #2)$35
Nathaniel Russell House (walk-in)$12
Aiken Rhett House Museum (walk-in)$12
Charleston Fun Park (walk-in)$20
1-Day Without Pass$106
Cost of 1-Day Tour Pass($72)
Save 5%: Enter Email$3.60
Save per Person: 35% Off Retail=$37.60

1-Day Tour Pass Cost: $72

SAVE $37.60 PER PERSON, 35% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


2-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

2-Day Pass Includes: 3 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 2-days
Harbor Tour (featured tour #3)$30
Charleston Museum (walk-in)$12
McLeod Plantation (walk-in)$15
Charleston Tea Plantation (walk-in)$12
Deep Water Vineyards 9 wine tasting (walk-in)$7
2-Days Without Pass$182
Cost of 2-Day Tour Pass($117)
Save 5%. Enter Email$5.85
Save per Person: 39% Off Retail=$70.85

2-Day Tour Pass Cost: $117

SAVE $70.85 PER PERSON, 39% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!


3-Day Pass Savings Example

Retail Price

3-Day Pass Includes: 4 featured tours + visit unlimited walk-in attractions for 3-days
Ghost or History Walking Tour (featured tour #4)$30
Slave Mart Museum (walk-in)$8
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon (walk-in)$10
Gibbes Museum of Art (walk-in)$12
Palmetto Brewing free flight (walk-in)$10
3-Days Without Pass$252
Cost of 3-Day Tour Pass ($148)
Save 5%. Enter Email$7.40
Save per Person: 44% Off Retail=$106.40

3-Day Tour Pass Cost: $148

SAVE $111.40 PER PERSON, 44% OFF OF TICKET PRICES!

There’s no denying the saving and convenience that Tour Pass offers! Plus you can book your tours in advance with our amazing Mobile Pass that includes maps and detailed attraction information. The more you do the more you save. Imagine how much more you could save with a 4 or 5-day pass!

risk free guarantee

Pass purchases can be refunded (minus 3% credit card processing fees) if requested within thirty-days of purchase date (for unused passes). Optional Trip Insurance can be purchased for a nominal fee at checkout which extends the refund period up to one-year from purchase date. Conditions apply. View full refund policy by clicking button below.