Trolley Information

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GALVESTON ROLLS OUT NOSTALGIC TROLLEY BUSES

With restorations to the rail trolley cars underway, Galveston welcomes trolley buses to the island.

A missing piece of Galveston's charm returned to Galveston in June. While our historic rail trolleys undergo million dollar restorations on each car, four rubber wheel trolleys service the trolley routes and providing island visitors access from the east end of the island to the west, with numerous stops in between. The trolley buses service a downtown route that has seven stops through Galveston’s historic downtown, and a seawall route that makes frequent stops from Stewart Beach to Moody Gardens. 
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THE DETAILS

  • Fee: $1 for adults. Minors accompanied by adults ride free. Exact change is required to ride, bus drivers do not have the ability to make change.
  • During the off-season, service will operate Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Galveston Trolleys will return to  peak season hours of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
  • A trolley arrives approximately every 30 minutes.
  • The schedule for each stop is published below. Please note that times may vary during peak times on the island.
  • The stops include 7 stops downtown, a ride down 25th Street where riders will transfer to the Seawall Trolley, and stops all along the Seawall from Stewart Beach through to Moody Gardens!

Trolley Operations During Spring Break

As we welcome spring on Galveston island, the hours of operation for the Galveston Rubber Wheel Trolleys (“Galveston Trolleys”) have been set for the 2018 spring and summer season.

For Spring Break, the Galveston Trolleys will operate each day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Thursday, March 8th to Monday, March 19th. For Easter, they will operate each day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1st.

Beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Galveston Trolleys will return to their peak season hours of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Trolley Route:

Trolley runs daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's. 

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ROAD TO RESTORATION

The first rail car trolley arrived at the Gomaco Trolley headquarters in Ida Grove on May 16th, 2017. The remaining two cars awaiting restoration will be headed north within the next few weeks. Restorations to all three rail car trolleys are anticipated to take one year to complete. Gomaco Trolley has been restoring historic trolleys across the United States since 1982. They specialize in craftsmanship and have a passion for bringing these important pieces of our nation’s history back to life. You can follow the Galveston Trolley restoration on their website at: http://www.gomacotrolley.com/Resources/pages/construction.html

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