Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ

235 N Grand Canyon BlvdWilliams, AZ 86046
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Experience a piece of history on the Grand Canyon Railway. Built over 100 years ago and operational since 1901, the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel has carried many iconic figures, such as Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Bill Gates. Travel in style from Williams, Arizona to the Grand Canyon while enjoying the sights, live music and cowboy show on board.

up to 8.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Enjoy an 8.5-hour adventure in Williams, Arizona, Grand Canyon South Rim, that includes a round-trip train ride for 2 hours and 15 minutes each way.
  • Coined the Gateway to the Grand Canyon, Williams is located off I-40, about 33 miles west of Flagstaff.
  • Spend about 3 hours exploring the breathtaking sights of the Grand Canyon, cultural sites, and shops.
  • Allow a minimum of 1 hour before departure time to pick up tickets. Please present a valid photo ID at the train depot's will-call counter.
  • Boarding starts approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Assigned seats can be found on your ticket.
  • Catch the Cataract Creek Gang and the Marshal square off at the Williams Depot before the train leaves, and watch out for their entertaining shenanigans again on the train.
  • Grab a snack or refreshing beverage onboard. Please note that cash is no longer accepted for onboard purchases; credit cards are accepted.
  • The train is wheelchair-accessible train with parking areas or storage for your device.


from The Grand Canyon Railway
It’s your time to take a legendary journey to an extraordinary place! The Grand Canyon Railway departs daily from Williams, Arizona, which is about 30 miles west of Flagstaff, just off Interstate 40. The train travels almost due north to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The trip measures 65 miles and takes two hours and 15 minutes each way—45 minutes faster than in 1901 when the train made its first trip. The train departs Grand Canyon Depot each afternoon for the return trip to the Williams Depot. All aboard!

No matter which class of service you choose, you’ll always enjoy a priceless experience with Grand Canyon Railway. Watch a remarkable world go by as you tour the countryside from the comforts of your classic train car. See the terrain change from high desert to prairie, prairie to pine. It’s a view that’s ever-changing until you come across a view so brilliant, it could very well change you. Welcome to the Grand Canyon.

Enjoy a full-day adventure on the rails. Travel the same tracks that early adventurers to the Grand Canyon followed.

The train’s summer schedule departs daily at 9:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. in November/December) Arizona mountain standard time.

The train arrives to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at 11:45 a.m. (10:45 a.m. in November/December) at the Grand Canyon Depot, built in 1910. You’ll arrive in the Historic Village – the heart of human history at the Grand Canyon. You’ll have more than three hours to explore the canyon and its historic buildings and exhibits.

The train departs the canyon at 3:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. in Nov/Dec) and arrives back to Williams at 5:45 p.m. (4:45 p.m. in Nov/Dec).
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Grand Canyon Railway

Where is Grand Canyon Railway located?

The Grand Canyon Railway departs from the historic Williams Depot, located in northern Arizona at 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, AZ, 86046.

Can I bring my pet?

Yes, definitely! There is a pet resort adjacent to the Grand Canyon Railway where you can drop off and pick up your beloved pet before you embark and disembark the train. The pet boarding facility has a limited capacity to ensure a comfortable stay, so call the number on your e-ticket to book in advance.

Are the hotel and train wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel and Grand Canyon National Park Lodges have created various ways to accommodate and assist guests with physical challenges.

Where do we park?

Grand Canyon Railway offers plentiful complimentary parking.

What are the nearest major cities or airports?

Phoenix, Arizona is the closest major city or airport. Driving time is approximately 4 hours or about 247 miles. Las Vegas, Nevada is the next closest major city or airport. Driving time is approximately 5 hours 30 minutes or about 273 miles.

Is Grand Canyon National Park open year-round?

The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round. The Grand Canyon Railway runs daily, except for Christmas Day (December 25).

What should I expect the weather to be?

Summers are pleasant with temperatures ranging from 50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and the evenings are cool, around 40 to 50 degrees. If you venture down into the canyon the temps increase, sometimes exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are cold with temps of around 50 degrees Fahrenheit or below, and spring and fall are generally warm, but can be unpredictable. Best to check weather websites for current forecasts as the weather can fluctuate.

Is there cell phone service?

Yes, all major carriers currently offer service however, the signal strength cannot be guaranteed.