A Classic Arrival
Since 1901, the Grand Canyon Railway has been delivering intrepid explorers to the awe-inspiring beauty of the South Rim. You may already have lodging reservations, but you can still add an entertaining train ride to your plans. The train departs daily from Williams, Arizona — off Interstate 40 about 60 miles south of the canyon. Make a grand trip grander on the train. Simply call 1-800-THETRAIN (800-843-8724) to add Grand Canyon Railway to your existing Grand Canyon reservation.
Delivering you to the Heart of Grand Canyon Village
The train arrives at the depot, which is located just steps from El Tovar in the historic village. This is the heart of the canyon’s human history where most of the historic, landmark buildings are and it’s the can’t-miss part of the South Rim. When you add the train to your reservation, your bags will be seamlessly delivered to your hotel room — whether you’re staying at Maswik Lodge, or one of our other lodges in the park. And, with the park’s free shuttle system there’s no need to bring your car. You can easily get around while keeping one less car out of your national park.
Entertaining and Memorable
The train is fun. Each morning before it departs there is a cowboy show where the Cataract Creek Gang square off with the town Marshal. Then, en route enjoy live music as cowboy entertainers stroll car to car playing the tunes of the West. Each car has a passenger service attendant that shares local lore and knowledge about the region. Then, on the return trip don’t be surprised if the train is robbed by masked bandits on horseback. But don’t worry — the Marshal has saved the day every day for as long as we can remember. In addition to the entertainment, you can enjoy the genuine ambiance of your restored train car. Most date back to the 1950s Golden Age of Rail with some cars dating as far back as the 1920s. The Railway’s steam engine, fueled by waste vegetable oil, pulls the train the first Saturday of the month from April through October.
Bypass the Gates
The train has the only reserved parking spot in the park – at the 1910 Grand Canyon Depot. The Grand Canyon can be a busy place and there are often long wait times at the entry gate. Skip the line by taking the train!
Call 1-800-843-8724 to Add the Train
Rates for the train start at just $65 per adult and $29 per child. Plus, you can stay at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams if you need to add nights to your itinerary before or after riding the train. The 3-Diamond hotel is located adjacent the historic 1908 train depot and a short walk from Route 66, which runs through downtown Williams.
Make a Grand Trip Grander Aboard Grand Canyon Railway
Rates quoted are for Pullman Class and do not include national park entry fees or tax.