The Grand Canyon Railway leaves daily from the historic Rt. 66 town of Williams, AZ and makes its way through Kaibab National Forest to the train station in Grand Canyon Village. There are several different cars to choose from, as a well a mock train robbery along the way. Although this is a beautiful ride, you never see the Grand Canyon from the train. The good news is you are dropped off only a few hundred feet from the rim, and have several hours to explore before you head back to Williams. A great way to experience more of the canyon is to get an overnight package at one of the South Rim hotels and take the Grand Canyon Railway back the following day.
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is known for its spectacular vistas, and is the hub of the National Park. The hotels are all in Grand Canyon village where the train drops you off, and a package can be booked through Grand Canyon Railway. Several guided tours are available at the South Rim, including rim tours, and more adventurous hikes an mule rides below the rim.
Grand Canyon Railway 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Williams, Arizona 86046 Train Schedule Departs Williams: 9:30 Arrives Grand Canyon: 11:45 Departs Grand Canyon: 3:30 Arrives Williams: 5:45
Coach Class Adults: $70.00 | Children: $40.00 Streamliner-era coaches, classic air-conditioned 1950s era passenger cars. First Class Adults: $140.00 | Children: $110.00 First Class style with oversized, reclining seats in these air-conditioned streamliner cars. Picture windows make for a more scenic trip. Fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice are included, as well as snacks, soft drinks and fine spirits on the return trip.
Observation Dome Adults: $170.00 Get a great view with these glass-enclosed streamliners that offers panoramic vistas. Comfortable high-back chairs to enjoy the view from high above the train. Fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice are provided during the morning, while snacks and a champagne toast are available on the way back. Children 15 and under not permitted.
Luxury Parlor Class Adults: $190.00 The Luxury Parlor Car is a grand tradition of elegance and extraordinary comforts. This is the best seat on the train for those who enjoy the finer things in life, with lounge-style comforts including a private bar and access to the open-air rear platform. Fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice are provided during the morning, while snacks and a champagne toast are available on the way back. Children 15 and under not permitted. All rates are per person and do not include tax or National Park entry fee ($8 per adult). Valid for travel through 3/14/11. Guests cannot specify which particular car they would like to travel in within a class.