Grand Canyon Train Ride to the South Rim

Grand Canyon Railway

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. The Grand Canyon Railway’s train ride is one of the canyon’s best tours but if you can spend more time at the Grand Canyon there are a ton of activities and guided tours available at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, including bus tours and more adventurous hikes and mule rides below the rim. Read the guide below to learn more about Grand Canyon Railway prices and tour options.

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Address, Schedule and Trip Options

Grand Canyon Railway Address

Grand Canyon Railway
233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.
Williams, Arizona 86046

Grand Canyon Railway Schedule

Departs Williams: 9:30
Arrives Grand Canyon: 11:45

Departs Grand Canyon: 3:30
Arrives Williams: 5:45

Grand Canyon Railway Trip and Prices

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  • 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). Guests cannot specify which particular car they would like to travel in within a class.
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