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This tour departs from Williams, AZ, not the Grand Canyon.  For a map to Williams, see this page.  Your confirmation will detail driving directions. Looking for this tour departing from Flagstaff? It's now available.

GCRLogo_4CA great way to experience the Grand Canyon is to enjoy a train ride from Williams, AZ to the South Rim.  This is a highly recommended tour for those seeking a unique and convenient mode of transportation into the Park.

Passengers may choose from six classes of service as they travel across 65 miles of beautiful northern Arizona. Families will enjoy the historic nature of the tour, as many cars are restored to circa 1923. Strolling musicians and western characters combine to recreate an experience of train travel as it was at the turn-of-the-century. Take a few moments to tour the depot, which was constructed in 1910.

During your 3-1/2 hour layover at the Grand Canyon, you may spend the time on your own (there is a free shuttle service operating), enjoy lunch at one of the area hotels, or browse gift shops.

All prices are subject to change and do NOT include tax.  Park entrance fees are set by the National Park Service and may be waived if you provide your parks pass number.



First, choose from one of six classes:

  • Pullman -- historic feel in these vintage cars
  • Coach (air-conditioned) ideal for those traveling with children, also wheelchair accessible;
  • First Class (recliner seats, air conditioning, server staff with continental breakfast and appetizers and champagne in the afternoon, bar service);
  • Observation Class (First class with breathtaking views from dome car, air conditioned);
  • Luxury Parlor Class (First class service in the last car of the train, air conditioned, featuring an open air platform).

You may designate different classes of service to the Canyon and the return.  A recommended way to travel is Deluxe Observation Class (Dome) on the way to the Canyon to enjoy the scenery in the morning, and First Class on the return to take advantage of the refreshments and comfort.  Luxury Parlor class is subject to availability, we recommend you select an alternate class of service.


Rates do not include $8 per person National Park Service Entrance fee or taxes and are subject to change.

All rates noted below are for Round Trip Seating.

Pullman Class

Adults: $59.00 (ages 16 and up)/ 29 child (ages 2-15)

Ride in an original 1923 Harriman style coach  car at a great low rate, fully refurbished by the Grand Canyon Railway.  These classic cars, built by the Pullman Company, feature seats that  flip so families can face each other, and windows that open to let in  that good ol' country air. A Passenger Service Attendant is available to share the train's history with passengers, and help plan a fantastic  Grand Canyon stay. Western entertainers are also onboard to serenade  passengers along the way to and from the canyon. Available for a limited time for travel May 25 – November 7, 2013.

Coach Class

$75.00 adult (ages 16 and up)/ $45.00 child (ages 2-15)

Streamliner-era coaches that get you to the canyon and back with style and grace. Enjoy comfortable bench-style seating in these classic  air-conditioned 1950s era passenger cars. Strolling musicians roam the  cars playing the tunes of yesteryear while your passenger service  attendant will be there to add insight and answer questions. You can  also explore the train and visit the Cafe Car. This classic 1950s era  car has snacks and soft drinks available for purchase.


First Class

$140.00 adult  (ages 16 and up)/ $110.00 child (ages 2-15)

Ride in First Class style, boasting oversized, reclining seats with  plenty of leg room and grand picture windows that enhance the scenic  journey. Comfort abounds as fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice are  provided during the morning. Snacks and soft drinks are provided on the  return trip in these air-conditioned streamliner cars. Beer, wine, and  mixed drinks are available for purchase.


DomeDeluxe Observation Class

$170.00 adult (ages 16 and up) /$140.00 child (ages 2-15)

Room With a View - An unforgettable experience, thanks to a  glass-enclosed streamliner that offers panoramic views of the  surrounding scenery. Glide through the changing landscape in the comfort of padded high-back chairs from high above the train. Fresh fruit,  pastries, coffee and juice are provided during the morning, while snacks are available on the way back with a sparkling white wine toast,  included in the ticket price. Beer, wine and mixed drinks are also  available for purchase.


Luxury Dome Class

$199.00 adult (ages 16 and up)

Children are prohibited from traveling in this class regardless of whether you purchase them an adult ticket.
A new era of luxury rail travel has begun with the introduction of a  fifth class of service combining the breathtaking views of the  Observation Dome with the opulence of our Parlor cars. Don't miss a  minute of the surrounding scenery upstairs in the full length dome, with its extra-large windows. Downstairs, friends new and old can plan their day at the Grand Canyon while enjoying a drink or some refreshments in  the elegantly appointed lounge, featuring a full bar, entertainment  center, and plush furniture. Exclusive service provides fresh fruit,  pastries, coffee and juice during the morning, while snacks are  available on the return trip along with a sparkling white wine toast,  included in the ticket price. For the discerning traveler looking to  experience the best of both Dome and Parlor classes, look no further.
Children 15 and under not permitted.

Luxury Parlor ClassGrand Canyon Train

Adults: $199.00 (ages 16 and up)

Children are prohibited from traveling in this class regardless of whether you purchase them an adult ticket.
The Most Exclusive Seat on the Train - Inside our Luxury Parlor Car  is a grand tradition of elegance and extraordinary comforts. An elegant  rail baron experience preserved for those who enjoy the finer things,  thanks to lounge-style comforts including a private bar and access to  the open-air rear platform. Exclusive service provides fresh fruit,  pastries, coffee and juice during the morning, while snacks are  available on the return trip along with a sparkling white wine toast,  included in the ticket price. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are also  available for purchase from the private bar.
Children 15 and under not permitted.

OR, you may select a package with different options:


Grand Canyon Railway Hotel Lobby

The Railway Getaway One Night

Adult-$171.00 per adult
(when purchased with a 2 adult package)
based on double occupancy, does not include tax or NPS fee. Coach Class Travel
You may upgrade to a higher class of service for a fee. You may also split classes of service.


Should the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel be full, your lodging may be in a comparable property in Williams, AZ.  You will be notified in advanced and asked if you would like a substitute hotel.


Depart Williams

9:30 a.m.

Arrive Grand Canyon

11:45 a.m.

Depart Grand Canyon

3:30 p.m.

Arrive Williams

5:45 p.m.


The train does not operate on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, but does operate all other holidays.

Tickets MUST BE PICKED UP no later than one hour prior to departure.  There is a wild west shootout scheduled in William 30 minutes prior to train departure.


For packages: cancellation must made 72 hours prior to arrival date. If you must cancel your reservation, you may receive a full refund of  the payment provided you cancel the reservation and obtain a  cancellation number at least 72 hours (3-days) prior to the date of  travel. Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the date of  travel will be non-refundable and your payment will be forfeited. Reservations booked within 72 hours are immediately non-refundable.  Tickets must be picked up a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the scheduled train departure from the Grand Canyon Railway Depot in Williams, AZ. We recommend picking up tickets at least 1 hour before departure. Grand  Canyon Railway tickets are non-transferable and the person picking up  the tickets must match the name on the reservation (photo identification will be required for pickup) . Failure to arrive on the scheduled arrival date will result in  cancellation of your reservation and forfeiture of your deposit.

Grand Canyon Railways and Canyon Country Online assume no responsibility for lost or stolen tickets or for passengers who have missed their scheduled train.  Paper tickets are not issued for online reservations, you will be sent a confirmation number via email to present at the train depot.



To make reservations, please use this form:

Grand Canyon Railway Reservations

If you are unable to access that form, or have any difficulty, please use this page.


le circuit commence a Williams, AZ, et non pas le Grand Canyon. Les détails et les instructions sont fournis dans votre confirmation. Le trajet passera par les lieux historiques de la cote américaine, en train. Pendant 3 heures . Une navette gratuite vous permettra d'explorer les lieux. Les Classes de service de train sont les suivants: * Entraîneur * (moins cher); Budd * * (air conditionné);  * Première Classe * (inclinaison des sièges, climatisation, serveur personnel avec le petit déjeuner continental et apéritifs et champagne dans l'après-midi, service de bar); * * observation de la classe (première classe avec des vues à couper le souffle ); * Luxe et classe * (service de première classe dans le dernier wagon du train , Air conditionné, disposant d'une plate-forme en plein air).



Dieser Ausflug beginnt in Williams, AZ nicht dem Grand Canyon. Nähere Informationen und Wegbeschreibungen entnehmen Sie bitte Ihrer Bestätigung.

Diese historische Old West Eisenbahnfahrt beinhaltet einen dreistündigen Aufenthalt am Grand Canyon. Ein kostenloser Shuttle erlaubt es Ihnen den Grand Canyon alleine zu besichtigen.

Der Zug besitzt mehrere Klassen, die „Coach"(günstigste); die „Budd" (Klimaanlage); die „First Class" (Lehnsitze, Klimaanlage, Bedienservice mit kontinentalem Frühstück und Häppchen und Champagner am Nachmittag, Barservice); die „Observation Class" ( First Class mit atemberaubendem Ausblick vom Kuppelwagen, Klimaanlage); die „Luxury Parlor Class" ( First Class Service im letzten Wagon des Zuges, Klimaanlage, mit einer offenen Plattform).


Questo giro parte da Williams-Arizona. Dettagli e indicazioni sono forniti nella vostra conferma. Lo storico treno include una fermata di 3 ore al Grand Canyon. Una navetta grattuita consente l'esplorazione de propia iniziativa. Le classi di treno includono: "Coach" (economico), "Budd" (aria condizionata), "Club" (servicio bar self-service), "First Class" (poltrona reclinabile, aria condizionata, personale di servizio, colazione continentale, e al pomeriggio champagne piủ servizio bar), "Observation Class" (include tutto quanto c'ẻ nella First Class piủ un belvedere per goddere del bellissimo panorama), "Luxury Parlor Class" (First Class nell'ultima carrozza del treno, aria condizionata e una piattaforma aperta per il vostro uso).

All rates and amenities subject to change.

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