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Flagstaff-Albuquerque Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Flagstaff to Albuquerque. Traveling by train from Flagstaff to Albuquerque usually takes around 5 hours and 55 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance285 mi (459 km)
Fastest train5h 55m
Lowest price£36.76
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Southwest Chief
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Flagstaff, AZ to Albuquerque, NM

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Michael

20 January 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Pros: Enjoyed watching the sun rise and sitting in the car with all the windows. Cons: Bathrooms could be cleaner.

Pros: Enjoyed watching the sun rise and sitting in the car with all the windows. Cons: Bathrooms could be cleaner.

What is the price of a train ticket from Flagstaff to Albuquerque?

In the last month, £39.10 was the average price of a train ticket from Flagstaff, AZ to Albuquerque, NM. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £22.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£76£50£25JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Flagstaff to Albuquerque will vary between £37 and £68. Planning a train trip to Albuquerque within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Flagstaff over the next 7 days is £37. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

£54£43£32£22£11ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Flagstaff to Albuquerque by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £37 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Flagstaff to Albuquerque in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £43 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£72£58£43£29£143020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Albuquerque from Flagstaff will be about £22.72 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Flagstaff to Albuquerque?

Amtrak Southwest Chief is the one and only train line which connects Flagstaff, Arizona to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Southwest Chief15h 55m£48.60

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Flagstaff to Albuquerque during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Flagstaff to Albuquerque?

The distance between Flagstaff and Albuquerque is approximately 285 miles, or 459 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 55 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Flagstaff to Albuquerque are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Flagstaff at 04:00 and arrives in Albuquerque around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Flagstaff to Albuquerque?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Albuquerque with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Albuquerque to Flagstaff. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Flagstaff to Albuquerque for £32.43.

City Information

Albuquerque

A city rich in history and culture, Albuquerque offers an exciting mix of Hispanic and Native American cultural elements. The city’s main attraction is the Old Town quarter, which has been around for over 300 years. Featuring quaint cobblestone streets and brightly colored adobe huts, the quarter is a perfect blend of the two cultures, making it a rare sight in the U.S. The quarter also houses the San Felipe de Neri Church, the oldest building in the city. Nature lovers will find the ABQ BioPark a pleasant surprise. Featuring an aquarium, a beach, a zoo, and a botanical garden, the park offers enough fun for the whole day. If you wish to learn more about the local Native American heritage, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is the place to visit.

The Albuquerque food scene is among the most vibrant around. The state’s staple dishes are strong and spicy with a very distinctive New Mexican vibe. The best place to check out these dishes is at High Noon Restaurant and Saloon, a local favorite. Don’t forget to try out the city’s unique wine scene as well, and if you wish to sample different varieties, the Albuquerque Wine Festival is a great chance to do so.

The Alvarado Transportation Center is the busiest bus and train station in the city. Bus service by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines will take you from Albuquerque to various cities such as Phoenix, Dallas or even Chicago. For trains, the local Amtrak lines can take you to Denver, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City and beyond. The main airport of the city is the Albuquerque International Airport, 3 miles southeast of the central business district.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Flagstaff?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Flagstaff.

Where is the train station in Albuquerque?

Arrival stations

Albuquerque has one train station.

Need a return trip from Albuquerque to Flagstaff?

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