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Flagstaff - Grand Canyon Village Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village. Traveling by bus from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village usually takes around 2 hours, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance65 mi (105 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$32.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Shannon

May 30, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: I mean… the destination. Cons: It’s a bit hard to understand the policy about paying the driver extra, in cash (and cash ONLY), to enter Grand Canyon park. Luckily I had cash. I would prefer to have paid in advance for this. Tips: Study VERY carefully the policy ...

Pros: I mean… the destination. Cons: It’s a bit hard to understand the policy about paying the driver extra, in cash (and cash ONLY), to enter Grand Canyon park. Luckily I had cash. I would prefer to have paid in advance for this. Tips: Study VERY carefully the policy about paying to enter Grand Canyon Park. I didn’t know (or remember) that I would be paying more to the driver, in cash, for this purpose. At the same time, I was convinced to buy a pass on line from the Park Service, for $20, that turned out not to be needed. So, a waste. Don’t do what I did! And bring that cash for your driver or you may be left behind (my driver said to me).

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5.0

Anne

September 17, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Driver took us to our lodge - past official stop. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Re Wifi below - don’t know as didn’t ask or use.

Pros: Driver took us to our lodge - past official stop. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Re Wifi below - don’t know as didn’t ask or use.

4.0

Kwei

June 17, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: The new experience, and the ride was comfy. Cons: A bit more space between my seat and the one in front. Tips: Get a window seat if you can.

Pros: The new experience, and the ride was comfy. Cons: A bit more space between my seat and the one in front. Tips: Get a window seat if you can.

5.0

Claire

May 27, 2019

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: We actually arrived early, saved me some time. Cons: Weather! It was snowing a bit in late May in Flag. It happens, but the driver was confident and skilled on the snowy streets. Tips: Enjoy the scenery.

Pros: We actually arrived early, saved me some time. Cons: Weather! It was snowing a bit in late May in Flag. It happens, but the driver was confident and skilled on the snowy streets. Tips: Enjoy the scenery.

Price trends for buses from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village. Amtrak Thruway connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway32h 0m$32.00
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village start at $32. On average, there are 3 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours to cover the 65 miles from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Grand Canyon Village. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Flagstaff?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village; ticket prices start at $68.00.

City Information

Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ - FLG-2

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Flagstaff, AZ - FLG-0

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Flagstaff, AZ - FLG-1

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Blessed with plenty of pine forests and amazing sceneries, Flagstaff is more than just a pit stop for travelers who need respite from the scorching desert. We even named it one of the best places to visit in Arizona! The first place every traveler should visit is the Historic Downtown and Railroad District, which was built along the historic Route 66. As you stroll around the quarter, you will catch glimpses of quaint buildings constructed during the early 20th century, giving the area an authentically vintage vibe.

Stargazers should hightail it to the Lowell Observatory, whose telescope provides a breathtaking view of vast and unending space. If you are ready for some hiking, consider spending a day at the Wupatki National Monument. In this natural reserve, tourists can find ruins of indigenous villages and learn about the history of indigenous people in the area.

Budget pizzerias abound in Flagstaff to cater to a student crowd, and one of the best spots around is Oregano's Pizza Bistro. Cottage Place has some of the best offerings in town for a fancier meal and some delicious fillet mignon!

Amtrak's Southwest Chief stops at Flagstaff's train station at 1 East Rte 66. If you're traveling by bus, companies like Greyhound and Jefferson Lines operate out of the station on Butler Ave. Local air service goes through the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, located just 4.3 miles from the city center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Flagstaff?

1 East Rte 66  - FLGAMT-0

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Main departure station: 1 East Rte 66

The Flagstaff station at 1 East Rte 66 doubles as the city's Visitors Center, so you'll have travel resources available as soon as you step off the train. Also, check out the gift shop's selection of Flagstaff and train-themed souvenirs, clothing, books, and Route 66 memorabilia. Flagstaff is a stop along the Southwest Chief Amtrak line, connecting Chicago to Los Angeles. You can take the Southwest Chief line one stop west to Williams and then take the Grand Canyon Railway straight to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. Or, since the station is in the heart of the city, you can begin your Flagstaff exploration right away.

All bus stations in Flagstaff:

  • 1 East Rte 66

Where does the bus arrive in Grand Canyon Village?

Main arrival station: Maswik Lodge - 202 Village Loop Dr

All buses from Flagstaff arrive at one main station in Grand Canyon Village.

All bus stations in Grand Canyon Village:

  • Maswik Lodge - 202 Village Loop Dr

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