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About Flagstaff

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

1 East Rte 66  - FLGAMT-0

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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.

Popular train stations in Flagstaff:

  • 1 East Rte 66

  • 880 E Butler Ave

What train companies travel to Flagstaff, Arizona?

Located in Arizona, Flagstaff is accessible by train from 18 other cities. You can choose from 34 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Flagstaff on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Flagstaff are also available.

Train companies serving Flagstaff

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1471d 0h 15m$188.12
Amtrak Southwest Chief2517h 53m$201.16
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by America’s largest train service, Amtrak. The full route travels over 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, which takes over 43 hours. In addition to standard Coach Class seats, the Southwest Chief offers several sleeper cabin options on longer journeys. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic train routes in America, thanks to the stunning views of the Painted Desert, the Red Cliffs of Sedona, and the Grand Canyon you’ll see from your train window.

Which train carrier has the best service to Flagstaff?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Flagstaff by train with Amtrak Southwest Chief giving them a 4 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Southwest Chief had the most comfortable train service to Flagstaff taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Southwest Chief offers. They rate Amtrak Southwest Chief a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Flagstaff punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Southwest Chief has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Flagstaff, rating them a 2.9 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$15.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Flagstaff, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Flagstaff. In the last month, trains from Winslow to Flagstaff had the lowest average price at $15.00.

The busiest train station in Flagstaff is 1 East Rte 66. As Flagstaff's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is 880 E Butler Ave.

The closest airport to Flagstaff is Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG), it is located 4.3 miles from the city center of Flagstaff.
Flagstaff is the most popular train destination in Arizona. It also ranks number 282 in United States. Flagstaff has the second most number of destinations in Arizona that are connected to Flagstaff by train service. Each day 30 direct train schedules arrive in the Flagstaff.
The population of Flagstaff is 70320. Flagstaff ranks number 3 in terms of population in Arizona and number 191 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Flagstaff range from $15 for a short trip to Flagstaff, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Flagstaff starts at , and a longer trip by train to Flagstaff can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $34.
People who take the train to Flagstaff are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Flagstaff easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Flagstaff is 1 East Rte 66, located just 0.2 miles away. Select 1 East Rte 66 as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Flagstaff. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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