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Trains from La Junta to Flagstaff

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La Junta - Flagstaff Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from La Junta to Flagstaff. Traveling by train from La Junta to Flagstaff usually takes around 13 hours and 28 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance489 mi (787 km)
Fastest train13h 28m
Lowest price$101.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Southwest Chief
Train lines1

Which train should you take from La Junta to Flagstaff?

Amtrak Southwest Chief is the one and only train line which connects La Junta to Flagstaff. 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 Chief113h 28m$128.00
  • Amtrak Southwest Chief

    Amtrak Southwest Chief

    Amtrak Southwest Chief train tickets from La Junta to Flagstaff start from $101, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Southwest Chief schedules to Flagstaff. Amtrak Southwest Chief in La Junta leaves from 1 West First St . And in Flagstaff trains arrive at 1 East Rte 66 .

    From La Junta to Flagstaff train travel on Amtrak Southwest Chief takes 13 hours and 28 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Flagstaff on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Southwest Chief scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from La Junta.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from La Junta to Flagstaff 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 La Junta to Flagstaff?

The distance between La Junta and Flagstaff is approximately 489 miles, or 787 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 28 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 departing from La Junta to Flagstaff tend to have the most passangers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves La Junta at 8:00am and arrives in Flagstaff around 13 hours later.

Is there a direct train from La Junta to Flagstaff?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Flagstaff 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 Flagstaff to La Junta.

City Information

Flagstaff

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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 is the train station in La Junta?

Main departure station: 1 West First St

There is one train station in La Junta.

All train stations in La Junta:

  • 1 West First St

Where is the train station in Flagstaff?

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Main arrival 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 train stations in Flagstaff:

  • 1 East Rte 66

Need a return trip from Flagstaff to La Junta?

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