Grand Canyon Railway
Grand Canyon Railway
Grand Canyon Railway

Grand Canyon Railway Tours and Tickets

5,022 reviews

Combining the mystique of the Wild West with the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon Railway has been delighting riders since 1901. As you make the two-hour trip to the canyon from Williams, Arizona, to the South Rim, you’ll be entertained by authentic characters and musicians who bring the Old West to life, all the while soaking up the unforgettable scenery of Grand Canyon National Park.

  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, 86023

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Carrie_B, Nov 2023
Such fun
Great experience! Rob and Dana were great guide! Both were very knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon!
Staca_S, Oct 2023
Our PSA, ConyaRae (spelling?) was so informative, fun, and entertaining. We were in a first class car and she took great care of everyone in our car. I have already recommended it to our friends and family and my brother and father may do it in two weeks!!!
Cecelia_D, Oct 2023
Amazing experience!
Such a fun day filled with surprises! All 3 of us enjoyed the trip, our son commented numerous times how enjoyable to was. Great Restaraunt available at the GrandCanyon destination. So much fun! We highly recommend this experience for people of all ages and physical ability!
Connie_D, Sep 2023
A great experience with just a load of fun
The staff was first rate. We had a mix up with our ticket and it was handled immediately. We love Teryl; she was so incredibly helpful. My first train ride was great, but it is not my last!
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Q:Where do you catch the Grand Canyon Railway?
A:The Grand Canyon Railway sets out from Williams in northern Arizona, a city on Historic Route 66 known as “the gateway to the Grand Canyon.” Make your way to Williams Station in downtown Williams to catch the daily train, which departs each morning for the Grand Canyon.
Q:What do you see on the Grand Canyon Railway?
A:The railway journey from Williams up to the Colorado Plateau takes you through the heart of Grand Canyon Country. Along the way, enjoy ever-changing panoramas from Ponderosa pine forests and sweeping prairies to high desert, and look out for elk and mountain lions as you climb to over 6,000 feet (1,800 meters).
Q:Are there restrooms on the Grand Canyon Railway?
A:Yes. There are six classes of railway cars to choose from onboard the Grand Canyon Railway, from classic rail cars to luxury observation domes. Each car has its own restrooms, and attendants are on hand to ensure they are kept clean.
Q:How long is the Grand Canyon Railway ride?
A:The 60-mile (97-kilometer) ride on the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, Arizona, to the Historic Village on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon takes just over 2 hours. With a return ticket, you’ll have 3 hours at the canyon before returning to Williams—a total of 7.5 hours.
Q:What is the best time of year to ride the Grand Canyon Railway?
A:Summer is the most popular time to ride the Grand Canyon Railway, but temperatures can climb to 105°F (40°C) below the rim, and thunderstorms are frequent. With warm, dry weather, some of the best months to visit are May and October, but the railway runs through all four seasons.
Q:Should you book Grand Canyon Railway tickets in advance?
A:Yes, booking your Grand Canyon Railway tickets in advance is a good idea, especially if you are booking one of the luxury cars. Tickets can be booked online up to 13 months in advance and up to 24 hours before departure. For last-minute bookings, call the ticket office.