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Grand Canyon Railway
in the world - the Grand Canyon.
Ride the rails to the rim and experience living history on a turn-of-the-century train featuring fully restored railroad cars in six classes of service. Enjoy entertainment from roaming musicians who serenade passengers, attendants that share historical and regional knowledge, and maybe - just maybe - an old-fashioned train robbery. Step aboard and step back in time on your way to the Grand Canyon.
Arrival and departure times are in local time, Mountain Time Zone (MT)
Departs William, Arizona, 9:30 a.m.
Arrives Grand Canyon, 11:45 a.m.
Departs Grand Canyon, 3:30 p.m.
Returns to William, 5:45 p.m.
*During peak demand times and due to unforeseen events, a second train departure may be necessary.
The Pullman Car, Adults: $67 | Children: $32
Ride in an original 1923 Harriman style coach car at a great low rate, fully refurbished by the Grand Canyon Railway. These classic cars, built by the Pullman Company, feature seats that flip so families can face each other, and windows that open to let in that good ol’ country air. A Passenger Service Attendant is available to share the train’s history with passengers, and help plan a fantastic Grand Canyon stay. Western entertainers are also on board to serenade passengers along the way to and from the canyon.
Coach Class, Adults: $82 | Children: $51
Take a journey to the canyon and back with style and grace aboard our streamliner-era coaches. Enjoy comfortable bench-style seating in these classic air-conditioned 1950s-era passenger cars while strolling musicians roam the cars playing the tunes of yesteryear, or explore the train and visit the Café Car. Your passenger service attendant will be there to add insight and answer questions, and snacks and soft drinks are also available for purchase.
First Class. Adults: $155 | Children: $121
Ride in first-class style, with oversized, reclining seats, plenty of leg room, and grand picture windows that enhance the scenic journey. Comfort abounds as fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, and juice are provided during the morning, while snacks and soft drinks are provided on the return trip in these air-conditioned streamliner cars. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are also available for purchase at the bar inside each car.
Observation Dome, Adults: $184 | Children: $153
A room with a view…and what a view! The Observation Dome is an unforgettable experience, thanks to a glass-enclosed streamliner that offers panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. Glide through the changing landscape in the comfort of padded high-back chairs from high above the train. Fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, and juice are provided during the morning, while snacks are available on the way back with a sparkling white wine toast, included in the ticket price. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are also available for purchase at the bar inside each car. Children under 2 years of age are not permitted.
Luxury Dome Class, Adults: $219
Embark on a new era of luxury rail travel with the fifth class of service, combining the breathtaking views of the Observation Dome with the opulence of the Parlor cars. Enjoy beautiful surrounding scenery upstairs in the full-length dome with its extra-large windows. Downstairs, guests can enjoy a drink or some refreshments in the elegantly appointed lounge, which features a full bar, entertainment center, and plush furniture. Exclusive service provides fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, and juice during the morning, while snacks are available on the return trip along with a sparkling white wine toast, included in the ticket price. Children 15 years of age or under are not permitted.
Luxury Parlor Class, Adults: $219
The most exclusive seat on the train! Inside the Luxury Parlor Car is a grand tradition of elegance and extraordinary comforts. An elegant rail baron experience preserved for those who enjoy the finer things, thanks to lounge-style comforts including a private bar and access to the open-air rear platform. Exclusive service provides fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, and juice during the morning, while snacks are available on the return trip along with a sparkling white wine toast, included in the ticket price. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are also available for purchase from the full bar. Children 15 years of age or under are not permitted.
For reservations, please call 1-800-THE-TRAIN
The following hotels are members of Historic Hotels of America and are located within The Grand Canyon National Park.
- Bright Angel Lodge & Cabins (1935) was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, features great panoramic vistas, and is known to be the hub of the South Rim.
- El Tovar (1905) was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and on May 28, 1987, El Tovar was designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. This hotel is considered the premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon with elegant gift shop and delicious dining in the El Tovar dining room.
- Phantom Ranch (1922) located on the north side of the Colorado River is the only lodging facility located below the canyon rim in the Grand Canyon National Park. Open year round, this park is accessible only by mule, by foot, or by rafting the Colorado River.