Since 1901, the Grand Canyon Railway has been taking people on a fabled journey into the heart of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Today, it remains an adventurous way to experience the Grand Canyon and a great year-round travel option. During the summer months, it offers a quick way to retreat from the desert heat.
Cost & Comfort
There are multiple classes of service to fit many types of needs and budgets.
Train seating and private cabins are typically more spacious than seating offered in cars and planes, making it a comfortable way to travel. This makes it enjoyable for kids, too, because they can get up and walk around.
Levels of Service
Pullman cars were historically used for Polar Express in the winter but have recently been added for year-round use.
Coach cars offer bench style seating, AC and large windows.
First-class cars are roomy and offer plush seating, ample leg room, air-conditioning and large windows. In first-class, comfort abounds as fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice are provided during the morning. Snacks, soft drinks and fine spirits are available on the return trip.
Observation dome is a glass-enclosed streamliner that offers panoramic views and padded high-back chairs. Fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice are provided during the morning, while snacks are available on the way back with a champagne toast.
Luxury dome is similar to the observation dome, but is for adults only.
Luxury parlor offers lounge-style comforts including a private bar and access to the open-air rear platform. Fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and juice are provided during the morning, while snacks are available on the way back with a champagne toast. This car is also adult only.
As a full-service travel agency, AAA recommends a package that includes an overnight stay in Williams and/or at the Grand Canyon. This provides a complete Grand Canyon Rail experiences. There are a variety of wonderful packages available, including hotels, meals, train, tours, entertainment and more.
AAA Travel Sonoran Living Special: Grand Canyon Rail
Grand Canyon Rail Getaway package includes: 1-night Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, roundtrip train to the South rim and breakfast and dinner at the Grand Depot Café. The package starts at $401, and is based on 2 adults, 1 child. Train-only packages start at $75 per adult and $45 per child
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