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Grand Canyon Railway

233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard, Williams, AZ 86046-2563
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Historic train that takes a 65-mile trip from Williams to the Grand Canyon and offers great views of the Arizona high country.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“train robbery” (494 reviews)
“grand canyon” (3,348 reviews)
“first class” (654 reviews)
233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard, Williams, AZ 86046-2563
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Reviewed yesterday

I like trains travel. I wish the USA would embrace this type of travel more. Nonetheless, I loved this experience. A bit of a ticket mixup but we were immediately upgraded and accommodated. Ed, our conductor and Doug, the bartender made us feel so welcome!...More

Thank arnie615
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great way to see the Grand Canyon South rim if you don't want to drive up there. It can get a little crowded and tough to find parking.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed yesterday

We did enjoy the train ride but could have done without the "train robbery. The 3+ hours you are at home he canyon is adequate to see views in the immediate area. However, there is not enough time to to the red route. They are...More

Thank GuestX101
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived in Williams after not being able to get in Tusayan. Was planning to drive to the canyon but the night before I was looking on TripAdvisor for places to eat when the railway popped up. Hadn't heard of it but when we looked at...More

Thank Kathryn J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the most relaxing and enjoyable way to travel to the Grand Canyon. Drops you off right at the rim. The train car was very clean and comfortable. Our "Car Attendant" was most helpful and gave us several tips on what to do and...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first visit to the Grand Canyon South Rim and my family and I did not know about the train in all honesty! Whilst at the village area we walked down to the Grand Canyon Train Depot and saw the huge long train,...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had heard about this for several years, and finally decided to try it. It exceeded my expectations. Carol was great as the service person. Definitely spring for the Luxury Cars, as the experience on the back deck was amazing. The interaction with the actors...More

Thank azrahelm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We rode the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, Arizona, to the Grand Canyon South Rim, yesterday. Kathy with a "K" was our PSA (Passenger Service Advisor) in Coach C. She was fabulous! She kept us informed and entertained both to and from the Canyon. If...More

2  Thank ChaplainCind
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our kids and our foreign exchange student on the railway for our first visit to the Grand Canyon. It definitely added a bit of excitement to the trip. The train ride was awesome! Gorgeous views, onboard entertainment, comfortable seats, and you didn't have...More

Thank shanc622
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my 4th trip on the RR, all of which included staying at the hotel, but my first under Xanterra ownership. IMO, Xanterra has not done railfans any favors. Stopping steam altogether for more than a year and now only running steam once-a-month and...More

Thank Lyle K
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12 September 2017|
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Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the car is in the luxury car, they give you ten minutes, but only luxury passengers, can get access, which is the last two train cars-you have access to the entire train, but other riders don't.
6 September 2017|
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Response from Burton C | Reviewed this property |
The shuttle buses have wheelchair access. We witnessed this while at the park. The entire rim trail is paved and I think all buildings along it are accessible. Have a good time, we did!
David D
16 July 2017|
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Response from lowlife68 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar car but I'm not sure about the price of drinks.