Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

Flagstaff and GCNP......might choose to go there on Amtrak,Can I get around without

Flagstaff and GCNP......might choose to go there on Amtrak,Can I get around without

Jun 10th, 2019, 02:44 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 237
Flagstaff and GCNP......might choose to go there on Amtrak,Can I get around without

rental car?
Randyforgt is offline  
Jun 11th, 2019, 04:01 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,264
You will be fine at the Grand Canyon. You can actually take a shuttle from Phoenix to GCNP. And a car is a hindrance since you have to park and take the shuttle everywhere anyway. Not sure about Flagstaff. But its a college town so it should have a bus system??
StantonHyde is offline  
Jun 11th, 2019, 08:08 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 10,167
Groome Transportation runs 3 shuttle trips per day from Flagstaff to Maswik Village in Grand Canyon NP. They do have a stop at the Amtrak station in FLG. Round trip is in the $65-$70 range. A rental car where you can set your own schedule may be a better deal.
Are you coming from the east (Albuquerque) or from the west (LA)?
tomfuller is offline  
Jun 11th, 2019, 08:37 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 8,757
While it's possible as described above to get to GC & Flagstaff without a car, and if you really want to do it all by train, there is a train (link below) from Williams (served by Amtrak) to GC, I think you'd need a relaxed schedule to accommodate the train & shuttle schedules. Otherwise, the difficulty as I see it is adequate means of getting around while in Flagstaff. The Amtrak station is downtown, which is compact and would be enjoyable without a car, but there are some interesting things to see around Flag that would only be practical with a car. The information in your post is limited so it's difficult to say if having a car would be better or if trains & shuttle would be enough. A compromise might be to rent a car for a day or 2 while in Flagstaff.


I ran across this link looking for the GC train website, some with both GC & Flagstaff:
MmePerdu is online now  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
United States
Jan 16th, 2015 01:42 PM
United States
Jul 14th, 2014 06:22 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:03 AM.