GRAND CANYON TRAIN TOUR

Grand Canyon Train Tour Details

  • Transportation to and from Las Vegas with a professional driver in a luxury bus
  • We pick-up and drop-off at or near most Las Vegas Strip hotels.
  • Our drivers and tour guides are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. They strive to make you comfortable and have the best experience possible.
  • A ride on the historic Grand Canyon Train from Williams, Arizona to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Complimentary breakfast snack and bottled water throughout the tour
  • Fresh deli lunch with sandwich and sides provided (vegetarian option available)
  • Grand Canyon National Park entry fees included
  • 1-2 hours to explore Grand Canyon South Rim

We allow cancellations up to 24 hours from the start of tour at no cost to you.

We don’t use a check-in terminal; we leave directly after hotel pickups to save you time.

There are no additional fees on the day of tour. That means there is no fuel surcharge as well.

All buses have an on-board restroom located in the back.

Entertainment is provided during the drive, such as movies and dosumentaries.

All times listed are subject to change.

This tour is approximately 14 hours long.

  • 4:45 AM- Pikcups begin
  • 9:00 AM- Arrive in Williams, AZ at the Grand Canyon Railway
  • 9:30 AM- Depart Williams on the Grand Canyon Train
  • 12:45 PM- Arrive in Grand Canyon National Park
    • Spend 1- 2 hours exploring the South Rim
  • 2:30 PM- Depart the Grand Canyon
  • 6:30 PM- Arrive in Las Vegas
    • Your driver will drop you off at the same pickup locations

P.S. – All times are approximate and are subject to change.

Are food and beverages included in the Grand Canyon Railway tour?

During the Grand Canyon Railway tour, a breakfast snack and a fresh deli lunch are included. We will also provide you with bottled water as needed. 

Is gratuity expected?

Tips are greatly appreciated for a job well done. We suggest a 10% tip minimum as this is the industry standard.

What to bring?

  • A camera for photos
  • A government-issued photo ID (required for all train tours)
  • A beverage with a screw-on cap
  • A phone charger
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash or credit cards if you’re planning to purchase anything such as souvenirs

What to wear?

Due to the elevation difference, the weather in the Grand Canyon can be very different than in Las Vegas. In the summer, it is hot and can rain often. In the winter you will want to dress much warmer as it can snow. Dressing in layers and checking the weather the day of your tour is highly recommended. Remember to wear sunblock and hats for protection.

What is your cancellation policy?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours from the start of the tour. Cancellations received less than 24 hours before the tour will not be refunded. For refund requests and questions, email: custsvc@grandcanyondestinations.com

Are there any additional fees or surcharges?

No. There are no additional charges the day of your tour and no fuel surcharge.

GRAND CANYON TRAIN TOUR DESCRIPTION

Travel back in time and see the Grand Canyon as people did in 1901. Riding the Grand Canyon Train is a fun, unique, and memorable way to visit the Grand Canyon South Rim. The Grand Canyon Railway travels directly from Williams, Arizona to Grand Canyon National Park in about 2 hours. Your tour, however, begins in Las Vegas.

 To make your experience seamless and comfortable, we will pick you up directly from your Las Vegas Strip hotel to begin your Grand Canyon adventure. We provide luxury tour buses for your travel that come equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, adjustable seats, and an on-board restroom. We will also give you a complimentary breakfast snack to start the day and bottled water throughout the tour. Once you are on the bus, you will take the 3 hour journey to Williams, Arizona. With such an early departure time, we know you will enjoy sitting back and relaxing during this first leg of the trip. 

ARRIVING AT THE GRAND CANYON TRAIN DEPOT

Soon, you will arrive in Williams, Arizona. This quaint Route 66 town is the home to the Grand Canyon Train Depot. For this reason, it has been nicknamed “the gateway to the Grand Canyon.” In Williams, you will be transported back in time while you enjoy your first taste of Grand Canyon Train entertainment- the old Wild West cowboy gun fight. Watch the Cataract Creek Gang and the town cowboys duke it out in the middle of the town square while waiting to board the train. 

ON THE TRAIN

After the show, you will board the historic Grand Canyon Train to begin your two hour train ride to the South Rim of the canyon. Boarding the train, you will meet your service attendants that will accompany you on the day’s journey. They will be there to share interesting facts and history, tell stories, point out things to see, and answer all your questions about the Grand Canyon. Riding in your coach class car, enjoy the air conditioned cab with comfortable bench seats as the beautiful scenery passes by outside your windows. 

There are endless opportunities on the ride to see wildlife outside such as prairie dogs, mountain lions, elk, and many more. There is never a dull moment on this trip as the train cars are filled with musicians and entertainers that travel through the cars to sing and dance along the train. You have the freedom to get up, move around, and explore the train cars at your desire. Take a walk to the cafe car on the train to grab a snack as well, but be sure to bring cash as that is the only form of payment they accept. 

AT GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Your Grand Canyon Train conductor will stop off just behind the El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park Village. From there, you exit the train and walk just minutes up to see your first views of the canyon. Explore and enjoy the South Rim for 1-2 hours by walking the rim, taking photos, exploring the visitor centers, and appreciating the view. Some notable points to visit on the rim are the El Tovar hotel, Hopi House, Kold Studio, and the Bright Angel Trail. If you are curious about how to make the most of your time in the canyon, your guide and service attendants on the train can give you a long list of attractions and activities to do.

TRAVELING FROM THE GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS

Once your time at the canyon comes to an end, you will meet back up with the driver and guide who picked you up that morning. Boarding the same bus you were on that morning, your driver will return you to Las Vegas and drop you off at the same location as your pickup that morning. You will make a comfort stop halfway through the trip where you can stretch your legs and grab a bite as well. Arriving back to Las Vegas at approximately 6:30 PM allows you plenty of time to enjoy the Las Vegas nightlife too.

A ride on the Grand Canyon Train is an experience that you will remember forever. It is a historic and fun way to travel to the Grand Canyon South Rim for all ages. Book your Grand Canyon Train tour today!