Serving as the iconic visual centerpiece of downtown Flagstaff, the train station was built in 1926. Formerly the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Depot, the station still serves passengers arriving to and departing from Flagstaff on Amtrak each day.
The Flagstaff Visitor Center now occupies the western half of the structure, a place where travelers can obtain a wealth of information about all there is to see and do in the region, or buy a souvenir.
Of the eight Arizona stations served by Amtrak, Flagstaff is the busiest, boarding or detraining an average of 115 passengers daily.
Amtrak’s Southwest Chief travels between Chicago and Los Angeles, serving passengers daily.
Eastbound passengers presently depart Flagstaff at 4:41 a.m., and westbound passengers depart Flagstaff at 8:57 p.m. It’s an over-night ride to Los Angeles where you’d arrive at 8:15 a.m. (Schedule subject to change.)
Some people love train travel. Others think of it as ‘slow going,’ when compared to air travel. On the train you can sit back and take in sights you otherwise wouldn’t see. Book a cabin, or sit back in spacious coach seats and put your feet up.