Flagstaff, AZ (FLG)

Located between downtown's lively shops and restaurants and the campus of Northern Arizona University, the Flagstaff station also houses the city's Visitors Center.

View of Flagstaff depot from the platform.

1 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Station Hours

Annual Station Revenue (2016): $5,574,460
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 41,053
  • Facility Ownership: City of Flagstaff
  • Parking Lot Ownership: City of Flagstaff
  • Platform Ownership: City of Flagstaff, BNSF Railway
  • Track Ownership: BNSF Railway

Alex Khalfin
Regional Contact
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Station History

The depot at Flagstaff has been an integral part of the city since 1926, the year it was built by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. This Tudor Revival brick building with its cross-gabled roof was designed by one of the railroad’s engineering staff. It stands at what has historically been one of the busiest railroad corridors for both freight and passenger rail in the United States. The station also serves as the city’s Visitors Center.

The station has undergone minor cosmetic repairs over the years and recent work has included restroom partition maintenance, repairs to wrought iron fencing and gates and improved doors.

Flagstaff’s history is intertwined with railroad development in the western United States. Settled in 1876, the town grew rapidly from its inception due to the east-west expansion of the railroad, which made Flagstaff a desired transit and transport location. The town continued to grow alongside the bustling railroads that ran through its territory and was incorporated as a city in 1928. Today, Flagstaff sits as the county seat for Arizona’s Coconino County.

Flagstaff is the home of Lowell Observatory where, in 1930, the former planet Pluto was first observed. Also, Flagstaff boasts a strong tourist center as a result of its convenient location to the Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon and historic Route 66. The city is also home to the Northern Arizona University.

The facility has a waiting room and is staffed by Amtrak employees.

Flagstaff is served by two daily trains.

Station Type:

Station Building (with waiting room)


  • 9 Short Term Parking Spaces

    Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park for the day only, not overnight. Parking fees may apply.

  • Accessible Payphones
  • Accessible Platform

    Accessible platform is a barrier-free path from the drop-off area outside the station to the station platform.

  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible Ticket Office
  • Accessible Waiting Room
  • Accessible Water Fountain
  • ATM
  • Baggage Storage

    Baggage storage is an area where passengers may store their bags, equivalent to "left luggage" in Europe. A storage fee may apply.

  • Bike Boxes
  • Checked Baggage
  • Dedicated Parking
  • Elevator
  • Enclosed Waiting Area
  • Help With Luggage
  • High Platform

    A high platform is a platform at the level of the vestibule of the train, with the exception of Superliners.

  • Lockers

    Self-service lockers are available in select stations for passenger baggage storage.

  • Long-term Parking Spaces

    Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park overnight. Parking fees may apply.

  • Lounge
  • Parking Attendant
  • Pay Phones
  • QuikTrakKiosk
  • Restrooms
  • Shipping Boxes
  • Ski Bags
  • Wheelchair Lift

    Wheelchair lift is a platform-mounted lift for loading passengers from low platforms onto trains that do not have onboard ramps.

  • Wheelchairs

    For passengers who cannot walk far or at all, we offer a wheelchair to move the passengers around within the station. At some stations this may be a battery-powered people mover. The wheelchair or other types of movers must not leave the station or be moved onto the train.  

  • WiFi