Williams Junction, AZ (WMJ)

A gateway to the world-renowned Grand Canyon, Williams Junction is served by a shuttle bus that carries passengers to the nearby town of Williams, Ariz.

No address, no private access
(Book free shuttle from Williams station)
Williams Junction, AZ 86046

Station Hours

Annual Station Revenue (2016): $1,492,026
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 8,051
  • Facility Ownership: N/A
  • Parking Lot Ownership: N/A
  • Platform Ownership: BNSF Railway
  • Track Ownership: BNSF Railway

Alex Khalfin
Regional Contact
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Station History

The Amtrak stop at Williams Junction is an asphalt platform and has no shelter.

The Williams Junction platform was built in August of 1999 by the Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) in order to accommodate Amtrak passengers. The site had been home to a depot built in 1961 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (now BNSF Railway) which closed in 1968 when the Santa Fe discontinued operations on the Grand Canyon line. That station was demolished a short time later.

Today, the GCR provides bus service to and from the platform, as it is not accessible by private vehicle and is about three miles east of the town of Williams in the Kalbab National Forest.

Located in Coconino County, Williams was settled in the early 1800s by western-bound travelers. It is from a trapper named Bill Williams that Williams received its name. Despite its relatively small size, the town is well known for being the southern boundary of the Grand Canyon Railway. The city hosts many tourists every year, because of its proximity to Grand Canyon National Park.

Station Type:

Platform only (no shelter)


  • 0 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
  • WiFi