US Airways (800/428-4322, www.usairways.com/awa) flies about five times daily to Phoenix for a stiff $220 each way, but advance purchases will be cheaper. Pulliam Field, Flagstaff's airport, lies five miles south of town off I-17 Exit 337.
Amtrak (1 E. Route 66, 928/774-8679, 800/872-7245, www.amtrak.com) offers service on the Southwest Chief every evening for Los Angeles ($50-98 one way), and every morning for Albuquerque ($47-92 one way) and on to Chicago. The price depends on availability—book ahead or travel off-season for the lowest rates; roundtrip tickets are double but there are also special Explore America fares.
Arizona Shuttle (520/795-6771 or 800/888-2749 Tucson services; 928/226-8060 or 877/226-8060 other services, www.arizonashuttle.com) connects the Grand Canyon, Williams, Flagstaff, Sedona, Camp Verde, Phoenix, and Tucson.
Greyhound (399 S. Malpais Lane, 928/774-4573 or 800/231-2222, www.greyhound.com) offers daily departures south to Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport, east along I-40 to Winslow and Holbrook, and west to Williams and Kingman. Services also continue to Tucson, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and other destinations. The station lies just south of downtown off S. Milton Road.
Mountain Line (928/779-6624, www.mountainline.az.gov/) serves most of the city and connects with NAU's Mountain Campus Transit; download a schedule or pick one up at the Flagstaff Visitor Center, public library, or at one of the Safeway stores in town.
Car Rental and Taxi
A rental car allows more extensive sightseeing than does public transportation and costs less if several people get together. Rates fluctuate with supply and demand, competition, and the mood of the operators; call around for the best deals. See the Yellow Pages for agencies; you'll find offices in town and at the airport.
Open Road Tours (602/997-6474 or 855/563-8830, http://openroadtoursusa.com/) will show you around Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, and Sedona. American Dream Tours (928/527-3369 or 888/203-1212, www.americandreamtours.com) specializes in Grand Canyon day tours; you can also join in Williams or Tusayan. Local taxi companies arrange personalized Flagstaff and northern Arizona tours. Other local tour operators have brochures at the Visitor Center.
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