Full Canyon Transportation; Getting To and From the Area
8-10 Day Motor Trips and 14-16 Day Classic and Paddle Adventures
Full Canyon Transportation is provided between Flagstaff and the River for all full trip guests. The following information is provided to assist you with arranging transportation to and from Flagstaff.
BY AIR: Many guests fly to Arizona. The major connecting city is Phoenix. If you fly into Phoenix, you will still need to transport yourself to Flagstaff. One option would be to rent a car or take a bus or van shuttle to Flagstaff (approximately three hours). To read more about shuttle options, see BY SHUTTLE listed below. We recommend that you schedule your shuttle transportation prior to securing your flight. A second option would be to arrange a flight (approximately 45 minutes) from Phoenix to Flagstaff. American Airlines (800-433-7300) serves the Flagstaff area from Phoenix. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is currently undergoing renovations in order to attract more airlines; check their schedule as there may be other airlines flying in and out of Flagstaff in the future. If you fly in/out of the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport and if you are a guest at the DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff, they will provide you with a FREE shuttle to and from their hotel. To receive this complimentary service, call the front desk when you arrive (928-773-8888).
BY PERSONAL OR RENTAL CAR: For Full Canyon transportation, you may decide to drive your personal or rental vehicle. Flagstaff is located at the junction of Interstate 40 and Interstate 17. Flagstaff is approximately a 2.5 hour drive north of Phoenix and a 5 hour drive southeast from Las Vegas. You may arrange to pick up or drop off a rental car at the Flagstaff Airport. If you are a guest at the DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff, they will provide you with a FREE shuttle between the Flagstaff Airport and their hotel. To receive this complimentary service, call the front desk when you arrive (928-773-8888). Please see Area Map for directions to Flagstaff and Pre and Post Trip Logistics for directions to the DoubleTree. You may leave your vehicle parked at DoubleTree for the duration of your trip.
BY SHUTTLE: There are two shuttle services with daily shuttles between the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Flagstaff. These services require reservations. Be sure to check out shuttle schedules prior to making your plane reservations. If you are a guest at the DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff, they will provide you with a FREE shuttle between the Flagstaff Visitor’s Center and the Flagstaff Airport (two of the main pick-up and drop-off locations for the shuttle services) and the hotel. To receive this complimentary service, call the front desk when you arrive (928-773-8888).
- Arizona Shuttle provides daily scheduled transportation between Phoenix and Flagstaff (928-226-8060 or 877-226-8060).
- A Friendly Cab provides customized shuttle service in Central and Northern Arizona areas. Contact online or by phone at 928-226-0106.
- Royal Shuttle (928-692-2488) provides customized transportation services from Peach Springs (near the ending point of your rafting trip before we bring you back to Flagstaff) to Las Vegas. If you arrange this service, it is imperative the AzRA office is aware of your plan at least three weeks before your trip departs.
Shuttle information is provided to assist you with your travel plans. We do not endorse commercial providers.
BY BUS: Flagstaff is served from downtown Phoenix by Greyhound Bus Lines (928-774-4573). The DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff will provide FREE service if you are traveling between the Flagstaff Greyhound Bus Station and staying at their hotel. To receive this service, call the DoubleTree front desk when you arrive (928-773-8888).
BY TRAIN: Amtrak (800-872-7245) provides service to Flagstaff. Please contact them directly for availability, pricing, and scheduling. The DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff will provide FREE service if you are traveling between the Flagstaff Amtrak Station and staying at their hotel. To receive this service, call the DoubleTree front desk when you arrive (928.773.8888).
BY TAXI: The DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff provides free service between the hotel and the Flagstaff Airport, Amtrak Station/Flagstaff Visitor’s Center and the Greyhound terminal. To receive this service, call the hotel front desk upon arrival at 928-773-8888. If you are not a guest at DoubleTree or need service elsewhere, you will need to call your own taxi. Contact A Friendly Cab (928-774-4444) or Sun Taxi (928-774-7400) to arrange your own taxi.