Arriving—Flagstaff is on I-40, one of the main U.S. east-west interstates. I-17 starts here and heads south to Phoenix, a 2 1/4-hour drive. Ariz. 89A connects Flagstaff to Sedona by way of Oak Creek Canyon (45 minutes), and U.S. 180 leads to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon (1 1/2 hours).
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is 3 miles south of Flagstaff off I-17. Amtrak (www.amtrak.com; tel. 800/872-7245) offers service to Flagstaff from Chicago and Los Angeles. The train station is at 1 E. Rte. 66. The Greyhound bus station (www.greyhound.com) is at 880 E. Butler Ave. (tel. 928/774-4573).
Getting Around—Call A Friendly Cab (www.afriendlycab.com; tel. 800/853-4445 or 928/774-4444) if you need a taxi. The standard rate is $3 plus $1.70 a mile. Mountain Line Transit (www.mountainline.az.gov; tel. 928/779-6624) provides public bus transit around the city; the fare is $1.25, or $2.50 for a day pass.
Visitor Information—The Flagstaff Visitor Center, 1 E. Rte. 66 (www.flagstaffarizona.org; tel. 800/379-0065 or 928/774-9541), located in the Amtrak station, is open Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm; it’s closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Be sure to see the marvelous model train that glides around the center’s gift shop.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.