Ride The Amtrak On Arizona’s Route 66 For Just $45
There’s a new way to get your kicks on Route 66, and it involves a short ride on the Amtrak that’s jam-packed with fascinating history and incredibly scenic views. The Southwest Chief is Amtrak’s route through the American West, running between Los Angeles and Chicago. Instead of embarking on the whole trip, which takes around two days, you can cruise down Route 66 and hop off without ever leaving the state. Traveling from Kingman to Winslow (or vice versa), this 200-mile train ride passes through some of the most iconic destinations in Arizona – and it costs as little as $45!
Author’s note: Not all of the photos used in this article depict the Southwest Chief. Some may showcase other Amtrak routes and are for illustrative purposes only.
Exact ride times and prices may vary from day to day. Visit the Amtrak website or Facebook page to learn more about the route.
Have you ever ridden on the Southwest Chief? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments section below! Tell us the highlights, then check out our previous article to learn more about the Grand Canyon Railway.
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Address: Kingman, AZ, USA
Address: Winslow, AZ 86047, USA
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Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.