Travel options

Come prepared by learning about Flagstaff’s weather, lodging, and transportation options.

Weather and climate

Flagstaff has four seasons, and what you should bring will depend on the time of year in which you are attending Orientation..

December and January tend to be cold and possibly snowy. June and July tend to be sunny and warm during the day and cool at night. It often rains in the afternoon in June and July.

Make sure to check the weather ahead of time before your arriving for your visit. 

Hotel information

Check out hotels availability, rates and proximity to campus as you plan your your visit.  

Travel by car

Approaching from I-40 W (Albuquerque)

  • take exit 195 and merge onto I-17 North 
  • in less than a mile, take exit 341 for McConnell Dr. 
  • follow the on-campus prompts for directions and traffic flow 

Approaching from I-40 E (Los Angeles and Kingman)

  • take exit 195 toward AZ 89A/Phoenix/Flagstaff, then merge onto I-17 N 
  • from there, take exit 341 for McConnell Dr. 
  • follow the on-campus prompts for directions and traffic flow 

Approaching from I-17 N (Phoenix)

  • take exit 341 for McConnell Dr. 
  • follow the on-campus prompts for direction and traffic flow 

Travel by plane

Travel by train

The Southwest Chief runs from Chicago to Los Angeles, through Flagstaff. Amtrak is an alternative to flying between Flagstaff and Los Angeles; the Amtrak station is conveniently located in downtown Flagstaff.

Airport shuttle

Arizona Shuttle offers round trip service between Flagstaff and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, with pick-up and drop-off locations on campus. 

Taxi companies

There are taxi services to and from the Flagstaff Airport.

Flagstaff visitor information

Stop by the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau for information on the town and surrounding area.

Additional Flagstaff facts can be found on the City of Flagstaff’s website.

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