Arrival information

Pick-up service

The Center for International Education (CIE) offers new international students transportation within 2 miles of campus from either the Flagstaff airport or the Amtrak station (Arizona Shuttle arrivals). This service is only available during the 3 days prior to the program start date and between the hours of 10:00am - 10:00pm. Students must provide arrival information in advance by completing the pick-up request form (at the bottom of the page). Please note, the CIE cannot meet students at the Phoenix airport or any location outside of Flagstaff.

Shuttle from Phoenix

Flagstaff is approximately three hours from the Phoenix airport. The Arizona Shuttle offers transportation from the Phoenix Airport. NAU International Students are eligible for a discount if reserved at this website. For the CIE pick-up service, select drop off location: Flagstaff Amtrak Station.

Please visit ArizonaShuttle for more information on the shuttle service from the Phoenix airport.

Taxis and hotels

If you are arriving outside of the offered pick-up times, taxis will be available for transportation at the Flagstaff Airport or Amtrak station (Arizona Shuttle location) for each arriving flight or shuttle. You will need US cash or a valid working credit card to pay for your taxi.

If you make a reservation for a hotel, be sure to check the location on the map to ensure it is near campus and only in the 86001 or 86005 postal codes.

Pick-up request form

This form is for new arriving international students only. Please complete this form ONLY if:

  1. You are requesting to be picked up upon your arrival in Flagstaff during the 3 days prior to your program start date. Scheduled pick-up service is only available during the 3 days prior to the start date on your I-20 or DS-2019.
  2. You have already completed your travel arrangements to Flagstaff, AZ and you are arriving at the Flagstaff airport or the Amtrak station (Arizona Shuttle location).

If you have not completed your arrangements and have questions, please email

NAU Center for International Education Pick-Up Request Form