There are several ways to fly into Arizona or Nevada to get to the Grand Canyon. Here are some helpful links and information on several area airports near the Grand Canyon. Most people fly into…
Most Grand Canyon visitors fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport because it is the closest major international airport to the South Rim, the most visited part of the National Park; just over 3.5 hours' drive (231 miles). Sky Harbor is the 8th busiest airport in the US, moving over 40.5 million passengers in 2011, according to the Airports Council International. Nearly 1,300 flights arrive and depart daily, making it the logical choice for flying into Arizona for a Grand Canyon vacation.
231 miles to the South Rim; 3 hours 58 minutes drive from Phoenix to the South Rim 263 miles to the West Rim; 4 hours 44 minutes drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon West
The second best option for flying in close to the Grand Canyon is Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Las Vegas is the best choice for flying in near the Grand Canyon if you plan to visit Grand Canyon West (West Rim.) You can fly commercial into Las Vegas from almost any city across the globe. McCarran International Airport is the 9th busiest airport in the US (year end 2011 per Airports Council International), accommodating 111,000 passengers on 1,500 flights each day. Currently, more than 34 airlines provide nonstop service to 135 domestic and international destinations. More than 1,100 daily scheduled flights operate in and out of McCarran airport. McCarran offers nonstop scheduled service to Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
122 miles to the West Rim; 2 hours 38 minutes drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West
Flagstaff Airport is the closest small commercial airport to Grand Canyon National Park South Rim, just a 92-minute scenic drive via three distinct routes. Fly US Airways exclusively from, or connecting through, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). Or, fly a private/charter aircraft into Flagstaff Pulliam Airport.
81 miles; 1 hour 32 minutes drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon South Rim (Main Entrance)
Prescott's central Arizona location and close driving proximity to Phoenix, Sedona, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon make it a logical home base for any Arizona vacation. And with limited commercial airline service courtesy of Great Lake Airlines, it's feasible to make Prescott your starting and ending airport destination, particularly if you're flying in or connecting from Los Angeles, Denver, Moab, Page or Kingman.
129 miles; 2 hours 25 minutes drive from Prescott to the South Rim
Please note that no commercial airlines fly in and out of Sedona. Fly private or charter aircraft into Sedona. Sedona Airport has been called "The Premier Southwest Resort Destination Airport" and "America's Most Scenic Airport." Established in 1955, Sedona Airport is located on top of a mountain five hundred feet above Sedona.
119 miles; 2 hours 19 mintues drive from Sedona to the South Rim
Fly private or charter aircraft into Grand Canyon Airport near Tusayan at the entrance to the South Rim.
8 miles; 15 minute drive from Grand Canyon/Tusayan to the South Rim
Amtrak train service into Flagstaff or Williams is available. Click here for information about the Flagstaff and Williams Amtrak stations and to search rail fares and schedules.
Shuttle service from Phoenix to Flagstaff and Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim can be arranged through a number of providers. For options and shuttle information and advice, click here.