Grand Canyon Airport Information

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…

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

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 35 minutes drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon South Rim

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Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Nevada (LAS)

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.
121 miles to the West Rim; 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West

278 miles to the South Rim; 4 hours 27 minutes drive from Las Vegas to the South Rim

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Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)

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)

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Prescott Ernest A. Love Field (PRC)

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

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Sedona Airport (KSEZ)

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

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Grand Canyon Airport (GCN)

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

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Amtrak train service into Flagstaff or Williams is available. for information about the Flagstaff and Williams Amtrak stations and to search rail fares and schedules.

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Shuttle service from Phoenix to Flagstaff and Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village can be arranged through a number of providers. For options and shuttle information and advice, .

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  • (800) 528-2418
  • 1265 Airport Road
  • Boulder City, NV
  • 89005
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  • Sedona
  • Sedona, AZ
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  • 200 West Route 66
  • Williams, AZ
  • 86046
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  • (800) 566-5868
  • 2730 Airport Drive
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  • (888) 261-4414
  • 6075 South Las Vegas Boulevard
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  • 89119
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  • (303) 843-8724
  • 233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard
  • Williams, AZ
  • 86046
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  • 4285 North Rancho Drive
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  • (928) 638-2414
  • 300 Highway 64
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  • 86023
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Grand Canyon West Rim VIP Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas

Choose the helicopter tour that flies furthest and deepest into the Grand Canyon. You'll feel awe and exhilaration as you fly like a bird on the most extensive helicopter tour there is from Las Vegas, taking you below the rim into the mysterious depths of the Grand Canyon.

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  • 90-minute helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas
  • The most extensive helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, flying further and deeper beneath the rim than other helicopter tours
  • Panoramic views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Iceberg Canyon, the Valley of Fire, the Bowl of Fire and Las Vegas Strip
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  • Choice of morning or afternoon flights
  • Departs from Las Vegas, not Boulder City (a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas)
  • Pickup and drop off from Las Vegas hotels

As you descend below the rim on your 90-minute flight, you'll be amazed by the majesty, brilliant palette of colors and rugged beauty of the Grand Canyon. You'll pass through millions of years of geological time, as the colorful canyon walls provide a remarkable record of the Paleozoic era, dating back from 250 to 550 million years and beyond.

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  • 2730 Airport Drive
  • North Las Vegas,
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  • (702) 749-5664
  • 8525 Edna Avenue
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  • 89117
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13. Grand Canyon Airlines

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  • (928) 638-2463
  • Fire Road 771
  • Tusayan, AZ

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

Drive yourself or take a shuttle? Learn the transportation options for each Grand Canyon rim. See All Grand Canyon Transportation »

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE SOUTH RIM

Get to the Grand Canyon South Rim from anywhere using the quickest, shortest and best routes. Driving Directions to the South Rim »

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE WEST RIM

True, Grand Canyon West Rim is in a remote location. But we'll tell you exactly how to get there. Driving Directions to the West Rim »

WEATHER AND AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

Wondering what to expect of the weather during your trip? See Grand Canyon Weather & Average Temperatures »

A Day At The Canyon from John Burcham Photography. John Burcham is a commercial, editorial photographer based out of Flagstaff, AZ. You can see more of his work at www.johnburcham.com