Grand Canyon Airport - Closest Airport to Grand Canyon

When booking a flight to visit the Grand Canyon, the short of it is that you've got options. If you're visiting Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim) you'll probably want to book a flight to Phoenix (PHX) or even better Flagstaff (FLG). Flying into Phoenix will be cheaper with more flights as PHX is an international airport. Flagstaff is closer to the Grand Canyon and a much easier airport to navigate. There is an airport near the entrance of Grand Canyon National Park, but it is used for private or charter planes. There are no commercial flights to this airport.

Grand Canyon West is technically the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, but it is not part of Grand Canyon National Park. This is where visitors can explore the Grand Canyon Skywalk and easily visit Hoover Dam. For these attractions, you'll want to fly into Las Vegas (LAS). There are benefits to flying into all three of these cities. Expand the airport sections below to explore the details of each airport so you can pick the right city and airport to fly into depending on your trip goals.

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 a busy airport welcoming flights and airlines from all over the world. From here, you can rent a car or even take a quick 20-minute jumper flight to Flagstaff (FLG).
231 miles to the South Rim; 3 hours 35 minutes drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon South Rim

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Nevada (LAS)

Flying into Las Vegas and visiting the West Rim of the Grand Canyon is quickly becoming the easiest way to see Grand Canyon's West Rim, which is the home of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Mind you, this is NOT part of Grand Canyon National Park. But many helicopter tours, high-end vehicle tours, and river trips depart from Las Vegas. You can fly a commercial plane into Las Vegas from almost any city across the globe making Las Vegas increasingly more popular of a Grand Canyon hub than Arizona. McCarran offers nonstop scheduled service to Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and many others.
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

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 American Airlines or United Airlines exclusively from or connecting through Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX), Denver (DEN) or Dallas - Ft. Worth (DFW) directly into Flagstaff. These flights are increasing in frequency and are worth it when it comes to extreme convenience. Flagstaff's small airport is friendly, charming, easy to navigate, simple to collect baggage, and even rent a car.

Bonus: If you happen to be flying from Phoenix, try to get a window seat on the west side of the plane (left side going to Flagstaff, right side if flying to Phoenix from Flagstaff). This seat gives you an amazing view of Sedona as the plane stays pretty low over for the 25+ minute flight and is like a Sedona air tour in its own right.
81 miles; 1 hour 32 minutes drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon South Rim (Main Entrance)

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

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

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


TOUR & LODGING IDEAS AS YOU PLAN YOUR TRIP

Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters offers tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim and West Rim with landing options. Maverick brings VIP service to the canyon with climate-controlled helicopters and unobstructed views perfect for sightseeing. They give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tou
Maverick Helicopters offers tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim and West Rim with landing options. Maverick brings VIP service to the canyon with climate-controlled helicopters and unobstructed views perfect for sightseeing. They give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon.

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Apex Air Sedona Helicopter Tours

Apex Air Sedona Helicopter Tours

Experience Sedona's beauty from a new angle with our scenic helicopter tours. Our state-of-the-art helicopters ensure comfort with air conditioning and six forward-facing seats. For an exclusive experience, book a private tour directly with us. Safety is paramount with our expert FAA-certi
Experience Sedona's beauty from a new angle with our scenic helicopter tours. Our state-of-the-art helicopters ensure comfort with air conditioning and six forward-facing seats. For an exclusive experience, book a private tour directly with us. Safety is paramount with our expert FAA-certified pilots guiding you through Sedona's wonders. Create unforgettable memories with us – book your tour today!

Helicopter Tour of the North Canyon with Optional Hummer Excursion

The Grand Canyon is undoubtedly beautiful, but this helicopter tour of the iconic canyon elevates the views to a whole new level. Soar over Kaibab National Forest and into the Dragon Corridor—the deepest and widest part of the canyon. Upgrade your tour to include a Hummer tour of other

The Grand Canyon is undoubtedly beautiful, but this helicopter tour of the iconic canyon elevates the views to a whole new level. Soar over Kaibab National Forest and into the Dragon Corridor—the deepest and widest part of the canyon. Upgrade your tour to include a Hummer tour of other essential Grand Canyon sights after the ride; your car is waiting for you for a seamless transition.

  • Grand Canyon North Rim helicopter tour
  • Bring your camera for unbeatable views of the canyon
  • A memorable travel experience great for first-time and return visitors alike
  • Upgrade to include a Hummer tour after the helicopter ride

Munds Park RV Resort

Stay for a day or stay for the season. Take day trips to explore the iconic Grand Canyon or see Sedona’s stunning sunsets! Enjoy over 30 local ATV & Hiking trails, two dog parks, onsite pool, heated spa, live events, fully stocked general store and MORE! Embark on a journey of relaxation a
Stay for a day or stay for the season. Take day trips to explore the iconic Grand Canyon or see Sedona’s stunning sunsets! Enjoy over 30 local ATV & Hiking trails, two dog parks, onsite pool, heated spa, live events, fully stocked general store and MORE! Embark on a journey of relaxation and adventure, where the charm of the outdoors meets the comfort of modern amenities. Authentic discoveries & unforgettable experiences only at Munds Park RV Resort.

Papillon Helicopters

Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" Only Papillon is a recipient of the 5-star Diamond award and certified to fly both the South and West Rims of the Canyon. Choose from Air Tours departing Grand Canyon or Las Vegas and ground t
Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" Only Papillon is a recipient of the 5-star Diamond award and certified to fly both the South and West Rims of the Canyon. Choose from Air Tours departing Grand Canyon or Las Vegas and ground tours departing from Scottsdale/Phoenix.

Backland Luxury Camping

Take your loved ones on a trip they will never forget. Backland is a luxury eco-resort near the Grand Canyon. Completely surrounded by ponderosa pine forests, our one-of-a-kind tents, chef-prepared meals, and secluded location completely redefine the concept of glamping. Dine by the fir

Take your loved ones on a trip they will never forget. Backland is a luxury eco-resort near the Grand Canyon. Completely surrounded by ponderosa pine forests, our one-of-a-kind tents, chef-prepared meals, and secluded location completely redefine the concept of glamping. Dine by the fire in our glass-walled restaurant, relax with a massage in our tented spa, marvel at the grandeur of the universe through our complimentary telescopes, and take advantage of miles of nearby hiking trails.

    Features:
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Onsite Glass Walled Restaurant
  • Onsite and nearby hiking trails
  • Close to the Grand Canyon and dozens of local attractions
  • Pond with sand beach, fishing, and kayaking
  • Snowshoes and sledding onsite when it snows
    Tents feature:
  • Panoramic windows
  • Huge stargazing skylights over the beds (Skyview tents only)
  • Automatic climate control, fully insulated, and energy-efficient
  • King-sized beds
  • Full en-suite bathroom with showers
  • Luxury linens
  • Electricity in tents
  • Tentside parking + electric vehicle charging at reception
  • Private Outdoor patios
  • Coffee makers + mini-fridges
  • Ecological toiletries + water conservation fixtures

Grand Canyon South Rim Tour from Phoenix & Scottsdale with Sedona

Journey through stunning Arizona landscapes on this full-day tour from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Route 66 with an expert guide who handles all the driving and logistics, leaving you free to soak in the incredible scenery. Explore highlights of the Gran
Journey through stunning Arizona landscapes on this full-day tour from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Route 66 with an expert guide who handles all the driving and logistics, leaving you free to soak in the incredible scenery. Explore highlights of the Grand Canyon, and drive through the Sonoran Desert on this small-group tour. With numbers limited to 13 participants, you can enjoy a more intimate experience of the Southwest's natural beauty. Choose between a small-group or private option.

Grand Canyon South Rim Self-Guided Driving Tour

Witness one of the natural wonders of the world in all its glory. The Grand Canyon is so massive, and awe-inspiring that you simply must see it with your own two eyes to truly understand its scale. This value-for-money self-guided tour takes you to all the best vistas and hiking trails. Ex
Witness one of the natural wonders of the world in all its glory. The Grand Canyon is so massive, and awe-inspiring that you simply must see it with your own two eyes to truly understand its scale. This value-for-money self-guided tour takes you to all the best vistas and hiking trails. Explore Grand Canyon at your own pace with over 60 stories laid out on a 45-mile route.
  • Fully Guided Personal Tours
  • Professionally Narrated Stories
  • Tour Valid Forever
  • Works Offline
  • Fun Facts
  • Tour At Your Own Pace
  • Location Aware, Plays Automatically
  • Don’t Miss Any Sightseeing Points
  • No Groups. No Tips

  • Western River Expeditions

    Discover the Grand Canyon, endless in scenic wonder, rich in Native American history and loaded with fun and adventure, Western River Expeditions' Grand Canyon tours are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Exploring the Grand Canyon by river is an experience unlike any other. Discover hidden
    Discover the Grand Canyon, endless in scenic wonder, rich in Native American history and loaded with fun and adventure, Western River Expeditions' Grand Canyon tours are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Exploring the Grand Canyon by river is an experience unlike any other. Discover hidden waterfalls and paradisiacal side canyons - areas of Grand Canyon National Park that are accessible only by river.

    Grand Canyon Airlines

    Don't just view the Canyon from the rim when you can fly the Grand Canyon with a legend! Since 1927, Grand Canyon Airlines has been the premier fixed wing provider of scenic Grand Canyon tour flights. Specially patented, exclusive aircraft provide crystal clear viewing with narration in ei
    Don't just view the Canyon from the rim when you can fly the Grand Canyon with a legend! Since 1927, Grand Canyon Airlines has been the premier fixed wing provider of scenic Grand Canyon tour flights. Specially patented, exclusive aircraft provide crystal clear viewing with narration in eight different languages. The classic Grand Discovery Tour is the ultimate Canyon view.

    Arizona Private Tours

    Arizona Private Tours is the leading private tour agency in Northern Arizona. We specialize in safe & sanitary custom tours. We pick up guests in Flagstaff and spend our day exploring scenic Arizona in an intimate setting with an expert guide in comfort. Our luxury SUV's will take you and
    Arizona Private Tours is the leading private tour agency in Northern Arizona. We specialize in safe & sanitary custom tours. We pick up guests in Flagstaff and spend our day exploring scenic Arizona in an intimate setting with an expert guide in comfort. Our luxury SUV's will take you and up to 6 guests on a completely customizable tour of Northern Arizona. For majestic private Grand Canyon tours to Verde Valley Wine tours & ghost towns in the Sedona area, we cover it all. Let us create the custom tour of your dreams and know that we want to make this a day that you will remember for the rest of your life.

    Best Grand Canyon Day Tour

    Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without doing any strenuous hiking. Nearly five million people come to see the Canyon each year and many spend much of their time trying to figure out what to do. Our professiona
    Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without doing any strenuous hiking. Nearly five million people come to see the Canyon each year and many spend much of their time trying to figure out what to do. Our professional guides will make sure you get the most out of your trip. While touring in comfort you will learn about the geology and history of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The day tour includes short walks to some incredible "less-used" outlooks, a looking into some of the areas most impressive historic buildings, and time to browse resident art galleries and gift shops.

    Best Western PREMIER Grand Canyon Squire Inn

    As the Grand Canyon South Rim's only resort hotel, it is hard to pass up the luxuries you will find when you stay with Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn. Our full service hotel offers two restaurants, a sports bar, lounge, barber and beauty shop, fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi, b
    As the Grand Canyon South Rim's only resort hotel, it is hard to pass up the luxuries you will find when you stay with Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn. Our full service hotel offers two restaurants, a sports bar, lounge, barber and beauty shop, fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi, bowling center, and laundry.
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    2.5 Acres in the Pines w/ Game Room, Hot Tub, & Space for your family - Flagstaff

    Our home is nestled in 2.5 acres of Ponderosa Pines with breathtaking views of Doney Park East ridges & immediate access to hiking/mtn biking. The house is updated with a Gourmet kitchen & all the amenities you might need.

    This is the perfect base for all your adventures includi

    Our home is nestled in 2.5 acres of Ponderosa Pines with breathtaking views of Doney Park East ridges & immediate access to hiking/mtn biking. The house is updated with a Gourmet kitchen & all the amenities you might need.

    This is the perfect base for all your adventures including the Grand Canyon, skiing Snowbowl, hiking, exploring Sedona, visiting Flagstaff/NAU or exploring the attractions. Its 5 bedrooms, 3 baths comfortably accommodate 12 making this house perfect for large groups/families.


    Small Group Antelope Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix

    Benefit from a full-day tour from Phoenix to Antelope Canyon to see more of Arizona’s natural beauty. Take in Route 66, Flagstaff, the San Francisco Peaks, Lake Powell, and a Navajo Trading Post on the way to Antelope Canyon. Then explore Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide, and see the

    Benefit from a full-day tour from Phoenix to Antelope Canyon to see more of Arizona’s natural beauty. Take in Route 66, Flagstaff, the San Francisco Peaks, Lake Powell, and a Navajo Trading Post on the way to Antelope Canyon. Then explore Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide, and see the Colorado River from the Horseshoe Bend Overlook. Meals and hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Choose between a small-group or private tour.

  • Skip the hassle of driving unfamiliar roads with a guided tour
  • Hear insightful commentary from the guide
  • Includes lunch, light breakfast, snacks, and bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided

  • Wildland Trekking

    Join The Wildland Trekking Co. on an epic journey to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day hiking adventures, tasty backcountry cuisine, and quality gear served up by America's most experienced and knowledgeable Grand Canyon guides. 25+ years experience in adventure travel.

    Canyon Dave Tours

    Here is the essence: we specialize in good times, splendid viewpoints, and entertaining education. You get an in-depth look into the natural science behind the scenes. You take home a thorough knowledge of where you've been and what it looked like. You won't forget your viewpoints and ours
    Here is the essence: we specialize in good times, splendid viewpoints, and entertaining education. You get an in-depth look into the natural science behind the scenes. You take home a thorough knowledge of where you've been and what it looked like. You won't forget your viewpoints and ours, and you won't feel that you've missed something and have to come again (unless you want to). Isn't this how you travel?

    Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas with VIP Skywalk & Pontoon Boat Ride

    Book the ultimate Grand Canyon getaway with this combo tour that begins with a helicopter flight from Las Vegas. Get a birds-eye-view of Hoover Dam and the Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees en route to the West Rim. Then descend to the canyon floor for a pontoon boat cruise on the Colorado Ri

    Book the ultimate Grand Canyon getaway with this combo tour that begins with a helicopter flight from Las Vegas. Get a birds-eye-view of Hoover Dam and the Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees en route to the West Rim. Then descend to the canyon floor for a pontoon boat cruise on the Colorado River. Finish with VIP access to the Skywalk, a glass-bottom deck that hovers above the sandstone walls. A souvenir photo and coach transfers are included. ** Please note: Effective for travel prior to April 1, 2024, the price displayed does not include a USD30 per person fuel fee. This fee is payable direct to the supplier on the day of your tour **

    • Grand Canyon helicopter combo tour from Las Vegas
    • View Hoover Dam and the sandstone canyon walls on a helicopter ride
    • Land on the floor of the Grand Canyon Take a pontoon boat cruise along the Colorado River
    • Marvel at the breadth of the canyon from the glass-bottom Skywalk at Eagle Point with skip-the-line admission
    • Hotel transport and souvenir Skywalk photo included

    North & East Rim Imperial with Ecostar Family Flight

    Recommend for groups of 4+. Take the Imperial Air tour on an aircraft dedicated exclusively for yourself and your family/friends.

    Experience the Grand Canyon aboard a helicopter tour reserved entirely for your party. These helicopters have been designed with ecological impact in mi

    Recommend for groups of 4+. Take the Imperial Air tour on an aircraft dedicated exclusively for yourself and your family/friends.

    Experience the Grand Canyon aboard a helicopter tour reserved entirely for your party. These helicopters have been designed with ecological impact in mind and feature lower noise to minimize disturbance. Set off from the Grand Canyon air terminal for aerial sights of the incredible rock gorges, the Colorado River twisting below, and the forested areas of the North Rim. Enjoy the most environmentally-friendly and exclusive way to tour the Grand Canyon by air!

    Grand Canyon West, Lunch, Hoover Dam Photo Stop, Optional Skywalk

    Visit the West Rim of the Grand Canyon on this full-day tour from Las Vegas. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, passing by Arizona’s Joshua Tree Forest on the way. At the Grand Canyon West Rim, enjoy four hours of free time to explore highlights like Eagle Point and Guano Point. On t

    Visit the West Rim of the Grand Canyon on this full-day tour from Las Vegas. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, passing by Arizona’s Joshua Tree Forest on the way. At the Grand Canyon West Rim, enjoy four hours of free time to explore highlights like Eagle Point and Guano Point. On the way back, stop by the Hoover Dam bridge for photos.

    • Full-day tour to the Grand Canyon West Rim from Las Vegas
    • Includes lunch, granola bar and bottled water
    • Skywalk and helicopter upgrades available
    • Round-trip transfers from select Las Vegas hotels

    Signature Tour - Grand Canyon South Rim with Ground Tour from Phoenix

    Marvel at the Grand Canyon's vast expanse and some of the American Southwest's most awe-inspiring terrain during a scenic flight from Phoenix. Your pilot flies at the perfect altitude to clearly view the natural beauty of Arizona, including Tonto National Forest, San Francisco Peaks, Mo

    Marvel at the Grand Canyon's vast expanse and some of the American Southwest's most awe-inspiring terrain during a scenic flight from Phoenix. Your pilot flies at the perfect altitude to clearly view the natural beauty of Arizona, including Tonto National Forest, San Francisco Peaks, Montezuma Well, and the Red Rocks of Sedona. Experience this majestic wilderness from the ground and air on a day-long tour that includes a stop in the National Park and the historic village.

  • Full-day tour of the Grand Canyon by airplane, from Phoenix
  • Soak in spectacular aerial views of the Grand Canyon and other Arizona landmarks
  • Fly over Tonto National Forest, the Red Rocks of Sedona and Montezuma's Well
  • Learn about the wildlife, geology and history of the Grand Canyon and Arizona

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