Travel Information, Tours and Lodging
Driving Distance from Phoenix, AZ to Grand Canyon
- Phoenix, AZ to Grand Canyon South Rim is 229 miles, a 3 hour 30-minute drive.
- Phoenix, AZ to Grand Canyon West Rim is 265 miles, a 4 hour 25-minute drive.
- Phoenix, AZ to Grand Canyon North Rim is 351 miles, a 5 hour 40-minute drive.
- Phoenix, AZ to Grand Canyon East Rim is 268 miles, a 4-hour drive.
Phoenix Tours and Attractions
If you're coming to Phoenix to visit the Grand Canyon there are several Grand Canyon Tours and Vacation Packages that start in the Phoenix Valley and take you to Grand Canyon National Park. Sedona is another popular destination fairly close to Phoenix at about 2 hours and several tour guides include a stop in Sedona on your Phoenix based Grand Canyon Tour. You can check out our recommended Phoenix Tours below.
Phoenix Hotels and Lodging
Because it’s such a large city, Phoenix Arizona has every hotel option you can image for lodging before your Grand Canyon Adventure. The Phoenix area is known for 5-star desert golf resorts, but there are also hotels and lodging right at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport with affordable rates and options for all types of Grand Canyon travelers. You can see some popular Phoenix hotels below, or check out our Grand Canyon hotel page for options in and around the park.
Area Car Rental Options
Travelers heading to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix will want a car for transportation, unless they are doing one day tours or other packages from the Phoenix area. There are some public transportation options, but a rental car is much easier and more cost effective. There are car rental companies located at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, so picking up a rental to drive to the Grand Canyon is quick and easy.
Best Restaurants and Dining Options
If you love Mexican and Southwest food, Phoenix is a great place to be. Phoenix also has restaurants for every taste and budget for the traveler heading to the Grand Canyon due to its size and diverse population. For travelers heading to the Grand Canyon, there are also some classic spots to stop on the way in towns like Cave Springs, Sedona and Flagstaff, AZ as well as options for restaurants at Grand Canyon.