Grand Canyon Transportation
Most people coming to the Grand Canyon will be flying into one of the 3 nearby airports. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the closest major airport to the Grand Canyon, but Flagstaff (FLG) is a smaller international airport is only 1.5 hours from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Las Vegas is a hefty drive to the South Rim, but McCarran International Airport is closer to the West Rim and North Rim than to the more popular South Rim and Grand Canyon Village.
There are several methods to get to the Grand Canyon, either from a nearby airport, or driving with your own vehicle. The South Rim has the most options including shuttles, tours from outlying cities, a train, and even a few flights. The North Rim has a seasonal shuttle that runs once a day, and certain tours also include transportation. That being said the best way to see Grand Canyon National Park without restriction is to have your own vehicle or rent a car when you fly into a nearby airport. Read the guide below to learn more.