grand canyonNEARBY AIRPORTS

Closest Airports to Grand Canyon National Park

Airports Near Grand Canyon

Most visitors heading to Grand Canyon National Park will be taking a flight at some point during their travels. Which airport you use depends on a lot of different variables including cost, time and which Grand Canyon destinations you will be visiting. Although there are a few other small airports near the Grand Canyon, the airports below are what 99% of travelers will use for their Grand Canyon vacation. If want to check out other airports nearby, you can also visit our Nearby Cities page for more information. Read the guide below to learn more.

Major Airports close to the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Airport (GCN) Tusayan Arizona
871 Liberator Drive
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
(928) 638-2446

Although there are a few flights from Las Vegas to the South Rim, these flights are run by tour companies and are both expensive and unreliable since they would rather have you pay for a scenic flight.  Nearly all of these scenic flights originate from Las Vegas, where you are typically shuttled from your hotel to either the Las Vegas, or Boulder, NV airports before your flight to the South Rim/Grand Canyon International Airport.  Those who don't mind spending the extra money can also charter a plane from Las Vegas, Phoenix, Flagstaff or Sedona to the Grand Canyon Airport on the South Rim.  If you have your own plane, the Grand Canyon Airport is public, so you are able to fly in yourself. Learn more on www.azdot.gov/about/GrandCanyonAirport/overview

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) Flagstaff, Arizona
6200 S Pulliam Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86005
(928) 213-2930

Flagstaff has the closest international airport to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and is the only major city in Northern AZ.  The Flagstaff International Airport is small and convenient, but it will typically cost $100-$200 more per ticket than the Larger Phoenix and Vegas Airports.  Nearly all Flagstaff flights originate from Phoenix and are run by American Airlines. Learn more on the Flagstaff Pulliam Airports website.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) Phoenix, Arizona
3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 273-3300

Phoenix is a large international airport with flights from pretty much anywhere in the world.  It is also where most flights for Flagstaff Arizona originate with US Air.  If you're heading to the South Rim, Phoenix is several hours closer than Vegas and tickets are cheaper than Flagstaff. Phoenix Airport is easy to get around in, and you can pick-up shuttles, charters, rentals and pretty much any type of transportation you need upon arrival at the airport.  Phoenix is about 3.5 hours from the South Rim and 5 hours from the North Rim.  Learn more on www.skyharbor.com

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) Las Vegas, Nevada
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 261-5211

Las Vegas is a hub airport and the place where most international travelers fly into, both because of ticket prices, and because they want to see Las Vegas.  If you're only heading to the West Rim (Skywalk) or North Rim LAS is closer than phoenix Sky Harbor. Las Vegas Airport is easy to get around in, and you can pick-up shuttles, charters, rentals and pretty much any type of transportation you need upon arrival at the airport.  The drive from Vegas to the North Rim is about 4.5 hours, the West Rim is about 3 hours and the South Rim around 4.5 hours. Learn more on Las Vegas McCarran Airports website.

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Airports closest to Grand Canyon’s South Rim

  • Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) Flagstaff, Arizona
    This is the closest international airport to the South Rim, but ticket costs are generally higher, and all Flagstaff flights come from Phoenix Sky Harbor.
     
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) Phoenix, Arizona
    Sky Harbor is a major international airport and the most popular airport for South Rim visitors. Although it’s further away than Flagstaff, tickets are less expensive and there are a lot more flight options.
     
  • Grand Canyon Airport (GCN) Tusayan Arizona
    Although this small public airport is the closest to the park, only scenic airline and helicopter companies and individuals with their own plane are able to fly here.

Airports closest to Grand Canyon’s North Rim

  • Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) Flagstaff, Arizona
    This is the closest international airport to the North Rim, but ticket costs are generally higher, and Vegas offers more flight options.
     
  • Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) Las Vegas, Nevada
    Vegas McCarran is a major international airport and a popular airport for North Rim visitors, especially if they won’t be visiting the South Rim and plan on visiting other area parks in Southern Utah.

Airports closest to Grand Canyon’s West Rim

  • Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) Las Vegas, Nevada
    Vegas McCarran is a major international airport and the best airport for travelers only planning on visiting Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk.
     
  • Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) Flagstaff, Arizona
    This small international airport is a great place for canyon visitors who want to see the South and West Rim, including the Skywalk and Havasu Falls.

Airports closest to Grand Canyon’s East Rim

  • Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) Flagstaff, Arizona
    This is the closest international airport to the East Rim which includes Marble Canyon and Lees Ferry, the boat launch for Grand Canyon Rafting Trips. The East Rim is also close to the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park.
     
  • Marble Canyon Airport
    Marble Canyon Airport is a privately owned, public-use airport on the East Rim primarily used by local tour companies and hotels as well as the National Park Service.

Closest Airports for Nearby Parks

  • Sedona Airports- Sedona has a small airport but there are no regularly scheduled commercial flights.  The majority of visitors traveling to Sedona fly into Phoenix International airport, which is about 2 hours from Sedona.  Flagstaff, AZ is a half hour north of Sedona, and also has a small airport with daily flights, although the cost is typically quite a bit higher than Phoenix.
     
  • Zion Airports- The closest major airport to Zion National Park is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.  St George UT a little over an hour away also has daily flights from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. 
     
  • Bryce Canyon Airports- The closest major airport to Bryce Canyon National Park is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.  The Bryce Canyon airport is for scenic flights or private planes only.  Cedar City, Utah is 2 hours away and has delta connection flight.  St George UT at about 3 hours away has daily flights from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. 
     
  • Grand Staircase Airports- The closest major airport to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, while Salt Lake City is a close second.  Cedar City, Utah is a little over 1.5 hours away and has delta connection flights.  St George UT at about 2.5 hours away has daily flights from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. 
     
  • Capitol Reef Airports- The closest major airport to is Salt Lake City International Airport, with Las Vegas being a close second.  Cedar City, Utah and Grand Junction Colorado both have small airports, and are a little over three-hour drive from the park.
     
  • Lake Powell Airports- The city of Page has a small municipal airport with flights to Denver and Phoenix, as well several companies that run scenic flights.  The closest major airports are Phoenix and Las Vegas International Airports, both of which are about 5 hours away.  Flagstaff Arizona has a small airport with daily flights and a drive time of about 2.5 hours from Page.  St George Utah also has daily flights and is a little over 3 hours away.
     
  • Rainbow Bridge Airports- The closest airport to this isolated area is in the city of Page, but the only way to get to the monument is by boat, or by foot.  The Page municipal airport has flights to Denver and Phoenix, as well several companies that run scenic flights over Rainbow Bridge.  The closest major airports are Phoenix and Las Vegas International Airports, both of which are about 5 hours away from Page.  Flagstaff Arizona has a small airport with daily flights and a drive time of about 2.5 hours from Page.  St George Utah also has daily flights and is a little over 3 hours away from Page.
     
  • Antelope Canyon Airports- The closest airport to Antelope Canyon is right down the road in the city of Page, which has flights to Denver and Phoenix. Flagstaff Arizona has a small airport with daily flights and a drive time of about 2.5 hours from Page. The closest major airports are Phoenix and Las Vegas International Airports, both of which are about 5 hours from Page.
     
  • Monument Valley Airports- There is a small private airport in Monument Valley, but permission is needed to land there.  There are daily flights from major airports in Flagstaff AZ, Farmington NM, Grand Junction CO, and St George UT, but they are all a good drive from Monument Valley and you may be better coming directly from an international airport.  Phoenix is the closest international airport at 5.5 hours, while Salt Lake City and Las Vegas are about a 7-hour drive.
     
  • Vermilion Cliffs Airports- There is a small private runway at Marble Canyon that is open to the public and a municipal airport in Kanab, UT both of which are very close to the monument if you have your own plane.  Page, AZ has a small airport with commercial flights from Denver and Phoenix and is about an hour from the northern or southern entry points to the Monument.  Las Vegas is the closest international Airport at about 3.5 hours.
     
  • Meteor Crater Airports- The majority of visitors traveling to Meteor Crater fly into Phoenix International airport, which is about a 3-hour drive.  Flagstaff, AZ is a half hour west of Meteor Crater, and also has a small airport with daily flights, although the cost is typically quite a bit higher than Phoenix.
     
  • Petrified Forest Airports- The majority of visitors traveling to Petrified Forest fly into Phoenix or Albuquerque, which are the closest international airports.  Flagstaff, AZ is less than a 2-hour drive and also has a small airport with daily flights, although the cost is typically quite a bit higher than Phoenix or Albuquerque.
     
  • Lake Mead Airports- The closest airport to Lake Mead is in Boulder City Nevada, which has daily flights from Las Vegas.  Las Vegas is the closest international airport, while Pearce Ferry and Temple Bar has public landing strips for people with their own planes

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