Major Airports close to the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Airport (GCN) Tusayan Arizona
871 Liberator Drive
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
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 about the Grand Canyon Airport.
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) Flagstaff, Arizona
6200 S Pulliam Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86005
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
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
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 the official website for the Las Vegas McCarran Airport.