Airports Near the Grand Canyon

Tusayan Airport near the entrance of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Photo by Whit Richardson

Tusayan Airport near the entrance of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Photo by Whit Richardson

Commercial air carriers serve Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix and Flagstaff, Arizona. The closest hubs for national and international flights are Phoenix Sky Harbor and Las Vegas McCarran International Airports.

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport offers commuter flights to and from Phoenix via US Airways. Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan offers limited service, mainly serving commercial helicopter and fixed wing aircraft tour operators; however, charter service from Las Vegas is available via Vision Airlines.

For those of you planning on flying your plane to the Grand Canyon Airport, the Arizona Department of Transporation has airport information at online.

South Rim Air Service

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
(928) 556-1234
6200 S Pulliam Dr #204, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
www.flagstaff.az.gov/?NID=1541

Grand Canyon National Park Airport
(928) 638-2446
871 Liberator Dr, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 (Tusayan)
azdot.gov/about/GrandCanyonAirport/overview

Vision Airlines
(877) 359-2538
visionairlines.com

US Airways
(800) 428-4322
usairways.com

North Rim Air Service

There is no longer an airstrip on the North Rim of the park. The North Rim village may only be reached by road.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

(602) 273-3300
3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034
skyharbor.com

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, dubbed as America’s Friendliest Airport, is the main airport serving the Greater Phoenix area. It serves more than 40 million passengers a year, and goes to more than 100 domestic and international destinations, making it one of the 10 busiest airports in the nation. With about 1,200 daily flights – about 500 nonstop – Sky Harbor is one of the most convenient airports.

Sky Harbor is the only airport in the country with hubs for two major low-fare carriers (US Airways and Southwest Airlines), which is one of the reasons its average round-trip airfare has been below the national average for the past 13 years.

Sky Harbor is approximately 230-miles to the Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim. Plan for a 3 1/2 hour drive from the airport.

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

(702) 261-5211
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
www.mccarran.com

This is the main commercial airport for the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County, Nevada. It is about 5 miles south of downtown Las Vegas, in the unincorporated area of Paradise in Clark County. It has four runways and two terminals.

The airport is the largest operating base for Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines. In February 2012, McCarran also became a crew and maintenance base for Spirit Airlines.

McCarran is approximately 275-miles to the Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim. Plan for a 4 hour drive from the airport.

Salt Lake City International Airport

(801) 575-2400
776 N Terminal Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84122
www.slcairport.com

Salt Lake City International Airport is a civil-military airport about 4 miles west of Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the fourth largest port for Delta Air Lines, as well as a hub for Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines and with nearly 300 daily departures. Following Delta and Delta Connection, the largest carriers are Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and United Express, US Airways and US Airways Express, and American Airlines and American Eagle.

Salt Lake City International is approximately 550 miles to the Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim. Plan for a 9 hour drive from the airport. It is approximately 350 miles from the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. Plan for a 6 hour drive from the airport.