Getting to the Grand Canyon by Plane, Train, or Bus

Methods of transportation to get to all your great adventures. Ride the Grand Canyon Railway. Fly to the nearest airport and rent a car. Take a bus.
Grand Canyon Train Depot

Grand Canyon Train Depot

Transportation to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

Air Service

Commercial air carriers serve Las Vegas, Nv, Phoenix and Flagstaff, AZ. There is limited air service into Grand Canyon Airport (10 miles / 16 km south of the park) from Las Vegas and elsewhere.

Bus Service to the Grand Canyon

The Arizona Shuttle provides scheduled daily van shuttle service between Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Flagstaff, Sedona, Williams, and Grand Canyon Village. Contact:; (800) 888-2749; reservations recommended.

On-demand shuttle service to Grand Canyon South Rim and North Rim (summer only) from Phoenix, Sedona, Flagstaff and Williams is provided by Grand Canyon Shuttle Service; also serves Lees Ferry/Marble Canyon, Page, and Supai Village trailhead. Contact:; (888) 215-3105.

Once-daily service between Grand Canyon South Rim and North Rim from mid-May to mid-Oct. is available through Trans Canyon Shuttle. Contact:; (928) 638-2820

Between Phoenix and Flagstaff, and between Flagstaff and Williams and Grand Canyon Village is offered by Flagstaff Express Shuttle Services (800) 563-1980 and Open Road Tours (877) 226-8060.

Greyhound Bus Lines offers service from Flagstaff and Williams to points nationwide., 928-774-4573 (Flagstaff Greyhound office)

On demand shuttle service between Flagstaff/Sedona/Williams and Grand Canyon National Park, and between North and South Rims is provided by Flagstaff Shuttle and (888) 215-3105.

Car Rental

Car rentals are no longer available from the Grand Canyon Airport.

Train Service

The Grand Canyon Railway offers train service between Williams, AZ (on I-40) and Grand Canyon Village. 1-800-THE-TRAIN

Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) offers train service from Flagstaff, AZ to points nationwide. Reservations: (800) 872-7245 - Flagstaff Arrival/Departure times: (928) 774-8679

Taxi Service

Xanterra South Rim operates a taxi service between Grand Canyon Airport, the hotels and businesses in Tusayan, AZ (7 miles / 11 km south) and Grand Canyon Village. Call shortly before you need a ride 928-638-2822

Transportation to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

There is no airport or rail service to the North Rim of the park, the North Rim village may only be reached by road or hiking.

Trans-Canyon Shuttle

The Trans-Canyon Shuttle runs between the north and south rims of the park once each day, in each direction, and the travel time is about 4 1/2 hours each way. This is the only means of public transportation between the rims aside from hiking or driving yourself. The shuttle leaves the north rim at 7:00 a.m. and arrives at the south rim at 12:00 p.m.; the return shuttle leaves the south rim at 1:30 p.m. and arrives back at the north rim at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 928-638-2820. Scheduled service is available between May 15th and October 15.


Location of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, U.S.

Where is the Grand Canyon?

The canyon was carved out by the Colorado River in northern Arizona from Lake Powell at the Arizona-Utah border to Lake Mead at the Arizona-Nevada border.