Airports Near the Grand Canyon
Commercial airlines are in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Flagstaff, Arizona. Plus there is limited air service into the Grand Canyon Airport.
Commercial air carriers serve Las Vegas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City. The closest hubs for national and international flights are Phoenix Sky Harbor and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport.
Flagstaff Airport is a closer choice for regional flights and offers commuter flights to and from Phoenix, Dallas/Fort Worth and Denver on American and United. If you want to get as close as possible to the Grand Canyon by air, the Grand Canyon Airport located in Tusayan is just 7 miles from the South Rim and serves private tour operators.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the main airport serving the Greater Phoenix area. It serves approximately 40 million passengers a year making it one of the 10 busiest airports in the nation.
You’ll find flights in and out of Sky Harbor from most major U.S. carriers including Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest and United.
Sky Harbor is approximately 230-miles to the Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim. Plan for a 3.5 hour drive from the airport.
Harry Reid International Airport
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
This is the main commercial airport for Las Vegas, Nev., and was formerly called McCarran International Airport. It is about 5 miles south of downtown Las Vegas, in the unincorporated area of Paradise in Clark County.
Many major airlines operate flights out of this airport including American, Delta, Southwest and United.
Harry Reid 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
776 N Terminal Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84122
Salt Lake City International Airport is a civil-military airport about 4 miles west of Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. It serves as a major hub for Delta Air Lines and many other major airlines operate flights out of this airport including Air Canada, American, Frontier, Southwest and Untied.
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.
Grand Canyon Airport
1542 Liberator Dr, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
Located 7 miles from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim and 2 miles from the park entrance, this airport is certainly the closest to the park. However, it does not serve commercial air carries so to fly in and out of this airport, you’ll need to book with a tour operator. Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines and West Wind Air Service offer scenic flights on fixed-wing planes to and from the Grand Canyon Airport. If you want to take a helicopter tour, Maverick Helicopters, Papillon and Grand Canyon Helicopters offer scenic tours from nearby metropolitan areas like Las Vegas.
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
American Airlines offers daily flights to and from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport and to Dallas while United Airlines offers flight daily flights to and from Denver International Airport.