Getting to the Grand Canyon by Plane, Train, or Bus
How to get to this remote park in Arizona
Here are your transportation options to get to all your great adventures. Ride the Grand Canyon Railway. Fly to the nearest airport and rent a car. Take a bus.
Airports Serving the Grand Canyon
Commercial airports in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Flagstaff serve the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. There is limited air service into Grand Canyon Airport (10 miles / 16 km south of the park). There is no airport service to the North Rim.
Bus Service to the Grand Canyon
Free National Park Shuttle Service includes service between Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim from March through September.
Groome Transportation (previously called Arizona Shuttle) provides scheduled daily van shuttle service on five routes traveling between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon area. Contact: groometransportation.com/arizona; advance purchase of tickets is recommended.
Grand Canyon Shuttle Service has on-demand custom shuttle times and pickup locations including South Rim, North Rim, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Flagstaff. They will transport you door-to-door, trailhead-to-trailhead, at any time. Contact: grandcanyonshuttles.com; (928) 863-1239; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Charter Bus Phoenix offers group transportation in charter buses and minibuses from Phoenix to Grand Canyon destinations of your choice. Call a consultant at 480-626-4711 or visit www.nationalbuscharter.com/phoenix-charter-bus to plan your group trip in vehicles sized for 18-56 passengers. Check out their helpful guide at www.nationalbuscharter.com/phoenix-charter-bus/grand-canyon-charter-bus-rental
Trans Canyon Shuttle offers daily service between Grand Canyon South Rim and North Rim from mid-May to mid-Oct. Contact: trans-canyonshuttle.com; (928) 638-2820.
Greyhound Bus Lines has stops in many Arizona towns with quick proximity to the South Rim including Phoenix, Kingman, Flagstaff, Williams and Sedona. www.greyhound.com, 928-774-4573 (Flagstaff Greyhound office)
Car Rentals Near the Grand Canyon
Car rentals are no longer available from the Grand Canyon Airport. The closest car rentals are in Flagstaff including the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (www.flyflagstaffaz.com) and the Flagstaff Amtrak station (trips.amtrak.com/car/).
Train Service to the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon Railway offers train service between Williams and Grand Canyon Village in the national park. thetrain.com; 1-800-THE-TRAIN
Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) has train stations in Flagstaff and Kingman. Connect via bus from Flagstaff to Williams to ride the Grand Canyon Railway to the park. Reservations: www.amtrak.com (800) 872-7245 – Flagstaff Arrival/Departure times: (928) 774-8679
Taxi Service to the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges operates a taxi service between the Grand Canyon Airport, the hotels and businesses in Tusayan, select trailheads and Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim. Call shortly before you need a ride 928-638-2822. www.grandcanyonlodges.com/plan/location/transportation/
Top Hat Taxi operates in Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon South Rim area. Call 928-719-0909; www.facebook.com/tophattaxiandtours.