Closest Airports the Grand Canyon
South Rim - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the closest international airport to the South Rim and is therefore the airport that most visitors fly to. It is a busy airport with regular flights from major international airports. From PHX, it is easy to rent a car for your onward journey to the Grand Canyon.
Distance to the South Rim: 231 miles (3 hours, 35 minutes approx)
West Rim - Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Nevada (LAS)
The West Rim is home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, although this is not formally part of Grand Canyon National Park. There are also a number of Grand Canyon river tours and higher-end helicopter sightseeing trips that depart from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Las Vegas McCarran is also a major international airport, with many flights to/from destinations around the world.
Distance to the West Rim: 121 miles (2 hours, 30 minutes approx)
Distance to the South Rim: 278 miles (4 hours, 30 minutes approx)
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)
Flagstaff Airport is the closest commercial airport to South Rim, although it is only a small commercial airport. American Airlines and United Express fly to Flagstaff from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX), Denver (DEN) or Dallas Fort Worth (DFW). Note that United Express will be ending its Denver route from October 2022.
Distance to the South Rim: 81 miles (1 hour, 30 minutes approx)
Prescott Ernest A. Love Field (PRC)
Prescott Ernest A. Love Field is another small commercial airport with a scheduled passenger service to Denver and Los Angeles with United Express. The airport’s ideal location makes it a great option to fly into if you are planning and Arizona adventure.
Distance to the South Rim: 129 miles (2 hours, 30 minutes approx)