The closest airport is Flagstaff, located about 80 miles southeast of the park. Other airports are Las Vegas, Phoenix and Grand Canyon Airport in Tusayan, just south of the park.
From the North
1. To the North Rim. Take Highway 89 South to ALT 89 South to Jacob Lake, Arizona then take Stateroad 67 South to the North Rim.
2. To the South Rim. Take Highway 89 South to just past Cameron, Arizona and take Stateroad 64 West to the Park.
From the South
1. To the South Rim. Take I-17 North to Flagstaff, Arizona and then take Highway 89 North to just before Cameron and take Stateroad 64 West to the Park.
2. To the North Rim. Take 1-17 North to Flagstaff, Arizona and then take Highway 89 North to ALT 89 North to Marble Canyon, take ALT 89 to Jacob Lake, Arizona then take Stateroad 67 South to the North Rim.
From the East
1. Take I-40 West to Flagstaff, Arizona and follow the directions From the South to the South or North Rims.
2. Take Highway 160 West to Highway 89 and for the North Rim, go North on 89 to ALT 89 North to Marble Canyon, take ALT 89 to Jacob Lake, Arizona then take Stateroad 67 South to the North Rim; for the South Rim, go South on 89 to just past Cameron, Arizona and take Stateroad 64 West to the Park.
3. Take I-10 West to I-17 North to Flagstaff, Arizona and then take Highway 89 North to just before Cameron and take Stateroad 64 West to the Park (South Rim). For North Rim directions, follow number 2 in From the South.
From the West
1. Head for Highway 89 South and follow the directions in getting there From the North.
2. Take I-40 East to Stateroad 64 North to Highway 180 North to the Park.
3. Take I-10 East to I-17 North or I-8 East to I-10 North to I-17 North to Flagstaff, Arizona and follow the directions for the South or North Rim in From the South.
Grand Canyon Village (South Rim) is located 60 miles North of I-40 at Williams, (via route 64 from Interstate 40) and 80 miles northwest of Flagstaff (via route 180). Only ten miles from rim to rim as the crow flies, the North Rim is 215 miles (about 4.5 hours) from the South Rim by car. The North Rim is 44 miles south of Jacob Lake, AZ, via Stateroad 67.
There is limited air service into Grand Canyon Airport (just south of the park) from Las Vegas and elsewhere. Greyhound provides bus service to Flagstaff; public bus transportation is available from Flagstaff to the South Rim on Nava-Hopi Bus Lines 928-774-5003 and South Rim Travel 888-291-9116; 928-638-2748. Amtrak provides rail service to Flagstaff with connecting bus service to the canyon. Grand Canyon Railway offers train service from Williams. For additional information call: 1-800-843-8724.
Approximate driving distances from SOUTH RIM, Grand Canyon to:
North Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ - 212 miles / 341 kilometers
Albuquerque, NM - 412 miles / 663 kilometers
Denver, CO - 859 miles / 1382 kilometers
Flagstaff, AZ - 81 miles / 130 kilometers
Las Vegas, NV - 278 miles / 447 kilometers
Los Angeles, CA - 494 miles / 795 kilometers
Phoenix, AZ - 231 miles / 372 kilometers
Salt Lake City, UT - 510 miles / 821 kilometers
Sedona, AZ - 119 miles / 192 kilometers
Williams, AZ - 63 miles / 101 kilometers
Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim) is located 30 miles south of Jacob Lake on Highway 67; the canyon rim is an additional 14 miles south. Jacob Lake is located in northern Arizona on Highway 89A, not far from the Utah border. There is no public transportation to the North Rim other than the Trans Canyon Shuttle (928-638-2820) from the South Rim. The road from Jacob Lake to the North Rim (Highway 67) is subject to closure due to snow from mid October to mid May.
Approximate driving distances from NORTH RIM, Grand Canyon to:
South Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ - 212 miles / 341 kilometers
Albuquerque, NM - 522 miles / 840 kilometers
Denver, CO - 690 miles / 1110 kilometers
Flagstaff, AZ - 208 miles / 335 kilometers
Las Vegas, NV - 282 miles / 454 kilometers
Los Angeles, CA - 533 miles / 858 kilometers
Phoenix, AZ - 352 miles / 566 kilometers
Salt Lake City, UT - 399 miles / 642 kilometers
Sedona, AZ - 240 miles / 386 kilometers
Williams, AZ - 243 miles / 391 kilometers
The phone numbers listed below are recorded messages on road conditions:
Grand Canyon National Park: 928-638-7888
New Mexico - 800-432-4269
Southeast Nevada: 702-486-3116
Utah - 801-964-6000
Transportation To the Park
Bus service between Grand Canyon Village (South Rim) and Flagstaff, Arizona is offered by Nava-Hopi Tours (a park permittee). Call: 800-892-8687, or inquire at lodge transportation desks for schedules. Greyhound offers service from Flagstaff and Williams, Arizona to points nationwide.
Historic Steam Train Service
Canyon Railway (a park concessioner) offers service between Williams, Arizona and Grand Canyon Village (South Rim). The Railroad Express offers bus service for people who only want a one way trip on the vintage train. To ride on the train one way in the morning from Williams, contact any lodge transportation desk within the park. To ride on the train one way in the afternoon, contact Grand Canyon Railway at: 800-843-8724.
Check in at the Williams Station at 9:00 am. The train arrives at the South Rim (Canyon Village) at 12:15 pm. It leaves the South Rim at 3:15 pm and arrives back at Williams at 5:45 pm. You have three hours to visit the Canyon Village area of the park.
Transportation In the Park
Park Shuttle, South Rim
Grand Canyon National Park provides a FREE Shuttle Bus System on three routes on the South Rim: the Village Route, the Hermit Rest Route, and the Kaibab Trail Route. No tickets are required. Simply board the brown and tan or white buses at any bus stop marked with a bus symbol on the map. The shuttles provide transportation; they are not tour buses. You must get off the bus to see the canyon.
Shuttle service is not available on the North Rim.
The Hermits Rest Route is NOT in service between 01 Dec and 28 Feb. During those three months ONLY, Hermit Road and the road out to Yaki Point / South Kaibab are open to private vehicles.
Because most park shuttle buses are not yet accessible for wheelchairs, an accessibility permit can be obtained in the park at the Entrance, Canyon View Center, Yavapai Observation Station, and Kolb Studio for private vehicle use in shuttle only areas. Accessible shuttles are available with a Golden Access Pass and 48 hour advance reservation, call: 928-638-0591.
Pets are not permitted on shuttle buses. Service animals for visitors with disabilities are allowed.
Shuttle Bus Route
Hermit Rest Route - This route operates from 01 Mar to 30 Nov.
Buses on the Hermit Road Route (red) operate on the following schedule:
Village Route - This route operates year round.
Buses on the Village Route (blue) operate on the following schedule:
Kaibab Trail Route - This route operates year-round.
Buses on the Kaibab Trail Route (green) operate on the following schedule:
Grand Canyon Airport / Tusayan Shuttle
CASSI Tours (a park permittee) currently operates a shuttle service between Tusayan and the South Rim from May through October for a fee. Call: 928-638-0821. The shuttle leaves Grand Canyon Airport every hour on the half-hour and makes stops in Tusayan and at several locations on the South Rim. Check for updated shuttle schedules at Grand Canyon Airport and the Backcountry Information Center.
Rim to Rim Shuttle
A shuttle service is provided seasonally between the North Rim and the South Rim for a fee by Trans Canyon Shuttle (a park permittee). $ 60.00 one way; $ 100.00 round trip. Call: 928-638-2820. Reservations required.
|North Rim||7:00 am||South Rim||12:00 pm|
|South Rim||1:30 pm||North Rim||6:30 pm|
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