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Whether you fly, drive yourself, or take a guided tour, there are many ways to get to the Grand Canyon! How you travel to the Grand Canyon will depend on your travel needs and what kind of Grand Canyon adventure you want to have. Some travellers prefer to sit back and relax on a guided tour, while others prefer the flexibility of driving themselves.

Grand Canyon Location

Grand Canyon Departure Points & Driving Times

Most visitors begin their Canyon experience by flying into Phoenix, AZ, or Las Vegas, NV. Each city is within a convenient half a day’s drive to the Canyon, though the Canyon is also easily reachable from Flagstaff, AZ and Los Angeles, CA.

Driving From Las Vegas, NV
Driving From Phoenix, AZ
Driving From Flagstaff, AZ
Driving From Los Angeles, CA

Driving Yourself vs. Taking a Guided Tour

Can’t decide whether to drive yourself or take a guided tour? Both options offer a number of advantages and disadvantages. Read our blog post to help make your decision:

Should I Drive to the Grand Canyon or Take a Guided Tour?

If driving yourself or taking a guided bus tour isn’t your style, try taking in the scenic Canyon views the old-fashioned way. Hop aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ, and enjoy a relaxing 2.5-hour trip each direction.

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Grand Canyon

Find answers to all your questions about the Grand Canyon in our newly updated Ultimate Guide!

Download the complete Grand Canyon Visitor Guide for guides to each Rim, packing lists, travel tips and more.

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