How Do I Travel to the South Rim ?

The South Rim’s South Entrance is open 24 hours/day. Overnight accommodations, and some visitor services are available. More

Desert View and the East Entrance remain closed because of COVID-19 lockdowns on the neighboring Navajo Nation. You must enter and exit the park through the South Entrance. (Tusayan)

The North Rim is open for overnight guests at the lodge. The North Rim Campground has closed for the 2020 season. Details

 

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Public Transportation to the South Rim

Grand Canyon National Park's SOUTH RIM (open all year) is located 60 miles north of Williams, Arizona (via route 64 from Interstate 40) and 80 miles northwest of Flagstaff (via route 180). The Grand Canyon lies entirely within the state of Arizona.

Airlines:


Bus/Van:

  • Greyhound Bus Lines (800) 231-2222 - offers service from Flagstaff and Williams to points nationwide. 928-774-4573 (Flagstaff Greyhound office)
  • Scheduled service between Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff, and between Flagstaff and Williams and the South Rim (Grand Canyon Village) is offered daily by Arizona Shuttle Groome Transportation (928-225-2290 or 800-563-1980)
  • One Day Tours offers on demand shuttle service between Las Vegas, Nevada and the South Rim (Grand Canyon Village) Please text (702) 703-4426
  • Trans-Canyon Shuttle (928-638-2820) runs between the North and South rims of the park once each day, in each direction, between May 15th and October 15, with a limited schedule between October 16 and October 31. The travel time is about 4 1/2 hours each way.


Train:

  • Amtrak provides rail service to Flagstaff with connecting bus service to the canyon.
  • Grand Canyon Railway offers daily train service from Williams, Arizona (for additional information call: 1-800-THE-TRAIN).
 
Grand Canyon Area Map: Shows major highways and public lands.
Grand Canyon National Park & Vicinity. Click on map above to download it. (2.5 MB pdf file)
 
The region shown in this map includes 1) on the left edge of the map, Las Vegas, NV and Needles, CA 2) across the bottom, Interstate 40 from Needles, CA, east, through Flagstaff, AZ, to Gallup, NM. 3) on the right edge, starting at Gallup, NM, then, north to Colorado Nat. Monument, 4) Finally, bounded across the top by Interstate 70 crossing the state of Utah until it meets the intersection with Interstate 15.

Grand Canyon National Park is located east of Las Vegas, NV.
North of Interstate 40 and the cities of Williams and Flagstaff, AZ.
East of the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations, and south of the Utah state line. The Colorado River is shown through the entire 277 mile transect of Grand Canyon National Park.

Public and tribal lands are show in different colors.

Tribal lands are show in purple and reservation boundaries are shown for the following tribes: Navajo, Hopi, Hualapai, Havasupai, Kaibab Paiute, Shivwits Paiute, Zuni, and Ute Mountain.

National forest lands are shown in green, and include, Coconino, Prescott, Sitgreaves, Kaibab, Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La Sal.

National parks are shown in vermilion, and include, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches.

National monuments are shown in orange and include, Wupatki, Sunset Crater, Walnut Canyon, Tuzigoot, Montezuma Castle, Canyon De Chelly, Navajo, Grand Canyon Parashant, Vermilion Cliffs, Grand Staircase Escalante, Pipe Springs, Rainbow Bridge, Cedar Breaks, Natural Bridges, Hovenweep, Canyon of the Ancients, and Colorado.

National Recreation Areas are shown in yellow and include, Lake Mead, and Glen Canyon.
 

Approximate Driving Distances

and Directions to SOUTH RIM, Grand Canyon from:

North Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ - 212 miles / 341 kilometers

  • From the North Rim, take Highway 67 north to Jacob Lake, AZ.
  • From Jacob Lake, take Highway 89Alt east through Marble Canyon, AZ to Highway 89 at Bitter Springs, AZ.
  • From Bitter Springs, take Highway 89 south to Cameron, AZ.
  • From Cameron, take Highway 64 west to the East Entrance of Grand Canyon National Park (on the South Rim) known as Desert View.


Flagstaff, AZ - 81 miles / 130 kilometers - there are three possible ways to go:

  1. Take I-40 west to Williams, AZ. From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.
  2. Take Highway 180 west to Valle, AZ. From Valle, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.
  3. Take Highway 89 north to Cameron, AZ. From Cameron, take Highway 64 west to the East Entrance on the South Rim - known as Desert View.


Phoenix, AZ - 231 miles / 372 kilometers

  • Take I-17 north to Flagstaff, AZ.
  • From Flagstaff, take I-40 west to Williams, AZ.
  • From Williams, AZ, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.


Sedona, AZ - 119 miles / 192 kilometers

  • Take Highway 89Alt to Flagstaff, AZ.
  • From Flagstaff, take I-40 west to Williams, AZ.
  • From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.


Williams, AZ - 63 miles / 101 kilometers

  • Take Highway 64 north directly to the South Rim.


Las Vegas, NV - 278 miles / 447 kilometers

  • Take Highway 93 south to Kingman, AZ.
  • From Kingman, take I-40 east to Williams, AZ.
  • From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.


Los Angeles, CA - 494 miles / 795 kilometers

  • Take I-15 east to Barstow, CA.
  • From Barstow, take I-40 east to Williams, AZ.
  • From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.


Salt Lake City, UT - 510 miles / 821 kilometers

  • Take I-15 south to Cedar City, UT
  • From Cedar City, take Highway 14 east to Highway 89.
  • Take Highway 89 south to Kanab, UT.
  • Continue on Highway 89 to Page, AZ.
  • From Page, AZ, take Highway 89 South to Cameron, AZ
  • From Cameron, take Highway 64 west to the East Entrance of Grand Canyon National Park (on the South Rim) known as Desert View.


Denver, CO - 859 miles / 1382 kilometers

  • Take I-25 south to Albuquerque, NM.
  • From Albuquerque, take I-40 west to Williams, AZ.
  • From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.


Albuquerque, NM - 412 miles / 663 kilometers

  • Take I-40 west to Williams, AZ.
  • From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.


(Note: The directions on this page do not represent the only route you can use to get to Grand Canyon National Park. Depending on where you start and the route you wish to take, you may find that using other roads will suit your travel plans better.)

 

Regional Road Conditions

Listed below are commercial phone numbers for recorded messages on road conditions and links to state highway websites:

 

South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide

In place of a newspaper, the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide is distributed at entrance stations, visitor centers, lodges, campgrounds, stores, and out-of-park locations. Download it here...
 
a portion of the South Rim Pocket Map that shows Grand Canyon Village with shuttle bus routes as colored lines. on the right; shuttle bus information and schedules.
Front side of the South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide. Click on the image to download the entire map in an accessible PDF file (1.1 MB)
 

Last updated: September 24, 2020

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PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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