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Grand Canyon South Entrance Station

Multiple lines of cars wait in line at a two peaked wooden building that covers the lanes.
South Entrance is the busiest in the park, be prepared for a wait most of the year/

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Quick Facts

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Welcome to Grand Canyon National Park.

The South Entrance Station is the entry point for most visitors. Located in the state of Arizona, it is 5 miles (8 km) north of the gateway town of Tusayan; 55 miles (89 km) north of Williams, Arizona via SR 64 from I-40; and 80 miles (129 km) north of Flagstaff, Arizona via US 180, the South Entrance Station is the closest entry to the Village on the South Rim.

Entrance Fees and Passes

Entrance passes to Grand Canyon National Park are valid for one to seven days. Entrance to both the South Rim and the North Rim of the park are included.

You can buy your entrance pass online before you arrive.

No refunds are given due to inclement weather.

Basic Passes


Vehicle Pass: $35
Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. Organized groups are not eligible for the vehicle permit.

Motorcycle Pass: $30
Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its passenger(s).

Individual Pass: $20 per person
Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, park shuttle bus, Grand Canyon Railway, and private rafting trip. Individuals 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge.

Annual Passes

There are several types of annual passes available at each park entrance station:

America the Beautiful - Annual Pass ($80)
America the Beautiful - Annual Senior Pass ($20)
America the Beautiful - Lifetime Senior Pass ($80)
"Every Kid in a Park" 4th Grade Pass (Free)
America the Beautiful - Lifetime Access Pass (Free)
Military Pass (Free)
Grand Canyon National Park Pass ($70)

Documentation and ID required when presenting or acquiring a pass. Further information can be found here.

At the Entrance Station, credit and debit cards, digital passes, and America the Beautiful passes are accepted for entry. Cash is no longer accepted.

Group Tours

Organized, Non-commercial Groups

Organized, non-commercial groups include church groups, college or school groups, scouts, service organizations, military, etc.

All holders of Interagency Passes, Golden Passports, National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, Grand Canyon passes, and visitors 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge. Passes allow free entrance to individual pass holders under the conditions stated on the pass.

Organized, non-commercial groups in vehicles with a manufacturer's designed capacity of 16 or less are charged the $35 vehicle permit. Vehicles with a manufacturer's designed capacity of 16 or greater are charged $8 per person. Removal of seats from a vehicle does not qualify for the lower rate. Age and pass exemptions apply.

The total fee charged for an organized, non-commercial group will not exceed the $300 fee per vehicle.

Organized, non-commercial groups are not eligible to purchase Interagency Federal Recreational Lands Passes.

Commercial Tours

Commercial Tour Fees

Fees are based on vehicle capacity for all tour groups and bus companies that originate outside a 100-mile (160 km) radius of an entrance station to Grand Canyon National Park. Taxis are classified as commercial tours since they do not have regularly scheduled service.

Vehicles with capacity of 1-25 will be charged a flat fee of $8 per person. Visitors 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge..

Vehicles with capacity of 26 or greater will be charged a flat fee of $300. No Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass, or National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes (Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass) will be accepted, and there are no exemptions for age.

Multiple Vehicle Tours/Caravan Tour
In multiple vehicle tours each vehicle will be charged the regular, single-vehicle fee ($30 Motorcycles, $35 Vehicle). If one or more group members own a National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, each pass will be accepted for entry of one vehicle in the caravan.

Regional shuttle service is defined as service organizations within a 100-mile (160 km) radius of an entrance station for Grand Canyon National Park. All vehicles will be charged a flat fee of $8 per person, regardless of vehicle size.

Local transit is designated as having regularly scheduled transit service originating within a 100-mile (160 km) radius of an entrance station for Grand Canyon National Park. All vehicles will be charged a flat fee of $6 per person, regardless of vehicle size. Visitors 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge.

No additional per-person fees are charged as long as passengers are traveling with their original commercial vehicle. Tour passengers who re-enter the park by other means are subject to per person fees. Entrance fees are not refundable and/or transferable. The permit is valid for up to 7 days for the same tour group only. A Commercial Use Authorization is required for any commercial tour company, regional shuttle service company, or local transit company that enters the park.

Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: February 3, 2022