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Getting to the Grand Canyon



Greyhound (399 S Malapais Lane, 928-774-4573)
LA to Flagstaff ($56, 13hrs)


The South Rim is 60 miles north of Williams along US 64 and 90 miles north, on US 180, from Flagstaff. It is 275 miles from Vegas, 250 miles from Phoenix (2.5 hrs via I-17) and 500 miles from LA (8 hrs via I-40). The North Rim is 220 miles by car from the South Rim. If you could fly like a bird, it would only be about ten miles. But to drive, take US Highway 89 to 89A to Jacob Lake, just south of the Utah border, then take Highway 67 south to the North Rim. You can also stay on 89A/89 to get to Kanab or take 89 straight from Flagstaff to Page.

Tours / Shuttles

Grand Canyon Railway
Vintage train service from Williams, complete with Wild West shootout on board. A 2 hr ride to the South Rim on a steam locomotive costs from $70 r/t. (800) THE-TRAIN

Nava-Hopi Bus Lines
Buses to the South Rim from Flagstaff/Williams. (800) 892-8687

Trans Canyon Van Shuttle
The only public transportation to the North Rim. Leaves from the South Rim once per day in both directions. $65 one-way or $120 roundtrip. (928) 638-2820

Grand Canyon Nat’l Park Shuttle
Runs a free shuttle, May to Sept., along the South Rim in Grand Canyon Village and along West Rim Drive including the South Kaibab Trailhead and Yaki Point. The shuttles run from 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset.

Grand Canyon Hostel Shuttle
Day trips to Grand Canyon for $75.


Can be used as a base to explore the Grand Canyon region including Sedona.  Sedona is 1hr/30 miles due south from Flagstaff on US89. The drive to Sedona, through Pine Forest and Oak Creek Canyon, alone is worth the trip. Sedona IS red rock country and home to sacred vortexes. A must see destination if you are visiting Arizona.

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