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There are 5 ways to get from Phoenix to Grand Canyon by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport/44th Street Station to Flagstaff Station
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff Amtrak to Maswik Lodge

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Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Flagstaff (FLG)
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Maswik Lodge

Amtrak Thruway, bus

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Phoenix, AZ to Flagstaff, AZ
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff Amtrak to Maswik Lodge

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, train

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport/44th Street Station to Flagstaff Station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Flagstaff, AZ to Williams - Holiday Inn
  3. Take the train from Williams, AR to Grand Canyon

Drive

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon

Phoenix to Grand Canyon by tram, bus and walk

The journey time between Phoenix and Grand Canyon is around 6h 41m and covers a distance of around 260 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 51m. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 2m. Operated by Valley Metro, FlixBus-us and Arizona Shuttle, the Phoenix to Grand Canyon service departs from Jefferson/1st Ave and arrives in Grand Canyon. Typically eight services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 49m
Layover time:
1h 51m
Total time:
6h 41m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 2m
Journey distance:
260 miles
Services per week:
8
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:27
Last service departs at:
11:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Phoenix to Grand Canyon tram, bus and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Phoenix to Grand Canyon is to drive, which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Grand Canyon is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 45m.

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The distance between Phoenix and Grand Canyon is 181 miles. The road distance is 230 miles.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Grand Canyon without a car is to bus which takes 7h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Phoenix to Grand Canyon, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Phoenix Airport to Flagstaff Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Phoenix to Grand Canyon is 230 miles. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon.

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American Airlines offers flights from Phoenix Airport to Flagstaff Airport.

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Map of how to get from Phoenix to Grand Canyon.
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  • Distance: 181.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Phoenix, AZ, USA and Grand Canyon, AZ, USA?

You can take a bus from Phoenix to Grand Canyon via 44th St/Washington, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport/44th Street Station, Flagstaff Station, Flagstaff Amtrak, and Maswik Lodge in around 7h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Flagstaff
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Grand Canyon Railways
Website
thetrain.com
Train from Williams, AR to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Schedules at
thetrain.com
Pullman Class
$67
Coach Class
$82
First Class
$159
Observation Dome
$189
Luxury Parlor
$226
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport/44th Street Station to Flagstaff Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Flagstaff Amtrak to Maswik Lodge
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Arizona Shuttle
Bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Maswik Lodge
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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Arizona Shuttle
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Phoenix, AZ to Flagstaff, AZ
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Williams - Holiday Inn
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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