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There are 6 ways to get from Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon by bus, shuttle, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Monica to Las Vegas Strip FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ

$77 - $136

5 alternative options

Bus, shuttle  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center Las Vegas-Grand Canyon

Train, bus  •  15 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon

$114 - $289

Drive  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon 509.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Flagstaff, bus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Flagstaff (FLG) LAX - FLG
  2. Take the bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon

$149 - $392

Fly to Las Vegas, shuttle  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Las Vegas (LAS) LAX - LAS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon. However, there are services departing from Santa Monica and arriving at Grand Canyon, AZ via Las Vegas @ Caesars Palace and Las Vegas, NV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 3 min.

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The distance between Santa Monica and Grand-Canyon is 388 miles. The road distance is 509.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 3 min and costs $75 - $140.

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It takes approximately 13 h 3 min to get from Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon, including transfers.

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Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Santa Monica station.

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There is no direct flight from Los Angeles Airport to Flagstaff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 22 min and has one stopover.

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Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon bus services, operated by Bundu Bus, arrive at Grand Canyon, AZ station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon is 510 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to drive from Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon.
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  • Distance: 388.2 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 3 min

What companies run services between Santa Monica, CA, USA and Grand-Canyon, AZ, USA?

You can take a bus from Santa Monica to Grand-Canyon via Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas @ Caesars Palace, Las Vegas @ Excalibur, Las Vegas, NV, and Grand Canyon, AZ in around 13 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via San Diego, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via Fresno, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via Las Vegas, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via San Francisco, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via Tucson, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via Albuquerque, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via San Diego, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via Tucson, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via Albuquerque, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Flagstaff via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Flagstaff Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Santa Monica to Las Vegas Strip
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bundu Bus
Website
bundubus.com
Bus from Las Vegas, NV to Grand Canyon, AZ
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
bundubus.com
Book at
bundubus.com
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from Downtown Los Angeles to Las Vegas @ Excalibur
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
GotoBus
GO123 HOPPER
Email
https://www.go123hopper.com/contact/
Website
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
go123hopper.com
Shuttle from Las Vegas @ Circus Circus to Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
go123hopper.com
Book at
go123hopper.com
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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Arizona Shuttle
Bus from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to Grand Canyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
Arizona Shuttle

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Flagstaff Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Grand-Canyon. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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