Visiting the Grand Canyon doesn’t have to turn into a long-winded road trip through the desert like the movies would have you believe. Actually, the fastest way to visit the Grand Canyon is by airplane! You can’t book a major airline to reach the Grand Canyon, and there isn’t even a major airport in the area, but flights to the Grand Canyon happen regularly via small plane tours from Las Vegas.
While Grand Canyon flights depart from areas like Phoenix, Arizona, the visitation to the Strip and the demand for tours from Las Vegas make the city the most convenient starting point. Best of all, because of its proximity, you can get from Vegas to the Grand Canyon and back in just a day’s time.
The Grand Canyon is symbolically divided into two major regions: the West Rim and the South Rim (officially titled the Grand Canyon National Park). Flights to both areas are available in Las Vegas, with plenty of sights along the way - like Hoover Dam - and even more to do once you’ve landed.
Flights to the Grand Canyon West take just a half hour from Vegas. There are several reasons that tourists from around the world travel to the Grand Canyon West Rim: it’s the home of the Skywalk Bridge, and also the only region of the canyon where one can reach the bottom via helicopter. If you fly from Vegas to the Grand Canyon, you can include any or all of these one-in-a-lifetime activities with your flight.
The Skywalk Bridge is a world-famous piece of architecture that allows visitors to literally stand over the canyon floor atop five layers of glass. Across from the Skywalk is Eagle Point - a natural rock formation that resembles a colossal eagle taking flight.
For real adventurers, try a helicopter landing to the canyon floor, where a Colorado River boat tour awaits! You can even add a Skywalk entry to this tour for the ultimate West Rim experience.
The Grand Canyon National Park, the area most recognizable in photos and movies, is divided by the Colorado River into the North Rim and the South Rim. Flights to the Grand Canyon National Park offer passengers sights of both rims and the stunning greenery of the Kaibab National Forest surrounding them. After deplaning at the South Rim, there are plenty of sights to explore along the canyon’s edge, as well as dining, art galleries, and shopping opportunities before your return flight. The flight from Las Vegas to the national park takes just over an hour each way.
The name might not be familiar to you, but you’ve undoubtedly seen Antelope Canyon. The rippling sandstone walls of this world-recognized slot canyon can also be visited after a short flight from Las Vegas. During your flight, you’ll soar over the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and Glen Canyon Dam en route to Page, Arizona. You’ll even see the equally famous Horseshoe Bend from the sky! Horseshoe Bend is a section of the Colorado River that winds in a near-perfect circle, creating a monumental peninsula of land.
Upon landing in Page, you can actually tour the depths of Antelope Canyon and, if you’re lucky, see the otherworldly beams of sunlight that stretch all the way to its sandy floor.
Absolutely! We meticulously inspect our equipment and hire professionally trained and certified pilots to ensure a smooth travel experience. Our vigilant pilots and employees, along with our ever-increasing standards, are the reason for our impeccable safety record and reputation.
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Yes! You can bring luggage with you on your Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines flight. Each passenger can check luggage up to 25 lbs per bag with a limit of 50 lbs total.
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If you are taking a flight departing from Las Vegas, feel free to hop on our shuttle service to the airport. We offer pick-up from most major hotels in Downtown Las Vegas and on the Strip.
We do not offer pick-up or drop-off for Page or Grand Canyon departures.
Hop on a tour flight any day of the week. Flights to and from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Page in Arizona operate year round.
We do encourage our customers to book online in advance to take advantage of our best pricing.
Comfort is key, and picking the perfect seat is an important part of that. We can take general seat requests, such as window vs. aisle, whenever possible. Seating is first-come, first-serve. We recommend checking in for your flight 30-45 minutes early for the best chance of getting your seat preference.
However, safety is our top priority. When seating our guests, we also take weight distribution into consideration to ensure a safe and balanced aircraft.
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