Discover the distance from Las Vegas to the South Rim Grand Canyon by car

Distance from Las Vegas to South Rim Grand Canyon

What is the distance from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon South Rim? It's closer than you think. You may be surprised to know that the Grand Canyon National Park is a day trip from Sin City. Find out how far apart the two destinations are.

How Far is Las Vegas to South Rim Grand Canyon?

Many people are surprised when they discover that the Grand Canyon South Rim is within a day's drive from Las Vegas. In fact, a direct flight to the Grand Canyon National Park is just over 151 miles from Sin City. Due to winding roads and large detours, the driving distance is significantly longer. However, 280 miles from the Las Vegas Strip to the South Rim entrance is still ideal for a day from Vegas.

Papillon offers daily airplane tours and bus tours that run directly from Las Vegas to South Rim. Helicopter tours over the Grand Canyon South Rim are also available once you arrive at the South Rim. Discover just a few of the once-in-a-lifetime excursions offered on Papillon Grand Canyon South Rim tours.

South Rim Bus Tours from Las Vegas

Ride in style from Las Vegas to the South Rim aboard a luxury Mercedes Sprinter during the Platinum South Rim tour with Helicopter. Next, you will board a helicopter to soar over the widest and deepest parts of Grand Canyon National Park. As the preferred provider of the National Park Service, we are certified to fly the entire Grand Canyon. Gaze out your window as the vast Kaibab National Forest, the Colorado River, and the canyon's deep gorges unfold a mile beneath you.

South Rim Airplane Tours from Las Vegas

Board a fixed-wing airplane and enjoy views of the famed Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the winding Colorado River en route to the Grand Canyon. After your scenic airplane flight, hop on a state-of-the-art helicopter for breathtaking bird's-eye views of the Grand Canyon South Rim and North canyon. After enjoying these scenic views by air, experience the National Park's most famous lookouts and photo opportunities by ground. Conclude your daylong experience with a light meal and ground transportation home. The Grand Canyon Connoisseur with Helicopter is sure to be an excursion you'll never forget.

South Rim Hummer Tours from Las Vegas

Take a day away from the bustle of the Las Vegas Strip and experience a scenic adventure on the Grand Canyon Connoisseur with Hummer. This adventure tour lifts off with an airplane flight from the Las Vegas area to the South Rim. Capture aerial views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River. After reaching the Grand Canyon, hop on a guided Hummer tour through the national park. Stop at world-famous rock formations like Duck on a Rock, Yavapai Point, and Moran Point. After your adventure tour has concluded, hop back on your scenic return flight home.


Discover all the incredible helicopter, airplane, bus, and adventure tours of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas.

Driving from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim by Car

Follow these step-by-step instructions to drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon South Rim by car.

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim Distance FAQs

Which part of the Grand Canyon is closest to Las Vegas?

The West Rim is the closest section of the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. It is located about 130 miles from the heart of Las Vegas. On average, the drive takes approximately two and a half hours.

How far from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon?

The drive from Las Vegas to the South Rim is approximately 280 miles. This takes an average of four and a half hours to commute by car.