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The Las Vegas to Grand Canyon Drive

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon traveling is made simple when travelers take a Grand Canyon bus tour from Las Vegas. What a lot of Vegas vacationers fail to realize is just how close the Grand Canyon is located to Las Vegas. Leaving Las Vegas, the road trip is only two and a half to four and a half hour drive, depending on which location you visit at the canyon. With the Grand Canyon being so close to Vegas, it is quite convenient to take a one-day trip from Sin City to the famous canyon. 

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon view into the South Rim

Las Vegas to South Rim

There are two popular Grand Canyon destinations that visitors can take a day trip to. The South Rim is the most popular place on the canyon that people choose to go to. The South Rim is the farther of the two locations, while the West Rim is closer to Las Vegas. 

The Las Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim travel time is four and a half hours. Although it is the farther destination, the South Rim attracts more tourists each year. The South Rim is where Grand Canyon National Park is located, and therefore it has many visitor centers and things for visitors to do.

Las Vegas to West Rim

The alternative location to choose is the Grand Canyon West Rim. Some Las Vegas visitors prefer to visit the West Rim of the canyon for a couple of different reasons. One reason is its closer location to Las Vegas. The drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West Rim is only two and a half hours, compared to the drive to the South Rim that is nearly twice as long.

The second major reason visitors choose to visit the West Rim is because the famous Skywalk bridge is there. The Skywalk bridge is a glass bottomed, horseshoe shaped bridge that extends out over the canyon floor. Those who purchase tickets for the Skywalk are able to walk out onto the bridge for a view of the Grand Canyon unlike any other. With the Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West Rim being so short and convenient from Vegas, many people prefer this option.

Entertainment Along The Way

We value not only your comfort, but your enjoyment of your Las Vegas to Grand Canyon journey from start to finish. That is why we aim to keep you entertained and informed during your travel to and from the canyon. 

The standard Grand Canyon tour companies use a driver and tour guide in one. This person then has to check guests in, narrate the tour, pass out lunches, answer questions, and drive a 40,000 pound vehicle safely. At Grand Canyon Destinations, we value safety and customer service. That is why we have a separate driver and tour guide on every tour bus. Your dedicated tour guide will be there to guide you, share facts and stories, answer your questions, and help you with any needs throughout the tour.

Professional Guide Commentary

As soon as you board your ride to the canyon, you will be greeted by your tour guide. On all Grand Canyon tours, there is a water and breakfast snack to get your morning started. Then, on the way out of town, your guide will share entertaining facts, history, and stories about Las Vegas and the surrounding landscapes as you travel through it. All of our guides are professional, friendly, and of course, knowledgeable, so you know they will give a great tour.


Spotting Wildlife On The Way From Las Vegas To Grand Canyon

Once everyone has boarded the bus, the journey will continue. The landscape along the drive will leave you impressed. As you travel upward in elevation, you will witness a change in scenery from red and orange desert to lush green pine forests. Along the way, there is a chance to spot wildlife as well. The best way to see something is to keep your eyes open. You may spot species such as coyote, desert bighorn sheep, cows, and horses on the drive out of Las Vegas. As you approach the Grand Canyon, your chance of seeing wildlife gets even greater due to the remote location of the canyon’s rims. Closer to the canyon you may see mountain lion, elk, and deer outside your window as well. The travel from Grand Canyon to Las Vegas is also a great time to spot wildlife as it will be later in the day.

Transportation From Las Vegas To Grand Canyon Destinations

Two large elk in the forest at the edge of the South Rim on a Las Vegas to Grand Canyon tour.

You may be wondering what is the best way to get from Vegas to the Grand Canyon? The answer can be different for everyone. There are many easy, affordable, and exciting ways to travel from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon.

Taking a Grand Canyon Tour Bus

When taking a day trip from Vegas to Grand Canyon, a common choice is to take a tour bus. There are many Las Vegas tours that utilize large tour buses to transport Grand Canyon tourists from Vegas to the canyon. The Grand Canyon Destinations difference is that we use the highest quality tour buses for our guests. They are equipped with head rests and foot rests, air conditioning, TVs for entertainment, and on-board restrooms. Additionally, they are inspected daily for safety and quality by our dedicated drivers and guides.

Tour buses are a great choice for those who are traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon with a large group, as they can hold up to 54 passengers. That way, your entire group can stay together during your tour experience and enjoy each other’s company. Grand Canyon tour buses are available to both the Grand Canyon West Rim and South Rim.

Get The VIP Mercedes Sprinter Experience

Another, more exclusive, way to travel to the canyon is on our 14-passenger Mercedes Sprinter van. These vans are used for our VIP small group tours to both rims of the canyon. If you have a smaller group and want to take control of customizing your own Grand Canyon tour, this is the choice for you. 

On our Mercedes Sprinter vans, you are able to stand up, sit down, relax, and enjoy the ride. All this within the privacy of your own space.