Rent a car for your Grand Canyon trip
With a rental vehicle from USA Cars Rental you can reach and explore Grand Canyon with ease.
Our rental car deals for Grand Canyon National Park provides our customers with enough car variety both in terms of car fleet and deal types. The best time to visit the Grand Canyon is from March to May and from September through November when the temperatures are cool and is comparatively less crowded. Rent a car in advance through our booking engine and save money on your next trip. We provide rental pickup at almost all major airports near Grand Canyon, so pick up is really easy and you would be able to start your trip within minutes after arrival.
Planning to explore the area over an extended period of time? No worries, we can help you find your perfect long-term, monthly or weekly car rental according to your travel dates.
Why rent a car for your Grand Canyon National Park trip?
For freedom, to be the boss of your own trip…
Grand Canyon is 466 km long, 29 km wide and 1.6 km deep, and its monstrous size houses some of the best views in the World. A rental car will allow you to cover some of the rarest sites, and cover place that the average Grand Canyon visitor fails to witness. The Canyon has two rims, the south and the west Rims, out of which South Rim remains comparatively more crowded as it offers more spectacular views and is relatively more developed area of the Canyon.
The following are the places that you will only be able to explore with freedom in a rental car
- Desert View Drive – It has 6 viewpoints and four picnic areas. Yaki point and Pipe Creek Vista are some of the most noted stops along this beautiful drive.
- Sedona – Many people use Sedona as a stop to enjoy its many spas, shops, galleries and eateries.
- Colorado River views – It consists of various views of the Colorado River that can be enjoyed from Hermit Road, Desert View Drive, and from Yavapai and Mather points
- Hermit road – 7 miles long, it has 9 scenic view points
Grand Canyon Activity Highlights
Once you have visited the National Park’s hidden gems, park your rental car at the South Rim’s Parking lot and enjoy the multitude of things Grand Canyon National Park offers:
- Horseback riding tours
- Hot air balloon tour
Car rental companies we work with
We work with all major car rental brands in the US. They cover a big list of airport and city locations & also provide rentals for popular trips like the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas Strip.
Popular car rental locations near Grand Canyon National Park
The following are the airports near Grand Canyon where you can pick your rental car:
1. Phoenix Airport (PHX)
Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport is the most frequently used airport by the people visiting the Canyon as it is the nearest major airport to the Canyon’s South Rim. The Canyon is a 3.5 hrs drive from Phoenix airport. (If you want, you can also pick the car rental at Phoenix Downtown)
2. Las Vegas Airport
Las Vegas airport is the closest airport from Grand Canyon’s West Rim. It is located 121 miles and 278 miles away from the West and South Rim respectively. (Some visitors also pick their car rentals from Las Vegas Downtown – another major rental location in Vegas)
3. Flagstaff Airport
Flagstaff Airport is the smallest airport closest to the Grand Canyon; it is located just 92 miles from the airport. Because of its proximity to Route 66, Grand Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon, Flagstaff is known for its major tourist base.
4. Seattle Airport
Irrespective of the fact that Seattle airport is located 1200 miles from Grand Canyon, many tourists rent cars at Seattle airport for their impending trips to the Canyon. Another major pickup location in Seattle is the Seattle downtown.
5. Dallas Airport
Dallas Airport is 1000 miles from Grand Canyon. Just like Seattle airport a big number of people rent cars at Dallas and drive to the Canyon. This route is usually taken up travelers visiting on a long vacation trip.
What type of car to rent for my Grand Canyon trip?
Depending on the number of people you are traveling with, you can pick the car of your choice when renting through us. We cover all car categories from economy to luxury cars to vans and minivans. These are the most preferred rental car types for the Grand Canyon trip:
- Van & Minivan rentals
- Full size vehicles
Top road trips to Grand Canyon
You can start your road trip to Grand Canyon from numerous US cities like Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, and Los Angeles. It totally depends on you. The following are a few ideas you can use:
Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
|Distance:||252.6 mi via I-15 N|
|Route:||via I-15 N|
|Places to see on the way:||Boulder city, Kingman, and Seligman – where the last two have been the part of Route 66 road trip ever since its inception|
Seattle to Grand Canyon
|Distance:||1,209.9 mi via I-84 E|
|Route:||via I-84 E|
|Place to see on the way:||On your way from Seattle to Grand Canyon, a visit to Twin Idaho Falls is a must|
Dallas to Grand Canyon
|Distance:||1,037.5 mi via US-287 N and I-40 W|
|Route:||via US-287 N and I-40 W|
|Places to see on the way:||Santa Rosa and Flagstaff are the most popular places that you can explore on your way from Dallas to Grand Canyon|
Phoenix to Grand Canyon
|Distance:||224.1 mi via I-17 N|
|Route:||via I-17 N|
|Places to see on the way:||Visit Arcosanti and Sedona while driving from Phoenix to Grand Canyon for a memorable trip|