Directions

Directions from Phoenix to Flagstaff

To get to Flagstaff, from the Phoenix airport, follow signs for Downtown/I-10 and merge onto I-10 West toward Los Angeles, then take exit 143A for I-17 North toward Flagstaff. (All Phoenix-to-Flagstaff routes pick up at I-17 North eventually.) In 149 miles, I-17 will end and turn into Milton Road/US Route 66/Santa Fe Ave., leading you into Downtown Flagstaff.
151 miles, 2 hours 15 minutes

Directions from Sedona to Flagstaff (there are two ways you can get to Flagstaff from Sedona and vice versa)

OPTION 1(This route is via Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon recommended for its beauty and short distance. Take it in good weather and daylight.) Take Highway 89A north 25 miles through Oak Creek Canyon. Take I-17 north to enter Flagstaff (2 miles.)
27 miles, 40 minutes

OPTION 2(If it is snowing, use this route.) Take Highway 179 south 15 miles through the Village of Oak Creek. Take I-17 north to Flagstaff about 41 miles. This route takes about an hour from Sedona to Flagstaff.
56 miles, 1 hour


Directions from Flagstaff to Sedona

OPTION 1(This route is via Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon recommended for its beauty and short distance. Take it in good weather and daylight.) Begin taking I-17 south from Flagstaff. Just 2 miles south of the junction of I-40 and I-17, exit at Highway 89A (exit 337). This takes you on a breathtaking 25 mile drive through Oak Creek Canyon.
27 miles, 40 minutes

OPTION 2(If it is snowing, use this route.) Take I-17 south from Flagstaff about 41 miles to State Highway 179. From there, go about 15 miles north on Highway 179 and you will enter Sedona. This route takes about an hour from Flagstaff to Sedona.
56 miles, 1 hour

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim and back (there are three ways you can get to the South Rim from Flagstaff)

OPTION 1 – Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim via I-40 and AZ-64

Take I-40 west toward Williams to Highway 64. Take Highway 64 north directly to the main entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
90 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes

OPTION 2 – Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim via US-180
(recommended for good weather and daylight only)

Take Humphreys Street/Fort Valley Road/Highway 180 northwest to Highway 64. Take Highway 64 north directly to the main entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
90 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes

OPTION 3 – Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim Desert View (East) Entrance via AZ-89

Take Route 66/Santa Fe Ave to its transition into AZ-89. Take Highway 89 north to Highway 64. Take Highway 64 west to the East Entrance of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, nown as Desert View.
106 miles, 2 hours


Directions to Flagstaff from Grand Canyon South Rim

OPTION 1: Take Highway 64 south to I-40 East. Take I-40 East to Flagstaff.
OPTION 2: Take Highway 64 south to US-180 southeast.
OPTION 1: 90 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes; OPTION 2: 78 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes


Directions to Grand Canyon North Rim

Take Route 66/Santa Fe Ave to its transition into AZ-89. Take Highway 89 north to Highway 89A. Take Highway 89A west to Highway 67. Take Highway 67 south directly to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (Please note: the North Rim is only open mid-May through mid-October.)
208 miles, 4 hours


Directions to Grand Canyon West Rim

Take I-40 east toward Kingman. Take exit 51 for Stockton Hill Road. Turn right at Stockton Hill Rd and continue 41.5 miles. Turn right at Pierce Ferry Road. Continue onto Diamond Bar Road. Turn left to stay on Diamond Bar Road. Continue straight onto Buck and Doe Road. Destination, the parking lot at Grand Canyon West Airport, will be on the right.
229 miles, 3 hours 45 minutes

Directions to Flagstaff from Las Vegas, NV

Take I-515/US-93/US-95 toward Henderson. Take Highway 93 south to I-40. Take I-40 east to Flagstaff.
251 miles, 3 hours 38 minutes

Directions to Flagstaff from Los Angeles, CA

Take I-605 north to I-210 east toward Barstow. Take I-15 north to Barstow. Take I-40 East toward Needles. Enter Arizona and continue on I-40 east toward Flagstaff.
468 miles, 6 hours 42 minutes

Flagstaff is located in Northern Arizona in the Verde Valley, about 151 miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Want to know the driving distance between Flagstaff and other surrounding cities? See below for details.

Driving Distances to Flagstaff from Surrounding Areas:

Downtown Flagstaff »
Phoenix
GCNP South Rim via I-40
South Rim via US-180
South Rim via AZ-89
GCNP North Rim
Grand Canyon West
Sedona via AZ-89A
Sedona via I-17
Williams
Havasupai Hilltop
Prescott
Page/Lake Powell
Las Vegas, NV
Zion NP, UT
Bryce Canyon NP, UT
St. George, UT
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Miles
151
90
78
106
208
229
31
59
37
170
97
134
251
247
284
270
468
491
Approx. Driving Time
2 hours 15 minutes
1 hour 30 minutes
1 hour 30 minutes
2 hours
4 hours
3 hours 45 minutes
46 minutes
1 hour 5 minutes
39 minutes
4 hours
1 hour 39 minutes
2 hours 14 minutes
3 hours 38 minutes
4 hours 15 minutes
4 hours 47 minutes
4 hours 40 minutes
6 hours 42 minutes
7 hours
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