Conveniently located halfway between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, Sedona Verde Valley can be accessed from a number of major airports. All nearby airports offer national car rental options and visitors can chose from a variety of scenic routes to get to town. 

Flying to Sedona Verde Valley

Visitors flying into Sedona Verde Valley region have the option to choose between a number of airports depending on their starting location, budget, and travel itinerary. The closest airport to Sedona Verde Valley is the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, however, flying into this airport often requires connecting flights, especially for travelers arriving from the East Coast.

The majority of our visitors fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, rent a car, and take the scenic, two-hour drive to Sedona. The drive from the Phoenix Harbor Airport along SR (179) is one of the most beautiful drives in the entire country. It was dedicated as an All American Road by the Federal Highway Administration and is loaded with stunning scenic, natural, and recreational attractions.

Alternatively, some visitors prefer to fly into the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and rent a car (approximately a 4.5 hour drive to Sedona Verde Valley).

Driving to Sedona Verde Valley

Whether you are road tripping across the country or plan to rent a car at the airport, driving through the scenic red rock territory is a breathtaking experience, and you’ll want to have your camera ready. Rental Cars are available at the airports in PhoenixFlagstaff, and Las Vegas.

For those looking to take the region’s most scenic roads, consider driving down the All American Road, SR (179) from Phoenix, Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Drive from Flagstaff, or traveling on the Red Rock Scenic Byway near Sedona.

Scroll down for specific driving instructions from nearby destinations.

The drive from Flagstaff to Sedona Verde Valley is 29.3 miles/47 km and takes approximately 50 minutes. Arizona State Road 89A through Oak Creek Canyon offers incredible scenic views. For Google Maps directions click here.

Start: Depart Flagstaff, AZ

  1. Head West on Historic Route 66 towards N. Humphreys Street (.6 miles)
  2. Continue on S. Milton Road (1.3 miles)
  3. Continue on I-17 S (2.5 miles)
  4. Take exit 337 towards Arizona 89A S./OakCreek Canyon Sedona (.3 miles)
  5. At the traffic circle, take the third exit on to AZ 89A S/N State Route 89A

End: Arrive Sedona, AZ

The distance from Phoenix to Sedona Verde Valley is 120 miles/193km and takes approximately 2 hours. The All American Road SR (179) provides stunning red rock views, natural attractions, and recreational opportunities. For Google Maps directions click here.

Start: Depart Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Take I-17 North towards Flagstaff (98.4 miles)
  2. Exit I-17 at exit 298
  3. Turn Left (West) onto SR-179 [FR-618 Rd] (0.1 miles)
  4. Continue on SR-179 (14.2 miles)
  5. Turn Right (East) onto SR-89A [N HWY-89A] (0.2 miles)

End: Arrive Sedona, Arizona

The distance from the Grand Canyon to Sedona Verde Valley is 108 miles/174 km and takes approximately 2 hours to drive. For Google Maps directions please click here.

Start: Depart the Grand Canyon, Arizona

  1. Follow US-180 S to AZ-64 S (23.7 miles)
  2. Get on 1-40 E in Williams (28.3 miles)
  3. Follow 1-40 E to AZ-89 S/ N State Rte 89 in Sedona (55.9 miles)

End: Arrive in Sedona, Arizona

The distance from Las Vegas to Sedona Verde Valley is 275 miles/443 km and takes approximately 4.5 hours. For Google Maps directions click here.

Start: Depart Las Vegas, Nevada

  1.  Take I-515 S/US-93 S/US-95 S (19.8 miles)
  2.  Take I-40 E/US-93 S in Kingman (82.9 miles)
  3.  Follow I-40 E to W Shamrell blvd. in Flagstaff. Take Exit 337 from I-17 S (148 miles)
  4. Drive to AZ-89A S/N State Rte 89A in Sedona

End: Arrive Sedona, Arizona


Phoenix 2 hrs (120 miles / 193 km)
Grand Canyon 2.5 hrs (108 miles / 174 km)
Flagstaff 50 minutes (30 miles / 48 km)
Las Vegas 4.5 hrs (275 miles / 443 km)