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 Phoenix, Flagstaff, 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.
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