Directions

Take I-17 north toward Flagstaff 98.4 miles. Take exit 298 and turn left onto Highway 179. Travel on Highway 179 14.2 miles to Highway 89A. There is traffic often, especially during the warmer months of the year. Expect slow driving speeds all the way through to Uptown and West Sedona. If possible, avoid driving from Phoenix to Sedona Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. The best time to travel is mid-week before 3pm, but even then you will likely hit traffic in Sedona during any daylight hours. 119 miles, 2 hours

Alternatively, if you are staying in West Sedona or if traffic necessitates, you can approach Sedona via Cottonwood. Take I-17 north toward Flagstaff 87 miles. At Camp Verde, take exit 287 for Highway 260 west toward Arizona 89A/Cottonwood. Follow Highway 260 12.4 miles. Turn right onto Highway 89A N and continue 18.5 miles into Sedona.
127 miles, 2 hours 6 minutes

More Info on Phoenix to Sedona

If you’re looking for the best way to get from Phoenix to Sedona, there are a few ways to get yourself between the two destinations depending on your transportation preferences and itinerary. First, you don’t have to fly into Phoenix if you are starting your journey in another state or country. Flying into Flagstaff Pullium Airport (FLG) is arguably way less stressful than flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), but is a certainly more scenic flight that lands you closer to Sedona than a flight to Phoenix Flagstaff Pullium Airport is less than 30 miles from Sedona and. there are connecting flights to Pullium from Phoenix (PHX), Denver, (DEN), Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW), and Los Angeles (LAX).

Phoenix to Sedona by Car

If you are starting in your journey in Phoenix, then renting a car in Phoenix and driving to Sedona is not only the best way to get between the two destinations, but having a car will allow you to enjoy the flexibility and freedom to experience much more of Sedona. Sedona doesn’t have much for public transportation, so having a your own car is certainly the way to go.

Phoenix to Sedona by Shuttle

Groome Shuttle is the most used van shuttle service for getting from multiple locations in Phoenix including Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Sedona. It has a regular schedule with over ## shuttles to Sedona each day. The cost is ## for a one-way trip and ## for a round-trip ticket. Once you’re in Sedona, many tour companies offer hotel pick-up or you can ask your concierge to schedule a taxi or car service. Depending on Ride-Shares like Uber and Lyft is not recommended. The traffic can be so bad in Sedona that it’s not worth it for drivers to provide service in this city, so you will be hard up to find a driver when you need one. You can hire a taxi by calling and scheduling a pick-up, but do not expect to hail one passing on the roads.

If the weather is good, 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

If it is snowing, 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 from Sedona to Flagstaff (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 toward Flagstaff (2 miles.)
27 miles, 40 minutes

OPTION 1 – Directions from Sedona to Grand Canyon South Rim

Take Highway 89A to I-17 N to I-40 W. 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.
114 miles, 2 hours 5 minutes

OPTION 2 – Directions from Sedona to Grand Canyon South Rim
(recommended for good weather and daylight only)

Take Highway 89A to I-17 N to Flagstaff. Take Highway 180 west to Highway 64. Take Highway 64 north directly to the main entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
108 miles, 2 hours 14 minutes

OPTION 3 – Directions from Sedona to Grand Canyon South Rim Desert View (East) Entrance

Take Highway 89A to I-17 N to Flagstaff. Take Highway 89 north to Highway 64. Take Highway 64 west to the East Entrance of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, known as Desert View.
135 miles, 2 hours 42 minutes


Directions from Grand Canyon South Rim to Sedona

Take Highway 64 south to I-40 East. Take I-40 East to Flagstaff. Take I-17 south from Flagstaff to either A) exit 337 to Sedona via Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon or B) to Highway 179 to Sedona (see directions from Flagstaff).
Option A) 114 miles, 2 hours 5 minutes; Option B) 56 miles, 1 hour


Directions from Sedona to Grand Canyon North Rim

Take Highway 89A to I-17 toward Flagstaff and then take I-40 east to Highway 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.)
238 miles, 4 hours 38 minutes


Directions from Sedona to Grand Canyon West Rim

Take Highway 89A to I-17 toward Flagstaff and then 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.
249 miles, 5 hours 30 minutes

Take I-515/US-93/US-95 toward Henderson. Take Highway 93 south to I-40. Take I-40 east to Flagstaff. Take I-17 south from Flagstaff to either A) the exit 337 through to Sedona via Oak Creek Canyon or B) to Highway 179 to Sedona (see directions from Flagstaff).
Option A) 274 miles, 4 hours 21 minutes; Option B) 302 miles, 4 hours 41 minutes

Sedona Airport... The Premier Southwest Resort Destination Airport and "America's Most Scenic Airport." Established in 1955, Sedona Airport is located on top of a mountain five hundred feet above Sedona. Over the last 50 years the airport has kept pace with Sedona’s evolution as a premier resort destination by continually improving its runways, taxi-ways, transient parking, hangar availability, fuel services and overall attraction to drive-in and fly-in visitors. Please note that no commercial airlines fly in and out of Sedona. Fly private or charter aircraft into Sedona.
2 miles; Located in West Sedona.

Fly private or charter aircraft into Grand Canyon Airport near Tusayan at the entrance to the South Rim.
105 miles; 2 hour drive from Grand Canyon/Tusayan to Sedona.


WHILE YOU'RE IN SEDONA...

In Spire Studio

In Spire Studio has a wonderful selection of jewelry, gemstones, Sedona Swirl Pottery, and all your space clearing needs. Handmade jewelry and repairs by an onsite Master Jewel of 33 years. Intuitive readings, psychic readings and multiple healing modalities are available.

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona's Arts & Crafts Village. Tlaquapaque treats visitors to an exceptional collection of Sedona art galleries and shops bordered by four outstand
Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona's Arts & Crafts Village. Tlaquapaque treats visitors to an exceptional collection of Sedona art galleries and shops bordered by four outstanding restaurants including a micro-brewery. You'll want to return to this epicenter of Sedona shopping and activities again and again - to look and wander, to sample and buy, to eat, drink and refresh body and soul. We also serve as an intimate and beautiful wedding venue.

Canyon Villa B&B Inn of Sedona

Enjoy bedside views of the Red Rocks of Sedona by Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Sedona bed and breakfast fare includes full gourmet breakfasts, an afternoon appetizer hour, and evening coffee, teas, and dessert. Bask by the solar pool on warm summer days, and stargaze clear evening skies
Enjoy bedside views of the Red Rocks of Sedona by Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Sedona bed and breakfast fare includes full gourmet breakfasts, an afternoon appetizer hour, and evening coffee, teas, and dessert. Bask by the solar pool on warm summer days, and stargaze clear evening skies by an outdoor fire as the weather gets cooler.
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Adobe Grand Villas

Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, two fireplaces, jetted tub, walk-in shower, three-course breakfast, private entrances, high-speed internet, garden patios or balcony, pool, and an in-ground jetted spa. Relax and unwind wi

Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, two fireplaces, jetted tub, walk-in shower, three-course breakfast, private entrances, high-speed internet, garden patios or balcony, pool, and an in-ground jetted spa. Relax and unwind with a private couples spa and personal chef for private dinners.

9.7
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GreenTree Inn Sedona

GreenTree Inn Sedona is located just minutes from downtown, just off State Route 89A. Our beautifully landscaped property welcomes you with breathtaking views of Thunder Mountain and offers one of the best lodging values in Sedona. Each spacious guest room features a fridge, microwave, cof
GreenTree Inn Sedona is located just minutes from downtown, just off State Route 89A. Our beautifully landscaped property welcomes you with breathtaking views of Thunder Mountain and offers one of the best lodging values in Sedona. Each spacious guest room features a fridge, microwave, coffee maker & 60+ premium cable channels. Enjoy other standard amenities, including our outdoor pool & hot tub, upgraded continental breakfast, and Wi-Fi. Plan activities and dining with the assistance of our knowledgeable staff. At GreenTree Inn Sedona, we strive to deliver exceptional service and quality, so you get a great Sedona value.
8.1
1820 reviews

A Sunset Chateau

Located on a hilltop in the heart of West Sedona, A Sunset Chateau B&B has unparalleled panoramic red rock views. This secluded, artist paradise, replete with original murals, paintings, and sculptures, captures the spirit of Sedona. 25 individually decorated suites have private entrance
Located on a hilltop in the heart of West Sedona, A Sunset Chateau B&B has unparalleled panoramic red rock views. This secluded, artist paradise, replete with original murals, paintings, and sculptures, captures the spirit of Sedona. 25 individually decorated suites have private entrances and baths, fireplaces, jetted tubs, kitchens, gorgeous red rock views, and more. Gourmet breakfast included each morning.

Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock

A magical location, stunning landscape with sweeping vistas: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in red rock country. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation, our refreshed resort features 221 modern guest rooms and suites, all with fireplace, patio or balcon
A magical location, stunning landscape with sweeping vistas: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in red rock country. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation, our refreshed resort features 221 modern guest rooms and suites, all with fireplace, patio or balcony, and mini kitchenette. Enjoy the full-service spa, athletic club with fitness classes, two swimming pools and 18-hole championship golf course.
8.2
360 reviews

Wildland Trekking

Go on an epic journey in Sedona or to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day hiking adventures, tasty backcountry cuisine, and quality gear served up by America's most experienced and knowledgeable Grand Canyon guides. 25+ years experience in adventure travel.

Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend! Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tours take you into the heart of one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Afterwards, we visit the famous Horseshoe Bend, where y

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend! Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tours take you into the heart of one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Afterwards, we visit the famous Horseshoe Bend, where you can peer off the edge at the mighty Colorado River! Tours leaves from Flagstaff.


El Portal Sedona

El Portal Sedona Hotel is dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests and their pets in unpretentious luxury. The boutique hotel was designed and built with pets in mind with tile and wood flooring throughout; while at the same time offering guests the best in

El Portal Sedona Hotel is dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests and their pets in unpretentious luxury. The boutique hotel was designed and built with pets in mind with tile and wood flooring throughout; while at the same time offering guests the best in modern amenities and unparalleled concierge services for the Sedona area.

Located in the heart of Sedona, the boutique hotel has received numerous awards, the most recent being #2 on Dogster Magazine's "Top Pet-Friendly Hotels in the Country", AAA Four-Diamond Hotel Award, voted the Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in the USA by 10best.com and USA Today, 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, among others.


Arizona Private Tours

Arizona Private Tours is the leading private tour agency in Northern Arizona. We specialize in safe & sanitary custom tours. We pick up guests in Flagstaff and spend our day exploring scenic Arizona in an intimate setting with an expert guide in comfort. Our luxury SUV's will take you and
Arizona Private Tours is the leading private tour agency in Northern Arizona. We specialize in safe & sanitary custom tours. We pick up guests in Flagstaff and spend our day exploring scenic Arizona in an intimate setting with an expert guide in comfort. Our luxury SUV's will take you and up to 6 guests on a completely customizable tour of Northern Arizona. For majestic private Grand Canyon tours to Verde Valley Wine tours & ghost towns in the Sedona area, we cover it all. Let us create the custom tour of your dreams and know that we want to make this a day that you will remember for the rest of your life.

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Element Sedona

Element Sedona

Element Sedona Hotel is steps away from the breathtaking red rock mountains, famous restaurants and premium shopping near Sedona's Oak Creek Canyon. Element Sedona is a new hotel where outdoor enthusiasts have endless access to enjoy the beautiful scenery - golf, bike or hike with over 400
Element Sedona Hotel is steps away from the breathtaking red rock mountains, famous restaurants and premium shopping near Sedona's Oak Creek Canyon. Element Sedona is a new hotel where outdoor enthusiasts have endless access to enjoy the beautiful scenery - golf, bike or hike with over 400 miles of trails nearby, plus access to downtown without the congestion. Rest well during your extended stay in our spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens, signature Heavenly Beds® and Netflix, Hulu & YouTube streaming services. Element Sedona is the top-rated Sedona Marriott on Trip Advisor so you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience. Our hotel in Sedona is pet-friendly and a perfect hotel for families visiting Sedona and the Coconino National Forest including Slide Rock State Park and Bell Rock. At the end of your day, enjoy local beer, wine and small bites at our on-site bar, then relax at our outdoor saline pool and hot tub while admiring the spectacular sunset views.
8.9
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Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" their caretakers. Open Daily 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Just 40 minutes from Sedona.

Canyon Dave Tours

Here is the essence: we specialize in good times, splendid viewpoints, and entertaining education. You get an in-depth look into the natural science behind the scenes. You take home a thorough knowledge of where you've been and what it looked like. You won't forget your viewpoints and ours
Here is the essence: we specialize in good times, splendid viewpoints, and entertaining education. You get an in-depth look into the natural science behind the scenes. You take home a thorough knowledge of where you've been and what it looked like. You won't forget your viewpoints and ours, and you won't feel that you've missed something and have to come again (unless you want to). Isn't this how you travel?

Sedona Hiking App

Take a Hike! The Sedona Hiking App currently has over 110 trails, over four hundred miles of trail documented and available in the App. You can follow your location in real time and always know where you are on the trail. Visit and explore www.SedonaHikingApp.com for trail listings and

Take a Hike! The Sedona Hiking App currently has over 110 trails, over four hundred miles of trail documented and available in the App. You can follow your location in real time and always know where you are on the trail. Visit and explore www.SedonaHikingApp.com for trail listings and hike highlights with pictures from the trails.

Here's how it works: After you decide on the trails you'd like to experience, download the trails onto your device (with a network connection) and 'select' them as you do the hike. Click 'Take a Hike' to see the map. Everything you need is in each hike package, including driving directions This really is hiking for everyone. Easy, moderate, and hard day hikes to enjoy the grandeur of Sedona!

Check out our new Discovering Sedona Landmarks app!


Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company! Daily multilingual tours of Grand Canyon departing from Sedona, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon West and Las Vegas. Choose from a variety of Air Tours, River Rafting, Weddings including Grand Canyon hotels
World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company! Daily multilingual tours of Grand Canyon departing from Sedona, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon West and Las Vegas. Choose from a variety of Air Tours, River Rafting, Weddings including Grand Canyon hotels, IMAX attractions, or even fly the Vegas strip by night.

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