The South Entrance Station is the primary point of entry for most visitors to Grand Canyon National Park. Located in Arizona, 5 miles (8 km) north Tusayan; 55 miles (89 km) north of Williams via AZ 64 from I-40; and 80 miles (129 km) north of Flagstaff via US 180, the South Entrance Station is the closest entry to the Village on the South Rim.
Entrance Fees and Passes
Admission to Grand Canyon National Park is valid for seven days. It includes both the North Rim and South Rim.
No refunds are given due to inclement weather.
Prices below reflect increases that went into effect on June 1, 2018:
Vehicle Permit: $35
Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. Organized groups are not eligible for the vehicle permit.
Motorcycle Permit: $30
Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its passenger(s).
Individual Permit: $20 per person
Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, park shuttle bus, Grand Canyon Railway, and private rafting trip. Individuals 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge.
There are multiple types of annual passes available at each park entrance station:
America the Beautiful - Annual Pass ($80)
Grand Canyon National Park Pass ($70) - buy online before you arrive!
America the Beautiful - Senior Pass ($80)
"Every Kid in a Park" 4th Grade Pass (Free)
America the Beautiful - Access Pass (Free)
Military Pass (Free)
Documentation and ID required when presenting or acquiring a pass. Further information can be found here
At the Entrance Station, credit and debit cards, digital passes, and America the Beautiful passes are accepted for entry. Cash is not being accepted at this time.
Organized, Non-commercial Groups
Organized, non-commercial groups include church groups, college or school groups, scouts, service organizations, military, etc.
All holders of Interagency Passes, Golden Passports, National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, Grand Canyon passes, and visitors 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge. Passes allow free entrance to individual pass holders under the conditions stated on the pass.
Organized, non-commercial groups in vehicles with a manufacturer's designed capacity of 16 or less are charged the $35 vehicle permit. Vehicles with a manufacturer's designed capacity of 16 or greater are charged $8 per person. Removal of seats from a vehicle does not qualify for the lower rate. Age and pass exemptions apply.
The total fee charged for an organized, non-commercial group will not exceed the $300 fee per vehicle.
Organized, non-commercial groups are not eligible to purchase Interagency Federal Recreational Lands Passes.
Commercial Tour Fees
Fees are based on vehicle capacity for all tour groups and bus companies that originate outside a 100-mile (160 km) radius of an entrance station to Grand Canyon National Park. Taxis are classified as commercial tours since they do not have regularly scheduled service.
Vehicles with capacity of 1-25 will be charged a flat fee of $8 per person. Visitors 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge..
Vehicles with capacity of 26 or greater will be charged a flat fee of $300. No Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass, or National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes (Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass) will be accepted, and there are no exemptions for age.
Multiple Vehicle Tours/Caravan Tour
In multiple vehicle tours each vehicle will be charged the regular, single-vehicle fee ($30 Motorcycles, $35 Vehicle). If one or more group members own a National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, each pass will be accepted for entry of one vehicle in the caravan.
Regional shuttle service is defined as service organizations within a 100-mile (160 km) radius of an entrance station for Grand Canyon National Park. All vehicles will be charged a flat fee of $8 per person, regardless of vehicle size.
Local transit is designated as having regularly scheduled transit service originating within a 100-mile (160 km) radius of an entrance station for Grand Canyon National Park. All vehicles will be charged a flat fee of $6 per person, regardless of vehicle size. Visitors 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge.
No additional per-person fees are charged as long as passengers are traveling with their original commercial vehicle. Tour passengers who re-enter the park by other means are subject to per person fees. Entrance fees are not refundable and/or transferable. The permit is valid for up to 7 days for the same tour group only. A Commercial Use Authorization is required for any commercial tour company, regional shuttle service company, or local transit company that enters the park.