Getting To Sedona

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How to Get to Sedona

If you’re traveling by vehicle, consider taking State Route (SR) 179 which is designated as an All American Road by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), based on its natural, recreational and scenic qualities. The National Scenic Byways Program recognizes, preserves and enhances selected roads throughout the United States.  Or, consider taking a flight to Sedona and land at one of the most picturesque airports in the country!

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From Phoenix

Start: Phoenix, Arizona
End: Sedona, Arizona
Total Distance: 113.4 Miles
Estimated Total Time: 2 hoursmulti


Option A:

  1. Take I-17 North / Flagstaff 98.4 Miles
  2. At exit 298, Exit Ramp 0.2 Milles
  3. Turn LEFT (West) onto SR-179 [FR-618 Rd] 0.1 Miles
  4. Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-179 14.2 Miles
  5. Turn RIGHT (East) onto SR-89A [N HWY-89A] 0.2 Miles

 Option B:

  1. Take I-17 North / Flagstaff
  2. At exit 287, Turn LEFT onto AZ-260 west toward 89A
  3. Turn right on AZ-89A and continue into Sedona, Arizona

From Las Vegas

Start: Las Vegas, Nevada
End: Sedona, Arizona
Total Distance: 278.0 Miles
Estimated Total Time: 5 hours

  1. Take I-515 [US-93] towards I-515 / US-93 20.3 Miles
  2. Road name changes to US-93 [US-95] 6.0 Miles
  3. Turn LEFT (North-West) onto US-93 78.8 Miles
  4. Entering Arizona
  5. Take Ramp (LEFT) onto I-40 [US-93] 145.6 Miles
  6. At exit 195, take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-17 [SR-89A] 2.6 Miles
  7. At exit 337, take Ramp (RIGHT) onto SR-89A [Fairgrounds Rd] 0.2 Miles
  8. Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-89A [S HWY-89A] 22.8 Miles
  9. Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-89A [N HWY-89A] 1.7 Miles

From Los Angeles

Start: Los Angeles, California
End: Sedona, Arizona
Total Distance: 482 Miles
Estimated Total Time: 7 hours, 30 minutes

  1. Take Ramp onto US-101 [Santa Ana Fwy] 0.6 Miles
  2. Keep LEFT onto I-10 / San Bernardino Fwy / San Bernardino 368.0 Miles
  3. Entering Arizona
  4. Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-17 towards I-17 / Flagstaff 98.7 Miles

Option A:

  1. At exit 298, turn RIGHT onto Ramp 0.2 Miles
  2. Turn LEFT (West) onto SR-179 0.1 Miles
  3. Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-179 11.5 Miles
  4. Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-179 [HWY-179] 0.2 Miles
  5. Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-179 0.2 Miles
  6. Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-179 [HWY-179] 2.6 Miles

Option B:

  1. At exit 287, Turn LEFT onto AZ-260 west toward 89A
  2. Turn right on AZ-89A and continue into Sedona, Arizona

Of course, if you arrive from the north you’ll travel on SR-89A, a beautiful twisting drive designated as the Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road.

Use Sedona as a base camp for your trip to the Grand Canyon. Sedona sits just over 100 miles south of the Grand Canyon and it’s a beautiful drive.

From Sedona to Grand Canyon

Start: Sedona, Arizona
End: South Rim of Grand Canyon, Arizona
Total Distance: 114.3 Miles
Estimated Total Time: 2 hours

  1. Take SR-89A north 24.4 Miles
  2. Turn right onto W. Shamrell Boulevard 0.2 Miles
  3. Take Ramp (Left) onto 1-17 North 2.7 Miles
  4. Take Ramp onto 1-40 West via Exit 340B 29.6 Miles
  5. At Exit 165, exit Ramp 0.4 Miles
  6. Turn Right (North) on SR-64 and continue to Grand Canyon 57 Miles

Around We Go!  How to Drive a Roundabout

  1. Slow down and yield to traffic from the left.
  2. Wait for a gap in the traffic and proceed around traffic circle to your intended direction. Exit right from the traffic circle toward your intended direction. Do not stop in roundabout.
  3. Obey one-way signs.  Stop in crosswalks for pedestrians and bicyclists.
  4. Note that left turns and U-turns are completed by traveling around the center island.

The Official Website for the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau