What’s the Closest Airport To Bryce Canyon National Park?

When you’re planning your trip to Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the things you’ll need to decide is where to fly into.

In this guide, we’ll look at the airport closest to Bryce Canyon National Park.

It’s worth noting that although this is the closest airport to Bryce Canyon National Park, it may not be the best for your trip.  For more detailed information about other nearby airports, read my Guide to all the Airports Near Bryce Canyon National Park.

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This guide outlines a range of convenient airports that you could be the best for your trip. However, the nearest airport with commercial flights to Bryce Canyon National Park is Cedar City Regional Airport and the nearest MAJOR airports to Bryce Canyon National Park are Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport (both the same distance away).

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The Closest Airport To Bryce Canyon National Park

Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC)

Small trees are in the middle of hills, and below the mountain are building in Cedar City, Utah, on the opposite side

Cedar City Regional Airport is the nearest airport to Bryce Canyon with commercial flights. If you have limited travel time and want to get the most out of your Bryce Canyon experience, this is your best choice.  

The downside is that it’s a regional airport that only offers domestic flights connected to Salt Lake City via Delta Airlines. If you also want to include a visit to Salt Lake in your itinerary, you could consider a layover going there.    

It’s a small airport with only two rental car companies available, but it’s the best way to get you to Bryce Canyon if you want to minimize your driving.  From the airport, it’s less than two hours’ drive to get to Bryce National Park. 

It can be more expensive to fly into small airports like this since they don’t have budget flights, but it does save you time and will help you make the most of your trip to Bryce Canyon.   


Located two miles northwest of the Cedar City area  

Distance to Bryce Canyon National Park:

91 miles  

Travel time to Bryce Canyon National Park:

1 hour and 45 minutes  

What airlines fly out of Cedar City Regional Airport? Which airports connect there? 

Delta (operated by Sky West): Connecting flights to Salt Lake City International Airport 

Rental car options: 

  • Onsite: Avis/Budget, Enterprise 
  • Offsite: Enterprise 

Getting from Cedar City Regional Airport to Bryce Canyon National Park: 

  • The airport offers taxi services, shuttle buses, and airport shuttles within Cedar City plus a free hotel shuttle from Abbey Inn.  However, to get to Bryce Canyon from Cedar City, you’ll need to rent a car and drive. 


  • The closest airport to Bryce Canyon, Utah based on travel time 
  • Open year-round  


  • Since it’s a small airport, it has limited flight options  
  • Only has connecting flights to Salt Lake City International Airport   
  • There aren’t budget flights available, so is more expensive  
  • Has limited car rental services  

Map of Airports Near Bryce Canyon National Park

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Have a great trip to Bryce Canyon!  I hope this guide has helped you decide where to fly into for Bryce Canyon. 

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Closest Airport To Bryce Canyon National Park

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James Ian is a national park, camping and hiking expert.

He has dedicated his life to travel, visiting more than 80 countries, all 7 continents and most of the national parks in the United States. With over 35 years experience in the travel industry, James has worked on cruise ships, at resorts and hotels, and as a travel planner who’s helped hundreds of people plan successful trips to US national parks. 

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