Bryce Canyon National Park Transportation & Travel

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Visitors to Bryce Canyon may fly or drive to the area but a car is essential for getting around. Private tours are offered and there is an excellent free NPS shuttle service within Bryce National Park.

Overview

Visitors may choose to fly to Las Vegas or Cedar City but a car is essential for exploring the area. There are no buses beyond the city limits of Cedar City although hotels provide shuttle transport to and from the airport. Guided tours are an excellent way to see the sights without the hassle of driving, map reading and parking. The NPS runs free shuttle buses within Bryce Canyon National Park.

Driving

Those driving to Bryce Canyon should use the I-15 north from Las Vegas (254 miles) or south from Salt Lake City (271 miles). Take exit 95 just north of Cedar City and follow Hwy 20 for 20.5 miles. Turn right on Hwy 89 for 17 miles then turn left on Hwy 12 and follow it for 13.5 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 63 which leads into Bryce Canyon National Park.

Flying

Airports serving the Bryce Canyon area include:

  • Cedar City Airport
  • Bryce Canyon Airport
  • Panguitch Municipal Airport
  • Kanab Municipal Airport
  • Las Vegas McCarren International Airport
  • Salt Lake City International Airport

Car Rentals

A car is essential to explore the sights of southern Utah. Car rentals are available at:

  • Cedar City Airport
  • Bryce Canyon Airport
  • Kanab Municipal Airport
  • Las Vegas McCarren International Airport
  • Salt Lake City International Airport
  • St George
  • Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon City

Public Buses and Shuttles

Public buses only run within the city limits of Cedar City; there are no public bus services to Bryce Canyon. Some hotels in Cedar City offer an airport shuttle service.

The NPS runs free shuttle buses within Bryce Canyon National Park commencing at Ruby’s Inn Staging area. Buses run a hop-on hop-off service every 10 minutes in peak hours, from 8am to 8pm from May through October.

The NPS Bryce Canyon Rainbow Point bus tour is free and runs twice daily from Rub’s Inn. Reservations are required for this 4-hour trip around the area’s scenic viewpoints.

Bus Tours

Several private tour operators serve the area around Bryce from Cedar City and other towns within southern Utah. Most offer a pickup service from your hotel.

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