Bryce Canyon National Park Public Transportation, Buses, Transit

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Public Transportation

Public bus services do not run to Bryce Canyon but guided tour companies offer excellent trips from nearby towns. The NPS runs free shuttle buses within Bryce Canyon National Park. Read More

  • The free NPS Bryce Canyon Shuttle Bus Service runs from 8am-8pm from May to October
  • The 4-hour Bryce Canyon Rainbow Point NPS bus tour must be booked 24 hours ahead and departs Ruby’s Inn shuttle station at 9am and 1pm from May through October

Bus Tours

Several tour operators offer private bus tours around the area of Bryce Canyon and other national parks and attractions. They can be booked from Cedar City and other towns within southern Utah and most offer a pickup service from your hotel.

Public Bus System

There are no no public bus services beyond Cedar City town limits.

Hotel Shuttles

The Cedar City shuttle service runs between the airport and local hotels.

Some hotels in Moab offer shuttle services from the Greyhound Bus Station at Green River and offer transport for guests to and from local trailheads.

Bryce Canyon Shuttle Bus Service

The National Park Service (NPS) has shuttle bus services within Bryce Canyon National Park. The transportation is free but riders must pay the required entrance fee to the national park. The service has a pickup point at the Shuttle Staging Area at Ruby’s Inn outside the national park. Advantages of using the shuttle are to avoid overcrowding on the road, the convenience of enjoying the scenery as you travel, and avoiding parking problems at the viewpoints.

The shuttle runs from 8am to 8pm from May through October. Buses run every 10 minutes in peak hours, and every 30 minutes before 10am and after 6pm.

Stops are as follows:

  1. Shuttle Staging Area
  2. Ruby's Inn
  3. Ruby's Campground
  4. Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  5. Sunset Campground
  6. Bryce Point
  7. Inspiration Point
  8. Sunset Campground
  9. Sunset Point
  10. Bryce Canyon Lodge
  11. Sunrise Point (General Store is nearby)
  12. North Campground Trailer Drop-off
  13. Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  14. Shuttle Staging Area

Bryce Canyon Rainbow Point Service

This 4-hour round trip guided tour to Rainbow Point covers 40 miles along the park’s scenic viewpoints. Visitors can take the whole trip or use it to reach the backcountry trailheads in Bryce National Park.

The shuttle is free of charge and runs twice daily at 9am and 1pm, from May through October. Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance at the shuttle office at Ruby’s Inn or by calling 435-834-5290. Buses hold 45 passengers and are on a first-come, first served basis.