Explanation of Narrated Tour BusesUnlike transit (shuttle) buses, which are not narrated, tour buses feature a trained naturalist who both drives the bus and narrates during the trip.
Tour bus trips begin and end at various locations around the entrance of the park - they do not pick up at campgrounds along the Park Road, and they are not set up for passengers to disembark and re-board. Shuttle buses are a better option for passengers who want to get off the bus to hike, picnic, etc.
There are a few different bus tours from which to choose. All tours are conducted by certified driver-naturalists who will provide a guided, informative trip into the park. Tour buses are tan-colored, to help them stand out from a distance. Descriptions of each tour are below.
Reservations and Prices
Reservations for bus trips are made through our bus concessionaire, Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture. You can buy bus tickets online or call 1-800-622-7275.
The National Park Service does not operate any of these tours. Questions concerning departure times, ticket refunds, etc., should be directed to Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture through their website or the phone number previously listed.
Tour bus ticket prices vary year-to-year, and vary depending on the length of your tour.
Bus departures vary each day, based on demand. There is therefore no fixed daily schedule. Contact the bus company to learn more about bus schedules.