Getting Around the Park - Public Transportation

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, public health measures are in place including capacity limits, temporary closures, and modified operations.

Visit this webpage (updated daily) for the current list of what is open and closed, and the hours of operation.

 
 

South Rim Transportation - Within the Park

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At a bus stop, a group of around 20 sightseers dressed in summer clothes are about to board a green and white bus.
The park's shuttle buses look like this. Location: Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal. June, 2021.

Ride Free Shuttle Buses

Grand Canyon National Park's free Shuttle buses operate in and around the South Rim. The shuttles can take you to out to exceptional scenic overlooks where private vehicles are not permitted.

  • Four South Rim shuttle bus routes are in operation during the summer of 2021. Face masks/coverings are required when boarding and inside park shuttle buses. Details >
 

Guided Bus Tours

Xanterra Parks & Resorts conducts Guided Bus Tours within the park. Call (303) 297-2757, toll free (888) 297-2757, FAX (303) 297-3175. Visitors arriving in the park should contact any transportation desk for information or call (928) 638-2631 to make arrangements. Tours include Sunrise, Sunset, Desert View Drive, and Hermits Rest Road. Tours are available throughout the year. Wheelchair-accessible coaches are available by prior arrangement.

Xanterra Transportation Desks

Information about Phantom Ranch facilities, mule trips, horseback riding, air tours, one-day float trips, and guided bus tours (including wheelchair-accessible vehicles) is available in the lodge lobbies (hours vary seasonally). Call (928) 638-2631, ext. 6015.

  • Maswik Lodge Transportation Desk - Times vary based on seasonal demand.
  • Bright Angel Lodge Transportation Desk - Times vary based on seasonal demand.

Taxi Service

Xanterra Taxi Service (24 hours) 928-638-2631

  • Between South Kaibab Trailhead and Village
  • Between Village and Tusayan/ Airport
  • Not serving Hermit Road at this time

Car Rentals

At one time, car rentals were available from the Grand Canyon Airport in Tusayan. This is no longer the case. At this time car rentals are not available in Tusayan or within the park.

Bicycle Rentals

Bright Angel Bicycles adjacent to Grand Canyon Visitor Center, provides bicycle rentals and guided bicycle tours between mid-March and October 31.

 

Scheduled Rim-to-Rim Shuttle Service

The Trans-Canyon Shuttle provides daily scheduled shuttle service between the North and South rims, between May 15 and Oct. 15. Reservations are required. 928-638-2820. Transit time is approximately 4.5 hours one way.

This service is also available for hikers with backcountry permits (after the lodge has closed - between Oct 16 through Nov 26)

 
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North Rim Transportation - Within the Park

Transportation is usually available from May 15 through October 15, 2020

Grand Canyon Lodge Hiker Shuttle (May 15, through October 15)

NOT IN SERVICE during the 2021 season.
A shuttle to the North Kaibab Trailhead picks up passengers in front of the Grand Canyon Lodge at 5:45 am and 7:10 am. Reserve space 24 hours in advance at the front desk of the Lodge.

Scheduled Rim-to-Rim Shuttle Service

The Trans-Canyon Shuttle provides daily scheduled shuttle service between the North and South rims, between May 15 and Oct 15. Reservations are required. 928-638-2820. Transit time is approximately 4.5 hours one way.

This service is also available for hikers with backcountry permits (after the lodge has closed - between Oct 16 through Nov 26)


 
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"Traveling Green"
is a great way to help Grand Canyon and other areas you visit reduce carbon emissions, divert and reduce what goes into the waste stream, and to generally help the environment. Go to the Traveling Green page for helpful tips on planning your next green adventure.

Thanks for doing what you can to help protect our environment!

 
 
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Last updated: September 8, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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