Getting Around the Park - Public Transportation

The South Rim’s South Entrance is now open 24 hours/day. Overnight accomodations, and some visitor services are available. More

Desert View and the East Entrance remain closed because of COVID-19 lockdowns on the neighboring Navajo Nation. You must enter and exit the park through the South Entrance. (Tusayan)

The North Rim is open for overnight guests at the lodge. The North Rim Campground remains closed at this time. Details

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South Rim Transportation - Within the Park

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A group of sightseers wearing summer colorful summer clothes are boarding a white and green shuttle bus
The Park's Free Shuttle Buses look like this.

Ride Free South Rim Shuttle Buses

Grand Canyon National Park's free Shuttle Buses operate in and around the South Rim. Village. Save fuel and the time spent looking for a parking place.

All Shuttle Buses are OUT OF SERVICE at this time due to public health concerns (COVID-19)


During the busy season (March 1st through September 27, 2020) free shuttle buses travel between Grand Canyon Village and the gateway community of Tusayan. (7 miles/11km south of Grand Canyon Village) Park and Ride; We'll Be Your Guide.

No tickets are required, and bus stops are clearly marked throughout the park by signs. Learn more...

 

Guided Bus Tours

OUT OF SERVICE at this time due to public health concerns (COVID-19)
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 motor coach 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

OUT OF SERVICE at this time.
Daily, twenty-four hour, service is available to the Grand Canyon Airport, trailheads, and other destinations. Call (928) 638-2822 or (928) 638-2631, ext. 6563.

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

OUT OF SERVICE at this time.
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

OUT OF SERVICE at this time.
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)

OUT OF SERVICE at this time. Service will not be offered during the 2020 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

OUT OF SERVICE at this time.
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: July 7, 2020

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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