Hikers' Express Shuttle Bus

about 20 people with packs waiting at a bus stop in front of a rustic building with a gabled roof.
Hikers waiting at the bus stop in front of the Backcountry Information Center. NPS/M.Quinn

Hikers' Express Shuttle Bus

  • An early morning bus with service from 3 locations in Grand Canyon Village to South Kaibab Trailhead
  • The shuttle is one-way and does not return hikers from the South Kaibab Trailhead to the village.
Just after sunrise, hikers with packs are boarding a white and green bus. Bus marquee reads, Hiker's Express.
Boarding the Hikers' Express Shuttle at the Backcountry Information Center

The Hikers' Express Shuttle Bus

  • Departs Bright Angel Lodge bus stop on the hour
  • Second stop at Backcountry Information Center
  • Third stop at Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal
  • Last stop at South Kaibab Trailhead

Hikers' Express Bus leaves Bright Angel Lodge at:

  • 4 am, 5 am, 6 am, 7 am, in June, July, August
  • 5 am, 6 am, 7 am, in September and May.
  • 6 am, 7 am, 8 am in October and April
  • 7 am, 8 am, 9 am in November and March
  • 8 am and 9 am in December, January, February

Another option is to park in one of the 4 lots around the Visitor Center Plaza and ride the Eastbound Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route bus directly from the Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal, to South Kaibab Trailhead.


Fall 2023 — South Rim Shuttle Bus Route Map

Map showing South Rim Grand Canyon Village and Vicinity showing four shuttle bus routes that are in service during summer 2023
Three shuttle bus routes operate from September 10 through November 30, 2023. Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route, right, transports visitors to S. Kaibab Trailhead and outstanding views at Yaki Point. Village (Blue) Route, center, connects Visitor Center with lodges, campgrounds, Backcountry Information Center, and Market Plaza (market, outdoor ATM, post office). Hermit Road (Red) Route, upper left, travels a 7-mile scenic road for great views. Tusayan (Purple) Route will resume service duing summer 2024

Additional Shuttle Bus Routes

Shuttle Bus Home Page

Last updated: September 9, 2023

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PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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