All South Rim shuttle bus service was suspended in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to protect public health and follow public health guidelines, shuttle bus service has been significantly modified.
Limited shuttle service has resumed - Details
Tusayan Route (Purple Route) is not in service
The Tusayan Route will not be in service during the remainder of 2020.
Information for Reference
The Tusayan Route (Purple Route) provides shuttle bus service between Tusayan and the park. After making four stops in Tusayan, the shuttle bus heads straight to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, where you can begin your Grand Canyon experience. Park and ride, we'll be your guide.
Why wait in lines and drive in circles looking for parking? During Spring Break, summer, and fall weekends, lines are long at the entrance station and parking is difficult to find on the South Rim. So park in the gateway community of Tusayan and ride a shuttle bus into the park. No lines, no hassles, no fuss!
Entrance Pass Required
During the Spring Break and Summer - Park in the Gateway Community of Tusayan
Route Times and Stops
During a normal year, buses will run every 20 minutes between 8 am and 9:30 pm.
Shuttles Make the Following 4 stops in Tusayan:
The park-and-ride lot (off the roundabout near the IMAX Theater) is the best place for day visitors to park RVs and trailers - since there are limited parking options inside the park for RVs.
South Entrance Webcam - Live View
Please check the date and time in the upper left corner of the frame, to make sure the image you are seeing is current. (Sometimes we loose the connection to the camera)
Begin Your Grand Canyon Experience
Once the shuttle bus drops you at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, you can access trails, scenic viewpoints, or the in-park shuttle bus system. For information about the shuttle bus system within the park and Grand Canyon Village services, download the South Rim Pocket Map. You will receive a paper copy of the pocket map when you enter the park.
Last updated: September 5, 2020