Tusayan Route (Purple Route) Out of Service - Service Resumes March 1, 2020
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!
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.
Entrance Pass Required
During the Spring Break and Summer - Park in the Gateway Community of Tusayan
Ride the free Tusayan Route (purple) shuttle bus into the park, and bypass the wait at the entrance gate.
Shuttles run every 20 minutes between 8 am and 9:30 pm. (20 minutes transit time to the Visitor Center.)
You must present a valid park entrance pass when boarding the bus.
You can buy an entrance pass online from recreation.gov An online pass will admit everyone traveling with you in your car or personal vehicle. More about pass options and Buying your Pass Online.
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 arrive in the park.