Tusayan (Purple Route) Shuttle Bus

COVID-19 Safety Modifications to Shuttle Operations:

Shuttle capacity is limited to 31 passengers. (7/17/2021)
  • Passengers must have their own face mask/covering.
  • This is a federal mandate that applies to vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals on all public transit.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use.
  • Passengers must follow all CDC and public health physical distancing guidelines while in line and on the bus.
  • Sidewalk decals, tape, and signage has been installed at bus stops to promote physical distancing.
  • Buses will undergo daily cleaning according to CDC and public health guidance.
  • Shuttle bus staff will follow specific screening protocols when reporting to work each day.

Tusayan (Purple Route)

The Tusayan (Purple Route) will not be in operation during the 2021 Season. The route is closed until further notice.

The Tusayan (Purple Route) provided shuttle bus service between the gateway community of Tusayan and the park. After making four stops in Tusayan, the bus traveled 6.8 miles/11 km to the South Rim Visitor Center inside the park. The buses ran every 20 minutes between 8 am and 9:30 pm. It was a 40 minute round trip.

Xanterra offers taxi service between Tusayan/ Grand Canyon Airport and Grand Canyon Village. (24 hours) 928-638-2822. They are not providing service east of Yaki Point Road, or west of the Hermit Road Interchange at this time.


South Rim - Summer/Fall 2021 Bus Routes Map

Map showing South Rim Grand Canyon Village and Vicinity showing the three  main shuttle bus routes that are in service as of July 17, 2021. The routes are indicated by red, blue and orange lines.
This version of the South Rim Pocket Map shows the three shuttle bus routes that are in operation as of July 17, 2021 in the village developed area. The Kaibab Rim (Orange Route), on the right, and the Hermit Road (Red Route) on the left transport visitors to outstanding views. The Village (Blue Route) in the center, connects the Visitor Center Plaza with lodges, campground, Backcountry Information Center, and Market Plaza (market, bank, and post office).

Last updated: July 31, 2021

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