Village Shuttle Bus Route

Blue Route
Now In Service

 
Boarding Village Route bus at the Visitor Center Stop
Boarding the Village Route (blue) shuttle bus at the Visitor Center.

50 Minutes Round-trip
(without getting off the bus)

Spring Bus Schedule:

Every 30 minutes 4:30–6 am
Every 15 minutes 6 am–8:30 pm
Every 30 minutes 8:30–10 pm
Last bus: 9:30 pm

Visitors dining in Grand Canyon Village need to be at a bus stop no later than 9 pm.

 

This route provides transportation between the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, hotels, restaurants, and campgrounds. Canyon views are a short walk from some of the bus stops.

The Rim and Greenway trails can be accessed via this route – but be aware of ice and snow during winter months (and sometimes during spring) along these trails.

Please refer to the loop diagram below, along with the "South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide (1.1 MB PDF file) for more information about this route.

 
Blue Route Shuttle loop map showing all stops

Map showing the Village Loop (blue) shuttle bus stops

 

Points of Interest (also shown on the map below)

  • Grand Canyon Visitor Center
  • Market Plaza
  • Shrine of the Ages/Park Headquarters
  • El Tovar/Hopi House/Train Depot
  • Village Amphitheater
  • Verkamp’s Visitor Center
  • Bright Angel and Maswik lodges
  • Lookout Studio
  • Kolb Studio
  • Bright Angel Trail
  • Backcountry Information Center
  • Mather Campground/Trailer Village
 

Canyon Views Are a Short Walk from the Following Bus Stops (shown on the map below)

  • Shrine of the Ages
  • Train Depot
  • Bright Angel Lodge
  • Hermits Rest Transfer
 
South Rim Pocket Map: Getting Around South Rim
Click on the map above to download the "South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide" (1.1 MB PDF file)
 

Possible Itineraries Along the Village Route:

Beautiful Views and Early Park History
Leave the car in parking lot A near the Shrine of the Ages and walk west along the Rim Trail taking in spectacular canyon views. In approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km), you will come to historic Grand Canyon Village, where you can visit some of the historic hotels, Hopi House, Verkamp's Visitor Center, Lookout Studio, and Kolb Studio. From there, continue your canyon adventures out along Hermits Rest Route, or if you are short on time, ride the Village Route back to parking lot A.

 
Discover the Canyon's Geologic Story
Leave the car in one of the parking areas at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, follow the canyon rim signs to Mather Point, and walk west along the Rim Trail taking in spectacular canyon views. In approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km), you will come to Yavapai Point Geology Museum, where you can learn about the canyon's geologic history. From here, you can take the Kaibab Rim Route back to the visitor center or continue walking another 1.0 mile (1.6 km) along the Rim Trail to the Shrine of Ages, where you can ride the Village Route back to the visitor center or keep walking along the Rim Trail to Grand Canyon Village (see itinerary above).

 

History, Canyon Views and Adventure Await
Leave the car in one of the parking areas at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, follow the shuttle bus signs, and get on the Village Route bus. Ride it to historic Grand Canyon Village and admire the train depot, historic hotels, Hopi House, Verkamp's Visitor Center, Lookout Studio, and Kolb Studio. From there, continue your canyon adventures out along Hermits Rest Route (in service March 1 through November 30) or if you are short on time, ride the Village Route back to the visitor center.

 
When walking or cycling at the Grand Canyon, make sure to take your time and carry food and water with you. The South Rim of Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet / 2,134 meters above sea level. Visitors with respiratory or heart problems may experience difficulties. Exercising at this elevation can be strenuous.
 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

(928) 638-7888
This is the main phone number for general park questions.

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