COVID-19 Safety Modifications to Shuttle Operations:Shuttle capacity is limited to 31 passengers. (7/17/2021)
Village (Blue) Route
Now In Service
This loop route provides transportation between the Visitor Center Plaza, lodges, restaurants, campgrounds, the Backcountry Information Center and Market Plaza (market, bank and post office).
50 Minutes Round-trip
(without getting off the bus)
Fall 2021 Bus Schedule:
(September 11 through November 30, 2021)
Visitors dining in Grand Canyon Village need to be at a bus stop no later than 9:30 pm.
Village (Blue) Route - Need to Know
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.
Points of Interest
(also shown on the map below)
Canyon Views are a Short Walk from these Bus Stops:(Locations are shown on the map below)
Summer and Fall 2021 - Map of South Rim Bus Routes
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 the Hermit Road (Red) Route, or if you are short on time, ride the Village (Blue) Route shuttle 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 the museum, you can take the Kaibab Rim (Orange) 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 Hermit Road (Red) 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.
Additional Shuttle Bus Routes
Visitor Center Plaza to Hermit Road Express Bus
In service through September 10, 2021, the Visitor Center Plaza to Hermit Road Express bus transports passengers from the Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal to the Hermit Road Transfer Station — in the Village Historic District.
Last updated: September 9, 2021