Village Shuttle Bus Route

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COVID-19 Safety Modifications to Shuttle Operations:

  • Shuttle capacity is limited to 15 passengers.

  • Face masks/coverings are required. Prior to entry passengers must have their own face mask/covering.

  • 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.

 

Village (Blue Route)

Note: the Village (Blue) Route is not in operation during the spring (March 1 through May 28, 2021)
There will be no shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Village during the spring. If you walk along the Rim or Greenway trails between the Visitor Center and the Village, you will need to walk back to your starting point.

 
Several people boarding a green and white bus with snow in the ground.
Boarding the Village Route (blue) shuttle bus at Market Plaza.

50 Minutes Round-trip

(without getting off the bus)

Spring 2021 Bus Schedule: CLOSED


(March 1, 2021 - May 28, 2021)

  • Note: the Village (Blue) Route is not in operation during the spring (March 1 through May 28, 2021)
  • There is no shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Village during the spring. If you walk along the Rim or Greenway trails between the Visitor Center and the Village, you will need to walk back to your starting point.
 
 

Village Route - Need to Know for Summer 2021

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.
  • Canyon 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 these Bus Stops:

(stops are shown on the map below)

  • Shrine of the Ages
  • Train Depot
  • Bright Angel Lodge
  • Hermit Road Transfer Station
 

Grand Canyon Village Map

 
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.
 

Last updated: March 1, 2021

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