Utah, there are various ways of getting here and getting
around. During your journey to Utah, you'll see mountain
grandeurs, panoramic vistas, friendly people and clean
cities. Your choices for adventure are endless as are
your transportation options. You'll be able to travel
to virtually anywhere leading from downtown to the four
corners of Utah.
is located in the western United States. Northern Utah
is generally considered a part of the Rocky Mountain states.
Climate and landscape make southern Utah more closely
aligned with the southwestern U.S. Learn about the history
of transportation in Utah.
Travel Bus Service
Light Rail Railroad
Getting Here: Utah is accessible from cities across
the United States via Salt Lake City International Airport.
The airport is located five miles northwest of downtown
Salt Lake City. The airfield consists of three air carrier
runways and a general aviation runway. There are two terminals,
five concourses (A-E) and 70 aircraft gates. Continental,
Delta, and Southwest airlines operate reservation centers
headquartered at the airport. For more information contact
a travel agent, or call the Salt Lake International Airport.
Getting Around: Regional airlines connect Salt
Lake City with other communities in the state. Regular
scheduled flights link to Vernal, Moab, St. George, and
Cedar City. St. George is also served by flights from Los Angeles (LAX) while Cedar City has flights from Phoenix. The cost per mile of these short stops is
high, but you'll often have excellent views.
Getting Here: The Greyhound Bus Lines offer frequent
service to Utah on its transcontinental routes along I-15
and to Denver along U.S.-40. Greyhound features special
deals on bus passes and one-way "anywhere" tickets.
Outside the U.S., residents may purchase a Greyhound Ameripass
at additional discounts. Contact: 800-231-2222. Getting
Around: Greyhound Bus Lines access several Utah cities
and towns. In northern Utah, buses make regular stops
in Provo, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Brigham and Logan. In
eastern Utah, Greyhound runs to Vernal and Price. Heading
to southwestern Utah on I-15, the bus line makes stops
in Beaver, Parowan, Cedar City and St. George.
Utah Transit Authority has service to northern Utah's
major cities from Provo north to Ogden, including extensive
coverage in the Salt Lake Valley. In winter, Park City
and other Salt Lake City ski areas are accessible via
a number of ski-bus operations, some of which pickup at
the airport. Contact 801-287-4636
Getting Here: A light rail system designed for
commuter travel is a great way to quickly access area
attractions. This 15 mile line runs from 10000 south in
Sandy, a southern suburb of Salt Lake City, to the Delta
Center, home of the Utah Jazz basketball team in downtown
Salt Lake City. Contact: 801-287-4636. Getting Around:
This north/south Transit Express has regular passenger
service from 5:30am-midnight, Monday through Saturday.
TRAX vehicles will stop at each station every 10 minutes
(or less) during peak commuting times, and every 15 to
30 minutes during off-peak times. Each TRAX vehicle holds
150 people, has wheelchair accessibility and allows bicycles.
Getting Here: Amtrak runs two luxury train lines
across Utah - both stop in Salt Lake City. The California
Zephyr runs between Oakland and Chicago. Special fares and round-trip tickets often
make train travel a good value. For more information and
reservations, see a travel agent or call Amtrak. Travel
agents outside the United States sell a USA Railpass.
Getting Around: In addition to its daily stops
in Salt Lake City, Amtrak has service to Provo, Helper, and Green River as they are on the California Zehyr line. Trains run daily along the line.
Utah by Car.
Here: Public transportation serves cities and some
towns, but serves very few scenic, historic, and recreational
areas. Most people choose private vehicles as the most
convenient and economical way to get around. Cars are
easily rented in any large town. Four-wheel-drive vehicles
can be rented, too, and will be very handy if you plan
extensive travel on backroads. Click
here for Utah driving laws.
Interstate-15 slices through Utah, north to south, from
Idaho to Arizona. Interstate-80 crosses the northern part
of the state from Wyoming, running west into Nevada. Interstate-84
runs northwest toward Idaho from Echo Junction near the
Wyoming border. US-6 / US-191 is the major route through
the eastern and southeastern portions of the state. Interstate-70
runs west from Colorado to a junction with I-15 in central
Utah. US-666 enters Utah's southeastern corner from southern
Colorado and joins US-191.
the convenience of visitors traveling the state by vehicle,
Utah has five gateway Welcome Centers. They are located
just off freeway exits at key entry points to the state
and provide free travel information, rest rooms, and pay
south bound near Brigham City (Northern UT) 435-744-5567
I-15 north bound near St. George (Southwestern
I-70 west bound near Thompson Springs (Southeastern
I-80 west bound near Echo Junction (Northern UT)
US-40 in Jensen near Vernal in (Northeastern