February 18, 2021
City Guides

Salt Lake City's Best Public & Airport Transportation

Visitors to Salt Lake City are often astonished at its beauty as well as the friendliness of its residents. There is plenty of culture and history in SLC, and the city offers multiple transportation options for while you’re in town. 

Salt Lake City Airport Transportation Options

If you are flying into Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), you have several options for getting into the city or wherever your final destination may be. 

Public transportation: Take the airport shuttle from the ground level arrivals area to the TRAX/Light Rail Station, and you’ll be taken into downtown Salt Lake City. Buses into town are also available Monday through Friday. 

Taxi and ride share: Taxis and pre-arranged ride share pickups, such as Uber and Lyft, are available on the ground level of the airport.

Shuttle and private car services: Rental car companies, hotels, and off-site parking services offer free shuttles that can take you from the airport to your car, parking area, or accommodations. You can also book a group shuttle or private car service before your trip or when you get to the airport. Planning on using an Avail car while in town? We offer complimentary shuttle pick up and drop off. 

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There are information desks on the airport's ground level that can provide you with details about ground transportation and help you book a ride into the city or surrounding areas. Not all services are available after hours. Check the airport ground transportation page for options.


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Alternate Methods of Transportation in Salt Lake City

After you get into the city and are settled at your destination, you’ll want to start exploring. Fortunately, Salt Lake City has a robust public transportation system that can get you to most places within the city, as well as throughout the metropolitan area. Other options include bike rentals and car sharing.

Salt Lake City Public Transportation

Salt Lake City has plenty of options for getting both around and out-of-town:

Commuter trains: Heading out to Ogden or Provo? FrontRunner commuter trains from Salt Lake City will take you to either of these communities Monday through Saturday. 

Buses: The bus system connects riders to train and light rail stations and the transportation systems in nearby communities. If you plan to do some skiing while in Utah, buses will also take you to nearby slopes during the winter months. 

Light Rail: Salt Lake City’s light rail system operates throughout the city and is available seven days a week. 

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The base public transit fare in Salt Lake City is $2.50 per trip, with additional charges for express service or special routes. Plan your day to see if it might be cost-effective to purchase a day pass, which is available for $5.

Bike Sharing in Salt Lake City

Get some exercise while exploring Salt Lake City. Bike sharing offers the convenience of renting a bike from conveniently located kiosks around the city. GREENbike has short-term memberships and passes that are perfect for visitors.

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Download the Salt Lake City and County Bikeways Map which will help you select routes to recreational rides, mountain bike trails, and a variety of community destinations.

Car Sharing in Salt Lake City

Bike share and public transit are great options for many travelers, but when you need the comfort and convenience of your own car, Avail car sharing is here for you. We have clean, safe cars from Salt Lake City locals available when you need them. Pick up your car from the Avail lot located near Salt Lake City International Airport. You’ll also be protected by Allstate Insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance. Visit us online to learn how you can borrow a car from Avail in Salt Lake City.

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