Getting Here

Utah’s capital city, Salt Lake City, has multiple flight options. Many Australians choose to use Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston, Texas, as their gateway into the United States. Salt Lake City International Airport has daily nonstop flights with all three cities on multiple airlines including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and more.

If you would like to visit The Mighty 5® national parks in the south of Utah, it is just an hour and a half drive from Las Vegas to St George. So it is worth considering the Las Vegas International Airport as a great gateway to Utah's beautiful national parks.

Airports

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) www.slcairport.com

St. George (SGU) www.flysgu.com

Cedar City (CDC) www.cedarcity.org

Provo (PVU) http://www.provo.org/city-services/airport/commercial-service

Heber Valley (36U) www.gohebervalley.com

Moab (CNY) www.moabairport.com

 

Getting Around

At nearly 85,000 square miles, Utah is the 13-largest state in America by area but only the 35th largest in population. Most of Utah's population is found along the Wasatch Front, in Northern Utah. For travelers that means lots of open space, breezy and well-maintained interstate highways around the state and a vibrant metropolitan corridor with great public transportation. Read more and find links to resources on our Getting Around Utah page or browse some of our best scenic byways and road trips.

Utah is known for its recreation opportunities, from hiking in five national parks to skiing The Greatest Snow on Earth® to white-water rafting down the mighty Colorado River.  All of these attractions and activities are accessible to people of all ability levels. For information on accessibility in Utah for those with disabilities, please read more at our Accessibility page or visit www.accessut.org, and www.dspd.utah.gov.

Car Rental

Avis Car Rental www.avis.com

Budget Rent A Car www.budget.com

Dollar Rent A Car www.dollar.com

Enterprise Car Rental www.enterprise.com

Hertz Car Rental www.hertz.com

National Car Rental www.nationalcar.com

Thrifty Car Rental www.thrifty.com

Cabs

Ute Cab Co. www.utecabco.com

Yellow Cab Co. www.yellowcabutah.com

Lyft and Uber also serve Salt Lake City and other urban areas.

Luxury

All Resort Limousine www.allresortlimo.com/limo

Beehive Limo & Tours

Moab Luxury Coach www.moabluxurycoach.com

Park City Transport www.parkcitytransport.com

Bus

Le Bus www.lebus.com

Lewis Stages www.lewisstages.com

Utah Trailways www.utahtrailways.com

SaferBus www.mcsa.dot.gov/safety-security/saferbus/saferbus.aspx

Shuttle

All Resort Express www.allresort.com

Canyon Transportation www.canyontransport.com

Express Shuttle Service www.xpressshuttleutah.com

Park City Transportation Services www.parkcitytransportation.com

Wasatch Crest Shuttle www.wcshuttle.com

 

Transportation

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) www.rideUTA.com. UTA includes many public transportation services in the Salt Lake area, including bus service, the light rail system (TRAX), as well as

Front Runner is Utah's commuter rail line. Front Runner connects Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties with stations in Salt Lake City, Woods Cross, Farmington, Layton, Roy and Ogden in the North, and heads south through Murray, South Jordan and Draper and into Utah County to Lehi, Orem and Provo.

UTA offers a service that bridges Salt Lake City and Park City called Park City Connect. Summit County stops will include multiple ski resorts, the Park City Transit Center, Kimball Junction businesses and Jeremy Ranch. Salt Lake City stops will include Salt Lake Central Station and the University of Utah.

UTA also offers a Ski Bus Service which connects four ski resorts (Alta, Brighton, Solitude and Snowbird) with the Salt Lake City valley. This service typically runs from mid-December to mid-April.

Elevated Transit provides daily bus service between Salt Lake City and Richfield, via Salina, Centerfield, Gunnison, Manti, Ephraim, Mt Pleasant, Fairview, Moroni, Nephi, Spanish Fork, and Provo. Or, maybe you want to visit the “Gateway to Canyon Country” in Blanding or Utah State Eastern in Price.  Either way, check out Elevated Transit. Take our bus from Salt Lake to Blanding with stops in Provo, Spanish Fork, Price, Green River, Moab, and Monticello.

Kodachrome Basin State Park (Near Bryce Canyon) Photo by Austen Diamond

Driving Regulations

All drivers must have a valid driving license and must be 16 years of age or older to operate a vehicle in Utah.  All drivers and passengers in a vehicle must wear a seatbelt and children from birth through four years of age must be properly restrained in an approved car seat.  Text messaging is outlawed for all Utah drivers. Drivers who talk on a cell phone, and who participate in "careless driving" as a result may receive a moving violation.

Utah's Interstate I-15 near Salt Lake City has an HOV lane, and any vehicle driving in that lane must have two or more passengers total.

The Utah freeway speed limit is 75 or 80 miles per hour (120 km) in rural areas, and 65 or 70 miles per hour (104 km) in urban areas, unless otherwise posted and drivers must obey the posted speed limit.

Please note that most car rental agencies have a minimum age requirement of 25 years old.

Accessibility 

Utah is known for its recreation opportunities, from hiking in five national parks to skiing The Greatest Snow on Earth® to white-water rafting down the mighty Colorado River. But did you know all of these attractions and activities are accessible to people of all ability levels? For information on accessibility in Utah for those with disabilities, please read more at our Accessibility page, which provides links and resources for adaptive recreation throughout Utah, as well as a list of must-do activities. For more information, visit www.accessut.org, and www.dspd.utah.gov.