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Zion National Park Shuttle

The Virgin River didn’t shape Zion Canyon to accommodate the volume of visitors that Zion National Park attracts. One heavily trafficked road — Highway 9 — connects the west and east entrances through the most popular part of the park. To help reduce traffic and parking issues, there are two, free shuttle routes that operate most of the year.

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As of October 2020

Zion National Park Shuttle

The Zion Shuttle operates within Zion National Park, beginning at the visitor center, just north of the Springdale park entrance. It typically comes every 10-15 minutes, though schedules can vary based on the time of day and the season. There are nine stops, and it takes roughly 45 minutes to complete the whole 7.7-mile route.

Zion Shuttle Stops

  • Zion Canyon Visitor Center 
  • Zion Human History Museum
  • Canyon Junction
  • Court of the Patriarchs
  • Zion Lodge
  • The Grotto
  • Weeping Rock
  • Big Bend 
  • Temple of Sinawava

Springdale Shuttle to Zion

The Springdale Shuttle (also called the town shuttle) provides service from the town of Springdale to Zion National Park. It stops at nine locations in Springdale, and picks up and drops off at the park's pedestrian and bike entrance at Zion Canyon Village. The shuttle route is approximately three miles long with stops made every quarter to half a mile. The town shuttle is the best option for visitors with overnight stays in Springdale. 

Springdale Shuttle Stops

  • Zion Canyon Village
  • Cafe Soleil, Thai Sapa, Cliffrose
  • Flanigan’s Inn
  • Desert Pearl Inn
  • Zion Pizza & Noodle Co.
  • Bumbleberry Inn
  • Hampton Inn/Holiday Inn Express
  • Driftwood Lodge
  • Silver Bear Enterprises
  • Majestic View Lodge

Shuttle and Park Info

Shuttle FAQs

When does the first shuttle leave?

Zion Shuttle: The first Zion shuttle leaves the visitor center at 6 a.m.

Springdale Shuttle: The first town shuttle leaves Majestic View Lodge at 7 a.m.

When does the last shuttle leave?

Zion Shuttle: The last Zion shuttle leaves the visitor center at 6 p.m.

Springdale Shuttle: The last town shuttle leaves Zion Canyon Village at 9 p.m.

How do I visit Zion without taking the shuttle?

Visitors can drive into Zion National Park, but parking is limited and fills up quickly. And from March to November, Zion's Scenic Drive is only accessible via shuttle. If you visit the park during off season, when the shuttle isn’t running, you may enter in your private vehicle. 

Biking Zion's Scenic Drive is always allowed. However, during peak season you’ll be sharing the road with the shuttle buses and must abide by safety rules. Always pull over and stop when a shuttle bus is behind you and never pass a moving shuttle bus. 

You can learn more about the rules on the National Park Service website.

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