Traveling to Utah
Utah is accessible to the world via Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Located just 5 miles northwest of downtown Salt Lake City, it is a primary gateway for your Utah adventure and has extensive rental car services. The airport ranks 27th busiest in the United States yet the airport consistently receives high marks for on-time arrivals and departures. Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United and US Airways and their affiliates serve SLC, including nearly 90 cities with nonstop flights. International nonstop flights include Paris, Amsterdam and multiple cities in Mexico and Canada.
Additional connection flights from SLC or other airports in the region serve Ogden (OGD) and Provo (PVU) on the Wasatch Front in the Northern Utah region, St. George (SGU) and Moab/Canyonlands (CNY) in the south. Some Mighty Five itineraries in Southern Utah may opt for flights through Las Vegas, which is about a 2.5-hour drive from Zion National Park and other top southwest Utah destinations.
Bus and Rail
Experienced travelers say Amtrak's California Zephyr is one of the most beautiful train trips in North America. The Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco. Utah stops include a staffed station in Salt Lake City and unstaffed stops in Provo, Helper and Green River. Amtrak bus service connects to Ogden.
The Greyhound Bus Lines offer frequent service to and throughout Utah on its transcontinental routes along all interstates (I-15, I-84, I-80 and I-70) as well as to Denver along U.S. 40 and Moab along U.S. 191. Greyhound provides the primary means of public transportation to Southern Utah. Salt Lake Express is launching service between St George and Springdale hotels as well (~$78) — and Springdale hotels have easy access to the free Zion National Park multipassenger shuttle system during the warmer months.