Great news for those looking for a convenient way to enter the Grand Canyon National Park that bypasses long lines at the Grand Canyon South Rim gates. After some time being out of commission, the Tusayan Route Shuttle Bus “Park and Ride” begins operating May 28. The shuttle offers bus service between the Grand Canyon National Park and the gateway community of Tusayan where the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and the IMAX Theater are located. The bus runs ever 20 minutes between 8:00am and 9:30pm.
Summer can be very busy at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. During busy periods, visitors can expect up to two-hour wait times at the South Entrance Station between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and parking lots can reach capacity as early as 12 p.m. Riding the shuttle from Tusayan can help visitors avoid entrance station lines and parking frustrations and reduce vehicle congestion in the park.
“We are pleased to provide this service to park visitors and local residents again in 2022” says Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Ed Keable. “Riding the shuttles helps protect resources, reduces crowding on park roadways, and reduces our carbon footprint. The Tusayan Route has not operated since the start of the pandemic in 2020, so we hope visitors and residents will use and enjoy it this year.”
To find out more information check out our dedicated page on the Tusayan Route Shuttle Bus.