Zion Canyon Shuttle System


Shuttle Schedule

Every year, the National Park Service (NPS) makes seasonal adjustments to its shuttle schedules and campground availability. Here is what you need to know to plan your visit:

  • You do not need a ticket or reservation to ride the park shuttle or enter the park.
  • During the shuttle season visitors cannot drive personal vehicles on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.
  • Shuttles arrive about every 15 minutes on the Springdale Line (outside the park) and about every 5-10 minutes on the Zion Canyon Line (inside the park).

Current & Future
Zion Canyon Line Shuttle Schedule

May 19 to September 15 September 16 to November 2 November 3 to December 1
First shuttle leaves the
Zion Canyon Visitor Center (Stop 1)
6 a.m. 7 a.m. 7 a.m.
Last shuttle leaves the Visitor Center to the Temple of Sinawava (Stop 9) 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 4 p.m.
Last shuttle out of the canyon from the
Temple of Sinawava (Stop 9)
8:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.

Shuttles take about 45 minutes to drive between the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and the Temple of Sinawava. This means a round trip takes about an hour and a half.

Be mindful of the time you board the shuttle back to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center at the end of the day. You should not wait for the last shuttle of the day. If the last shuttle is full, or if you miss the last shuttle, you may have to walk nine miles back to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center.

Current & Future
Springdale Line Shuttle Schedule

May 19 to
September 15
September 16 to
November 2
November 3 to
December 1
First shuttle leaves the
Majestic View Lodge (Stop 9)
7 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m.
Last shuttle leaves
Zion Canyon Village (Stop 1)
8 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m.
Zion Canyon Shuttle

When they run, both shuttles are free to ride. The Zion Canyon Line, or park shuttle, runs from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center to destinations including the Zion Lodge and trailheads for hikes to Angels Landing, Emerald Pools, West Rim Trail, and the Narrows. Download our Information Guide or scroll lower on this page to see a map of the park shuttle route.

The Springdale Line, or town shuttle, provides service in the Town of Springdale. It stops at 9 locations in town and picks up and drops off visitors at the park's pedestrian/bike entrance at Zion Canyon Village.

The National Park Service began operating shuttles in 2000 to reduce traffic and parking problems, protect vegetation, and restore tranquility to Zion Canyon. In 2017, park shuttle drivers recorded more than 6.3 million boardings.

When The Shuttle Is In Operation

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive (the road that starts north of Canyon Junction) is closed to private vehicles when park shuttles are operating. The park is a large place and, even when shuttles are running, you can drive a private vehicle on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway (which connects State Route 9 through the park), the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, the Kolob Terrace Road, and Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive.

During most years, shuttles run:

  • Daily from March through November.
  • For the holiday season near the end of December.
The National Park Service posts updated schedule information on this webpage every season. We also update the shuttle schedule and a map of other roads in our park information guide. If you would like to visit the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive without riding a shuttle, you can use a bicycle or visit during the winter.
Map identifying all 18 stops in Zion Canyon Shuttle System
Zion Canyon Shuttle System Map

How to use the shuttle system

The Zion Canyon Shuttle connects the Zion Canyon Visitor Center to stops on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Shuttles leave every few minutes and go either north or south. You can exit the shuttle at any open stop.

Check the map to see what to expect in the park. You may get on and off at any open shuttle stop. Most visitors start shuttle trips at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, but if you are staying at the Zion Lodge, you can board the shuttle there. You cannot board a shuttle to go up canyon (north) at Canyon Junction.

Read our Park Information Guide to see updated information about the stops that are open or closed now.

If you drive to Zion, remember that National Park Service parking lots often fill early in the day. Paid Parking is available in the town of Springdale. If you leave your car in Springdale, you can ride the free Springdale Line shuttle to enter the park.

Learn more Traffic and Travel Tips before you arrive and tune your radio to 1610 AM for more information.

Rules of the road

Do your part to keep Zion National Park's shuttles clean. Remember:

  • No eating or smoking on the bus
  • Only capped bottles of water are allowed.
  • Pets are not allowed on the shuttle buses.

Shuttle Narration

Listening to the Zion Canyon Shuttle Narration is a great way to learn about Zion Canyon Scenic Drive if you visit when shuttles are not running or if you want to learn more when you are not in the park.


Zion Canyon Shuttle Frequently Asked Questions


Springdale Shuttle Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: May 19, 2024

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Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale, UT 84767


If you have questions, please email zion_park_information@nps.gov. Listen to recorded information by calling anytime 24 hours a day. Rangers answer phone calls from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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