Hikers' Express Shuttle Bus

about 20 people with packs waiting at a bus stop in front of a rustic building with a gabled roof.
Hikers waiting at the bus stop in front of the Backcountry Information Center. NPS/M.Quinn

COVID-19 Safety Modifications to Shuttle Operations:

Shuttle buses are operating at reduced capacity.
  • Passengers should have their own face mask/covering.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use.
  • Passengers must follow all CDC and public health physical distancing guidelines while in line and on the bus.
  • Sidewalk decals, tape, and signage has been installed at bus stops to promote physical distancing.
  • Buses will undergo daily cleaning according to CDC and public health guidance.
  • Shuttle bus staff will follow specific screening protocols when reporting to work each day.

Hikers' Express Shuttle Bus

  • An early morning bus with service from 3 locations in Grand Canyon Village to South Kaibab Trailhead
  • The shuttle is one-way and does not return hikers from the South Kaibab Trailhead to the village.
Just after sunrise, hikers with packs are boarding a white and green bus. Bus marquee reads, Hiker's Express.
Boarding the Hikers' Express Shuttle in front of the Backcountry Information Center

The Hikers' Express Shuttle Bus

  • Departs Bright Angel Lodge bus stop on the hour
  • Second stop at Backcountry Information Center
  • Third stop at Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal
  • Last stop at South Kaibab Trailhead

Hikers' Express Bus leaves Bright Angel Lodge at:

  • 8 am and 9 am in December, January, February

  • 7 am, 8 am, 9 am in March and November

  • 6 am, 7 am, 8 am in April and October

  • 5 am, 6 am, 7 am, in May and September

  • 4 am, 5 am, 6 am in June, July, August

Another option is to park in one of the 4 lots around the Visitor Center Plaza and ride the Eastbound Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route bus directly from the Shuttle Bus Terminal to South Kaibab Trailhead.


South Rim Shuttle Bus Routes: Spring 2022

Map showing South Rim Grand Canyon Village and Vicinity showing three shuttle bus routes that are in service during spring 2022.
Three shuttle bus routes in operation between March 1, and May 27, 2022, in the village developed area. The Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route, on the right,  transports visitors to the S. Kaibab Trailhead and outstanding views at Yaki Point. The Village (Blue) Route, in the center, connects the Visitor Center with lodges, campgrounds, the Backcountry Information Center, and Market Plaza (market, outdoor ATM, and post office). The Hermit Road (Red) Route, travels a 7 mile scenic road for great views.

Additional Shuttle Bus Routes

Shuttle Bus Home Page

Last updated: May 19, 2022

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