Village (Blue) Route Shuttle Bus

An outdoor shuttle bus terminal. In the foreground, about a dozen people are sitting under an open air shade pavilion. On their right, a line of people about to board a green and white bus.
Park Visitors about to board the Village (Blue) Route bus at the Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal. This is the view seen walking east from the Visitor Center Plaza. The eastbound and westbound Kaibab (Orange) Route shuttle also stop here.

NPS/M. Quinn 8/1/2021


Village (Blue) Route

Now In Service

This route provides a transportation loop between the Visitor Center Plaza, lodges, restaurants, campgrounds, the Backcountry Information Center, and Market Plaza (general store and post office).

a white and green bus is unloading passengers by a rustic open bus stop with a shake roof. in the background, a four story hotel.
The Village (Blue) Route shuttle at the train depot stop. El Tovar Hotel is in the background.

50 Minutes Round-trip

(without getting off the bus)

Summer Bus Schedule:

(May 25, through September 6, 2024)

First bus is at 6:30 am, and the last bus is 8:30 pm.

  • 6:30 am to 10:30 am (every 15 minutes)
  • 10:30 am to 8:00 pm (every 10 minutes)
  • 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm (every 15 minutes)
  • Last bus: 8:30 pm
  • Visitors dining in Grand Canyon Village need to be at a bus stop no later than 8:30 pm

Village (Blue) Route - Need to Know

Canyon views are a short walk from the following bus stops:

  • Train Depot - follow the paved footpath up the hill behind the bus stop.
  • Bright Angel Lodge - the canyon is just behind the bus stop, beyond the buildings.
  • Hermit Road Transfer Station - as you exit the bus, walk to your left to the overlook.
  • The Canyon Rim Trail and greenway trails can be accessed via this route – but be aware of ice and snow during winter months (and sometimes during spring) along these trails.

Please refer to the loop diagram below, along with the "South Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide (1.1 MB PDF file) for more information about this route.

Blue Route Shuttle loop map showing all stops
Map showing the Village Loop (blue) shuttle bus stops

Summer 2024 — Shuttle Bus Route Map

Map showing South Rim Grand Canyon Village and Vicinity showing four shuttle bus routes that are in service during summer 2024
This summer, four shuttle bus routes are in service from May 25, through September 6, 2024. Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route, right, transports visitors to S. Kaibab Trailhead and outstanding views at Yaki Point. Village (Blue) Route, center, connects Visitor Center with lodges, campgrounds, Backcountry Information Center, and Market Plaza (general store and post office). Hermit Road (Red) Route travels a 7-mile scenic road with spectacular overlooks. Tusayan (Purple) Route to the gateway community.
When walking or cycling at the Grand Canyon, make sure to take your time and carry food and water with you. The South Rim of Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet / 2,134 meters above sea level. Visitors with respiratory or heart problems may experience difficulties. Exercising at this elevation can be strenuous.

Additional Shuttle Bus Routes

Shuttle Bus Home Page


Last updated: May 25, 2024

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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