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 (market, ATM, 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)

Winter Bus Schedule:

(December 1, 2023, through February 29, 2024 )

First bus is at 8 am, and the last bus is 7:30 pm.

  • Every 22 minutes: 8 to 10 am
  • Every 11-15 minutes: 10 am to 5:30 pm
  • Every 22 minutes: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Last bus: 7:30 pm
  • Visitors dining in Grand Canyon Village need to be at a bus stop no later than 7:00 pm

Village (Blue) Route - Need to Know

Canyon views are a short walk from some 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

Winter 2023-2024 — Shuttle Bus Route Map

Map showing South Rim Grand Canyon Village and Vicinity showing four shuttle bus routes that are in service during summer 2023
Two shuttle bus routes operate from December 1, 2023, through February 29, 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 (market, outdoor ATM, post office). Hermit Road (Red) Route resumes March 1. Tusayan (Purple) Route will resume service during summer 2024.
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: November 30, 2023

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PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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