Bryce Canyon Shuttles

You’re finally planning your trip to come to Bryce Canyon National Park! There’s nothing better than planning ahead so you can make the most of your vacation and enjoy the experiences in the area to the fullest once you arrive.

One of the most important parts of vacation planning is transportation. When visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, there is a voluntary shuttle service through the park you can take advantage of. The shuttle will more easily help you navigate through the park without the stressing of driving through the congested park areas. The shuttle stops at multiple places throughout the park. With free service, you can get on and off at any of the shuttle stops an unlimited number of times. 

The Bryce Canyon Shuttle


Shuttle Map 2018

Bryce Canyon’s shuttle service is not mandatory. However, it is encouraged to use the shuttle because of the congestion that occurs within the park, especially during the summer season. Bryce Canyon National Park saw over 2.6 million visitors in 2018 and the shuttle not only provides less stress and confusion for you but relieves natural resource protection concerns within the area. In other words, to keep the park beautiful for visitors in many years to come, we ask you to consider the shuttle for your transportation needs.

Rainbow Point Tour

Seasonally, Bryce Canyon offers a Rainbow Point Shuttle Tour that is guided and free of charge. Beginning around April 13, and occurring twice daily (9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.), you can take a 3.5-hour, round-trip tour that covers 40 miles of scenic vistas in the park.

a view of Bryce Canyon from Rainbow Point

Shuttle Fees & Schedules


Bryce Canyon Shuttle

The Bryce Canyon shuttle is free with the purchase of the park entrance fee. Annual pass holders can also ride the shuttle for free.

Rainbow Point Tour

Reservations are free, and should be made at least seven days in advance as buses only hold 40 passengers. Rainbow Point Tour reservations can be made in person at the shuttle office at Ruby’s Inn, Ruby’s Inn Campground, the Shuttle Parking and Boarding Area or by calling 435-834-5290.


Shuttle hours vary seasonally and the most current schedule can be found on the National Park Service website. Throughout the day, the shuttle conveniently runs approximately every 15 minutes.

During shuttle season, Bryce Canyon National Park offers a daily guided tour to Rainbow Point, free of charge, twice daily (at 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM). Passengers can board at Ruby's Inn, Ruby's Campground, Shuttle Parking and Boarding area, Bryce Canyon Lodge, North Campground and Sunset Campground.

Bryce Canyon Shuttle Tracker

The National Park Service now tracks their shuttle live, so you can see when the next ride will arrive in real time! This real-time tracker includes capacity, bus numbers and approximate arrival and/or departure times to certain areas. The duration of the complete shuttle route is about 50 minutes, not including stops at facilities and overlooks.

To track shuttles, visit

Shuttle PC Rubys Inn

Bryce Canyon Shuttle Stops

The shuttle stops at multiple places throughout the park. With free services, you can get on and off at any of these stops and an unlimited number of times. See the National Park Service Website for the most up-to-date information or further questions about shuttle stops and the shuttle service running time throughout the day. When you board to the shuttle, proof of paid park entrance fees may be required.

Route duration is about 50 minutes.

This is a good place to park before boarding the shuttle.

The General Store is near this point

  • Shuttle Station
  • Old Bryce Town
  • Best Western+ Grand Hotel
  • Best Western+ Ruby's Inn
  • Ruby's Campground
  • Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • Sunset Campground (Southbound, does not enter campground)
  • Bryce Point
  • Inspiration Point
  • Sunset Campground (Northbound, does not enter campground)
  • Sunset Point
  • Bryce Canyon Lodge
  • Sunrise Point
  • Bryce Canyon Visitor Center
  • Ruby's Campground (Northbound, does not enter campground)

Rainbow Point Tour Stops

Being more of a tour than shuttle, the Rainbow Point Tour involves longer time at some of Bryce Canyon's most beautiful scenic stops, including:

  • Yovimpa Point and Rainbow Point
  • Agua Canyon
  • Natural Bridge
  • Fairview Point
  • Fairyland Point
  • Bryce Canyon Shuttle FAQs

Where do I park to use the Bryce Canyon shuttle?

The best place to park is the Shuttle Parking and Boarding area across the street from Ruby's Inn.

How long does it take to drive through Bryce Canyon National Park?

Visitors can drive their own vehicles to various parking areas and scenic overlooks throughout the park, but the full Bryce Canyon Shuttle route takes about 50 minutes to complete.

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