Transportation

From shuttle buses in the park to the nearest airport, this section details how to get to, and get around, Zion National Park.

Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway/Tunnel

When was the road built? Do I have to pay the $25 dollar entrance fee if I’m “just passing through” Zion National Park on the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway?
Why do I have to pay a tunnel escort fee? Will I be following an “escort vehicle” through the tunnel? How long is the tunnel? Read More...

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By Air

The closest major airport is Las Vegas International, 150 miles from the park. There is a smaller airport in St. George, UT, 46 miles (74.1 km) from the park. Read More...

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Shuttle Buses in Zion National Park

The shuttle system was established to eliminate traffic and parking problems, protect vegetation, and restore tranquility to Zion Canyon. The Zion Canyon Shuttle loop stops at eight locations in the park. Free shuttle buses run from early morning to late evening as often as every seven minutes. Buses are fully accessible. The transfer between loops is made at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Read More...

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Getting Around Zion Park

Drivers of large vehicles approaching Zion National Park from the east on UT-9 need to be aware of the large vehicle size restrictions. Nearly all RV’s, buses, trailers, 5th wheels, and some camper shells will require an escort. Visitors requiring an escort must pay a $15 fee per vehicle in addition to the entrance fee. Pay this fee at a park entrance before proceeding to the tunnel. The fee is good for 2-trips through the tunnel for the same vehicle during a 7-day period. Read More...