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Grand Canyon to Tusayan shuttle bus routes available

Taking a shuttle from Tusayan can save up to 45 minutes of wait time at park entrance gates. Loretta Yerian/.WGCN

Taking a shuttle from Tusayan can save up to 45 minutes of wait time at park entrance gates. Loretta Yerian/.WGCN

During the busy summer season, lines are long at the entrance station and parking is difficult to find on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Why wait in lines and drive in circles looking for parking when you can park in the gateway community of Tusayan and ride a shuttle bus into the park. No lines, no hassles, no fuss.

The Tusayan Route (Purple Route) provides shuttle bus service between Tusayan and the park. It operates every day from May 23 through Sept. 25. Buses run every 20 minutes between 8 a.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Visitors entering the park from Tusayan must present a valid park entrance pass when boarding the shuttle bus. These passes can be purchased at park entrance stations or at various businesses around Tusayan.

After making four stops in Tusayan, the shuttle bus heads straight to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, where you can begin your Grand Canyon experience. Park and ride; we'll be your guide.

More information about the Tusayan Route and Grand Canyon's transit system is available at www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/shuttle-buses.

Pamela Edwards

Concessions Program Analyst Grand Canyon National Park

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