Transportation Options in Park City : To Rent or Not to Rent

Karin
Posted by Karin on September 3, 2012

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Photo courtesy of Park City Chamber/Bureau

When I visited Park City in December with the Snowmamas I didn't have my own car to get around, but was excited to do some exploring.  I'd heard that Park City has an excellent bus service, and with a stop right outside our condo I decided to give it a try.  I found it clean, timely and very easy to navigate. The drivers were friendly and helped me find my way around.  The buses run every 5 to 20 minutes depending on the route, and are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Areas outside of the main bus routes, including the Park City Ice Arena and Sports Complex, and the National Ability Center can be accessed by the free Dial-a-Ride service.

Our family came back to Park City a month later, and although we rented a car, we used the city bus several times for dinner and shopping on Main Street.  It was so easy and fast that it gave us more time on Main Street. 

Since returning from my trip, families wanting to avoid the cost of renting a car or not comfortable driving in the snow have asked me if renting a car is necessary.  Between airport shuttles, the city bus, taxis, private cars, and hotel courtesy shuttles (where available) there is no need to drive at all if that is your preference.

Here are some transportation options:

Shuttles and Private Car Services

In general the Winter season prices are around $39 one way for a shared van shuttle, $250 for up to 10 passengers in a private van, $170 for a private SUV up to five passengers.

All Resorts Express – Recommended by several Snowmamas
Services include: Shared ride van, private van service, private SUV and luxury car service    
877-658-3999       

Park City Transportation    
Services include: Private van shuttle, shared van shuttle, luxury SUV and sedan car service, midsized and full sized coach shuttle.
800-637-3803

Park City Direct Shuttle and Taxi
Services include: Shared ride van, private van service, private SUV car service.
866-655-3010    

Park City Shuttle
Services include:  Private van shuttle, shared van shuttle, luxury SUV and sedan car service and limousines.
888-658-2227    

Peak Transportation    
Services include: Private luxury car service, private van service for 7-14 people 10% discount for round trip, private car service with hourly rates.
877-474-9019

Premier Transportation    
Services include: Door-to-door airport rides, chauffeur service (by the hour), corporate transportation, taxi service and car rental.
435-640-3144

Airport Express : Yellow Cab Park City
Services include: Private taxi and minivan transportaion service from the airport.
866-385-2489        

Utah Quicksilver
Services include: Luxury SUV airport transportation service.
877-277-4587

Free Public Transportation

City Transit Bus – Free
On time and easy with 5 to 20 minute frequency depending on the route.
           
Dial-a-Ride - Free    
For access from Park City to the Quinn's Junction Recreation Complex, including the National Ability Center; the Park City Medical Center and People's Health Clinic - Require 2 hour notice.
435-640-7819

 
 
 
 

Comments

Comment posted by Kris on January 1, 2013 8:04 PM MST

I will be traveling out to Park City with my extended family in a few weeks. This is the first time our son, 2yrs old, and our nephew, 9 months old, will be traveling with us. Any tips you can share to make our stay more enjoyable?

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Comment posted by Lawrence Kelleher on October 30, 2012 12:32 PM MDT

I will be staying in Park City near the town lift in early January. We plan on taking a shuttle to Park City. However, we would like to ski one day at Altabird or Snowbasin (we have not decided which yet). Is there any way for us to get there?

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