The closest you can get to flying here is to fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport. The airport serves as the hub for Delta Airlines and is busy for the size of the city—a frequent layover for many Western travelers. It’s about a 40-minute drive to Park City, via bus, taxi or car. Located 32 miles southeast of downtown Salt Lake City, Park City is off the I-80 exit 145. Simply take Utah 224 into Park City.
Again, the closest you can get to Park City by train is in on Amtrak in and out of nearby Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is serviced by the TRAX light rail system. The 15-mile route is a good way to get around Salt Lake City if you feel like exploring, but it doesn’t extend to Park City.
It’s an easy 40-minute between Park City and the Salt Lake City International Airport. Located 32 miles southeast of downtown Salt Lake City, Park City is a direct drive up the I-80. Take exit 145 to Utah 224, which will take you right into Park City.
Utah Transit Authority (UTA) offers the Utah Ski Bus Service as an affordable transportation option to many of the ski resorts surrounding Salt Lake City. Unfortunately, the UTA doesn’t travel directly to Park City. However, there is a route that will take you to the Sundance Resort.
Park City offers a free Park City Transit
system, which stops at the ski areas, the historic district and Kimball Junction. Most fueled by biodiesel, these eco-friendly buses will take you just about everywhere you want to be in Park City. During the winter months, they run from 6AM to 2AM. The Historic Main Street Trolley runs up and down Main Street. There are trolley stops along the way, but it seems trolley drivers will stop and pick up passengers just about anywhere along the route. Just wave them down, and hope they are feeling helpful.
• Bus stops are easy to find. Look for the blue and white signs, which also post public buses travel to the outlying areas.
• Park City Transit buses have ski and bike racks, and the friendly drivers will often help you load your sports equipment.
Park City wants visitor’s taxi experience to be so positive they even provide a taxi complaint form on their website
, for visitors to turn in any misbehaving transportation providers. It’s best to call in advance for a pick-up, as Park City isn’t the hail-a-cab kind of place.
Park City doesn’t have a lot of parking, especially around Main Street, so having a car in town is often more of a hassle than it’s worth. Free public transportation makes a car rental seem even less appealing. However, if you do opt to rent a car for the drive from Salt Lake City Airport to Park City, it’s best to just leave it parked at your hotel or condo.