Public Transportation

Salt Lake City has a robust public transportation system that utilizes light rail, buses, and commuter trains that provide access from the airport all the way up to the ski resorts.

Light Rail

Called TRAX, light rail provide access to Downtown from across the valley on three color-coded lines.  Downtown Salt Lake provides a great transfer point as all the lines run through downtown.

  • The Red line provides service from the University of Utah, through downtown, south to 6400 South and then west to the Daybreak community.
  • The Blue line begins at in downtown at the transfer station and runs south through the valley to Draper.
  • The Green line begins at the Salt Lake International Airport, runs through downtown Salt Lake and the out to West Valley City. At the airport riders can board at the station and Welcome Center just outside terminal one. Fare is $2.50 and trains run every 15 minutes. Weekday service runs from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm, with a more limited schedule on weekends.


Buses provide connecting service at many of the TRAX and FrontRunner stations to get you almost anywhere in the Greater Salt Lake Area. Bus routes can be found across the Salt Lake Valley, Ogden, Utah County and up to Brigham City. There is also a connecting bus route to Park City (which has its own transit system). During ski season, UTA provides ski bus access up Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons to Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude. 

Commuter trains, called FrontRunner, provide transportation access from Ogden to Provo, with limited stops along the way. Weekday service starts as early as 4:30 am, with the last stop just after midnight. Saturday service begins at 6 am with the last stop just after 2 am. There is no Sunday service.

How to Ride

UTA uses the app Transit for both trip planning and fare payment. Fare can be paid with cash (buy light rail tickets at the station, for buses use exact change and enter at the front) and credit cards (light rail stations or Transit app). Get complete instructions for paying your fare. You can get route and schedule details in the mobile app, including delays and service disruptions, or on their website at

UTA offers route and transit information in a variety of languages through it's interpreter program. This program is available by phone. Call 801-743-3822 (801-RIDE-UTA) or call toll-free 888-743-3822.

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Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides a variety of public transportation services to Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Utah Counties, North Tooele Valley and Brigham City. UTA also connects Salt Lake City with the Park City Shuttle system, and offers seasonal Ski Buses (Mid December…