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How to get from Salt Lake City Airport to Downtown Salt Lake City

If you’re looking for a modern, vibrant and exciting city escape, Salt Lake City is the destination for you. You can enjoy a day in the bustling downtown area, shopping, eating and drinking, then head up to the surrounding mountains to enjoy a day of hiking and outdoor adventure. 

There are two different options when it comes to Salt Lake City airport transportation to downtown; taxi or train. Taking a Salt Lake City airport taxi is the quickest option, at just 15 minutes travel time and a cost of around $25 (€26). The more budget-friendly option is the TRAX Light Rail, which costs just $2.50 (€2.60) one-way and takes around 20 minutes to reach the city.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €26 15min 24/7
Train €5.20 20min 05:23–23:06

How to get from Salt Lake City Airport to Downtown by Taxi

The only direct way to get from Salt Lake City airport to your downtown hotel is to take a taxi. The cost of a Salt Lake City airport taxi is around $25 (€26) and the journey time is just 15 minutes, making it a very quick and easy transfer option.

How much is a taxi from Salt Lake City Airport to Downtown Salt Lake City?

The cost of a taxi from Salt Lake City airport to downtown Salt Lake City will be around $25 (€26). However, as there are no official set rate fares for taking an airport taxi, the exact price will be up to your driver.

If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with knowing the exact price of your transfer in advance, we recommend pre-booking your shuttle with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

$25 (€26)

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Salt Lake City Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Salt Lake City Airport?

Taxis are readily available 24 hours a day from just outside of the arrivals hall at all terminals in Salt Lake City airport.

Convenience

Available no matter what time you land, taking a Salt Lake City airport taxi is the most convenient and stress-free way to get to downtown. You won’t need to worry about your personal belongings being safe or public transport delays. Instead, you can make your way directly to your hotel in just 15 minutes.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling to a hotel outside of the main downtown area, taking a taxi is the only way to get to your hotel directly and with ease.

Useful Tips

Be sure to agree on the cost of your journey with your driver before getting in the taxi.
Any luggage items that don't fit in the trunk will incur an extra charge.
Seatbelts must be worn at all times while in the taxi by law.

How to get from Salt Lake City Airport to Downton by Train

The TRAX Light Rail ‘Green Line’ runs from Salt Lake City airport to downtown every day. The journey time is just 20 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is a very affordable $2.50 (€2.60), making this the best transfer option for those on a tight budget. 

How much is the train from Salt Lake City Airport to Downtown Salt Lake City?

If you’re taking the train for your Salt Lake City airport transportation to downtown, you can expect to pay $2.50 (€2.60) for adults and $1.50 (€1.60) for students. Children under the age of 5 travel for free.

Cost

$2.50 (€2.60)

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 15 minutes for the train on weekdays and 30 minutes on the weekend.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The TRAX Light Rail train runs from 05:23 to 23:06 during the week, and 06:25 to 23:25 on the weekends.

Where do I find the train at Salt Lake City Airport?

The TRAX Light Rail station can be found on the Ground Level of the airport, outside of the east side of the terminal. To get there, exit door 1A and walk east. 

Convenience

Taking the train as your Salt Lake City airport transportation to downtown is a great budget option, but it’s not always the most convenient. After you reach the city centre, you will need to find another way to get to your actual hotel. Plus, if you’re travelling with large luggage items, you will need to carry them on and off trains and through two different stations.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group of 4 people, my recommendation is to take a taxi and split the cost, as it's a much more convenient transfer option than the train.

Useful Tips

Be sure to keep your tickets with you to use the automated ticket gates.
There's limited luggage storage on the trains.
The Green Line is also known as Route 704, you may see this written in the train stations.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Salt Lake City airport from downtown?

The distance from Salt Lake City airport to downtown is around 12 km. Taking a Salt Lake City airport taxi will take 15 minutes and the TRAX Light Rail will take approximately 20 minutes to reach downtown. 

How can I get from Salt Lake City airport to downtown Salt Lake City?

There are two ways for your Salt Lake City airport transportation to downtown; taxi or train. The taxis at Salt Lake City Airport cost around $25 (€26) and take just 15 minutes to reach the downtown area. On the other hand, the train will take 20 minutes to reach the city, but a ticket costs just $2.50 (€2.60). 

What’s the cost of a taxi from Salt Lake City airport to downtown?

There’s no set fare for a taxi from Salt Lake City to downtown. The average cost will be $25 (€26), but this is up to the discretion of your driver. For a fixed rate fare you can count on, we recommend pre-booking your transfer with Welcome Pickups. 

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