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How to get from Salt Lake City Airport to Provo

Provo is a quaint university city located in Utah. Filled with fascinating museums, such as the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, the BYU Museum of Palaeontology and the BYU Museum of Art, Provo is the perfect historical and cultural getaway. 

There are three different ways to get from Salt Lake City airport to Provo; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Salt Lake City airport taxi will take just 50 minutes to reach Provo and will cost around $120 (€124). Another quick transfer option is the Salt Lake City Express bus, which takes 60 minutes and costs an average of $22.50 (€23) one-way. Your final option is the train, which is the cheapest mode of transport, at just $5 (€5.20) one-way, but it’s also the slowest, with a journey time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €124 50min 24/7
Bus €46 60min 06:45–16:45
Train €10.40 100min 05:23–23:02

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

The quickest and easiest way to get from Salt Lake City airport to Provo is to take a taxi. The direct journey to your hotel will take just 50 minutes and the cost of a local Salt Lake City airport taxi will be around $120 (€124).

How much is a Salt Lake City Airport shuttle to Provo
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The cost of a Salt Lake City Airport shuttle to Provo will be around $120 (€124), but the exact price will be left to the discretion of your taxi driver. If you’d prefer to have a fixed rate price you can rely on for your airport taxi, we recommend booking with Welcome Pickups in advance.

Cost

$120 (€124)

Trip Duration

50 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24 hours a day at Salt Lake City Airport.

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

Taxis are easily spotted just outside the arrivals hall at Salt Lake City airport. You will see the taxi rank when you walk out the arrivals hall exit doors.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Salt Lake City airport to Provo is the most convenient transfer option as you won’t need to wait for public transport or carry your luggage through train stations. Instead, you can make your way directly to the door of your hotel in Provo in just 50 minutes.

Editor’s Note

Splitting the cost of your taxi between 4 people makes it a much more affordable transfer option.

Useful Tips

Agree on the price of your journey with your driver before leaving the airport.
The journey time, and therefore the ride's cost, may increase during bad weather.
There's an additional cost for every passenger after the first two.

How to get from Salt Lake City Airport to Provo by Bus

The Salt Lake City Express bus runs directly from SLC airport to Provo 5 times a day. The total journey time is around 1 hour and the cost of a one-way ticket is around $22.50 (€23), making it a rather affordable transfer option for solo travellers. 

How much is the bus from SLC airport to Provo?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the bus from SLC airport to Provo is usually $22.50 (€23). However, if you book your ticket online in advance, this price may be slightly lower.

Cost

$22.50 (€23)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 6 hours for the Salt Lake City Express bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Salt Lake City Express bus runs from 06:45 to 16:45, and leaves 5 times a day.

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

The Salt Lake City Express bus stops just outside of the arrivals hall. Simply walk through the farthest exit door to your left and you will see the bus stop in front of you.

Convenience

Although the Salt Lake City Expres bus runs directly from SLC airport to Provo, it only leaves 5 times a day. This means that if you land just after a bus has left, you could have up to a 6-hour wait for the next one. Plus, once you reach Provo, you will need to find alternative transportation to get to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

Be sure to check your lading time against the bus departure times, as the Salt Lake City Express bus only leaves the airport 5 times a day.

Useful Tips

There's storage space below the bus for large luggage items.
You can purchase your tickets online in advance to save.

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

Unfortunately, there’s no direct train from Salt Lake City airport to Provo. You will first need to take the TRAX Light Rail Green Line from the airport to North Temple Station in downtown Salt Lake, then take the FrontRunner Route 750 train from there to Provo. The total journey time is around 1 hour and 40 minutes and the total cost will be $5 (€5.20).

How much is the train from SLC Airport to Provo?

The cost of a one-way ticket on both the TRAX Light Rail Green Line and the FrontRunner Route 750 train is $2.50 (€2.60). This means the total journey cost from Salt Lake City airport to Provo on the train will be $5 (€5.20) per traveller.

Cost

$5 (€5.20)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 40 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 15 minutes for the Green Line train and 30 minutes for the Route 750 train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Green Line train runs from 05:23 to 23:06 during the week and 06:25 to 23:25 on weekends. The Route 750 train runs from 05:02 to 23:02.

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

The TRAX Light Rail train station is located on the east side of the terminal on the Ground Level. Head out of Exit 1A and walk to the east to reach the station. 

Convenience

If you’re not travelling with a lot of luggage or small children, taking the train from SLC airport to Provo could be a good budget transfer option. However, you will need to walk with your luggage between stations in downtown Salt Lake and navigate through two different train stations to reach Provo, adding time and effort to your journey.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with large and heavy luggage or small children and want a budget option, I would recommend taking the bus rather than the train for your safety and convenience.

Useful Tips

There are small luggage racks at the end of each carriage on the trains.
Children under the age of 5 travel for free on the train.
Be sure to keep your tickets with you while on the train, in case of a random ticket inspection.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance from Salt Lake City airport to Provo?

The distance from Salt Lake City airport to Provo is around 80 km. Taking a Salt Lake City airport taxi should get you there in 50 minutes, the Salt Lake City Express bus will take 60 minutes and taking the train from SLC airport to Provo will take around 1 hour and 40 minutes. 

How do I get from Salt Lake City airport to Provo?

There are three ways to get from SLC airport to Provo; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Salt Lake City airport taxi will take around 50 minutes to reach Provo and will cost approximately $120 (€124). The Salt Lake City Express bus costs around $22.50 (€23) one-way and takes 60 minutes to reach Provo. The train is the slowest and cheapest transfer option, with a journey time of 1 hour and 40 minutes and a total cost of just $5 (€5.20) per traveller. Please note that the public transport trip duration is an estimate and does not include waiting times.

What’s the cost of a taxi from SLC airport to Provo?

The local taxi drivers don’t offer officially set rates for the journey from Salt Lake City airport to Provo. The average cost of a Salt Lake City airport shuttle to Provo is $120 (€124), but this is subject to change. For a competitive set fare you can rely on, you can pre-book your SLC airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

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