Salt Lake Visitor
Winter 2016 / 2017
Salt Lake City's Downtown City Guide
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UTA operates a light rail system that connects communities throughout Salt Lake County. This above ground subway known as Trax, began light rail service in december of 1999. There are many stations, so if you stay at a hotel in the Salt Lake Valley, you can get downtown very quickly.
The TRAX system currently has three lines:
Red line: Travels from the south valley city of South Jordan to the University of Utah with stops in South Jordan, West Jordan, Sandy, Midvale, Murray, South Salt Lake, Downtown Salt Lake, as well as the University of Utah campus.
Blue Line: Services Sandy, Midvale, Murray, South Salt Lake and the downtown Salt Lake City area.
Green line: Services the towns of West Valley, travels east to South Salt Lake and then north into Downtown Salt Lake City.
The Airport line, an extension of the green line from Downtown west to the Salt Lake City International Airport opened in 2013. Travel time to and from the SL airport to downtown Salt Lake City Centre is appx. 20 minutes.
Since Trax is not a 24-Hour operation, those hoping to catch the first flights of the day or who will be arriving late won't be able to add a train to their travel plans. Why? The Airport Line's first run of the day arrives at the airport at 5:46 a.m., and the days latest departure from the airport is 10:37 p.m. So, as now scheduled, nine regular flights leave less than an hour after the first UTA arrival and 17 arrive after the final train leaves the airport. Visitors planning to use this option early morning or later in the evening will have to make other plans for transportation, preferably cabs or shuttles.
Trains stop every 10 to 30 minutes between 5:30am and 11:00pm on weekdays and Saturday (Now until 1am on the weekends). Limited service on Sundays. Trax Schedules There are also free Park and Ride lots at most stations excluding downtown.
The standard one-way fare within the valley is $ 2.50 Roundtrip is $5.00 - A large section of the Downtown area, including Temple Square and the area just west of the State Capitol is a fare free zone and there is no charge if commuters or visitors enter and exit a bus or TRAX between the designated streets. Full-fare tickets can be purchased from vending machines or when boarding the bus. Cash, credit and debit cards are acceptable forms of payment. These tickets are valid for two hours from the time of purchase and can be used as often as necessary on both buses and light rail. A full day pass is valid for unlimited rides on buses and TRAX for $ 6.25 These passes can also be bought at vending machines or from Pass Sales outlets at supermarkets and other retailers. They are the most convenient because they are self-validating and can be purchased in quantity and used as needed.
The latest monthly ridership numbers were reported to be at 60,600, making it the ninth-busiest light rail system in the country.
Live Transit Info
Google now provides live transit info for bus $ Trax arrivals, delays, these updates only available from Google.
There are three main taxi companies in Salt Lake City, and each offers 24-hour service: City Cab; Yellow Cab and Ute Cab. You can call for service or hail them in the street, but they are not as plentiful as other major cities. Some downtown hotels like the Salt Lake Hilton have taxi stands.
Quicksilver Private Transportation Services Providing private luxury SUV shuttle service from the Salt Lake City International Airport to all of Park City and Utah's Mountain destinations. Tired of endless stops in shared vans? Quicksilver can get you from the airport to the slopes in under an hour.
Mention the Ski Salt Lake Offer and get 20% Off Their Rates for first time customers.
Park City Taxi Services
Park City Taxi offers Airport Taxi Service to and from the Town of Park City, even our Salt Lake Ski Resorts "Alta & Snowbird" and provides door to door taxi service from the airport to anywhere, from anywhere to the airport. - Park City Taxi Services
Ski Bus to Salt Lake's Ski Resorts
During the winter, the UTA operates Utah Ski Bus Service to Little Cottonwood Canyon for Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Sundance ski resorts; the round trip $ 8.00 pass is also valid on TRAX and local buses.
Driving in the City
Wide streets are laid out in an easy-to-follow grid system, so driving in Salt Lake City poses few problems. The grid starts downtown at the intersection of Main Street and South Temple. From there the streets are numbered in increments of 100. If you go 4 blocks South, you are on 400 South. If you then turn left and go 4 blocks, you are on 400 South and 400 East. Basically we call it 4th South and 4th East. If you end up at 3900 South and 2700 East, you are 39 blocks South and 27 blocks East of the downtown marker.
A new system of freeways built in time for the 2002 Winter Games criss cross the city and valley and provides quick access to Park City, the Salt Lake canyons and our suburban areas.
Interstate 15 is the main North/South freeway into Salt Lake. Interstate 80 is the main East/West freeway into Salt Lake, and is the freeway one takes to drive up to Park City. The freeways, I-80 and I-15 intersect in Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake Visitor, Topics Covered
Dining In Utah
Taste of Salt Lake
Shopping Downtown Salt Lake
One of a Kind Shops, Boutiques & Malls
Performing Arts, Theatre
Art, Dance, Music
Theatre, Plays, Opera, Symphony
To See & Do
Kids Activities When Visiting
Things To Do & See
Mormon Attractions & Sites
Bus Tours, Sightseeing
The Ease Of Getting Around
Trax Light Rail
Rent A Car
Drink, Dance & Party
Downtown Salt Lake Bars
Bars with Live Music
Where To Stay
Hotels Downtown Salt Lake
Hotels Close to Temple Square
Bed And Breakfasts
Long-Term Stay Lodging, Weekly Rates
Visiting Park City
Park City Info
Salt Lake's Ski Resorts
Salt Lake Ski Vacation Planning
Utah Ski Vacation Planning
Moving To Salt Lake
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