Grand Teton National Park Transportation & Travel

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Transportation to Grand Teton (whether by car, bus or plane) makes for easy access to a perfect vacation destination, and getting around to see the sights has never been easier.

Overview

Transportation options into and around the Grand Teton area are many. For the smoothest vacation ever, you should plan your itinerary with details on how you’ll get here and how you’ll get around once you arrive.

Driving

To get to Grand Teton National Park from the south, you simply get on I-15 N and get to Highway 89 to reach the park. From I-15 you can also take 26 East to Highway 31/22 to Grand Teton, for an extraordinary scenic drive. If you are coming from Wyoming on I-80, you take 191 North to Highway 89 to the park.

From the west, get on I-15 and then onto Highway 89.

Driving from the east, you take I-80, then Highway 287 N. to Highway 26 to the park.

Coming from the north, get on Highway 89 South through Yellowstone, and you’ll find Grand Teton National Park just south of Yellowstone National Park.

Flying

The closest airports to Grand Teton National Park are Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

Salt Lake City International Airport is a major airport and all major airlines fly into this area from large cities all over the U.S. and internationally.

Airlines that serve Idaho Falls Airport are:

  • Delta Connections
  • Northwest Airlines
  • United Express
  • Allegiant Air
  • Horizon Air

The airlines serving Jackson Hole Airport are:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection
  • Frontier Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • United Express

Car Rentals

Car rentals can be found at any of the airports, in Jackson and surrounding gateway communities to the park. Renting a car is probably your best option, giving you the freedom of movement so you can see all the sights at your leisure.

Public Buses and Shuttles

The START Bus (Teton County Public Bus Service) provides service all around Jackson Hole, while Alltrans provides public shuttles between Jackson and Grand Teton National Park. 

The START Bus Town Shuttle provides FREE bus service throughout the town of Jackson, roughly every 30 minutes from early morning to late evening. For a fee you can get to and from Teton Village, Teton Valley and Star Valley and even take your bike and/or skis along.

Alltrans runs a frequent summer shuttle from downtown Jackson to various locations within Grand Teton National Park. View the full schedule here.

Shuttle and taxi services run to and from Jackson and are available at the Jackson, Idaho Falls, and Salt Lake City airports. If you are staying in a Jackson hotel, make sure to ask your concierge about available airport shuttles. 

A great way to see the area is on a guided tour. Many local outfitters offer National Park sightseeing or adventure tours throughout the year.

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