Located in the U.S., Salt Lake City is the capital and largest city of Utah, a city located at quite a high altitude - nearly 1,320 meters above sea level - and next to a large salt lake from which it takes its name. It is most notable for being home to the headquarters of the Mormon Church, with many of its inhabitants being Mormon. The city is also famous for being a ski destination and was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. While it is located in the middle of the desert, it solved its water shortage problem in the 19th century and has continued to grow since then.
You can see what an important regional business center the city is by walking down the city's Main Street and Palace Square. The TRAX tram system connects various areas of the city to each other as well as to the Salt Lake City Airport.
You can get to the city center from Salt Lake City International Airport by taxi or shuttles, or you can rent a car and thus have a comfortable vehicle during your entire trip. If you prefer using means of public transportation, it is also possible to get to the city center by bus or tram.
There is a taxi stop just at the exit of the baggage claim area and the taxis offer their passengers to arrive in the city center in less than 15 minutes.
There are different companies at the airport offering shuttle service with a variety of vehicles. You can get detailed information from the shuttle service information desk at the arrival terminal of the airport. You are expected to pay a fare of around 25 – 30 dollars. 5 dollar extra is charged per person if the number of the passengers exceeds three.
10 different car rental companies have their offices at the ground floor of the car park of the airport. With the car you rent, you can reach the city center via I-80 E or W 400 S highways. The journey lasts about 12 – 15 minutes.
You can easily access the bus stops by using the exit located in front of the baggage claim line number 8. It is possible to reach the city center in a short time like 15 minutes with bus line 453. The buses serve only during the week and one way ticket costs 2,50 dollar.
You can reach the city center by taking the green tram line from the stop located at the southern exit of the terminal 1. Tram line operates between 05:47 – 23:27 during the weekdays; between 06:36 – 23:16 on Saturdays; and between 06:20 – 22:20 on Sundays. The intervals of the trams are 15 minutes during the weekdays and 20 minutes during the weekends. Single one-way ticket is 2,50 dollar.Last Updated: November 23, 2016