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TRAX on U campus

From the Airport to University of Utah

Watch our Arrival Video to get an idea of what it's like to arrive at Salt Lake City International airport.

It is your responsibility to arrange transportation from the airport to where you will be staying. Here are some ideas for transportation: 


UTA is the public transportation in Salt Lake City. You can take a train, called TRAX, from the airport to campus. You will take the green line train at the airport (direction West Valley Central) until Courthouse Station. Exit the train at Courthouse Station and wait for the red line train. You will get on the red line train (direction University Medical Center) and then exit at Fort Douglas Station. This station is across the street from the Heritage Center, the main building for on-campus housing. To learn more about how to use TRAX, click here


You may also arrange for a shuttle in advance to bring you to your destination. Below are some shuttle companies: 

Express Shuttle: 801-596-1600 or
Super Shuttle: 800-258-3826 or 


Taxis are also an option. You may find a taxi cab when you arrive at the airport. There are many taxi companies. If you need to contact a taxi company, some are listed below: 

Utah Taxi Cab: 801-682-2683
Yellow Cab Utah: 801-521-2100 

Getting around in Salt Lake City


With nearly 1500 acres (6.1 square kilometers) of campus, walking can sometimes seem daunting, even to an enthusiastic walker. Many students choose biking instead.

Campus Shuttle Service

The University offers free Shuttle Service throughout campus. Shuttles operate Monday through Friday from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m depending on the route. Check routes and schedules for more information. Check out the Live Shuttle Tracking for each bus from your computer or mobile device.

Bus and TRAX – The Light Rail System

UTA (The Utah Transit Authority) operates a light rail system throughout Salt Lake City which includes a line to the University and University Hospital. UTA also operates bus lines through Salt Lake City. You can ride the bus and TRAX free with your UCard. Visit Ride UTA page for instructions for new riders, route schedules and route maps.

FrontRunner Commuter Train

UTA operates FrontRunner, a commuter train service, that travels to nearby cities. Your Ucard also allows you to ride UTA's FrontRunner commuter trains. See UTA's Front Runner North page for more information.

Getting Around Salt Lake City

The U of U campus is in a residential area of the city, but many stores and business are within biking distance, TRAX and/or bus lines. “Downtown” Salt Lake City, which is the business and cultural center of Salt Lake City, is easy to get to on TRAX, as is City Creek Center and Gateway Mall.
TRAX and bus lines are easy to get to most places in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.

Drivers License

Please check the Department of Public Safety website for information about getting a drivers license.

Please see Utah License or Identification Card (ID Card) chart for more details of the required documentation.

Last Updated: 12/15/16