How To Get From Las Vegas To Bryce Canyon

Getting from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon? Whether you’re on a road trip or you want to do a day trip from Las Vegas, there are a few ways to get there. Las Vegas is about 265 miles away from Bryce Canyon, which is in Utah, and while it is a long day, it can be a day trip. Las Vegas is a tourist town with plenty of tour operators taking visitors to the unique red rock formations of Bryce Canyon.

It’s easy to see why Bryce Canyon National Park is such a popular day trip from Las Vegas. With towering pink cliffs and red spires, it’s one of the United States’ most incredible natural wonders. The red spires are hoodoos, which are tall, thin spires of rock formed by erosion. Not only is the landscape breathtaking, but it’s also an incredible place to hike, with 30+ hiking trails. Let’s get you there – here are some of the best ways to get from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon.

Getting from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon


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If you fancy an adventure, you can hire a car and drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon. You can pick one up easily at the airport, or make your way downtown. The journey spans 265 miles, taking around four hours with incredible views along the way. Although the journey takes four hours, you might want to schedule in longer – one of the major benefits of driving is the freedom it gives you to stop, take in the scenery, or explore small towns that you might not have otherwise seen.

When you approach Bryce Canyon, you can either drive into the park and take your own car around it. Alternatively, you can park your car and hop on the shuttle service, which comes with the price of your park admission. You won’t have to wait long for the shuttle – it comes every 15 minutes, taking you to areas of interest, viewpoints, and trailheads. Although we do love the freedom of driving, people generally find this a much easier way of getting around. Bear in mind that these shuttles only run from April to mid-October.

If you’re making the journey during the winter, you’ll most likely come across snow on the roads. Because Bryce Canyon is several thousand feet above sea level, it does get snowy from December to February. It’s a yearly occurrence so the roads are well maintained and safe, but it’s a good idea to hire a car that’s equipped for that kind of weather.


The most affordable way to get from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon is by bus, so it’s a good option for those on a budget. However, there isn’t a direct bus, so you’d need to get a ticket from Las Vegas to either Cedar City or Parowan. Both of these stops are fairly close to the park.

It takes around 3 hours and 10 minutes to get to Parowan and 3 hours and 15 minutes to get to Cedar City. It then takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes to get from Parowan to the entrance of the Bryce Canyon, and it’s 1 hour and 35 minutes from Cedar City. So really, there isn’t much in it, but you might find the prices differ. Another point to note is that Cedar City is bigger and more developed than Parowan, so you might find it easier to arrange transportation to the park from there. You can either get a local taxi, a Lyft, or an Uber, although a local taxi could be your most affordable option as there are fewer Lyft and Uber drives in this isolated area.

Another way to get from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon by bus is the semi-guided trip on the National Park Express bus. While this will be pricier than taking the bus journey yourself, it will get you from your Las Vegas accommodation straight to the entrance of Bryce Canyon.


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Guided tours are a hassle-free way of experiencing a new place. You learn about the history, are taken door-to-door, and don’t have to worry about anything else. If that’s what you’re looking for – to simply sit back and let someone else do the organising – then this is probably the best option for you.

There are loads of tour operators dotted around Las Vegas and many will take you to both the Bryce Canyon and the Zion Canyon. It’s worth noting that this is a really long day, leaving early in the morning and taking approximately 13 hours. But the plus side is you can always nod off on the way back as well as get to experience two of the most visually stunning places in the United States.

The price includes entrance into both national parks, and they typically provide bottled water, lunch, and granola bars too.


The most expensive, but fastest, way to get from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon is by helicopter. There are a few tour operators that will take you on a helicopter ride over Bryce Canyon and Zion Canyon – you’ll get to see them in a way that not everyone gets to. If you’re taking the tour for an occasion, this is an extra special adventure.

The helicopter tour operators are based in Hurricane in Utah, which is about a two-hour drive away from Las Vegas. You can pay an extra fee to get picked up from your Las Vegas accommodation, or you can rent a car.

Aleyna Yilmaz

Aleyna loves learning about a culture through its food, whether that's closer to home or being out there in the world. She’s always happiest when experiencing somewhere new, but her base in Manchester is a close second. A blend of her love of writing, food, travel, and culture has naturally led her to travel writing full time.

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