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City Information

A city shrouded in a mystical veil to most visitors, Salt Lake City stands among one of the most culturally unique destinations in the U.S. Salt Lake City offers tourists a unique chance to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Temple Square is the best place to do so. Housing the Salt Lake Temple along with other significant historic buildings, the square will take you back to the earliest days of the city, immersing you in a unique cultural experience. While here, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Great Salt Lake itself and to dive into its cool and refreshing water.

Salt Lake City features a diverse food scene, with Mexican food receiving a lot of attention. Those who wish to enjoy the best Mexican dishes in town could try Red Iguana. For travelers who are simply looking for the best burgers, Crown Burgers’ char-broiled patties will certainly be a great choice.

The Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub is the central transportation hub in the city. It is currently served by several rail services such as Amtrak, TRAX, and FrontRunner. Travelers can also catch Greyhound buses at the station. The Salt Lake City International Airport is the main airport for the city. Located about 4 miles west of Downtown, the airport is a major gateway to the Mountain West and the West Coast region.

Station Information

The Amtrak Station is a part of Salt Lake Central Station, the principal transportation hub in Salt Lake City. The station is within walking distance from the Bus Terminal, allowing you to easily transfer to bus service on Amtrak Thruway or Jefferson Lines. Along with UTA commuter rail, the station serves Amtrak’s California Zephyr on its journey from Emeryville to Chicago. A park-and-ride lot is available across the street, and travelers can rent bikes from the on-site bicycle sharing service, Greenbike. However you get around town, you’ll appreciate the convenience of the Amtrak station, located less than a mile from the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.

Popular train stations in Salt Lake City:

  • 340 S 600 W

  • Bus Terminal - 300 S 600 W

What train companies travel to Salt Lake City, Utah?

Located in Utah, Salt Lake City is accessible by train from 33 other cities. You can choose from 72 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Salt Lake City on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Salt Lake City are also available.

Train companies serving Salt Lake City

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr3318h 18m$120.00
Amtrak81d 21h 41m$249.08

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Salt Lake City?

$17.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Salt Lake City, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Salt Lake City. In the last month, trains from Provo to Salt Lake City had the lowest average price at $17.00.

Where is the train station in Salt Lake City, UT?

The busiest train station in Salt Lake City is 340 S 600 W. As Salt Lake City's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Bus Terminal - 300 S 600 W.

Which train service has the best service to Salt Lake City?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Salt Lake City by train with Amtrak California Zephyr giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak California Zephyr had the most comfortable train service to Salt Lake City taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak California Zephyr offers. They rate Amtrak California Zephyr a 4.4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Salt Lake City punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Salt Lake City, rating them a 4 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Salt Lake City, UT?

The closest airport to Salt Lake City is Salt Lake City Intl Airport (SLC), it is located 5 miles from the city center of Salt Lake City.

Is Salt Lake City a popular train travel destination?

Among train travelers Salt Lake City is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 361 in United States. Salt Lake City has the most train connections in the region. There are 33 train schedules arriving in Salt Lake City each day.

What is the population of Salt Lake City?

The population of Salt Lake City is 192672. Salt Lake City ranks number 2 in terms of population in Utah and number 163 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Salt Lake City cost?

Train tickets to Salt Lake City range from $17 for a short trip to Salt Lake City, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Salt Lake City starts at , and a longer trip by train to Salt Lake City can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $23 .

What type of traveler does Salt Lake City attract?

Taking a train to Salt Lake City is very popular for those traveling on their vacation. The flexible luggage policies that train travel affords, convenient arrival stations and of course the great deals available make taking the train to Salt Lake City a great option when planning your next vacation.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Salt Lake City?

The closest train station to the city center of Salt Lake City is 340 S 600 W, located just 0.9 miles away. Select 340 S 600 W as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Salt Lake City. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

Top train routes to and from Salt Lake City

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