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Salt Lake City Layover

| January 18, 2015

Stuck on a Salt Lake City layover at the Salt Lake City International Airport? The airport is only 5 miles from the city center, which makes the city accessible for those stuck on a long layover. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Salt Lake City layover, click here for useful tips.
Salt Lake City Layover
In the airport is an assortment of shopping and dining, as well as services that include the Regus Express Business Center that can handle your business needs, children play rooms, the Crowne airport lounge, language assistance, infant care, and more. There is also Internet access through Boingo Wi-Fi access. For any help call 1-866-3-BOINGO.

For those looking to get some rest, there are many Salt Lake City hotels close to the airport. For a full list of the city’s hotels, from varying price points, click here.

If you plan on leaving the airport during your Salt Lake City layover, there are a few transportation options. Depending on the location, on average a taxi to downtown Salt Lake City is roughly $20-25. You can take also take a limo or buses, Amtrak, or rental cars. Private transfers can also be booked.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On Salt Lake City Layover:

Salt Lake City Tour
If you want to see the sights in a short period of time, a tour might be your best bets. There are tons to choose from including sightseeing tours, day trips, visits to national parks, and lots more!

Skiing and Snowboarding
Only for those you have a very long layover, you can hit the slopes! Utah’s skiing is among the best in the world. The slopes get an average of 500 inches of dry, light powder each year. Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude resorts are among the best.

Temple Square
These three city blocks in downtown Salt Lake City allows you to see nearly 20 attractions related to the Mormon Religion. You can learn about pioneer history and genealogy, including the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle, and the Family History Library.

The Great Salt Lake
As the largest lake between the Great Lakes and Pacific, The Great Salt Lake is a remnant of the ancient Lake Bonneville. It is now landlocked and its waters are, indeed, salty. It’s a great place to sit and look at the scenery, walk, hike or bike.

Bonneville Salt Flats
Only applicable for a very length layover, check out the Bonneville Flats which are roughly 1½ hours outside Salt Lake City. One of the most unusual natural features in Utah, The flats stretch over 30,000 acres. It is located along I-80 near the Utah-Nevada border. It has become a great
place for race car driving.

Have a suggestion for a Salt Lake City layover? Leave a comment below!

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  1. Going Places says:

    The Utah Transit Authority is currently working on a light rail line from Salt Lake City airport to the downtown area. It is expected to be completed in early 2013 and will run every 15 minutes taking 20 minutes to get to downtown.


  2. Living Close says:

    Passengers with connecting flights may be eligible for the FREE shuttle to downtown/temple square.


  3. Bobby B says:

    “The airport is only 5 miles from the airport,…..”
    i copied and paste that from the top of the page. The airport sounds a little tricky to get to