Utah's only major airport is Salt Lake City International Airport (tel. 800/595-2442 or 801/575-2400; www.slcairport.com), located just north of I-80 at exit 115, on the west side of the city. Its airport code is SLC.
An alternative for visitors planning to go to southern Utah is to fly into McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada (tel. 702/261-5211; www.mccarran.com), which is only 120 miles southwest of St. George. Budget-conscious travelers should check airline and vehicle-rental prices at both airports to see which will provide the better deal for their particular circumstances.
About 80% of Utah's visitors arrive by car, in part because it's so easy: The state is accessed by I-80 from the west or east, I-70 from the east, I-15 and I-84 from the north, and I-15 from the southwest. Salt Lake City is 600 miles from Albuquerque, 500 miles from Denver, 430 miles from Las Vegas, and 650 miles from Phoenix. Keep in mind that there will be long distances between services when traveling in and around Utah.
International visitors should note that insurance and taxes are almost never included in quoted rental car rates in the U.S. Be sure to ask your rental agency about any additional fees. They can add a significant cost to your car rental. While the minimum age for driving in Utah is 16, many car-rental agencies will not rent a vehicle to anyone under 25 years of age; others have a minimum age of 21.
There are four Amtrak stations in Utah along the Chicago-to-Emeryville, California Zephyr line: Salt Lake City, Provo, Helper, and Green River. Call tel. 800/872-7245 or visit www.amtrak.com for details. In state, Trax runs in metro Salt Lake City, and the FrontRunner train connects Salt Lake and Ogden. Call tel. 888/743-3882 or visit www.rideuta.com for additional information.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.