Tuesday, November 5, 2013

How to take FrontRunner from Provo to SLC airport

To get from Provo to the Salt Lake City airport by train, expect it to take about an hour and 15 minutes on weekdays (on weekends, up to 2 hours). Note that the FrontRunner trains run less often on Saturday (only every hour) and not at all on Sunday or major holidays. If you need help, you can tweet to @RideUTA - they're very good about responding.

  1. Go to the Provo Intermodal Station. Currently there is free, long-term parking in that parking lot.
  2. Go to a ticket booth at either end of the boarding platform and print your ticket(s). You may use a credit card. Your ticket includes any mode of UTA transportation until the expiration date and time.
  3. Board the next FrontRunner departing Provo northbound. See the FrontRunner schedule.
  4. Get off at the North Temple Station in Salt Lake City (not the Salt Lake City Central Station). Go up the escalators or elevator to the TRAX station on the bridge. This takes about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Board the Green Line TRAX going west. Its final stop is the airport.

That's all! It's quite an enjoyable trip since FrontRunner has free Internet that works pretty well.

The reverse trip is the same: print your ticket at the airport, get on the light rail around the corner, and then switch to the southbound FrontRunner at the North Temple bridge, which you stay on until Provo or wherever you're going.

How was your experience? Feel free to comment.

(Last updated December 2017.)