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Salt Lake City

The greater Salt Lake area has a population of 1,175,905. The Wasatch Front population is 2,350,274. (2012 census)

Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young. Brigham Young was also the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints whose members settled this valley. Other immigrants came from Mining booms and the construction of the first transcontinental Railroad which connected in Ogden, Utah.

Before the settlers came to this valley it was home to the Shoshone, Ute and Paiute nations for thousands of years.

Salt Lake City is headquarters to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A popular tourist destination “Temple Square” is located on 35 acres in downtown Salt Lake. The iconic Salt Lake Temple took Mormon pioneers over 40 years to complete. Temple Square is home to the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the largest genealogy library of its kind. Offering guided tours and presentations available in over 30 languages. Free of charge.

Salt Lake City is just a quick ten minute drive from the Salt Lake Airport. Express Shuttle can take you anywhere downtown for $10 per person, shared ride shuttle or we offer private vehicle service. We have desks conveniently located near the baggage claims in each terminal of the Salt Lake Airport. (see map). For best service, please make reservations 24 hours in advance. But we can usually accommodate your needs with less notice. Let our professional, experienced drivers handle your transportation needs.

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Provo

The Provo/Orem metropolitan area is the third largest in the state of Utah with a population of 526,810 (2010 census)

Originally called Fort Utah when it was settled in 1849 by 33 Mormon families from Salt Lake City, it was later renamed Provo in 1850 for Étienne Provost an early French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825.

Provo is home to Brigham Young University and the Provo Missionary Training center. The Provo Mission

Training center can house almost 4,000 missionaries with approximately 50 different languages taught here. Both of these institutions are owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The city is a key operational center for Novell and has been a focus area for technology development in Utah.

In 2010, Forbes rated Provo one of the top 10 places to raise a family. Additionally, in 2013, Forbes ranked Provo the

No. 2 city on its list of Best Places for Business and Careers.

The city is also home to the Peaks Ice Arena which served as a venue for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002. Sundance Resort is located 13 miles (21 km) northeast at Provo Canyon.

Fun places to visit… Thanksgiving Point, The Outlets at Traverse Mountain and Timpanogos Cave.

Flying into the Salt Lake Airport and need a ride to Provo? Let Express Shuttle’s experienced drivers take you there. We offer Shared Ride or Private Van service.

Our vote for the best time to visit Provo? Autumn time. Where you can take to the hills and enjoy the beautiful Autumn leaves. Check out Bridal Veil Falls, located up Provo Canyon. Bridal Veil is frequently recognized as one of America’s top 100 waterfalls!

Park City

Park City is 32 miles (51 km) southeast of downtown Salt Lake City. It has an elevation of 7,000 and is known as a resort town. With three ski resorts and plenty of other outdoor activities and a healthy Arts culture, Park City always has something to offer.

Park City’s population was 7,558 at the 2010 census. On average, the tourist population greatly exceeds the number of permanent residents.

Park City is a popular tourist location bringing in over $500 million each year to the Utah Economy.

Park City was originally called Parley’s Park City was later changed in the early 1900’s to Park City. It enjoyed tremendous growth during a silver mining boom in the 1860’s. The town declined with the decline of the mining industry

In 1963, miners turned 10,000 acres of their mineral rights land into Park City’s

first ski resort called Treasure Mountain. Park City is now home to three ski resorts: Deer Valley, Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort.

Park City hosted many of the 2002 Winter Olympic Game events and is the main venue for the Sundance Film Festival every year. Park City draws in over 3 million annual visitors.

Park City Main Street Historic District offers shopping and dining for all tastes. And is home to Loosey the Moose!

Express Shuttle offers Shared Ride and Private Vehicle service to Park City and it’s surrounding areas from the Salt Lake Airport. As an official provider for the Sundance Film Festival for over 20  years, Express Shuttle is very familiar with Park City. Let our experienced, professional drivers handle your transportation needs and offer recommendations during your stay!

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Outdoor Retailer Salt Lake Airport Transportation

Outdoor Retailers can find a great place to network with others in our shared ride airport shuttles. Express Shuttle is looking forward to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 7-10, 2016. Utah, with all it’s outdoor activity options, it’s the perfect venue for this market. Let our drivers take you to and from the airport to downtown Salt Lake. You will find our desks conveniently located near the baggage claims in each terminal at the Salt Lake Airport. Our shared ride shuttles offer a low fare of $8/person to downtown. Ask your Driver to recommend a great dining or shopping experience during your visit. Enjoy your stay in the great state of Utah!

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Traveling with Chargers

Do your vacations leave you with a jumbled mess of cords rivaling the ball of Christmas lights  Chevy Chase dealt with on “Christmas Vacation”?

 

Try these handy life hacks we found online…

AIRPORT HACK

Store chargers and headphones in an eyeglass case. Make sure you put this in our carry-on so you can use the headphones for the in-flight movie.

You can also wrap your headphones around a large paper clip.

SAVE HEADPHONES

In case of a layover you will have your charger available for your phone, ipad or laptop in the airport. Want to make friends at the airport? Bring a power strip so we can all share an outlet.

airport friends

To keep your cords healthy and kink free wrap an old pen spring around the base.PROTECT CHARGER

Brought your cord but forgot your outlet adapter? Check the back of the Hotel TV, they usually have a USB port you can plug into.

Forget your chargers all together? Ask the hotel you are staying at if they have any in the lost and found. Guests often forget to unplug their chargers leaving a surplus of cords and adapters. I guess you could consider it our modern day “Take a Penny, Leave a Penny” bowl.

Happy Traveling!!

 

Salt Lake Comic Con Transportation

Send out the bat signal for Salt Lake Comic Con Transportation!

Whether your final destination is Gotham City, Asgard or you just need a ride from the airport to downtown Salt Lake City, Express Shuttle will get you there.  To welcome back Comic Con Fans, Express Shuttle wants to give you one of America’s first Super Heroes, George Washington, off your fare. When making your reservation, Tell us the code “ComicCon16” and receive one dollar off your fare to downtown Salt Lake. You may make reservations by calling us at 1-800-397-0773 or online at www.ExpressShuttleUtah.com. If making online reservations add “ComicCon16” to the notes and our representative will adjust the fare. Express Shuttle is Utah’s largest year round shared ride shuttle company, serving the Wasatch Front. With desks conveniently located at the Salt Lake Airport . Let us be your Salt Lake Comic Con Transportation and we will get you there at warp speed!

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Salt Lake Visitor Trivia

 

The greater Salt Lake area has a population of 1,175,905. The Wasatch Front population is 2,350,274. (2012 census)

Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young. Brigham Young was also the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints whose members settled this valley. Other immigrants came from Mining booms and the construction of the first transcontinental Railroad which connected in Ogden, Utah.

Before the settlers came to this valley it was home to the Shoshone, Ute and Paiute nations for thousands of years.

Salt Lake City is headquarters to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A popular tourist destination Temple Square” is located on 35 acres in downtown Salt Lake. The iconic Salt Lake Temple took Mormon pioneers over 40 years to complete. Temple Square is home to the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the largest genealogy library of its kind. Offering guided tours and presentations available in over 30 languages. Free of charge.

For help planning your trip to Salt Lake, check out the Salt Lake Visitors guide and then let Express Shuttle take you to your accommodations.

Express Shuttle is Environmentally Friendly

Blue and Yellow makes…..Green.

Green for our earth and for your wallet! Express Shuttle’s Blue and Yellow vans can be seen all along the Wasatch front taking people to and from the Salt Lake Airport. With about 50 vehicles in our fleet, Express Shuttle is environmentally friendly. We are a shared ride airport shuttle taking hundreds of vehicles off the road each month. Several of our vans run on Compressed Natural Gas, helping our air quality even more. Our reservation headquarters are located right next to UTA’s Trax system allowing our employees to use public transportation to get to work. Our drivers own and operate their own vehicles, allowing them to start their shift from their home,  picking up customers in their area.

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