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Trip Planner Help

General Tips

The trip planner data was recently updated. However, there still may be addresses it cannot find. In such a case, please try again and enter another address (street) that has existed for more than a few years. You can also try planning your trip from a park-and-ride lot or other nearby business by using the search by landmark tool.

Starting and Destination Locations

You can enter a starting/destination location by using an address, intersection or landmark.

Address:

When entering a street address use the standard US Postal Service abbreviations (e.g. N, W, ST, BLVD, DR, RD). If you are having trouble, make sure you are including the direction along with the street name (e.g. 50 S Main St, not just 50 Main St).

Address Examples:
2187 W Alexander Ct
301 W South Temple 776 N Terminal Dr

Intersection:
For best results when entering an intersection separate the streets with the word "AT" or "AND" or the "@" symbol.

Intersection Examples:
300 W AT S Temple
Main St @ 400 S
2100 S AND 700 E

Landmark:
Enter a common landmark (see examples below).  Not every landmark has been entered into the database. However, it is being updated on a regular basis.

Landmark Examples:
Delta Center
Airport
Salt Palace
Temple Square

If the UTA Trip Planner system finds more than one location in its database that matches your request, the system displays a list of choices to select.  If you cannot determine which to choose, you should try a nearby intersection rather than an exact address.  Try another intersection such as a known transit stop intersection or use a nearby landmark.

Landmark:

You may also search a specific landmark to find your starting location. Select a landmark from the drop-down list. Click the "Submit" button. This will display a list of all available locations for the category you selected. Select a location from the list. For example, if you select "Malls" from the Category drop-down list and then click on the "Submit" button, you will see a listing of all malls within the UTA Trip Planner area. Not every landmark has been entered into the database. However, it is being updated on a regular basis.

Set your time

Select whether you want to plan your trip based upon a departure time (i.e. I'm leaving my starting point at…) or arrival time (i.e. I must arrive at my destination by…) by clicking the appropriate radio button.

Select your ideal trip departure/arrival time by selecting the hour, minute and AM/PM from the drop-down boxes. You can only select times on the hour and every 15 minutes.

Set your day

Select the day you want to travel. The UTA Trip Planner system only allows a trip to be planned approximately 30 days in advance.

Itineraries

The UTA Trip Planner examines all transit stops within 1/4 mile of your starting and destination locations.  If there is no transit stop within this distance, no valid itineraries will be planned. If this happens, please select another location to begin and/or end your trip, such as a Landmark or another Address.  Itineraries are sorted by the shortest travel time. This includes the time from when you first board a UTA bus or TRAX vehicle to when you last depart.  An approximate walking time is added to this value and the trips are then sorted with the shortest time at the top. Walking distance is calculated using the average speed for adults as determined by the US Department of Transportation.  The approximate walking distance is displayed for your reference.

For long trips that are over 3 hours or take more than 3 transfers you will need to break the trip into smaller trips. For example, if you need to get from Brigham City to Orem, you will need to plan this as two separate trips. First trip would be from Brigham City to Salt Lake City and then the second trip would be from Salt Lake City to Orem.