Trains, Buses, Drive, Rideshare, Shuttles
|Bus$25 | 2h 12min||Train$27 | 53min||Train10 lb of CO2|
It's 40 miles between PRO to SLC. On a typical day, it might take between 58min and 1h 1min from PRO to SLC under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 4min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to SLC by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.
We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $5.
Rideshares are always on demand but are subject to surge pricing. Book when you need them!
The trip to SLC is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from PRO. The cheapest way to get from PRO to SLC is $25 and the quickest way takes just 2 hours 12 minutes with the bus. Short trips to the airport do not usually require advance booking. Rideshares are generally ready for pickup when you are. If you need additionally transportation options, then you'll need at least 72 hours at the shortest to book other types of short airport connections, including shuttles, private vans, limousines, or private transfers to SLC.
While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to SLC is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the PRO/SLC buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from PRO is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between PRO UT and SLC during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!
The plus side of taking the train from PRO to SLC? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of SLC traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to SLC is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.