Getting Here & Around

Part of the adventure of Sun Valley is getting around. You won’t need your car, because it’s just a short stroll to just about anything you could want to see, do or eat. Or you could hop on the Mountain Rides complimentary bus service for transportation throughout the Wood River Valley, including round trips from the Village to both Dollar and Bald mountains and to the towns of Ketchum and Elkhorn Springs.

    Daily Non-stop Flights to Sun Valley from San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City

    Sun Valley is served by Hailey's Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN). It's located 14 miles from the resort and is easily accessible from the gateway cities of San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Salt Lake City (SLC) and Denver (DEN - summer 2014). These cities are served by most major airlines and are met by Sun Valley’s connecting carriers: Alaska Airlines, Delta Connection (Operated by SkyWest) andUnited Express (Operated by SkyWest).


    Sun Valley Resort offers a complimentary guest resort shuttle for transportation from/to Friedman Memorial Airport and the Sun Valley Resort. For more information contact Bell Service (208) 622-2214.



    Alaska Airlines

    Daily nonstop service to Sun Valley from Seattle or Los Angeles.
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    Outdoor Adventure

    Enjoy low fares on Alaska Airlines to America's best recreation like Sun Valley. Not only will you save on your flight, we’ve partnered with various attractions to save you money on activities when you get there! Visit for the lowest fares and exclusive offers.



    Delta Airlines

    Daily Nonstop Route - Salt Lake to Sun Valley

    CRJ 700 jet service runs daily.

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    United Airlines

    New Nonstop Route - San Francisco to Sun Valley

    The flight schedule during winter season is:

    SFO 10:40 am --> SUN 1:22 pm
    SUN 1:57pm --> SFO 2:54 pm

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    For additional vacation ideas throughout Sun Valley and central Idaho, contact Idaho Tourism at, order a free copy of Idaho State Travel Guide or download electronic version of the publication now.

    Daily shuttle service between Boise Airport (BOI) and the Sun Valley Lodge via Sun Valley Express.

    Advance tickets may be purchased by calling Sun Valley Express at (877) 622-8267 / (208) 622-8267 or going online to  Tickets also may be purchased on the bus at time of departure on a space available basis.


    Driving to Sun Valley

    Driving to Sun Valley Resort offers an enjoyable ride through high desert and picturesque farmland with very little traffic.


    From Boise Airport:

    Head east on I-84 41 miles to the second exit for Mountain Home. Turn left on Hwy. 20 (a good spot for rest or refreshments). Continue on Hwy. 20 for 84 miles to the Hwy. 75 junction. Turn left on Hwy. 75 and continue for 25 miles to Main Street in Ketchum. Turn right (east) on Sun Valley Road. The Resort is one mile ahead.
    Total: 151 miles (2hrs 50mins)

    From Boise in inclement weather:

    Take I-84 east 87 miles to the Bliss Exit. Take Hwy. 26 toward Gooding and Shoshone, about 27 miles. Turn left on Hwy. 75 at Shoshone. Continue 54 miles to Ketchum. Turn right (east) on Sun Valley Road. The Resort is one mile ahead.
    Total: 169 miles (3hrs 10mins)

    From Twin Falls Airport:

    Take Airport Road east. Road turns into Washington, then Shoshone Street. Continue through downtown Twin Falls to the Five-point Intersection. Turn left on Hwy. 93 (Blue Lakes Blvd.).
    Continue to the Perrine Bridge which crosses the Snake River Canyon. Continue on Hwy. 93 which will turn into Hwy. 75 at Shoshone. Continue 54 miles to Ketchum. Turn right (east) on Sun Valley Road. The Resort is one mile ahead.
    Total: 85 miles (2hrs)

    Electric Vehicle Charging

    Sun Valley Resort currently hosts 3, level-2 electric vehicle charging stations. We have 2 Tesla Wall Connectors that deliver up to 64 amps of power. We also have a universal J-1772 station that can charge all electric vehicles and delivers up to 32 amps of power. All of our stations are available to our guests and patrons, just check in with the front desk.

    Rental Car

    Rental cars are now available at the resort from Enterprise Rent-A-Car for roundtrip and one way rentals, as well as drops-offs from other locations. Reserve online with Enterprise Rent-A-Car or call  (800) 261-7331. You may alo inquire with the Sun Valley Concierge (208) 622-2097.

    Getting Around

    Getting to the Lifts and Around Town

    Sun Valley is a complete walking village, where automobiles are unnecessary. Condominium units are located within easy walking distance of the Sun Valley Village, but complimentary bus service is also available. The Mountain Rides Transportation Authority system provides free transportation throughout the Wood River Valley, including continuous round trips from the Village to both Dollar and Bald Mountains and to the town of Ketchum and Elkhorn Springs.

    2015 Spring Season Bus Schedule

    Mountain Rides provides free Daily Bus Service from Sun Valley, Warm Springs, River Run Plaza, Dollar Mountain, Downtown Ketchum, and Elkhorn Springs.

    This schedule runs through June 19th, 2015.

    Blue Route connects downtown Ketchum, Warm Springs, Sun Valley Village, and Elkhorn Springs. It currently runs hourly from 7 am to 9:30 pm.

    Green Route connects Sun Valley Village, downtown Ketchum, West Ketchum, River Run, St. Luke's Hospital, and the Meadows. It currently runs hourly Monday through Friday from 7:35 am - 10:58 am and 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm. There is no midday service from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Mountain Rides provides daily service Northbound and Southbound to Hailey and Bellevue with a fare required.

    Valley Route connects Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley. It currently runs every 30 minutes during the peak commute time, hourly midday, and limited late evening trips Monday through Friday 5:45 am to 10:05 pm. On Weekends and Holidays the Valley bus runs every 2-3 hours from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm.

    Hailey Town Route connects downtown Hailey, Community Campus, and Woodside plus deviations to the Senior Connection and St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic and the airport. It currently runs hourly from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday only. There is no holiday or weekend service.

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