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Getting to Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah is an easy destination to reach by air from Europe and from any location in the United States. The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is a Delta Air Lines hub, and nonstop flights are available from Paris, France and from most major cities in the United States.

Salt Lake City International Airport to Marriott City Center

The Marriott City Center is about 15 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Taxi fares are $20-25 and a shuttle is available for $8:


Yellow Cab (801) 521-2100
Taxi Salt Lake (801) 349-3926
City Cab (801) 363-5550
Ute Cab (801) 359-7788


Express Shuttle Service (800) 397-0773

Travel around Downtown Salt Lake City and Nearby Areas

Navigation in Salt Lake City is very easy because major roads are laid out on a grid system, with North – South and East - West streets numbered sequentially starting from downtown. Most restaurants, hotels, bars and nightclubs in downtown Salt Lake City are a short walk from the Marriott City Center. Other destinations around Salt Lake City, including the University of Utah, can be reached via the UTA Trax light rail system, the UTA Bus system, or one of the taxi services.

Travel to the Ski Resorts

There are seven ski resorts within an hour's drive of the Marriott City Center. In April, we recommend that you visit the resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons (Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird, Alta) as they receive nearly 50% more snowfall annually than the Park City resorts. The closest resorts (Solitude, Snowbird) are less than 45 minutes on clear roads. If you plan to take a rental car to the ski resorts, it is a good idea to rent an all-wheel-drive/4wd vehicle, as you will not be allowed to drive in the Cottonwood Canyons without all-wheel-drive/4wd vehicle or snow tires if the roads are snow-packed. There are also buses that go to the resorts available through UTA-SkiService and the Park City-Salt Lake Connector. Be aware that traveling to the resorts via bus will take about twice as long, and the Park City bus is not available on weekends.

Travel to Southern Utah

If you plan to travel to Utah's National Parks and/or Southern Utah while visiting Salt Lake City for the Symposium, please plan to rent a car and set aside at least two full days before or after the Symposium. All of the large car rental companies (Hertz, National, Dollar, etc.) are represented at the airport. The one-way distances and approximate drive times to Southern Utah’s most popular National Parks are listed below.

Arches / Moab – 236 miles (4 hours)
Canyonlands – 280 miles (5 hours)
Zion – 307 miles (5.5 hours)
Bryce Canyon - 270 miles (5 hours)