Utah is the crossroads of the West, with Davis and Weber counties serving as a rail hub and transportation nexus. The area’s metro-to-mountain terrain contains some of the nation’s newest transportation corridors. U.S. Route 89 and Interstates 15 and 84 cross both counties north to south, and all western metropolitan areas are within a day’s drive.
For those flying in, there are two airports close by. Ogden-Hinckley Airport has passenger flights to and from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport; Salt Lake City International Airport, the largest airport in the area, is only 30 minutes from Hill Air Force Base.
Both counties have extensive public transportation networks, and Ogden has a Greyhound Bus Station.
3909 Airport Road
Ogden, UT 84405 801-629-8251
Ogden-Hinckley Airport, just north of Hill Air Force Base, is Utah’s busiest municipal airport for private planes. The airport also offers commercial passenger flights through Allegiant Air between Ogden and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, where passengers can catch connecting flights. Ground transportation at Ogden-Hinckley Airport includes taxi service, public transit and a rental car company.
Salt Lake City International Airport
776 N. Terminal Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84122 801-575-2400
Salt Lake City International Airport is approximately 30 miles from Hill Air Force Base and serves nearly 23 million travelers each year. Its nine major carriers include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
Ground transportation includes bus, taxi, shuttle, light rail, hotel transportation, Lyft and Uber, and rental car service. Service to Amtrak and Greyhound stations from the airport is provided by shuttle companies. There are 10 car rental companies at the airport; regular shuttles take passengers to five more off airport grounds.
A bike trail provides bicycle/pedestrian access to the airport along the airport’s south side, but security concerns mean those planning to use it must apply for an airport access badge, which takes three to five business days to process. Go to www.slcairport.com/parking-and-transportation/biking for details.
Ogden Greyhound Station
2393 Wall Ave.
Ogden, UT 84401 801-394-5573
Greyhound provides bus service between several points in Utah and across the United States. Call for hours of operation and ticketing schedules, or book online.
Utah Transit Authority
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides transportation services through Utah and has one of the largest geographical service areas of any transit agency in the nation: more than 1,600 square miles. Its seven categories of service include buses; MAX bus rapid transit; FLEX routes adaptable to passenger needs; seasonal ski buses; paratransit buses for qualified riders; the TRAX light rail system; the FrontRunner commuter rail; and the S-Line streetcars.
UTA serves both Davis and Weber counties with bus and rail service, and in 2016 launched a free bus route, the Midtown Trolley that carries passengers between the FrontRunner rail stations in Clearfield and Layton with multiple stops along the way for shopping, state offices, medical care, etc. Bus routes were added and hours were extended in 2016 as well.
Bus service includes stops at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Clearfield, Layton and West Roy. The FrontRunner, a state-of-the-art commuter train, provides rail service with stations in Salt Lake City, Woods Cross, Farmington, Layton, Clearfield, Roy and Ogden. FrontRunner stations have connections to the bus system and park and ride lots. UTA also provides information and a ride-matching database for residents who want to carpool.
For more information on UTA’s fares, schedules and routes, visit the UTA’s website.