Sun Valley Transportation
You have imagined a trip to Idaho’s mountains for years. You have explored the perfect vacation rental property because staying in a hotel just won’t cut it. You have perused what to do in and around town. You are on your way – but, are you? Traveling to Sun Valley can be easier than you think. Here is what you need to know.
Direct Flights to Sun Valley
The “Sun Valley Airport” is actually the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) in Hailey and is only a quick 15 minutes from Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho. Since August 1960, SUN has served the resort communities of the Wood River Valley with scheduled commercial flights. Airlines servicing the SUN airport are Alaska, Delta, and United Airlines. There are non-stop flights from major hubs:
- Salt Lake City (SLC)
- Seattle (SEA)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- San Francisco (SFO)
- Denver (DEN)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Boise International Airport (BOI) and Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) offer connecting flights to Sun Valley.
Whether booking a connecting flight or a direct flight from a major hub, getting to Sun Valley is easy! While some flights are offered year-round, some are seasonal. It is best to check with the airlines well ahead of time, so you don’t run into any surprises.
To check for flight delays or diversions, call the Sun Valley Weather Hotlines:
- Alaska 1-208-788-1281 ext. 4 – Call six hours before departure. Diverted flights will go to Boise (BOI).
- United 1-208-788-4887– Call four hours before departure time. Diverted flights will go to Twin Falls (TWF).
- Delta 1-208-788-4887 – Call four hours before departure. Diverted flights will go to Twin Falls (TWF).
For more information on weather diversions, click here.
Sun Valley Shuttles
If you plan to fly into the Boise airport instead, you may need transportation from Boise to Sun Valley. The Boise Airport site is a great place for information on ground transportation. We also recommend riding with the Sun Valley Express or Idaho Towncar.
Sun Valley Express has a relaxing and carefree Boise to Sun Valley shuttle in both winter and summer. Reserving ahead of time is best. Fares start at $80 for children (under 12 traveling with an adult) and $90 for adults. 2 standard pieces of luggage plus one additional item – can’t leave the skis at home – are allowed per passenger. Additional items could cost more. Visit their website for more information or call 208-576-7381.
If you prefer ultimate comfort, Idaho Towncar offers safety, first class service, and door to door transportation from Boise to Sun Valley and back. Choose from their fleet of SUV’s, Sprinter vans, or town cars. They even house a few vintage Bentleys and Rolls Royces. Visit their website or call 208-867-6900 for more information.
Looking To Rent A Car?
If you are flying into SUN. There are many options for car rentals at the Sun Valley Idaho airport Visit the Sun Valley Airport website for more information on car rentals, shuttles, taxis and more.
Some guests prefer to fly into Boise and rent a car to make the scenic drive through the Wood River Valley. Get driving directions to Sun Valley before you go!
See…. getting here is easier than you thought. Are you counting the days until you arrive? We bet you are!
Mountain Rides is a free bus system that travels around the Ketchum and Sun Valley area. Also goes south to Hailey and Bellevue for just a few dollars.
Aardvark Taxi & Shuttle 208-721-7682
Wood River Taxi 208-788-8294
Taxi & Limo Sun Valley 208-481-2119
Miller’s Taxi & Limo 208-720-3861