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Getting to Sun Valley, Idaho
One of most popular features of Sun Valley is its remote location and out-of-the-way peacefulness. Although the valley is off the beaten path, there are still many options for getting here.
FLY INTO SUN VALLEY
Fly directly into the Sun Valley area at the SUN airport. You can take any of our commercial flights with Horizon Air and Skywest, or come in on a private jet. There are car rentals available at the airport and off-site, as well as taxis, for your convenience.
FLY INTO BOISE
The Boise Airport is the nearest major airport, and is about 150 miles from Sun Valley (about a 3 hour drive). From here, you can take one of the Boise-Sun Valley shuttles or rent a car to get to the valley.
Boise to Sun Valley shuttle services
Highway 75 to Sun Valley is a very beautiful drive, earning it the designation of the Sawtooth Scenic Byway, part of the Idaho Scenic Byway system. With airlines continuing to increase the cost of flying, even more people are taking advantage of the breathtaking views on the way to town.
Part of the charm of Sun Valley is the simplicity of getting in and out of the valley. When planning your travels in and out of the valley, check out the road reports before hitting the road.
GETTING AROUND TOWN
Walking & Biking
Sun Valley is surrounded by great mountain views and the beautiful Sawtooth forest. The favorite mode of transporation here is walking or bicycling, and the town is very accomodating to non-motorized traffic. Sidewalks run through all of the major thoroughfares, and the 4th St Corridor, in the downtown core, is designed specifically for pedestrians.
Didn't bring a bike with you? Rent a bike for a few hours or for your whole stay:
FREE Local Shuttle
At the end of the day, or if you want to make a longer trek, Mountain Rides provides free local shuttle service throughout the Ketchum/Sun Valley area, and inexpensive service to Hailey and Bellevue and back. All of the shuttles are equipped with bike racks in the summer, and ski racks in the winter, so you are never far from your favorite trails and runs.
Local Taxi Service
Whether you are looking for transporation from the airport to your vacation home, need a ride home from a night on the town, or just don't feel like walking, the local taxi service is clean, reliable and designed wth you in mind. These are not the simple, little yellow cabs you find in the city. The taxi fleets in the Sun Valley area feature minivans, passenger vans and SUVs, outiftted to get you & your equipment where you are going safely in the snow. Bring your skis, your bikes, your luggage and your dogs!
There are a couple of car rental companie at the local airport, just 15 miles south of Sun Valley. Pick up your vehicle when you fly in, and you will be ready for any trip.