Guests Can Hop on, Hop Off the Verde Shuttle, and Skip the Traffic Hassles in Sedona

Guests Can Hop on, Hop Off the Verde Shuttle, and Skip the Traffic Hassles in Sedona

​Are your guests looking for a way to get around Sedona that doesn’t involve fighting traffic and searching for parking?

They won’t find many Uber or Lyft drivers here, but we have something better.  The Verde Shuttle offers hop on hop off bus service throughout Sedona, every hour, from 6 AM to 10 PM, seven-days-a-week.  And the price is only $1.00 per ride. 

Guests can hop on and off the shuttle at more than 30 locations throughout Sedona– including stops near all the major destinations and hotels.  The map shows all of the shuttle stops and what they are close to.  Each stop is clearly signed, and many have shelters and seating - so they are easy to find.  And the Verde Shuttle vehicles are brand new, easy to spot and climate controlled for year-round comfort. Plus, the vehicles are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks.

Galleries and Shopping

The Verde Shuttle can drop guests right in the middle of Uptown Sedona where they can shop and experience Sedona without having to go round and round looking for parking.  Or it can drop them at the entrance of Tlaquepaque and Hillside Shops. They can explore dozens of galleries and unique shops, then hop back on the shuttle  for a ride back to the hotel or on to their next adventure.


The Verde Shuttle route provides access to most of Sedona’s fabulous restaurants whether they are uptown, in West Sedona or south to Poco Diablo.  Guests can go out for lunch, happy hour or dinner without worrying about parking or driving after a cocktail (or two). Just remind them that the last shuttle leaves Poco Diablo at 9:50 PM and Uptown at 10 PM, then drops riders at all the stops along the way back through West Sedona to Cottonwood .


The Verde Shuttle can also connect visitors and residents  to two of the Sedona Shuttle Park & Ride Lots with free shuttle service to some of Sedona’s most popular trailheads. Once again, they will get a ride right to their destination without having to worry about parking (which is limited or non-existent near these trailheads). Normally the Sedona Shuttle trailhead routes only run Thursday thru Sunday, but during Spring Break (March 1 – April 17) they will be running seven day a week.

Here's how it works to connect between Verde Shuttle and Sedona Shuttle:

Guests can take Verde Shuttle to the Bowstring Drive stop on SR 179 and catch the Sedona Shuttle from the SR 179 Park & Ride Lot to Cathedral Rock and Little Horse Trailheads.  (We know part of Cathedral Rock trail is closed for renovation, but there are still plenty of great hikes from this location). 
Or they can ride the Verde Shuttle to the brand new SR 89-A Park & Ride at Upper Red Rock Loop Road, right next to the Courtyard Marriott.  There they can catch the Sedona Shuttle to Mescal and Dry Creek Vista trailheads to access an array of trails, including the one to Devil’s Bridge. To find out more about the trails served by Sedona Shuttle, visit

And, if they want to experience some of our great mountain bike trails, they can bring their bike along on the Verde Shuttle and Sedona Shuttle – both have bike racks on the front of the bus which accommodate 2-3 bikes on a first come first served basis.

The Verde Shuttle runs every hour from 6 AM to 10 PM, seven-days-a-week.  A detailed map and complete schedule are available at Even easier, guests  can simply use Google Maps to plan their trip and see when the next bus is scheduled. Just use a smartphone to find directions to the destination as you would for driving, but click on the transit icon for detailed bus directions.

Verde Shuttle recently published a visitor brochure which is being distributed to all the lodging establishments in Sedona. It includes the map shown here and more details about using the service.

Any questions you have about the Verde Shuttle operations can be directed to the City of Cottonwood transit staff at 928.282.0938.