Salt Lake Express offers great deals from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City

3 Reasons to Travel from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City

One of Salt Lake Express’ most popular routes is the Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City corridor. This stretch of I-15 takes passengers through fascinating and underrated parts of Idaho, like the hills of Inkom and Devil Creek Reservoir. It also brings you within close proximity to a number of state parks, ghost towns, and trails. And, of course, it connects two great cities of the west with plenty to do and people to see in each.

So why choose Salt Lake Express? There are, of course, other options: a different shuttle company, carpooling with friends, or even driving yourself down. While there are many ways for you to get from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City, there are a few ways that Salt Lake Express makes it completely worth your while.

Here are just three of them to give you a small taste.


A low $29 fare

In recognition of how many people take this route, Salt Lake Express offers a one-way fare for Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City starting at $29. That’s $29 you wouldn’t need to spend on gas or parking downtown (which we’ll get to in a sec).

Plus, Salt Lake Express always offering discount codes via email or social media that could knock another $5 or even 20% (about $6) off your ticket price! So you’re looking at under $25 to make the trip if you play your cards right.

Door-to-door pickup and dropoff

In addition to paying less for comfortable and quality travel, Idaho Falls and Salt Lake City each have plenty of stops for pickup and dropoff. And if you are traveling from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City, did you know that the shuttle can pick you up right from your front door? In addition to the airport and Shaka’s Oasis, Salt Lake Express offers door-to-door pickup service in Idaho Falls. Less than $30 fare and you can get picked up at home? This deal just keeps getting better and better all the time.

Don’t pay for parking

Whether you’re heading to the airport or downtown, parking can get tricky — and expensive. By traveling with Salt Lake Express, we eliminate that problem. That means you can enjoy your trip without worrying about how much money your parked car is racking up. You can wander City Creek or go to a Real Salt Lake without fretting over street meters or your car’s safety.


Between the low fare and the convenience of both pickup and dropoff, Salt Lake Express has strived diligently to serve passengers according to their needs. The logistics of the ride aside, they also make an effort to make sure the ride is comfortable and safe. To book your trip from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City, visit the Salt Lake Express homepage and let’s get you down there.

Photo by aqua.mech, via Flickr.

Shaka’s Country Lanes in Idaho Falls: A Tasty Shuttle Stop

We love convenience

It is hard to deny the convenience of a gas station. Roll in, fill up, and then get back on track to your destination. Add the fact that literally every gas station out there is also a convenience store, jam-packed with shelves of snacks, goodies, drinks, and just about anything else you could ever need while on a trip, and we have something truly amazing.

But let’s be honest, as convenient as a gas station is, not all stations are created equally. Especially the food on their made-to-order menu. You know exactly what I’m talking about. Spongy potato wedges, waxy mozzarella sticks, soggy pizza slices, or chicken nuggets that squeak when you chew them.

We’ve all tasted this kind of food before. Hunger gets the better of us and we find ourselves wolfing down the first thing we see, leaving behind nothing but disappointment and much regret.

That is why we love Idaho Falls shuttle stop Shaka’s Country Lanes located just off 1-15. They are one of those exceptional few stations out there that truly delivers convenient and tasty food, all at a nice price, too.

Shaka’s Country Lanes

Shaka’s Country Lanes in Idaho Falls is so much more than a gas station. The moment you step foot inside you will see what we mean. Sure, they’ve got everything every convenience store does, but they also have so much more. Try an in-house chef and a fresh deli for starters. The store also has a clean, friendly vibe that is much appreciated.

The in-house staff work daily to provide delicious and fresh food every day, from mouthwatering sandwiches to fresh, breaded chicken, salads, and more. They are always running deals and promotions throughout the week, including free food with certain purchases or awesome discounts as well, so don’t forget to follow them on Instagram.

Make Shaka’s Country Lanes your Idaho Falls pickup or drop off location

We have been using Shaka’s Country Lanes as a pickup location for some time now because delicious and convenient food is the perfect companion to a busy traveler. And now with online ordering capabilities, it easier than ever to plan ahead and have food waiting for you when you arrive in Idaho Falls, or ready for you to grab just before you board the shuttle to depart.

So join us, and the many happy customers, who choose and trust Shaka’s Country Lanes for delicious and convenient food you can trust and depend on. Give them a try. They just might win you over, too. I just had a sandwich from them yesterday, and I’ve been singing “Aloha Friday” ever since and it’s only Thursday.

Best Fireworks Shows in East Idaho – July 2017

If you’re going to be up in Idaho this weekend, you’re in luck. While it might not normally seem like the best place to be, it definitely is for the Fourth of July weekend. Check out these places to watch the best fireworks shows in East Idaho.

Fireworks shows are the best

Rexburg

If you’re a true fireworks junkie, stop by Rexburg first. On Saturday, July 1st, after the Whoopee Days Rodeo (which starts at 7:00 pm), the fireworks will light up the Rexburg sky. It’s planned for 9:45. Because it’s on Saturday, you can watch both this one and other fireworks shows on the Fourth.

Idaho Falls

As for fireworks shows on the Fourth, here’s the big one – The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration. Thousands of people attend this event every year. The celebration has even got so big, in fact, that it had to be moved this year. Instead of being at the John’s Hole Boat Dock, the fireworks will be launched from the Snake River Landing. This is one celebration that you don’t want to miss.

fireworks shows big time

Pocatello

This whole week, Pocatello is celebrating The Biggest Show in Idaho. With events like a Fishing Derby, Mud Volleyball, and Bull Ball, it should be a party even before Tuesday’s events. On Tuesday, the fun starts at 9:00 am with a parade, continues throughout the day with a beach party, and the fireworks show at 10:00 pm caps it all off. If you’re looking for a week of fun, this is the show to go to.

Driggs

Driggs is another city celebrating all week. Starting on Saturday and Sunday, the Teton Mountains won’t be the only thing on the horizon – hot air balloons will fill the sky. For the 36th year in a row, Driggs will celebrate the Teton Valley Balloon Rally by shooting hot air balloons into the early morning sky. On the Fourth, the city will celebrate with a Mud Lake Challenge 5k Run, a parade, and live music. Finally, to cap it all off, the city will feature a giant, 20+ minute fireworks show at 10:20 pm.

Fireworks shows over trees

Jackson Hole

Finally, for those of you who want to be more touristy this weekend, Jackson Hole features events all day long. The day starts at 7 am with an all-you-can-eat breakfast and continues with a parade at 10:30 am. As the day goes on, Jackson Hole hosts a live reenactment of a shootout at 6:00 pm and a rodeo at 8:00 pm. Finally, at 10:00 pm, two places will let fireworks fly: the base of Snow King Mountain in the town of Jackson and at the base of the Tetons in Teton Village.

 

Whichever fireworks show you choose, you’re sure to be happy. With most cities celebrating with events throughout the day and fireworks at night, there won’t be any excuses for being bored this weekend. Stay safe and have fun!

 

2017 Solar Eclipse

What You Need to Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The last time a total solar eclipse swept from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the United States was still involved in World War I. Back then, thousands of people watched the solar eclipse. Now, officials expect hundreds of thousands to watch it. Here are a few things you need to know about the upcoming solar eclipse.

Thousands came to the 1918 solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse – Need-To-Know Facts

It’s happening on August 21. Scientists have been able to predict this particular eclipse for hundreds of years; it’s a big deal. Now, we know exactly where the eclipse will happen from minute to minute. The sun will cross Southeast Idaho at 11:30.

It won’t last long. Because they travel at over 2,000 miles per hour, the shadows won’t stay to hang out. Even if you’re at the center of the path, you’ll only see it for two and a half minutes.

The stars will come out. During the short period of totality, the sky will turn dark as the shadow of the moon races towards you. You’ll get to experience a sunset and sunrise in the middle of the day. While embraced in the shadow of the moon, stars and planets will come out from hiding and be completely visible.

Total solar eclipse

Utah Will Travel

Utah is well outside the zone of totality. The majority of Utah will only experience a 91% solar eclipse, which is a lot less than it sounds. Without solar glasses, most people won’t even notice it’s happening. Everybody from Utah who wishes to see it will have to travel. Luckily, they only have to travel a few hours. The southern half of the path passes through Shelley and Idaho Falls.

Idaho will be a great place for the solar eclipse

There’s Still Some Uncertainty

Two things are uncertain: the weather and because of that, the number of people flooding into the area. Depending on the weather, local government officials expect between fifty thousand and one million people to flock to Southeast Idaho and West Wyoming. While this might cause some traffic jams and problems with the cell phone service, it will be well worth it to see this once-in-a-lifetime event.

For more information, visit: https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/idaho/