Getting to Your Southern Utah Vacation Rental for the IRONMAN® World Championship

Apr 15, 2022 | Blog | 0 comments


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The 2022 IRONMAN® World Championship is just a few weeks away! If you haven’t already booked your stay for the May 7 race, now is the time to do so. There’s just one villa still available for race weekend at this time, so don’t miss out on securing your own private, luxury Southern Utah vacation rental for the race! 

With room for anywhere from four to eight guests, and features like a fully-stocked kitchen, large living space, and soaking tubs in every unit, Watchman Villas is the perfect basecamp for athletes and their families, or for anyone looking to explore all that Springdale, Utah and Zion National Park have to offer!

By now, you’ve hopefully booked your stay, and maybe even started adding some delicious restaurants close to our Springdale villas to try during your stay. But have you figured out how you’ll get to your Southern Utah vacation rental for the IRONMAN® World Championship? If not, keep reading to learn the best ways to get to and from the region’s airports.

If You’re Flying Into St. George Regional Airport

The closest airport to the starting line for the 2022 IRONMAN® World Championship is St. George Regional Airport. While this airport is conveniently located just an hour’s drive from your Southern Utah vacation rental in Springdale, it offers a limited number of daily flights, and may not be the best option for travelers on a budget or those who need to fly in or out at a certain time.

However, if you have already booked your flight to this local airport, you have a variety of options for getting to your Springdale UT lodging. First, many travelers opt to rent a  car. Hertz Car Rental and National Car Rental both have rental offices at the St. George Regional Airport. There are also a variety of other car rental companies located elsewhere in St. George that may offer shuttles, including Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Avis. 

If you don’t want to rent a car, you can use a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft or a traditional taxi to get to our Springdale villas. St. George Shuttle also offers a shuttle service between St. George and Springdale.

If You’re Flying Into Las Vegas

Located just three hours from our Springdale villas, Harry Reid International Airport (formerly McCarran International Airport) in Las Vegas, Nevada, is perhaps the most popular option for travelers flying into Southern Utah. This airport is the closest international airport to St. George and Springdale. It sees hundreds of daily flights coming in from major cities across the U.S., as well as to some international destinations.

The most popular option for getting to and from this airport and your Southern Utah vacation rental is to rent a car. This gives you more freedom both on traveling between Las Vegas and Springdale, but also for getting around while you’re there. If you’ll be competing in the 2022 IRONMAN® World Championship, this will also allow you to get to and from the starting line on your own schedule, without having to worry about scheduling a rideshare or shuttle. Most major American rental car companies have rental desks at Harry Reid International Airport, so you can shop around for the best deal or for the type of vehicle that you’d prefer.

While a rideshare or taxi between Las Vegas and Springdale would be an expensive option, if you’d prefer not to rent a car during your stay, you can instead book a shuttle service. The St. George Shuttle offers daily transfers between the two cities, as does the Salt Lake Express.

If You’re Flying Into Salt Lake City

While Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas is the closest international airport to St. George and Springdale, it isn’t the only option. Salt Lake City International Airport is just an hour farther away than Las Vegas. At a four hour drive or ride, this airport offers another option to travelers who may find better flights between their home city and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Similar to flying into Las Vegas, most travelers find it more convenient to rent a car to get from Salt Lake City to their Southern Utah vacation rental. You’ll find rental desks for each of the major car rental companies at the airport. You can also still book a shuttle service to and from this city to your destination. Both the Salt Lake Express and the St. George Shuttle offer daily rides between Salt Lake City and St. George or Springdale.

Getting to and From Your Southern Utah Vacation Rental

If you’re planning to fly in for the 2022 IRONMAN® World Championship, you have several airports to choose from, as well as a variety of options for getting to and from your Southern Utah vacation rental.

Time is running out to plan your visit and book your stay for race weekend. Book your private villa at Watchman Villas today to guarantee your spot at the best Springdale UT lodging option for athletes and their families!

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