Vail, nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, is approximately 120 miles away from Denver International Airport. This route, mainly via the scenic I-70, offers breathtaking mountain views.
Travel time to Vail is generally around two hours and fifteen minutes, although it may vary depending on weather and transportation means.
1) Private Transportation
For Vail transportation, our limo service specializes in SUV Limos and Sprinter Vans, perfect for navigating snowy and steep terrains. These vehicles, available 24/7, ensure a seamless Vail limo experience. Our SUVs comfortably seat up to 5 passengers, while Sprinter Vans are designed for larger groups, both with sufficient room for luggage and skis. For larger gatherings, we offer the convenience of booking multiple vehicles. Plan your Vail journey with us today and travel in comfort and style! Get started with a reservation today!
2) Shared Shuttles
Opting for Shared Shuttles offers a convenient alternative for those who prefer not to self-drive but don’t require a private service. These shuttles, departing roughly every 30 minutes to and from the airport, provide flexibility and ease in timing with your flight’s arrival. However, it’s important to note that shuttle services during off-peak hours may be less frequent, so checking the shuttle schedule in relation to your landing time is advised for seamless travel arrangements.
3) Car Rental
When considering a rental car for navigating snowy and icy conditions, ensure you’re comfortable with slick road driving. To aid in a safe journey, utilize these resources: Check live I-70 traffic cameras from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and familiarize yourself with Winter Driving Preparedness. Additionally, Ryans Recovery provides insights on common crash locations on I-70. Remember, rental cars may not come equipped with snow tires, and not all rental vehicles are suitable for snow conditions.
4) Bustang and Pegasus
While there’s no train connecting Denver to Vail, a bus service is available. The “Bustang” service, a playful nod to Colorado’s western roots and Denver Broncos, along with Pegasus, are run by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Offering an economical travel option to Vail, the Bustang departs from Downtown Denver Union Station up to four times daily from Monday to Thursday and 11 times on weekends. For schedule details and more, click Here.
5) Uber and Lyft
The limited availability of Uber and Lyft drivers in mountain communities can make returning to Denver challenging. If you use Uber to reach Vail, it’s wise to arrange a shuttle for your return trip. For those with bulky items, consider UberSKI or UberXL. The journey of over two hours starts at approximately $150, but you can obtain more precise rates by visiting the Uber Price Estimator.