The town of Vail is located approximately 120 miles from Denver International Airport and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Over one hundred of those miles are along I-70, offering breathtaking views. The drive is approximately two hours and fifteen minutes and can vary depending on weather and the transportation you choose.
1) Private Transportation
Because of steep grades and snowy conditions, limo companies prefer SUV Limos to Stretch limos. This is the fastest way to get to Vail and also the most comfortable. These luxurious 4WD SUV’s are perfect for the mountains and snow. Rides can be arranged 24/7. Spacious SUV’s can comfortably seat up to 5 passengers with luggage and skis. Get started with a reservation today!
2) Shared Shuttles
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Shared Shuttles are a great choice, if you don’t want to drive yourself, but don’t need a private service. Since the shuttles leave almost every 30 minutes to and from the airport , it is easy to arrange one for soon after your flight lands. Off peak hour shuttle service is limited so make sure the shuttles are running when you land.
3) Car Rental
Because of the snowy and icy roads, only choose a rental car if you are comfortable driving in slick conditions. Use these tools to help you get here safe: Live traffic cameras for I-70 from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Winter Driving Preparedness. Also Ryans Recovery, a local towing and recovery company, has clearly detailed the trouble spots where crashes are most likely. Car rental companies are not obligated to provide you with snow tires, and the vehicle you rent may not be suitable for snow There isn’t a train from Denver to Vail but there is a bus
4) Bustang and Pegasus
There isn’t a train from Denver to Vail but there is a bus. “Bustang” — a name that conjures not only bus transportation but the state’s iconic western landscape, wild horses and its beloved Denver Broncos The Bustang and Pegasus services are owned and operated by the Colorado Department of Transportation. This is the cheapest way to get to Vail. The bus leaves from Downtown Denver Union Station, four times per day Monday through Thursday and 11 times a day on the weekends. To find out more click here.
5) Uber and Lyft
Since the mountain communities have a smaller number of Uber and Lyft drivers, getting back to Denver can sometimes be difficult. So if you take an Uber to Vail consider booking a shuttle for the way back. Try UberSKI or UberXL if you have large items. Prices start around $150 for the 2+ hour ride but you can check out the Uber Price Estimator for the most accurate rates.
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