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There are 6 ways to get from Albuquerque to Telluride by bus, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow  •  17h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Albuquerque, Nm to Denver, Co
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Gunnison, CO
  3. Take the bus from Gunnison to Montrose
  4. Take the bus from Montrose to Telluride

$177 - $421

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Albuquerque, Nm to Denver, Co
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Grand Junction, Co
  3. Take the bus from Grand Junction, CO to Telluride, CO

$97 - $228

4 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Albuquerque to Telluride 290.6 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Telluride  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Telluride (TEX) ABQ - TEX

$321 - $1,401

Fly to Montrose, bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Montrose (MTJ) ABQ - MTJ
  2. Take the bus from Montrose to Telluride

$166 - $741

Fly to Durango, shuttle  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Albuquerque (ABQ) to Durango (DRO) ABQ - DRO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Durango to Telluride

$516 - $1,266

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The cheapest way to get from Albuquerque to Telluride is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 6h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Albuquerque to Telluride is to fly which costs $320 - $1,400 and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albuquerque to Telluride. However, there are services departing from Albuquerque, Nm and arriving at Courthouse, Telluride, CO via Denver, Co, Grand Junction, CO and Lawson Hill, Telluride, CO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 32m.

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The distance between Albuquerque and Telluride is 209 miles. The road distance is 290.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Albuquerque to Telluride without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow which takes 17h 22m and costs $170 - $430.

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It takes approximately 17h 22m to get from Albuquerque to Telluride, including transfers.

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Albuquerque to Telluride bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albuquerque, Nm station.

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The best way to get from Albuquerque to Telluride is to bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow which takes 17h 22m and costs $170 - $430. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $320 - $1,400 and takes 5h 32m.

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There is no direct flight from Albuquerque Airport to Telluride Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 15m and has one stopover.

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Albuquerque to Telluride bus services, operated by Road Runner Stagelines, arrive at Telluride, CO station.

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Map of how to get from Albuquerque to Telluride.
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  • Distance: 208.6 miles
  • Duration: 17h 22m

What companies run services between Albuquerque, NM, USA and Telluride, CO, USA?

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Telluride via Denver, Co, Denver Bus Center - Greyhound, Western, Gunnison, and Montrose in around 17h 22m. Alternatively, United Airlines, Boutique Air and four other airlines fly from Albuquerque to Telluride every 3 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Telluride via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Albuquerque to Telluride via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Albuquerque to Telluride via Salt Lake City, Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Albuquerque to Telluride via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Albuquerque to Montrose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Albuquerque to Montrose via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Albuquerque to Durango via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Montrose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Albuquerque to Montrose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Albuquerque to Durango via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Albuquerque to Durango via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Albuquerque to Telluride via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Albuquerque to Telluride via Salt Lake City, Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Albuquerque to Telluride via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albuquerque, Nm to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Bus from Denver, Co to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Gunnison, CO
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Mountain Limo
Website
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Gunnison to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Montrose to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Alpine Express
Website
alpineexpressshuttle.com
Bus from Gunnison to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$161
Schedules at
alpineexpressshuttle.com
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Grand Junction Greyhound
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
ridebustang.com
Road Runner Stagelines
Website
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Bus from Grand Junction, CO to Telluride, CO
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Book at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
High Up Shuttles
Website
highuptours.com
Shuttle from Durango to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$315
Schedules at
highuptours.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Albuquerque to Telluride is 291 miles. It takes approximately 6h 33m to drive from Albuquerque to Telluride.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Albuquerque Airport to Telluride Airport.

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There are 428+ hotels available in Telluride. Prices start at $219 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albuquerque to Albuquerque Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 12m and costs $1.

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