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

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Bus, fly to Telluride  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from US 36 & Table Mesa Station Gate B to Denver Airport Station Gate 6
  2. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Telluride (TEX) DEN - TEX

$249 - $469

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Bus  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Boulder Station Gate 1 to Union Station Ff1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Denver Union Station to Grand Junction Greyhound
  3. Take the bus from Grand Junction, CO to Telluride, CO

$63 - $94

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Bus, fly to Montrose  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from US 36 & Table Mesa Station Gate B to Denver Airport Station Gate 6
  2. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Montrose (MTJ) DEN - MTJ
  3. Take the bus from Montrose to Telluride

$314 - $699

Bus, fly to Durango, shuttle  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from US 36 & Table Mesa Station Gate B to Denver Airport Station Gate 6
  2. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Durango (DRO) DEN - DRO
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Durango to Telluride

$504 - $734

Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow, bus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow from Denver, CO - Union Station to Gunnison, CO
  2. Take the bus from Gunnison to Montrose
  3. Take the bus from Montrose to Telluride

$133 - $312

Drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Boulder to Telluride 345.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Boulder to Telluride is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boulder to Telluride is to bus and fly which costs $240 - $470 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boulder station to Telluride. However, there are services departing from Downtown Boulder Station Gate 1 and arriving at Courthouse, Telluride, CO via Denver Union Station, Grand Junction, CO and Lawson Hill, Telluride, CO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 22 min.

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The distance between Boulder and Telluride is 199 miles. The road distance is 345.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boulder to Telluride without a car is to Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow and bus which takes 9 h 42 min and costs $130 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Boulder to Telluride, including transfers.

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Boulder to Telluride bus services, operated by Regional Transportation District, arrive at Downtown Boulder Station Gate 1.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Telluride Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Boulder to Telluride is 345 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to drive from Boulder to Telluride.

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  • Distance: 199.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Boulder, CO, USA and Telluride, CO, USA?

You can take a bus from Boulder to Telluride via Union Station, Denver, CO - Union Station, Western, Gunnison, and Montrose in around 9 h 42 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Flights from Denver to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,200
Flights from Denver to Durango
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Denver to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Bus operators
Regional Transportation District
Phone
+1 303-299-6000
Website
rtd-denver.com
Bus from US 36 & Table Mesa Station Gate B to Denver Airport Station Gate 6
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
rtd-denver.com
Bus from Downtown Boulder Station Gate 1 to Union Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
rtd-denver.com
Mountain Limo
Website
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Montrose to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Gunnison to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
High Up Shuttles
Website
highuptours.com
Shuttle from Durango to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$315
Schedules at
highuptours.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver, CO - Union Station to Gunnison, CO
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Alpine Express
Website
alpineexpressshuttle.com
Bus from Gunnison to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$161
Schedules at
alpineexpressshuttle.com
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Union Station to Grand Junction Greyhound
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
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
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Book at
roadrunnerstagelines.com

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Boutique Air offers flights from Denver Airport to Telluride Airport.

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