There are 8 ways to get from Boulder 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Grand Junction, Co 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grand Junction, CO to Telluride, CO

$121 - $199

Cheapest option

Bus, fly to Cortez  •  6 h 18 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 Cortez (CEZ) DEN - CEZ
  3. Take the bus from Cortez to Mountain Village

$113 - $288

6 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Denver, CO to Alamosa, CO
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Alamosa, CO to Gunnison, CO
  3. Take the bus from Gunnison to Montrose
  4. Take the bus from Montrose to Telluride

$169 - $363

Drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Boulder to Telluride 345.5 miles

$30 - $50

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

$313 - $698

Bus, fly to Durango, shuttle  •  5 h 38 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

$503 - $733

Bus, fly to Gunnison  •  6 h 1 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 Gunnison (GUC) DEN - GUC
  3. Take the bus from Gunnison to Montrose
  4. Take the bus from Montrose to Telluride

$358 - $908

Bus, fly to Aspen, drive  •  9 h 15 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 Aspen (ASE) DEN - ASE
  3. Drive from Aspen to Crested Butte
  4. Take the bus from Crested Butte to Montrose
  5. Take the bus from Montrose to Telluride

$383 - $923

Questions & Answers

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 $310 - $700 and takes 4 h 52 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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It takes approximately 10 h 45 min to get from Boulder to Telluride, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Boulder to Telluride via Denver, Co, Grand Junction, Co, Grand Junction, CO, Telluride, CO, and Lawson Hill, Telluride, CO in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
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 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Denver to Gunnison
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Cortez
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Denver to Aspen
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Denver to Cortez
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Denver, Co to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Road Runner Stagelines
Website
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Bus from Grand Junction, CO to Telluride, CO
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Book at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Amtrak Thruway
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Alamosa, CO
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Bus from Alamosa, CO to Gunnison, CO
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Mountain Limo
Website
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Gunnison to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
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 Cortez to Mountain Village
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Crested Butte to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.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
Bus from Crested Butte to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$161
Schedules at
alpineexpressshuttle.com
Regional Transportation District
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
Schedules at
rtd-denver.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

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