There are 7 ways to get from Denver to Montrose by plane, bus, car or train

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

Fly to Montrose  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Montrose (MTJ) DEN - MTJ

$287 - $631

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

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

$40 - $84

5 alternative options

Fly to Gunnison, bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Gunnison (GUC) DEN - GUC
  2. Take the bus from Gunnison to Montrose

$326 - $835

Fly to Aspen, drive, bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Aspen (ASE) DEN - ASE
  2. Drive from Aspen to Crested Butte
  3. Take the bus from Crested Butte to Montrose

$351 - $850

Fly to Telluride, bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Telluride (TEX) DEN - TEX
  2. Take the bus from Telluride to Montrose

$306 - $575

Train, drive  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Grand Junction Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Drive from Grand Junction Amtrak to Montrose

$56 - $134

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Denver to Montrose 265.9 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Denver to Montrose is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Montrose is to fly which takes 2 h 52 min and costs $280 - $650.

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The distance between Denver and Montrose is 286 km. The road distance is 425 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Denver to Montrose, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Denver to Montrose. However, there are services departing from Denver, Co and arriving at Montrose, CO via Grand Junction, CO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Denver, CO, USA and Montrose, CO, USA?

United Airlines flies from Denver to Montrose 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Denver to Montrose via Grand Junction, Co and Grand Junction, CO in around 7 h 30 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 Gunnison
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Aspen
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Great Lakes
Website
greatlakesav.com
Flights from Denver to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Grand Junction Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
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 Crested Butte to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Telluride to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $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
Greyhound USA
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 Montrose, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Book at
roadrunnerstagelines.com

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