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There are 8 ways to get from Denver to Ouray 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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Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow, bus  •  7h 2m

  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 Ridgway

$128 - $278

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 11m

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

$45 - $89

6 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 2m

  1. Drive from Denver to Ouray 292 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Montrose, bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Montrose (MTJ) DEN - MTJ
  2. Take the bus from Montrose to Ridgway

$309 - $669

Fly to Durango, shuttle  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Durango (DRO) DEN - DRO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Durango Airport to Ouray

$464 - $704

Fly to Gunnison, bus  •  5h 13m

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

$354 - $879

Fly to Grand Junction, bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Grand Junction (GJT) DEN - GJT
  2. Take the bus from Grand Junction, CO to Ridgway, CO

$244 - $527

Fly to Telluride, bus  •  5h 56m

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

$334 - $619

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Denver to Ouray is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 6h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Ouray is to fly and bus which costs $300 - $700 and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Denver to Ouray. However, there are services departing from Denver, Co and arriving at Ridgway, CO via Grand Junction, CO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 11m.

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The distance between Denver and Ouray is 186 miles. The road distance is 292 miles.

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The best way to get from Denver to Ouray without a car is to Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow and bus which takes 7h 2m and costs $120 - $280.

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It takes approximately 7h 2m to get from Denver to Ouray, including transfers.

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Denver to Ouray bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Denver, Co station.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Montrose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Denver to Ouray bus services, operated by Road Runner Stagelines, arrive at Ridgway, CO station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Denver to Ouray is 292 miles. It takes approximately 6h 2m to drive from Denver to Ouray.

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Map of how to get from Denver to Ouray.
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  • Distance: 185.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 2m

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

You can take a bus from Denver to Ouray via Western, Gunnison, and Montrose in around 7h 2m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,200
Flights from Denver to Durango
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Denver to Gunnison
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Grand Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Flights from Denver to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Denver to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Bus operators
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
4h 35m
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 Ridgway
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Telluride to Montrose
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
5h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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 Ridgway, CO
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Book at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
High Up Shuttles
Website
highuptours.com
Shuttle from Durango Airport to Ouray
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$240
Schedules at
highuptours.com

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United Airlines offers flights from Denver Airport to Montrose Airport.

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There are 285+ hotels available in Ouray. Prices start at $183 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Denver to Denver Airport is to train which takes 37m and costs $9.

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