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There are 11 ways to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride by night bus, bus, train, shuttle, car or plane

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Night bus, bus  •  18h 23m

  1. Take the night bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to St George
  2. Take the bus from St George to Grand Junction, Co
  3. Take the bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to Telluride - Lawson Hill Park & Ride – 130 Society Drive

$125 - $171

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Fly to Grand Junction, bus  •  7h 58m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Grand Junction (GJT) SLC - GJT
  2. Take the bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to Telluride - Lawson Hill Park & Ride – 130 Society Drive

$122 - $182

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Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound, bus  •  18h 38m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound from Salt Lake City, Greyhound Bus Station, UT to St. George
  2. Take the bus from St George to Grand Junction, Co
  3. Take the bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to Telluride - Lawson Hill Park & Ride – 130 Society Drive

$125 - $171

Train, bus via Ridgway Chamber of Commerce - Sherman & Highway 62  •  25h 31m

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Grand Junction, Co
  3. Take the bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to Ridgway Chamber of Commerce - Sherman & Highway 62

$328 - $425

Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow, shuttle  •  25h 4m

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow from Denver, CO - Union Station to Gunnison, CO
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Gunnison Airport to Montrose Airport
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Montrose Airport to Telluride

$287 - $333

Train, bus  •  25h 41m

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Denver Union Station to Grand Junction Greyhound
  3. Take the bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to Telluride - Lawson Hill Park & Ride – 130 Society Drive

$145 - $204

Drive  •  7h 18m

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to Telluride 370 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Montrose, shuttle  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Montrose (MTJ) SLC - MTJ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Montrose Airport to Telluride Ski Resort, CO

$282 - $862

Fly to Durango  •  8h 51m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Durango (DRO) SLC - DRO

$244 - $548

Fly to Aspen, drive, shuttle  •  10h 29m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Aspen (ASE) SLC - ASE
  2. Drive from Aspen to Crested Butte
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Crested Butte to Montrose Airport
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Montrose Airport to Telluride

$378 - $484

Fly to Gunnison, shuttle  •  9h 38m

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Gunnison (GUC) SLC - GUC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Gunnison Airport to Montrose Airport
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Montrose Airport to Telluride

$268 - $528

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The cheapest way to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride is to fly and shuttle which costs $280 - $900 and takes 7h 2m.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and Telluride is 294 miles. The road distance is 370 miles.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 18h 23m and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 18h 23m to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride is to Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound and bus which takes 18h 38m and costs $120 - $180. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $240 - $550 and takes 8h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from Salt Lake City Airport to Montrose Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 28m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salt Lake City to Telluride is 370 miles. It takes approximately 7h 18m to drive from Salt Lake City to Telluride.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Salt Lake City Airport to Montrose Airport.

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There are 552+ hotels available in Telluride. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 294.1 miles
  • Duration: 18h 23m

What companies run services between Salt Lake City, UT, USA and Telluride, CO, USA?

You can take a bus from Salt Lake City to Telluride via St George, Grand Junction, Co, Grand Junction Greyhound, and Telluride - Lawson Hill Park & Ride – 130 Society Drive in around 18h 38m. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Salt Lake City to Telluride hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Montrose via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Salt Lake City to Montrose via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Salt Lake City to Durango via Denver
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Salt Lake City to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Salt Lake City to Gunnison via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salt Lake City to Gunnison via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Montrose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Salt Lake City to Montrose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Salt Lake City to Durango via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Salt Lake City to Durango via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Salt Lake City to Durango via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Grand Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Flights from Salt Lake City to Aspen
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Train operators
Amtrak

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
Train from Salt Lake City Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station
Ave. Duration
15h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
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
Night bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to St George
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Bus from St George to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
Bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to St George
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Bus from Denver, Co to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to Telluride - Lawson Hill Park & Ride – 130 Society Drive
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to Ridgway Chamber of Commerce - Sherman & Highway 62
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Union Station to Grand Junction Greyhound
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
ridebustang.com
Amtrak

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
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Salt Lake City, Greyhound Bus Station, UT to St. George
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
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
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Alpine Express
Phone
800-822-4844
Website
alpine.letsride.co
Shuttle from Gunnison Airport to Montrose Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$117
Schedules at
alpine.letsride.co
Shuttle from Montrose Airport to Telluride
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$69
Schedules at
telluride.letsride.co
Shuttle from Crested Butte to Montrose Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$117
Schedules at
alpine.letsride.co
Tellurides
Phone
970-275-9604
Email
rides@tellurides.com
Website
tellurides.com
Shuttle from Montrose Airport to Telluride Ski Resort, CO
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Schedules at
tellurides.com

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