There are 8 ways to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus via St George  •  19 h 33 min

  1. Take the 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, CO to Telluride, CO

$94 - $231

7 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow  •  21 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Denver, Co
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Gunnison, CO
  3. Take the bus from Gunnison to Montrose
  4. Take the bus from Montrose to Telluride

$187 - $446

Bus  •  22 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Denver, Co
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Grand Junction, Co
  3. Take the bus from Grand Junction, CO to Telluride, CO

$107 - $253

Drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to Telluride 369.4 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Montrose, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Montrose (MTJ) SLC - MTJ
  2. Take the bus from Montrose to Telluride

$158 - $692

Fly to Durango, shuttle  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Durango (DRO) SLC - DRO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Durango to Telluride

$508 - $1,218

Fly to Aspen, drive, bus  •  9 h 27 min

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

$438 - $868

Fly to Grand Junction, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Grand Junction (GJT) SLC - GJT
  2. Take the bus from Grand Junction, CO to Telluride, CO

$176 - $620

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 8 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $700 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salt Lake City to Telluride. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City, Ut and arriving at Courthouse, Telluride, CO via St George, Grand Junction, CO and Lawson Hill, Telluride, CO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 33 min.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and Telluride is 294 miles. The road distance is 369.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 33 min and costs $90 - $240.

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It takes approximately 19 h 33 min to get from Salt Lake City to Telluride, including transfers.

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Salt Lake City to Telluride bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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There is no direct flight from Salt Lake City Airport to Montrose Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 41 min and has one stopover.

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Salt Lake City to Telluride bus services, operated by Road Runner Stagelines, arrive at Telluride, CO station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salt Lake City to Telluride is 369 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to drive from Salt Lake City to Telluride.

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  • Distance: 294.1 miles
  • Duration: 19 h 33 min

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, CO, Telluride, CO, and Lawson Hill, Telluride, CO in around 19 h 33 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Montrose via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Salt Lake City to Durango via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Salt Lake City to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Aspen
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Flights from Salt Lake City to Grand Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Durango via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Salt Lake City to Durango via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
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
Bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to St George
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from St George to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Salt Lake City, Greyhound Bus Station, UT to St. George
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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

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
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Gunnison, CO
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
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 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
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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