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There are 5 ways to get from Telluride to Denver by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Telluride  •  2h 6m

  1. Fly from Telluride (TEX) to Denver (DEN) TEX - DEN

$253 - $463

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Bus  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Telluride, CO to Grand Junction, CO Durango-Grand Junction
  2. Take the bus from Grand Junction, Co to Denver, Co 6072 / ...

$50 - $114

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Bus to Montrose, fly  •  4h 25m

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

$318 - $699

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Telluride to Montrose
  2. Take the bus from Montrose to Gunnison
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow from Gunnison, CO to Denver, CO - Union Station

$134 - $308

Drive  •  7h 1m

  1. Drive from Telluride to Denver 380.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Telluride to Denver is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Telluride to Denver is to fly which costs $250 - $470 and takes 2h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Telluride to Denver. However, there are services departing from Courthouse, Telluride, CO and arriving at Denver, Co via Telluride, CO and Grand Junction, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 4m.

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The distance between Telluride and Denver is 198 miles. The road distance is 380.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Telluride to Denver without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow which takes 8h 14m and costs $130 - $310.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from Telluride to Denver, including transfers.

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Telluride to Denver bus services, operated by Road Runner Stagelines, depart from Telluride, CO station.

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The best way to get from Telluride to Denver is to fly which takes 2h 6m and costs $250 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow, which costs $130 - $310 and takes 8h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Telluride Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Telluride to Denver bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Denver, Co station.

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Map of how to get from Telluride to Denver.
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  • Distance: 197.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

Boutique Air flies from Telluride to Denver twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Telluride to Denver via Montrose, Gunnison, and Gunnison, CO in around 8h 14m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Telluride to Denver
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Flights from Montrose to Denver
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,200
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Telluride to Denver
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Bus operators
Mountain Limo
Website
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Telluride to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Montrose to Gunnison
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Alpine Express
Website
alpineexpressshuttle.com
Bus from Montrose to Gunnison
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$161
Schedules at
alpineexpressshuttle.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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Gunnison, CO to Denver, CO - Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Road Runner Stagelines
Website
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Bus from Telluride, CO to Grand Junction, CO
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Book at
roadrunnerstagelines.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 Grand Junction, Co to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
ridebustang.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Telluride to Denver is 381 miles. It takes approximately 7h 1m to drive from Telluride to Denver.

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Boutique Air offers flights from Telluride Airport to Denver Airport.

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There are 467+ hotels available in Denver. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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