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There are 2 ways to get from Telluride to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve by bus or car

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow, drive  •  14 h 21 min

  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 Bus Center - Greyhound
  4. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Walsenburg
  5. Drive from Walsenburg to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

$162 - $369

1 alternative option

Drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Telluride to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve 268.5 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Telluride to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Telluride to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between Telluride and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is 127 miles. The road distance is 268.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 14 h 21 min to get from Telluride to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Telluride to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is 268 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to drive from Telluride to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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  • Distance: 127 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 21 min

What companies run services between Telluride, CO, USA and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, CO, USA?

There is no direct connection from Telluride to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. However, you can take the bus to Montrose, take the bus to Gunnison, take the taxi to Gunnison, CO, take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound, take the walk to Denver, Co, take the bus to Walsenburg, then take the drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Bus operators
Mountain Limo
Website
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
Bus from Montrose to Gunnison
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Alpine Express
Website
alpineexpressshuttle.com
Bus from Montrose to Gunnison
Ave. Duration
1 h
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 Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.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 Walsenburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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