There are 5 ways to get from Vail to Telluride by bus, car, plane, shuttle or towncar

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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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Vail to Grand Junction, Co 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grand Junction, CO to Placerville, CO

$40 - $86

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Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Vail to Telluride 290.7 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Montrose, bus  •  6 h 22 min

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

$368 - $780

Fly to Durango, shuttle  •  7 h 14 min

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

$558 - $815

Uber  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take an Uber from Vail to Telluride 290.7 miles

$380 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Vail to Telluride is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vail to Telluride is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vail to Telluride. However, there are services departing from Vail and arriving at Courthouse, Telluride, CO via Grand Junction, CO and Placerville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Vail and Telluride is 141 miles. The road distance is 290.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Vail to Telluride without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 35 min and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to get from Vail to Telluride, including transfers.

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Vail to Telluride bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Vail station.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Montrose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 3 min.

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  • Distance: 141.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Vail to Telluride via Grand Junction, Co, Grand Junction, CO, Placerville, CO, and Placerville in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Montrose
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,200
Flights from Denver to Durango
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
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 Vail to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Road Runner Stagelines
Website
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Bus from Grand Junction, CO to Placerville, CO
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Book at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Mountain Limo
Website
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
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
Other operators
Uber Rockies
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Vail to Telluride
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$380 - $490
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UberX
$380 - $490
UberXL
$600 - $800
Black
$950 - $1,300
Black SUV
$1,100 - $1,500

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