Getting to Vail
Getting to Vail couldn’t be easier as Interstate 70 runs through it. Denver International Airport is 121 miles away, and Eagle County Regional Airport is even closer – just 35 miles away – which is why it’s sometimes called Eagle-Vail or Vail/Eagle Airport.
Nearest Airports to Vail
As well as being close to Vail (the 35 mile transfer typically takes 30 to 45 minutes), Eagle airport is on the correct side of Vail Pass, meaning when I-70 is closed either at the Eisenhower Tunnel or Vail Pass, you can still get to Vail from Eagle. And Eagle is a big enough airport to accommodate large 737’s and jumbo jets.
The nearest international airport is Denver International Airport, which is about 120 miles (190 km) east of Vail, and a two hours’ drive in good conditions. The road is generally good- it takes a severe storm to close Interstate 70 and when this does happen, it’s usually re-opened within 12 hours.
Transfers to Vail from Denver International Airport and Eagle-Vail Airports
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Shuttle Services from Denver International Airport
Colorado Mountain Express provides a shuttle service to Vail from Denver. Be aware that this can have multiple stops at different resorts so can take much longer than a private transfer.
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Getting around Vail
While parking in the resort is available, it is rather limited, especially at busy weekends, and visitors are encouraged to use the town’s convenient public transportation system instead of driving themsleves.
Getting to other Colorado Resorts
The town of Vail offers the country’s largest free intra-city bus service: one service includes Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Frisco, Dillon, and of course Vail. Vail lies some 39 miles (59 km) west of Keystone and 37 miles (58 km) west of Breckenridge over Vail Pass. There also are numerous outlying routes, so no matter where visitors stay in the Vail Valley, it’s easy and convenient to hop on the bus. The Vail Resorts Express shuttle is the fastest, easiest way to travel between resorts but is apaid for service. Winter bus schedules run once in the morning and once in the afternoon between the resorts. Within Vail another route runs from Lionshead on the west end of Vail to Golden Peak on the eastern edge of town.