Traveling to Telluride
Everything in Telluride is within walking distance, so there is no need for a car during the festival. Both Telluride and Mountain Village offer free paid ground transportation, along with a free gondola system that moves between the two towns. The Gondola, Galloping Goose Bus (Telluride ground transportation) and Dial-a-Ride (Mountain Village ground transportation) run from 7:00am to 2:00am on Friday and Saturday and from 7:00am to midnight on Sunday.
What shuttle services are there to area airports or for sight seeing?
For all your transportation needs, call Telluride Express, The RIDE Festival’s exclusive Transportation Concierge. Mention the RIDE Festival and receive a 10% discount.
Telluride Express 888-212-8294 or 970-728-6000
Service to and from Telluride to Montrose, Grand Junction, Durango, Cortez and Gunnison. Private or public services.
What is the closest airport to Telluride?
Telluride, Colorado is located in southwestern Colorado in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. With direct jet service from 9 major cities across the US and world-wide connections, Telluride is easier than ever to get to. Ground transportation is available from most airports. For private pilots, the Telluride Regional Airport is a fixed base operator that can provide fuel and maintenance. For Air Charter Services in the region, please click here.
Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) is the closest airport located about five miles from Telluride. 970.728.8600
Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) (1 hour 20 minutes to Telluride) 970-249-3203
Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ) (1 ½ hours to Telluride) 970-565-7458
Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) (2 1/4 hours to Telluride) 970-382-6050
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) (2 ½ hours to Telluride) 970-641-2304
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) (2 ½ hours to Telluride) 970-244-9100
Driving to Telluride
Telluride is located along the scenic San Juan Skyway. A perfect base camp for adventures, Telluride is easily accessible from a variety of locations:
Alamosa, CO – 259 miles
Albuquerque, NM – 320 miles
Aspen, CO – 203 miles
Boulder, CO – 342 miles
Cortez, CO – 75 miles
Colorado Springs, CO – 296 miles
Crested Butte, CO – 157 miles