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Air

Eagle County Airport This airport is 35 miles west of Vail and has services to destinations across the country (many of which fly through Denver) and rental-car counters.

Bus

All buses arrive and depart from the Vail Transportation Center.

Bustang Two daily buses to Vail ($17, 2½ hours) leave Denver's Union Station at 3:10pm and 5:40pm.

SnowStang Bustang's pilot ski bus program launched in 2016. The first year saw 6am Saturday departures from the Federal Center RTD Station in Denver direct to Vail for $60 round trip.

Greyhound Buses traveling along the I-70 corridor stop at Vail en route from the Denver Bus Station ($20, 2½ hours).

Car

If you're driving here, note that the I-70 exits are as follows: Vail Village and Lionshead (exit 176) and West Vail (exit 173). The base areas are traffic-free; most drivers park at the Vail Village Parking Garage ($25 per day in winter, free first two hours and in summer) before entering the pedestrian mall area near the chairlifts. Lionshead is a secondary parking lot (same rates) about half a mile to the west.

If you're cutting costs, you can try parking in West Vail along Frontage Rd (in front of the strip mall) and then taking Vail Transit, but free spots are limited.

Shuttle & Taxi

Colorado Mountain Express Shuttles to/from Denver International Airport ($92, three hours) and Eagle County Airport ($51, 40 minutes).

Fresh Tracks Runs to/from to Breckenridge and other Summit County resorts.

High Mountain Taxi Vail’s signature taxi service serves the entire valley from Vail to Eagle, and is equipped for pets, kids, skis and snowboards. The airport service seats six people. Book online or call.