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Travel Tips for Vail, Colorado


The Bavarian-style Vail Village comes alive at night
Photo Courtesy: Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts.
Getting to Vail

Vail/Eagle County Airport
Vail guests have discovered the convenience of flying directly into Vail/Eagle County Airport. As the most successful air program in ski country, nearly 50 percent of destination guests at Vail access the resort through this airport.

  • New non-stop service on Delta from its hub in Cincinnati into Vail/Eagle County Airport. Saturday service only.
  • Non-stop service from Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas/Ft.Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Los Angeles, Newark, New York and San Francisco.
  • The five largest airlines provide non-stop service on Boeing 757 jets into the airport, providing 126 flights per week.
  • Located approximately 35 minutes west of Vail on Interstate 70.
  • Service from major U.S. cities provides convenient connections for international travelers.
  • Arrival/departure gates are less than a minute by foot from ticketing counters, luggage carousels and rental car counters.

Denver International Airport

  • More than 700 daily flights scheduled.
  • Located 110 miles east of Vail.
  • Daily flights from most major U.S. airports.
  • Non-stop service from London to Denver on British Airways.
  • Non-stop flights from Frankfurt, Germany to Denver on Lufthansa providing easier access  to the slopes from Europe.

Ground Transportation From the Airports

  • Major car rental agencies have counters at both DEN and Vail/Eagle County Airport.
  • Van shuttle companies operate from both airports and can drop visitors off at the front door of their lodge or condominium.

Driving Directions

  • Vail is approximately 100 miles west of Denver via Interstate 70 and approximately 35 miles east of the Vail/Eagle County Airport via U.S. Highway 6 and Interstate 70.

While in Vail
While parking is available, it is limited and visitors are encouraged to leave their cars at home and use the town's convenient public transportation system. The town of Vail offers the country's largest free intra-city bus service. One route runs from LionsHead on the west end of Vail to Golden Peak on the eastern edge of town. 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. Winter bus schedules run 5 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily.

Getting to Beaver Creek®, Keystone® and Breckenridge

  • Avon/Beaver Creek Transit operates a bus service between Vail, Beaver Creek and Avon. Buses leave from the Vail Transportation Center every half-hour and run 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Cost is $3 one way.
  • Vail is approximately 39 miles west of Keystone and 37 miles west of Breckenridge over Vail Pass. The Vail Resorts Express is the fastest, easiest way to travel between Keystone or Breckenridge and Vail. Reservations and information: (970)476-9090.





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