Travel by Plane, Shuttle or Car | Montaneros Blog
While Vail, Colorado is a mountain town located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, getting here is surprisingly convenient! Whether you’re taking a flight or a road trip, the ease of traveling to Vail might keep you coming back year after year.
Vail is located along Interstate 70, which runs west / east through Colorado. There are two main areas in Vail: Vail Village and Lionshead Village, where Montaneros is located. The two villages are just a ten-minute walk from each other, and there is a free shuttle that runs between the two as well. If you will have a car, Montaneros offers complimentary parking for one vehicle per condo.
Getting to Vail By Plane
Vail is serviced by two airports. Eagle Regional Airport is located 30 miles west of Vail (around a 40-minute drive). Denver International Airport (DIA) is located 120 miles east of Vail (around a two-hour drive). Both airports offer direct flights from major cities and other regional airports. Flight schedules change seasonally, as summer and winter are busier than the spring and fall.
To get from either airport to Montaneros in Vail, you can either rent a car or take a shuttle. For airport shuttle services, we recommend the High Mountain Taxi (to/from Eagle) and the Colorado Mountain Express (to/from DIA). If you are flying into Eagle, you can also take the local ECO Transit bus.
Getting to Vail By Car
Planning a Colorado road trip? Or live within driving distance? Vail is a must-stop spot! Here are approximate driving times (given no traffic or weather conditions) and mileage from some nearby destinations:
Aspen — 2 hours - 101 miles
Breckenridge — 45 minutes - 36 miles
Colorado Springs — 3 hours - 140 miles
Denver — 2 hours - 97 miles
Fort Collins — 2.5 hours - 157 miles
Grand Junction — 2.5 hours - 146 miles
Jackson Hole — 8 hours - 466 miles
Salt Lake City — 7 hours - 428 miles
Steamboat Springs — 2 hours - 92 miles
If you’re traveling to Vail from the west along Interstate 70 during winter months, it is recommended (and sometimes required) that your vehicle has appropriate snow tires, four-wheel drive, and/or chains. The route requires driving over several passes, which are known to have dangerous winter conditions.
Please contact us if you have any questions on how to get to Montaneros condominiums for your Vail vacation!