How to get to Telluride

Getting to Telluride has never been easier! Whether you prefer to fly or drive, you'll be in our box canyon in no time! 


Commercial service has returned to the Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) with daily flights from Denver (DEN). Montrose (MTJ) also has nonstop flights to major cities across the country daily. The Denver Airport (DEN) certainly offers more flight options, but it is a 6.5-hour drive to our beautiful town. Many people opt to fly into Denver and drive (it's an extremely scenic route). 

Winter 2020-21 Map
Winter 2020-21 Flight Schedule

Telluride is easily accessible via these other regional airports:

  • Cortez (CEZ) - 80 miles
  • Durango (DRO) - 124 miles
  • Grand Junction (GJT) - 133 miles


Once you have arrived in the beautiful southwest corner of Colorado, there are several options for getting to Telluride. The two most popular options are renting a car or using a shuttle service.


Car Rentals: The town of Telluride is a quaint, mountain community. Most visitors find that once they have arrived in Telluride, they do not need a vehicle. The Hotel Columbia is located in the heart of Telluride within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and variety of activities Telluride is known for. In addition, the free gondola offers one of the most beautiful and unique commutes to reach the Mountain Village. If you plan on traveling beyond Telluride to explore the southwest region, you may want the convenience of your own transportation. Your personal concierge at the Hotel Columbia is happy to assist with rental car arrangements. 


Shuttle Options: Telluride Express offers full-service ground transportation from the surrounding areas to Telluride. With a variety of options, including shared shuttles and private vehicles, Telluride Express can accommodate any transportation need. Contact the Hotel Columbia concierge for assistance with securing a shuttle.