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Driving Directions to Vail

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Air Travel:

There are plenty of options when flying to [R482R, Vail]. You can fly direct to Vail/Eagle County Airport (EGE) with nonstop service from 12 cities across the country and connections from virtually anywhere. American Airlines and United Airlines fly into Vail Airport year round, while Continental, Delta/Northwest, United Express, and U.S. Airways fly in during the winter season.

You can also fly to Denver International Airport (DIA), 120 miles east of Vail. Contact the Vail Valley Jet Center in Eagle for information and services if you plan to arrive via private aircraft.

By Car:

Vail is in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, 100 miles west of Denver and 30 miles east of Eagle.

From Denver International Airport: Take Pena Boulevard from DIA to Interstate 70 (I-70) west. Proceed for approximately 120 miles (estimated drive time: about two hours) to Vail exit #176

From Eagle County Airport: Take Cooley Mesa Road (main airport road) to Highway 6. Take a right on Highway 6. You will be heading east. Follow Highway 6 to signs for Interstate 70 (I-70) east. Proceed on I-70 for approximately 25-30 minutes, to the Vail exit #176.

Ground Transportation:

Colorado Mountain Express offers numerous daily door-to-door shuttles to and from both Denver International and Eagle County Airports to Vail. Colorado Mountain Express also offers private chauffeured travel with CME Premier. Call 800-525-6363 or to book as part of your vacation package, call our reservations specialist at 877-204-7881. Numerous other shuttle services are available near the baggage claim at DIA. Powderhound Transport is a private shuttle company that also offers taxi service in the Summit County area. (970-455-4315; www.ridethepowder.com)

Virtually all rental car companies are available at DIA.

VailCoach is a private chauffeured luxury transportation, outfitted with four-wheel drive SUVs and Executive Vans providing ground transportation. 877-554-RIDE

Getting Around:

You won't need a car to get around Vail Village, Lionshead, and nearby residential areas. Vail's free Town of Vail Buses run regularly and reliably between the eastern end of Vail Village and the western end of LionsHead. Scheduled buses to East Vail and West Vail run frequently as well. It is among the oldest and best local transportation systems at any ski resort.

The town's NextBus system gives you immediate real-time bus arrival information from any stop on Vail's in-town or outlying bus routes. Call 970-479-2358 for information.

ECO 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 - $5 each way. 970-328-3533

Taxi & Limo Service:

Vail Limo/Eagle Vail Express (970-977-0028)

Black Diamond (970-261-6509)

High Mountain Taxi (970-925-8294)

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