Seven Secrets to Vail Mountain's Transportation
By car, airplane, shuttle, bus or snowmobile - here are seven tip for Vail, Colorado travels.
If you are traveling to the Vail Mountain area anytime soon, there are some things you should know. This information will vary depending upon what season of the year it is, so always seek out the local weather services for updated weather warnings whenever traveling.
If you drive your own car, it will usually take you longer than normal once you are in the Vail Mountain area. Traffic congestion is much worse than many other states, and at peak hours of the weekend afternoons there can be up to three hour delays from Denver. If you are not a very experienced driver, the winter conditions are terrible. There are very few light sources on the highways and no reflectors. Be sure that you are capable of handling these kind of road conditions before attempting to drive from another state.
Traveling to and from Vail, CO by Car
If traveling across country, it is really easiest to fly into Vail Mountain from either the Denver or Eagle County airports. Flights are relatively cheap almost any time of year, if you book in advance. From there several chartered services are available to bring you into the actual Vail area.
Traveling by Plane To Vail
Greyhound is the all around cheapest option for bus travel from the airports to Vail Mountain. It is even cheaper if you purchase your tickets in advance.
Traveling by Bus
Other Travel OptionsThere are limo, van, or bus carriers that run routes to and from Aspen, Denver, and most of the surrounding areas in Colorado to Vail Mountain. These choices are much more expensive.
Once in the Vail area there are things to keep in mind, when getting around in the local area.
Free TransportationThe Vail Mountain area is more conducive to walking than driving, and there are lots of parking fees almost anywhere you go. The best option is usually the free transportation that is available. Free shuttle service can take you almost anywhere in the immediate area. There is also free bus service through much of the valley, and most hot spots are accessible by a short walk from the main bus routes.
Local Car RentalAll the major rental car agencies have locations at the Vail and Denver airports, but if you are going to rent a car prepare for the costs of parking garages in the area. Some places have valet parking, but these fill up very quickly or are not available at all. There is some local street parking, but you may not park on roads until the garages are completely full.
Local Chartered ServicesThere are local limousine, taxi, car and private shuttle services that are chartered for some extra incurred costs. Chartered and scheduled services are available to and from the major airports in Denver and Eagle County. These services are very accommodating and willing to work with the needs of customers, they all have 1-800 numbers to make convenient scheduled pickups of you or your group.
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