//Vail Ground Transportation
Vail Ground Transportation 2023-04-07T14:05:21-06:00

Ground Transportation

Traveling to Vail, getting around town and seeing the surrounding area.

Airport Transportation

Vail is conveniently located just 40 minutes east of the Vail/Eagle Airport (EGE) and 2 hours west of the Denver International Airport (DEN). Both airports offer a multitude of options for your transportation to and from Vail and nearby Beaver Creek resorts. Whether you are looking for a seat on a shared shuttle or a private, luxury vehicle for your group, your Vail Mountain Lodging concierge can help you find the perfect transportation to round out your trip.

Car Rental Services

Rental cars are available from both Vail/Eagle and Denver International Airports. During winter months, vehicles come equipped with snow tires and roof rack carriers can be requested.

Visit the airport websites for current available car rental companies.


Vail/Eagle Airport

If you are flying into Vail/Eagle regional airport, it is about a 30-minute drive from Eagle to Vail. Options for getting from the airport to Vail include:

  • A privately chauffeured SUV (seats up to 5 people)
  • A private Mercedes Sprinter van (seats up to 11 people)
  • Shared shuttle
  • Taxi service
  • Rental car

Denver International Airport

It is a 2-1/2 hour drive from Denver International Airport to Vail. Transportation options between the airport and Vail include:

  • A privately chauffeured SUV (seats up to 5 people)
  • A private Mercedes Sprinter van (seats up to 11 people)
  • Shared shuttle
  • Rental car

Getting around Vail & surrounding areas

Many of our guests discover they don’t need a car once they’ve arrived to the resort. Vail offers Complimentary Bus Transportation that can take you anywhere within the village.

Town of Vail Buses

Town of Vail Buses are free and run regularly between Golden Peak at the eastern end of Vail Village and Lionshead at the western end with stops throughout the village. Scheduled buses to East Vail and West Vail run frequently as well. The Vail Transportation Center is located across from the Covered Bridge in Vail, near the Ski Museum.

Town of Vail Bus Schedule

Eagle County Bus System

Eagle County Transit, known as “ECO Transit” operates a bus service between Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon and Edwards. You can catch the buses at the Reception Center by the main gate or the Bear Lot by the west entrance to Beaver Creek. Cost is $7 each way.

ECO Transit Schedule

Taxi Service

High Mountain Taxi provides 24 hour door to door service between Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, Cordillera, Eagle County Regional Airport and Aspen. Reservations are accepted. 970-524-5555

Transportation between Vail and Beaver Creek

You have three options to get between resorts. High Mountain Taxi 970-524-5555 or ECO Transit bus or car service. Buses leave from the Beaver Creek Reception Center next to the main gate and the Vail Transportation Center about every half-hour from 6:00am. to 2:00am. Check the ECO Transit schedule for Hwy 6 East and West to confirm the current schedule. To arrange a car service please contact Zone Transportation 970-390-8245.


Upon check-in at an East West property, guests with a vehicle are provided with a parking space for their vehicle.

Vail Village Parking

During the winter, covered pay parking is available at the Town of Vail’s two parking structures. On weekends, these parking garages fill up and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. These parking structures are located on the South Frontage Road in Vail and Lionshead. During summer, covered parking is free.

Pre-aid metered parking is available in both parking structures. These spaces are easy to find and are perfect for short-term parking, or late-arriving guests ready to hit the slopes quickly. The metered parking spaces are located on the top deck of the Vail Village parking structure and on the second level of the LionsHead parking structure. Rates are $20 for the day, or $3 for up to three hours. Both credit cards and cash are accepted. Display your receipt on the driver’s side dashboard of your vehicle.

Vail Parking Structures – Summer Months

During the summer, parking in both Town of Vail parking structures is free. These 2500 spaces are available on a first-come basis and the structures will fill up during busy weekends and some special events. Look for signs as you enter Vail on the availability at these parking structures.