Most guests visiting Telluride choose to fly into the Montrose/Telluride Regional Airport (MTJ). With convenient ground transportation between the airport and the resort as well as free public transportation in the towns of Telluride & Mountain Village, there’s often no need to have a car while visiting.
Telluride’s upcoming 2015/16 winter nonstop flight program provides 14 nonstop flights from 11 major cities on key U.S. carriers – American, Delta, United and Allegiant Airlines – featuring convenient connections to Telluride/Montrose Airport (MTJ) from more than 300 airports nationwide and worldwide.
NEW service this winter to the Telluride/Montrose Airport (MTJ):
Along with continued direct flights this winter from Denver (DEN), Chicago (ORD), Houston (IAH), Newark (EWR), Atlanta (ATL) and San Francisco (SFO), Telluride is calling your name. Start planning your winter escape today or view more flight details.
Telluride is located in San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado between Montrose and Durango.
From Montrose and the Telluride/Montrose Airport (MTJ), a 75 minute drive will take you over the scenic Dallas Divide, and through the small historic towns of Ridgway and Placerville. View Google Maps Driving Directions from Montrose.
From Durango, the drive is about 2 hours. You'll drive through ancient Native American lands before you follow the Dolores river to Lizard Head Pass and the historic mining town of Rico, CO. View Google Maps Driving Directions from Durango.
View detailed driving directions to Telluride and Mountain Village.
When you arrive in Montrose, shuttle service is available with a 66-mile, scenic drive to Telluride (approximately 75 minutes). If you arrive at the Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), shuttles are available along with many hotels offering complimentary pickup.
Rental cars are available at both airports, but a car is not necessary. Read below for more information on getting around.
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The destination is made up of two locations - the Town of Telluride and the Town of Mountain Village. The destination is very "walker friendly" since the two towns are connected by a free, pedestrian gondola that runs from 7am to midnight. Once you arrive here you’ll find that most lodging is ski-in/ski-out or just a short walk to the slopes. Plus, the shopping and dining of both Telluride and Mountain Village are in close proximity to lodging. Many guests find that having a rental car is not necessary in Telluride.
If you don’t want to walk about town, a free shuttle service is available as well.
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Some guest to the destination arrive via car. Most choose to park their car at their lodging location for the duration of their visit. If parking is not available at a lodging location, there are 9 public parking options across the destination.