Get to Vail without renting a car

May 10, 2020

Check two destinations off your bucket list and discover why Denver and Vail were made for each other. Vail is just 1 hour 45 minutes west of Denver with several inexpensive options to get there. Explore the energy of urban life in Vail and the natural beauty of Vail without renting a car.

Get to Vail without renting a car

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Get to Vail for $17

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to get to Vail is taking Bustang. Buses run a direct route from Denver to Vail, and the fare is only $17 each way, so you can create a schedule that suits your individual plans. The bus runs twice a day, from Monday through Friday. Bustang does not provide service from/to Denver International Airport (DIA), and pets are not allowed on Bustang buses. Buses depart from Denver Union Station.

Other Easy Ways to Get to Vail

Check out more great ways to travel from Denver to Vail without renting a car:

Silver Mountain ExpressTravel in style with a luxury SUV to Vail with Silver Mountain Express. Rates vary depending on the number of passengers and the vehicle you select from the fleet of world-class vehicles. Point to Point transfers is always available. Check Rates

Airport Shuttle Service: Take the Airport Shuttle Service daily service from Denver International Airport to any hotel or residence in Vail or charter a private shuttle and make your own schedule. Check Rates

Explore Vail without renting a car

There are plenty of things to do and ways to explore the town without a vehicle. The Town of Vail is very walkable, with the main street of W Meadow dr. Being a popular pedestrian-friendly street that runs through the center of town. Full of shops, restaurants, and photo-worthy sights, you can spend the whole day exploring on foot.

To explore Vail, the Town of Vail offers a bus service in the area. Public Bus travels throughout the Town of Vail for free of charge.

Or hop on board Echo Transit for daily service from Vail to Beaver Creek and back.

Uber or Lyft in Vail is a great way to get direct access to your next destination.

some more general information
What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation must be made 72 hours before the pick-up time, or cancellation fees (full charge) will be assessed.

How to make a reservation?

You can make a reservation by phone at +17204404202 or our website at

What type of credit cards do you accept?

Silver Mountain Express accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Do you accept cash?

Only credit card payments.

What to do to reserve a car?

A valid credit card is needed to hold all reservations.

How far in advance can the reservation be made?

We suggest making reservation 12 hours in advance; for a last-minute reservation, please call us at +17204404202.

Are vehicles insured?

All vehicles at Silver Mountain Express are fully licensed and insured.

Does the company provide car seats or booster seats?

Yes, you can always request in advance a car or booster seat at no charge.

Is smoking allowed in vehicles?

No, all of our vehicles are NON-SMOKING. If any passenger smokes in a vehicle, a minimum cleaning fee of $300 will apply, plus the cost of repairs for any damage related to smoking.

What are the hours of operation?

Our dispatch office is open 24 hours a day. Our vehicles run 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

What if the passenger wants to stop at Grocery, Liquor stores, or Colorado dispensaries?

Grocery, Dispensary, and Liquor Store stops are available at $180/up to an hour. All stops has to be prearranged in advance.

Is there a minimum amount of time I must pay for?

The 3 hours minimum.

What is a meet and greet at the Denver International Airport?

1. Check your phone for your driver’s phone number when you arrive at the Airport.
2. Call or text immediately to let your driver know you have arrived. If you did not receive a message from your driver, call Customer Service at +17204404202
3. Proceed to baggage claim and collect all luggage.
4. After you collect all your bags, proceed to the exit. Text or call your driver immediately with the door number. It takes the driver up to 5 minutes to get there from the holding area after you text the door number. Doors 507 through 511 on the east side. Doors 506 through 510 on the west side.
5. After you exit, cross the first street. On the first island, there will be a booth with a sign that reads “LIMO.” Your driver will be waiting for you on the island.
* If you don’t have a mobile phone to contact us: tell the airport personnel in the limo booth that “Silver Mountain Express” is making the pickup. The person in the booth will call dispatch, and your driver will arrive within five minutes.

What if a passenger loses or leaves belongings in the vehicle?

Always check to make sure you have all of your personal belongings with you before you exit the vehicle. If you discover you have lost or forgotten an item, please call our office. If the chauffeur finds the item, you can pick it up, or we can drop it off at the location of your choice for a charge. We are NOT responsible for ANY lost or misplaced belongings.

Are pets allowed in the vehicle?

Yes, pets are allowed in the vehicle. Please notify us when making a reservation that a pet will be traveling in the vehicle. There is an additional $100 cleaning fee for all fares.