Flying to Telluride

Flights are available to the region directly into Telluride or nearby Montrose, Durango, Cortez, and Grand Junction. Five different carriers service the airports, and there are nine non-stop destinations: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco/Oakland and Phoenix. International airports in Denver, Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque are a scenic six to seven-hour drive away as well.

Telluride Regional Airport is approximately 15 minutes from Telluride and/or Mountain Village. At 9,070 feet above sea level, the airport offers picturesque views of the San Juan Mountains. Ground transportation is available from all airports.

For private pilots, the Telluride Regional Airport is a fixed base operator that can provide fuel and maintenance. For Air Charter services in the region, please click here for a list of Charter Service providers in the area. 


Driving to Telluride

Telluride is centrally located in southwestern Colorado, along the scenic San Juan Skyway. A perfect base camp for adventures, Telluride is easily accessible from a variety of locations. For current road conditions, call (877) 315.7623 or go to

Travel in Telluride

Everything in Telluride is within walking distance, so there is no need for a car during the festival weekend. Both Telluride and Mountain Village offer free and paid ground transportation, as well as a free gondola system to move between the two communities. Our gondola system is the most convenient and scenic way to travel between Telluride and Mountain Village. The Gondola runs from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, and 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. on Sunday of the festival.

transportation in telluride

  • Free Shuttles: Galloping Goose shuttle buses run every 20 minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. during the festival weekend. Stops are located every few blocks throughout Telluride. 


  • Free shuttles run throughout Mountain Village every half hour
  • Dial-A-Ride is available daily to guests in Mountain Village between 7:00 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. during summer and winter. Call (970) 728-8888 for information or visit the town's website.

Parking is available in both Telluride and Mountain Village. We encourage guests to park and take advantage of the free gondola to travel between the two towns.

For more festival information, visit our FAQ page.