Vail Colorado Public Transportation, Buses, Transit

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Public Transportation


Vail bus and shuttle services cover the entire Vail Valley, making travel within the town of Vail and connecting to down-valley towns so easy a rental car isn't even necessary.

  • Like a (digital) Swiss watch: Vail's bus system uses GPS technology to transmit real-time arrival information to the Internet and digital bus signs.
  • Vail's bus schedule changes with the seasons so check online or pick up a brochure.
  • A $5 ski shuttle connects Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek daily from 8:30-11 AM and from 3-5:40 PM.

Vail Free Bus

Vail's free bus services Vail's four main neighborhoods – East Vail, Vail Village, West Vail and Lionshead – and a regional line with modest fares links with down-valley neighbors.

The Town of Vail's free bus system runs daily on all routes every 20-60 minutes depending on the season. There is no fare to ride the bus. You can bring skis and snowboards as long as they don't block the aisle. In summer, most buses are equipped with bike carriers that accommodate up to three adult bicycles. However, tag-alongs and trailers are not permitted.

ECO Transit

ECO Transit, the regional bus system covering the towns west of Vail, is a cheap and easy-to-use transportation option. Buses run daily with service to Vail, Beaver Creek, Leadville, Minturn, Eagle-Vail, Avon, Edwards, Eagle and Gypsum. Buses leave from the Vail Transportation Center every half-hour and run 6am to 2am. Cost is $3-$5 each way.


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