Telluride Tourism Board
ShermansTravel experts map out your travel route to get you to your vacation spot as quickly and easily as possible. We painstakingly research the airports and airlines servicing your destination – as well as any train, bus, or ferry options – so getting there is as simple as a jaunt across town.

Getting to Telluride


Flying into tiny Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) will land you at an elevation that’s over 9,000 feet above sea level and a 7-mile shuttle ride away from Telluride. Montrose Airport (MTJ), another regional airport set 69 miles from Telluride, has weekly direct flights to and from a greater number of domestic destinations. Denver International Airport (DEN), offers the most flight options, but is 330 miles away.


U.S. Airways and Great Lakes Aviation fly into Telluride from Denver and Phoenix (winter only); meanwhile, American, Continental, Delta, and United fly to Montrose. Denver is serviced by considerably more major domestic carriers, and receives international flights. In winter, both Telluride and Montrose airports offer more frequent flights, and Montrose has nonstop flights to more destinations.

Flight Times

From LA, factor in about 5 hours of travel time to Telluride or Montrose, including layover. From New York, travel time averages 8 hours to both Telluride and Montrose, layover included; winter nonstop flights from Newark to Montrose are 4 hours. It’s about 6 hours from Chicago to Telluride, and 5 hours to Montrose, including a stop, or 3 hours nonstop in winter. For nonstop service to Telluride, travel time is 1 hour from Denver and 2 hours from Phoenix (winter only). 

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