Getting to Vail

How to Get Here

Where is Vail?

Vail is located in western-central Colorado in the Rocky Mountains and west of the Continental Divide. Vail can be accessed by car, shared or private shuttle, or air, with two nearby airports.

How far is Vail from Denver?

Vail is approximately 100 miles from Denver, and about 121 miles from Denver International Airport (DIA). 

Driving Directions to Vail

Vail is located along scenic I-70, making it a straightforward drive from all over the U.S. If you're coming from the east, however, the route does require a drive over Vail Pass, the renowned 10,662-foot-high pass over the Continental Divide. 4-wheel drive cars are required when traveling over Vail Pass in the winter months.

Flying to Vail

Vail is serviced by two airports. Eagle Regional Airport is the closest to Vail, located 30 miles west (around a 40-minute drive). Denver International Airport (DIA), is a two-hour drive and located about 120 miles east of Vail. Both airports offer direct flights from major cities and other regional airports. Cheaper fare can generally be found by flying into DIA, but when combined with shuttle or car rental costs, you may find that the convenience vs. savings breakdown falls in favor with Eagle County.