Directions to Glenwood Springs
Drive, Bus, Rail or Fly
Glenwood Springs is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, between Vail and Aspen on Interstate-70. Just west of the 16-mile scenic Glenwood Canyon, and an easy drive from Denver, Grand Junction, Aspen or Vail/Eagle airports. Get driving directions to Glenwood Springs using the information below and start planning your trip today! Famous for attractions like Glenwood Hot Springs, the Caverns Adventure Park, and Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs is the perfect place for your next outdoor adventure.
DRIVE… Glenwood Springs is a scenic three-hour drive 160 miles west of Denver on Interstate-70. It is a 1.5-hour drive 90 miles east of Grand Junction.
BUS… Ride the Bustang, RFTA or Ride Glenwood offering options for short to long distance transportation. LEARN MORE!
RAIL… Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels the spectacular rail route from Chicago to San Francisco with daily stops in Glenwood Springs. The Glenwood Springs Train Depot is located in the heart of downtown Glenwood Springs and within walking distance of accommodations and attractions. LEARN MORE!
FLY… Glenwood Springs is served by four airports. Eagle/Vail is 30 miles east, Aspen is 40 miles south, Grand Junction is 90 miles west, and Denver International Airport is 180 miles east of Glenwood Springs.
Get to Glenwood Springs with public transport!
Take the Train or Bus to Glenwood Springs
Take time to enjoy the journey for a change. Try an alternate means of transportation on your next vacation to Glenwood Springs. Amtrak and the Bustang connect to Colorado’s favorite hot springs town. Check your bags and climb aboard; here’s everything you need to know about catching a ride to Glenwood Springs.
Leave the car parked and the hassles behind. Instead, make getting to Glenwood Springs part of the vacation experience. Both Amtrak’s California Zephyr and the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Bustang make regular stops in Glenwood Springs. LEARN MORE!
Getting from DIA to Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Epic Mountain Express
Epic Mountain Express (formerly Colorado Mountain Express) provides reliable airport shuttles and private transportation services from Denver International and Eagle County Airports to most Colorado mountain locations including Glenwood Springs, Aspen, and Snowmass Village. Epic’s fleet of 250+ vehicles includes 10-12 passenger vans, 5-passenger four-wheel drive luxury SUVs, and 10-passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans. Friendly, professional drivers provide reliable service and our extensive fleet of vehicles is impeccably maintained to ensure comfort. Free Wi-Fi is available onboard all vehicles.
In addition to airport shuttles, Epic Mountain Express can meet your transportation needs for groups from 20 to 2000 guests.
Epic’s dedicated group sales professionals help plan and arrange transportation.
Friendly, professional drivers provide reliable service and our extensive fleet of vehicles is impeccably maintained to ensure comfort.
Reservations (970) 754-7433 or 970-SKI-RIDE
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A-Line to Central Station
Hitch a ride to Central Station in Downtown Denver. From DIA, take the A-Line to Central Station and either catch the Bustang (see above: Bus) or ride Amtrak’s California Zephyr (see above: Train) to Glenwood Springs.
Airports in the Area
Glenwood Springs is served by four airports. Eagle/Vail is 30 miles east, Aspen is 40 miles south, Grand Junction is 90 miles west, and Denver International Airport is 180 miles east of Glenwood Springs.
- Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE)
- Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE)
- Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
- Denver International Airport (DIA)
Or fly into one of two non-commercial airports:
Bus, Shuttle, Limousines & Private Transportation
“Bustang” is an Interregional Express Bus service that provides daily service between Denver and Glenwood Springs. The cost is less than $60.00 roundtrip from Denver’s Union Station to the Roaring Fork Transit Authority’s Glenwood Springs’ south station. To find out more and to purchase Bustang tickets visit their website.
Offering bus transportation on green, hybrid buses throughout town. Ride all day for only $1.00. (970) 925-8484
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA)
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is the valley-wide bus service. The local RFTA buses that operate within Glenwood Springs are easy to spot by their colorful Ride Glenwood Springs banners. They operate daily at 30-minute intervals. For just $1.00 visitors can ride the bus from the Glenwood Springs Mall to the Roaring Fork Marketplace south of town and all points in between. RFTA also provides bus services to destinations from Aspen to Rifle. These buses will be identified by their destination sign above the front windshield. Fares vary depending on distance. Please note that fare boxes on buses only accept exact change and RFTA bus cards. The ticket vending machine to purchase a bus card is located at the Glenwood Springs 27th Street Station. If it is dark out, use the white reflective paddles at select stops to alert the drivers to stop. (970) 925-8484
Specializing in private car service, corporate transfers, weddings, tours, destination transfers, private hourly charters and airport transfers between Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Vail, Eagle, Rifle, Grand Junction, Denver. (970) 945-5110
Elias Transportation is reasonably priced car service – (970) 989-2477
Snow Limo & GAC
Snow Limo & GAC offer private cars, shared rides and door-to-door 24/7 service for up to 200 people; ideal for both individuals and groups.
Glenwood Adventure Company
Glenwood Adventure Company offers group shuttle services that can be customized to any group. (970) 945-7529
Valley Taxi provides taxi, shuttle, wedding and corporate transportation services to all of Glenwood Springs and the surrounding areas. (970) 945-4111
Enterprise Rent-A-Car – (970) 945-8360
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