Flying to Vail
Two airports service Vail: Eagle County Airport, which is 30 miles from Vail, and Denver International Airport, 110 miles to the east. Denver International Airport is a major hub of travel, including international travel, and is serviced by almost all major airlines. We recommend flying into Denver International Airport, both because service to Eagle County Airport is limited during Sirens (and can be very expensive) and because flying into Denver will help you acclimate to the weather, altitude, and low humidity.
It can cost more than $200 round-trip to take a commercial shuttle from Denver International Airport to Vail, and as much or more to rent and park a car. We can do better than that! We’ve found a way to get you from the airport to Vail and back for about half the price—with the chance to meet attendees along the way.
The Sirens Shuttle costs $95 round-trip. A shuttle will leave Denver International Airport at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, and at 2:00 p.m. on both Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26; the return trip for all shuttle-riders will depart Vail at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29. Because of travel time, and to leave room for error, we recommend that you arrive in Denver no later than 6:00 p.m. on October 23, 1:00 p.m. October 25 or October 26, and depart no earlier than 3:30 p.m. on October 29.
Commercial Shuttle Services
A number of taxi companies, shuttle services, car services, and charter bus companies have scheduled service to Vail. Please visit the Denver International Airport ground transportation page for more information.
Bus and Rail Service
There is no direct rail service to Vail, but Amtrak does serve Denver on the California Zephyr route.
Greyhound provides bus service directly to Vail and stops at the station there three times daily. Passengers can transfer from the Amtrak train station in Denver.
Please note that neither the Amtrak station nor the Greyhound terminal is near Denver International Airport. Transferring by shuttle or taxi from the airport to the train or bus stations costs $20–65.
If you’d prefer to have complete flexibility in getting to and from Sirens, a number of car rental agencies have service counters inside Denver International Airport. Advance reservations are recommended. The Hotel Talisa is offering Sirens attendees complimentary self-parking or valet service at $28 per vehicle, per night.
From Denver International Airport and the east, follow directions to I-70 westbound. (To help orient you, the mountains are west!) Follow I-70 to exit 176 (Main Vail). Enter the roundabout and go to the left under the freeway. You will enter a second roundabout; turn right onto South Frontage Road heading toward Lionshead. The Hotel Talisa is 1.5 miles ahead on your left.
From Eagle County Airport and the west, follow I-70 eastbound to exit 173 (West Vail). In the roundabout, head toward South Frontage Road/Vail Village/Lionshead. The resort is 1 mile ahead on your right.
One useful driving resource is the COTRIP site, which has updated information on road conditions and construction.