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Vail/Eco-Transit System

 

Getting Around the Valley...

Is made easy by the Vail/Eco-transit system.  The Eco bus system just celebrated its one millionth passenger.  The Eco Transit provides environmentally sensitive public transportation 23.5 hours per day, 7 days a week, whether you're riding within Vail, or need to travel as far away as Dotsero.  The bus can even get you to the Eagle County airport in Eagle!  It's easy to get to Beaver Creek, Avon, Edwards or points further west.  Below is the Winter 2011 schedule.

Route 
Description  
 

 

Gypsum East   
Gypsum to 
EGE airport
, Eagle, Avon, and Vail
(regular route)

Gypsum West 
 
Vail and Avon to Eagle, 
EGE airport
,  to Gypsum
(regular route)

Hwy 6 East

Edwards to Avon, Eagle-Vail, and Vail
(regular route)

Hwy 6 West
Vail to Eagle-Vail, Avon, and Edwards
(regular route)

Minturn
Service in and out of the Town of Minturn

 (regular route)

Leadville  
Leadville to Vail, Avon, and Beaver Creek and return
(premium route)

Walking the streets of Vail between the various mountain access lifts can be a fun and beautiful excursion.  Depending on the weather, it can be an easy 10 or 15 minute walk between Vail and Lionshead.  However, in inclement weather, nothing beats the in-town bus.

The in town bus in Vail can be picked up along the road which connects Lionshead, Crossroads, and Vail.  There are bus stops all along the way with electronic signs which tell the exact time that the next bus will be coming by, thanks to the Global Positioning System tracking on each bus.

The Transporation Center, located atop the parking structure in Vail, is the hub where all major forms of ground transit come together (bus, taxi, limos, airport vans, etc).  The in town bus is free, while the fare to Dotsero, using a 10 trip pass, is as little as $2.50 per trip.

The Vail Transporation phone number is 970-479-2178.

 


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