Telluride Colorado Public Transportation, Buses, Transit

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Travel in Telluride can be as lavish or as frugal as you want – several agencies offer taxi and limousine services to accompany the free public transportation options. Read More

  • Several agencies offer taxi in limousine services in Telluride,
  • During the summer, several outfitters offer four-wheel tours of mountain passes and old mining roads.
  • There is also a free bus service and gondola.


There are a couple shuttle services in Telluride. There is also a limo service if you’re looking to travel in style. During the summer, several outfitter operate four-wheel tours of mountain passes and old mining roads.

Public Bus System - Galloping Goose

Named after a 1930’s Telluride railcar, the Galloping Goose is now a free bus service with stops every few blocks in town.

During the busy winter and summer seasons, the bus runs every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to midnight. Stops are found every couple blocks along Colorado Avenue and Pine Street, near the gondola, and at the Shandoka Apartments at the southwest side of town. Can’t find a stop? Don’t be shy to give the bus a wave, the drivers are usually willing to stop. Buses also run from the court house to Lawson Hill and Norwood more infrequently, check the local schedule or ask a driver. 

  • The buses are equipped with ski racks in the winter and stop adjacent to the two ski area bases.
  • The Telluride Galloping Goose is a free service.
  • Download Bus Schedule or Call 970-728-5700 for assistance.


The gondola connecting Telluride to Mountain Village is the first and only free public transportation system of its kind in the United States. The gondola runs 7 a.m. to midnight everyday during the winter and summer seasons. It is closed for maintenance from early April until mid-June, and again from late-September until late-November.