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Getting to Breckenridge is easy and convenient, whether you choose to fly and shuttle-it to town, or opt to drive yourself from your hometown. Once you're here, you'll find it's easy to go carless with all the free transportation options and easily walkable town. Breckenridge shuttle and transportation systems will help any visitor make the most of their trip.
Denver International Airport (DEN) and the Colorado Spring Airport (COS) are served by most major airlines nationwide and internationally. Regardless of which airport you choose, you’ll have a scenic drive or shuttle ride to Breckenridge, Colorado and take in the dramatic views. Breckenridge is located in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, 90 miles west of Denver, approximately 90-minutes from either airport shuttle or by car.
Most travelers book a shuttle or rent a car to travel from the airport to Breckenridge. Shuttle services are well equipped to fit all your luggage and ski gear and offer door-to-door service. If you’re renting a car, make sure you’re comfortable with mountain driving conditions and choose one that’ll fit your checked baggage. Can’t decide which option to choose? Read local tips and need-to-know insights on renting a car vs taking a shuttle. If you’re driving, check real-time road information on COTrip and follow tips to avoid peak congestion times.
Driving From Your Hometown
For those who love a road trip, we encourage you to view easy driving directions, maps and detailed route information to Breckenridge with Maps or Google Maps. Check real-time road information on GoI70 and follow tips to avoid peak congestion times.
Breckenridge Shuttle and Transportation: While You’re Here
No Car, No Problem
Once you are here, it’s easy to get around Breckenridge without a car. There are plenty of transportation options for those who are going carless in Breckenridge. The Breckenridge FreeRide offers free bus transportation throughout the day with multiple shuttle systems running throughout Breckenridge. Most likely, the place you are staying is right next to a bus stop or offers its own shuttle transportation to town. Once you are here, you’ll find it’s easy to get around town on foot or on bike and that everything is just a few blocks away. If you are planning to visit neighboring towns during your trip, the Summit Stage is a free county-wide bus system available throughout Summit County. Uber, Lyft and multiple taxi services are also available to help you travel around town or between towns.
In-Town Parking & Paid Parking
The Town of Breckenridge has implemented an innovative smart parking system. Patrons can pay for parking with credit cards at the pay station or on their smartphones without ever having to visit a pay station. Pay parking is in effect daily excluding October 15 to November 15 in pay parking lots only. Most of Downtown from Park Avenue to Ridge Street is now pay to park. Parking rates average a $1 or less an hour and max out at a daily rate. Please note that payment is required each time a vehicle changes location. Fifteen-minute free parking is available in most locations but parkers must still register their license plate on the app or at a meter. Learn more about paid parking in Breckenridge or download the Parking App.
Skier parking is available outside of town, in-town and slope-side. A general rule of thumb is the closer you get to the slopes, the more you’ll pay for parking. Free parking is available on Airport Road with shuttles are provided.
Free Parking on Airport Road
Your best bet for free parking is the Satellite lot at 1690 Airport Road. The town recently increased shuttle service to and from these lots to 15-minute intervals.
Paid Skier Lots
Peak 9 Slope-side Parking (Lift Access to Peak 9)
Beaver Run Lot:
Friday-Sunday and Peak Days: $20
Handicap parking available at the Beaver Run lot.
In-Town Gondola Parking (Gondola Access to Peak 8)
Gondola South Lot, Gondola North Lot & Gold Rush Lot:
Friday-Sunday and Peak Days: $12
Handicap parking available at the North Gondola lot.