Should I use Uber or LYFT to get from Denver Airport to the Mountains?

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UBER & LYFT Denver Airport Information

When you arrive at Denver Airport, it might seem easy to pull your phone out and grab a quick Uber or Lyft, but that might actually not be the most convenient or affordable option. Private shuttles typically offer a higher quality of service, better rates and more flexibility. So, is it worth it to consider taking an Uber from Denver Airport to Breckenridge, or hopping in a Lyft to Vail from Denver?

Considerations with Uber or Lyft

While the convenience and relatively low cost of these apps are appealing when sharing with other passengers, this can be difficult for a longer trip and may not actually prove as cost-effective. 

  • May end up being expensive if riding alone or with only 1 or 2 other passengers
    • Larger Uber vehicles will accommodate more but increase the price 
  • Services may not be available for travel to your mountain destination
  • Consider Colorado’s traction law. During inclement (snowy) weather, a large portion of I-70 to Vail requires snow tires or chains on all vehicles, and for good reason. Even though your driver may be a Colorado local, they may not be familiar with the law or how to drive in snow.
  • Little space for baggage or ski gear 
  • Cost may increase due to traffic delays or having to reroute

Instead, simplify your airport shuttle service with Peak 1 Express. When you make your reservation, the price is the price. No need to worry about the Our drivers are highly skilled in inclement weather, and our vehicles are regularly maintained and outfitted with the best tires for the snow. You can relax on the way to your mountain destination.

Peak 1 Express Options

With Peak 1 Express, you have the option to choose from several different service options, securing the best ride for you and your group.

  • Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and water
  • Ride secure with drivers who have participated in extensive training hours and are well versed in mountain and winter driving
  • Feel safe in a vehicle that has undergone regular maintenance and safety checks
  • Know the price for your ride will not change after booking due to increased demand, traffic delays, or other hidden fees.

Our Shared Shuttles represent an affordable option for smaller parties, and our wide variety of schedule times ensures you don’t miss waste any time getting your mountain vacation started.

Our Private Charter Transportation options cater to larger groups and those with a a strict itinerary, as our private SUVs and Mercedes Sprinters offer a customized ride for groups of up to 14 passengers.

With Private Charters:

  • We will be waiting at the airport for you, whatever time you may arrive into Denver
  • Choose from a 5 passenger SUV or 14 passenger Mercedes Sprinter van with plenty of room for your bags and ski gear
  • Your group is allotted one hour of time on each private SUV service to make any necessary stops. Many choose to swing by the grocery store once they get up to the mountains or pick up ski rentals along the way.

Ready to schedule your transportation?

Looking for the most affordable option?

Peak 1 Express’ Shared Discount Shuttles to centralized locations in Summit County and Vail Valley are the most affordable transportation options from Denver Airport to your mountain destination. Book your Shared Shuttle service and choose from one of our discount locations in Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain, or Vail.

You’ll be comfortable in one of our 14-passenger Mercedes Sprinter vans, and with shuttles leaving from the airport almost every hour during peak season, you won’t have to wait long to get those skis on!