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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’s easy to pull your phone out and grab a quick Uber or Lyft, but that might not be the best option for you. 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?

Peak 1 Express vs. Uber or Lyft

With Peak 1 Express, we offer private SUV services that can be extremely beneficial for you and your family.  While our shared shuttles are a great affordable option to get you from point A to point B, our private SUVs are much more flexible with your schedule and are customized specifically for your group.  We will be waiting at the airport for you, whatever time you may arrive into Denver.  We also allot one hour of time on each private SUV service to make any stops you need.  Many choose to swing by the grocery store once they get up to the high country to stock up before their vacation, or maybe your ski rentals are ready to go at the shop and you prefer to grab those before heading to your hotel.

Check out this comparison between an Uber SUV and Peak 1 Express private SUV.

Uber in Colorado
Vail Uber
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Uber from Denver to Vail vs. Peak 1 Express

Considering taking an Uber from Denver to Vail? While the convenience and relatively low cost of ride-share apps is appealing, there are much better options when you are looking for a longer trip, such as that from Denver Airport to Vail, Colorado. To clarify, those low cost options really only apply to Uber X, the smaller, sedan or hatchback Uber vehicles. This may be fine if there’s just 1 or 2 people, but to accommodate any more than that and bags, you would need to upgrade vehicles, driving your price up. Another thing to think about is 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 is a Colorado local, they may not be familiar with the law or how to drive in snow.

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 cost increasing due to traffic delays or having to reroute. Our drivers are highly skilled in inclement weather, and our vehicles are regularly maintained and outfitted with the best tires for the snow. With Peak 1 Express, it’s easy to sit back and relax while our trained drivers get you from Denver Airport to Vail. Skip the Uber from Denver to Vail and book with Peak 1 Express.

Uber from Denver to Breckenridge vs. Peak 1 Express

We understand that booking your airport transportation isn’t your favorite part of your vacation, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for whatever is available when you land at Denver Airport. Sure, taking an Uber from Denver to Breckenridge may be easy, but you’ll be more comfortable and get a better value if you book your Denver Airport shuttle to Breckenridge with Peak 1 Express. Our luxury SUVs can accommodate you, your luggage, a few friends or family members, and still have space to stretch out and relax. Our Mercedes Sprinter vans seat up to 14 passengers in comfy bucket seats. What more could you ask for in a shuttle from Denver airport to Breckenridge?

Taking an Uber from Denver to Breckenridge can really add up. Traffic, road closures and delays on I-70 can keep you stuck for hours. At Peak 1 Express, our dispatchers are actively finding the best routes and notifying drivers of road closures to get you to your destination as quickly and safely as possible. Do yourself a favor; skip the Denver Airport Uber and hitch a ride from Denver to Breckenridge with Peak 1 Express.

What are the differences in Private Shuttles and Uber?

  • Private shuttles typically offer free WiFi for the duration of your trip. You’re going to be on the road for at least 2 hours; why not watch your favorite show on Netflix to pass the time?
  • Thirsty? No problem! The higher quality of private shuttles means better service. Most private shuttles provide complimentary water bottles to all its riders.
  • Most app-based car services don’t take the time to interview their drivers, and those drivers don’t even go through any type of training. Private shuttle drivers go through and extensive interview and screening process, and, upon hire, are required to participate in considerable training.
  • Services like Uber and LYFT can only do so much to ensure that their drivers’ vehicles are up-to-date on all maintenance. However, private shuttle companies often employ on-site mechanics to regularly maintain vehicles. This means your shuttle has been checked and serviced before your trip.
  • Private shuttles have a strong focus on the safety of their drivers and their passengers, which is why they put time into interviewing drivers, training drivers and maintaining their vehicles.
  • With private shuttles, when you call or head online to book your shuttle, the price is the price. There are no surges based on high-demand, you don’t have to worry about racking up a huge bill because traffic causes detours or delays, and there are no hidden fees. You know exactly what you are getting into before you even board the shuttle.

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Looking for the most affordable option?

Peak 1 Express’ shared shuttles to discount locations in Summit County and Vail Valley are the most affordable transportation options from Denver Airport up to the high country. 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!

With Lyft and Uber being the new go-to way to get around town, they are not always the best option for long distance transportation. Plan your travels accordingly! With Peak 1 Express, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Call our trip specialists to book today.