Transportation: How to get to and around Steamboat |

Transportation: How to get to and around Steamboat

Air Service

Hayden’s Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA) is the only commercial service airport serving northwest Colorado. Hosting five major airlines with direct, seasonal service from 14 major airports, it’s the hub for the region’s business and leisure travelers.  

With the only Tier One runway in Northwest Colorado, the airport provides access to the national air transportation system for residents and visitors, facilitates commerce and is a catalyst for the area’s location-neutral business market. More than 70 percent of Steamboat’s winter vacation travelers arrive through YVRA, which depends on a number of local, state and federal funding sources for its operations and capital improvements.


YVRA’s $25 million expansion includes a new two-story terminal with enhanced baggage claim area, administrative offices, conference rooms, restaurant, better passenger flow and more. It also underwent a $16 million project providing new surfacing, runway lighting, snow-removal shoulders and taxiway connectors.

“It’s an amazing facility to be this close to Steamboat,” says Steamboat Springs Chamber CEO Kara Stoller. “It’s an integral part to living, doing business and visiting here.”

Direct flights from 14 major airports

The Steamboat/Hayden (HDN) airport is just 22 miles west of Steamboat Springs and offers daily flights to and from Denver International Airport (DEN). Steamboat’s winter flight program for 2019/20 is one of the most robust programs serving a resort community in the Rocky Mountain region with nonstop service from 14 major cities. 

For the second year, JetBlue provides nonstop service into Steamboat/Hayden from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from Dec. 15 through March 30.

“Recognizing Steamboat’s popularity as a destination for guests in New England and south Florida, we’re thrilled to partner with JetBlue,” says Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. President and COO Rob Perlman. 

During winter, nonstop service to Steamboat is offered from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Ft. Lauderdale, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles,  Boston, Newark and Seattle. 

Flight service to Steamboat comes on key U.S. carriers Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines and JetBlue. Steamboat is also accessible by convenient connections from more than 300 airports worldwide, making it one of the most easily accessed resorts in the Rocky Mountains. 

Year-round, United offers daily direct service to/from Denver. 


Major cities with direct, nonstop access to Steamboat 

Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington-Dulles

Fast Facts – Transportation:

  • Free local bus service hours: 6:40 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. during the winter, and 6:30 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. during the summer.
  • Distance to Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden: 22 miles
  • Yampa Valley Regional Airport: 10,000-foot runway with direct winter season jet service from 14 major cities.
  • Steamboat Springs Airport, aka Bob Adams Field: 4,700-foot runway for general aviation

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