A Travel Price Comparison for Colorado Pueblo vs. Vail for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Pueblo or Vail?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Pueblo or Vail, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Pueblo or Vail?


Pueblo is a surprisingly large community in the state of Colorado that has a population of more than 100,000. Many travelers pass through this area if they're heading into the mountain area from the southeast. It's sits along Interstate Highway 25 and is only forty five miles from Colorado Springs. There's a regional airport in the area as well. In town there is a bus service run by the City Of Pueblo Transit. Rides cost $1.00, but it is highly recommended that you have your own vehicle when visiting town.


Vail is one of the premier ski resort areas in the United States. Located in central Colorado, Vail is not far from Denver and situated in the heart of the Rockies. Here you'll find a quaint mountain town designed around tourism, especially for the winter, although plenty of visitors come in the warmer months, too.

High-end hotels, condos, and other accommodation options are surrounded by shops and restaurants that are all somewhat expensive compared to other costs in the United States. Because of this, Vail is definitely not considered an "affordable" travel option for many. However, good deals can be found if you look around and do some research.

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Which place is cheaper, Vail or Pueblo?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Pueblo is $284, while the average daily cost in Vail is $291. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Pueblo and Vail in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pueblo $276
    Vail $174
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pueblo $552
    Vail $348
Compare Hotels in Pueblo and Vail

Looking for a hotel in Pueblo or Vail? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Pueblo

Hotels in Vail

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Pueblo Hotel Prices and Vail Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pueblo -
    Vail $19

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vail

Also for Vail, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Eagle County Airport(EGE) to Steamboat - Arrival Private Transfer: $76
  • Eagle Airport (EGE) to Glenwood Springs Resorts Arrival Transfer: $76
  • Eagle County Airport to Breckenridge Keystone: Arrival Transfer: $92
  • Vail/Beaver Creek/Avon to Eagle County Airport-Departure Transfer: $114
  • Eagle County Airport to Vail/Beaver Creek/Avon-Arrival Transfer: $114
  • Eagle County Airport to Steamboat Springs-Round-Trip Transfer: $119
  • Eagle County Regional (EGE) to Steamboat Springs-Arrival Transfer: $119
  • Private Departure Transfer to Vail Airport EGE: $128
  • Eagle County Airport to Steamboat - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $152
  • Eagle Airport (EGE) to Glenwood Resorts Round-Trip Transfer: $152
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Vail Airport EGE: $156
  • Vail/Beaver Creek/Avon to Denver Airport DEN - Departure Transfer: $217

Is it cheaper to fly into Pueblo or Vail?

Prices for flights to both Vail and Pueblo change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Pueblo $7.64
    Vail $74

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pueblo -
    Vail $133

Tours and Activities in Vail

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Vail.

  • Smartphone Driving Tour between Denver & Vail / Breckenridge: $7.99
  • Save the Mountain Escape Room Adventure: $45
  • Avon Segway Tour: $89
  • Vail Segway Tour from Vail Village: $89
  • Bike Tour or Mountain Bike down Vail Mountain: $120
  • Dillon Marina & Shopping Tour: $267

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pueblo -
    Vail $9.79

When comparing the travel costs between Pueblo and Vail, we can see that Vail is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in North America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Pueblo Expensive? and Is Vail Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Pueblo or Vail?

Pueblo has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Vail. When comparing the sizes of Pueblo and Vail, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.