Getting To Aspen
Getting to Aspen is easy. Aspen has its own airport, Pitkin County Airport also known as Sardy Field (ASE), just three miles outside of Aspen—a short 10-minute drive from downtown Aspen and the Aspen Square. Aspen is also within easy freeway access, via I-70, of Eagle County Airport (a two-hour drive) and Denver International (approximately four hours away). In the Summer, Aspen is a three- to four-hour drive from Denver, through amazing scenery and over the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains.
Aspen, CO - Sardy Field (ASE)
The Aspen Sardy Field Airport (ASE) is just three miles from the town of Aspen Colorado, and is served by over 200 flights each week in winter and a lesser number in the summer. Fly directly from Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the winter ski season, with direct flights limited in the summer. Still, daily flights between Aspen and Denver are frequent during the high seasons with American Airlines and United Airlines.
Eagle County Airport (EGE)
Located just 70 miles from Aspen, flights into Eagle County Airport are offered from 11 cities on five major airlines during the winter months; American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, United Express, and US Airways provide winter non-stop jet service between EGE and thirteen major U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Newark, and Philadelphia. Summer service is more limited, but just as convenient.
Denver International Airport (DIA)
In addition to airports in Eagle and Aspen Colorado, visitors can also choose to fly into Denver International Airport (DIA). Located 200 miles from Aspen, this airport offers some of the best airfares rates in Colorado and daily direct international flights. From Denver, take ground transportation to Aspen and enjoy a four hour scenic drive through the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Colorado Mountain Express
Every year over 370,000 travelers choose Colorado Mountain Express for their airport ground transportation to and from Aspen and Snowmass Village, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone. Colorado Mountain Express offers door to door shared ride shuttles and private car services from Denver International Airport (DIA) and Eagle County Regional Airport. An unsurpassed safety record, flexible schedules, impeccably maintained vehicles and courteous, friendly drivers let you sit back, relax and take in our breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery. CME a Better Way to get there!
MAPS & DIRECTIONS
From Aspen Airport
Turn right on Highway 82 and travel for approximately 3 miles and you will be in the center of Aspen.
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From Denver and Eagle Airport
Aspen is 200 miles or four hours from Denver. From both airports get on I-70 west to Glenwood Springs, connecting to Highway 82, at exit #116, to Aspen. Another scenic route from Denver takes approximately 3 1/2 hours via I-70 west to Highway 24 south, then west onto Highway 82 over Independence Pass (open only during the warm weather months, typically May 31 to Oct. 31st) into Aspen.
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IN AND AROUND ASPEN
All points in Aspen can be reached using the RFTA bus system. Within the City of Aspen and many routes running between Aspen and Snowmass Village are free.
Whether or not you have a car in town, RFTA provides the easiest access to all four Mountains. Each RFTA bus is fitted with ski racks and wheel well snow brushes that help keep your skis clean while in transit. All buses can accommodate regular skis, hyperbolic skis, and snowboards. Both the city buses and buses to Buttermilk, Highlands and between Aspen and Snowmass are always free.
City buses take skiers to-and-from Rubey Park where they can board buses to the other three ski areas and down valley. Rubey Park is located only three blocks from the Aspen Square, at a walking distance.
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