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Getting to Aspen is not difficult. 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 of Eagle County Airport (a two-hour drive via I-70), and Denver International (approximately four hours away). In the summer, Aspen is a three- to four-hour drive from Denver over the Continental Divide, through the unforgettable scenery 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. During the winter season, there are flights into Aspen on United, American and Delta. You can fly directly on United from Denver, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. American offers winter season non-stops from Dallas/Ft Worth and Los Angeles and Delta offers flights from Atlanta, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. 

During the summer, American services Aspen with direct flights from Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas/Ft. Worth. United offers non-stop flights from San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles. With the addition of two daily flights on most weekends from Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Franciso, Aspen Airport will have more non-stop flights than ever before. And Delta is adding service from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City beginning June 10 through August 30 (LAX) and September 4 (SLC). Summer service on the American flights will begin June 2 and run until September 2 (LAX route) and October 4 (Dallas Ft. Worth and Chicago routes). United's non-stop service to San Francisco will end September 4; service to Los Angeles will run until October 3 and the Chicago route will continue until October 27.  

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 to the east from Aspen, this airport offers some of the best airfare 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!


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 October 31) into Aspen.
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RFTA Buses

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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Please contact the concierge desk for all your ground transportation needs. We have private and public car services available for your in and around town and airport transfer needs. 970-925-1000 ext. 3515


The agencies listed here have all the SUV and 4 x 4 options available to tackle the toughest conditions and ensure safety while driving about during your stay.

Alamo | 970-920-2603 | 800-462-5266
Avis | 970-925-2355 | 800-831-2847
Budget | 970-925-4693 | 877-818-2886 | 970-925-2157 (fax)
Dollar | 970-920-9008 | 800-800-3665
Enterprise | 970-544-3678 | 800-736-8222
Hertz | 970-925-7368 | 800-654-3131 | 970-920-4266 (fax)