- RFTA provides a free bus service throughout Aspen and to nearby towns for a small fee.
- Take advantage of the free skier shuttle throughout the winter to access Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, and Buttermilk.
- The Snowmass Village shuttle provides frequent transportation around the village for free.
Public Bus System: RFTA
Aspen, Colorado is one of the few towns that actually provides free transportation within the city limits. The Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) is responsible for an in-town bus service as well as transportation to surrounding towns and the airport.
- Destinations include Aspen to Snowmass Village, Woody Creek, Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. You’ll also find connecting buses in Glenwood Springs for Rifle and the Hogback route.
- The buses run every 30 minutes from 6 am to 8 pm, and every hour thereafter until 3 am.
- Around Aspen and Snowmass, this service is free. From Aspen, you can reach Glenwood Springs for $7. The fees to different towns vary depending on how far you’re going.
- There is room for 4 bikes on each bus with an extra fee of $2.00.
- The Aspen Airport Shuttle runs twice an hour from 6am-8pm.
- Call 1-800-854-5588 or visit http://www.rfta.com/ for more information.
Free Skier Shuttle Service
The free skier shuttle service in Aspen makes it simple to travel between the ski areas.
- The Skier Shuttle is free.
- These free skier shuttles run between the four surrounding mountains - Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk.
- The service runs every 15 minutes from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
- Call 970-925-8484 for more information.
Snowmass Village Shuttle
Snowmass Village has a free shuttle service, and you will find it simple to get around, no matter the season you are coming or how many in your group. The shuttle runs eight separate routes within the village, providing transportation to shopping, dining, almost all the condominium complexes and the outlying residential areas. In the winter, a free skier shuttle also runs between four nearby ski resorts. Bus stops are well marked but buses will also sometimes stop wherever you want them to if there is no traffic and conditions permit.
- The Snowmass Village Shuttle is free of charge.
- The bus system runs between the Village Mall and Snowmass Center every ten minutes between the hours of 7:10 am through 12:30 am. Most other locations are served by bus service every half hour. You can contact the transportation center to find out exact running times.
- For more information, call Snowmass Village Transportation Center at 970-923-2543 or visit their website
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