Aspen Transportation Options

August 9, 2023

Aspen is an internationally renowned mountain town with high-end shopping, world-class museums and art galleries, a variety of dining choices and festivals throughout the year. Most of these attractions are within walking distance in the core area. For more adventurous visitors, a chauffeured car service offers a more comfortable and safe experience.

Getting around town is easy, thanks to the Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA). All buses in Aspen and Snowmass Village are free and most in the Aspen-Snowmass Airport Transit District are free. Children under 5 and seniors over 65 ride for free as well. Bus routes are frequent and well-connected throughout the Aspen valley and beyond to Glenwood Springs.

To minimize traffic congestion, the city has implemented the SH82 Busway system. Exclusive bus lanes expedite RFTA buses while removing them from general traffic. This allows more capacity for the buses and local traffic to flow, improving transit times and reliability.

Biking and walking are also popular ways to get around Aspen, which is conveniently located at one end of the 42-mile Rio Grande Trail that connects to Glenwood. We also offer WE-cycle, a fun and convenient bike share program that gives you access to a network of 50 stations in Aspen, Basalt and Snowmass. Or you can use the SHIFT app to find on-demand shared rides, including electric bikes and scooters, in and around Aspen at a subsidized rate. You can also use the app to find and reserve parking in Aspen’s Intercept Lot at the airport.


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