Preserving Aspen’s character by keeping traffic congestion and pollution at a minimum. Aspen offers residents, commuters and visitors several convenient transportation options.

Getting Around Aspen

Eight free bus routes will show you all that Aspen has to offer! Buses between Aspen and the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport are free. The Downtowner offers door-to-door service around town. Please note - The Downtowner will not operate between April 16 through June 14, 2021.

Visiting or new in town? View our summer Transportation Guide for all the info you need to get around like a local.

Getting Around the Valley & Beyond

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) buses offer service between Aspen and Rifle, also connecting to the Town of Snowmass Village. Service between Aspen and Snowmass Village is fare-free. Snowmass Village and Glenwood Springs offer transit services within their communities. Transit service is now available between Glenwood Springs and Denver on the new Bustang!


Attention: Due to COVID-19, the Carpool Kiosk is closed. 

Car Share or Bike Share

CAR TO GO, Aspen’s car share program, is a convenient, cost saving alternative to car ownership. WE-cycle, Aspen's bike sharing program, offers access to over 100 bicycles for short term use in spring, summer and fall seasons.

Bike or Walk

Aspen is home to a variety of paths and trails. Aspen is also located at one end of the 42-mile Rio Grande Trail, connecting to Glenwood Springs.