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 Fall 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!


Pick up your daily Carpool Permit at the Carpool Parking Kiosk located at the Brush Creek Park & Ride:

  • Available Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Carpool permits allow free all-day parking in designated carpool spaces and in the residential parking zones
  • Carpool permits are issued to carpool groups of two or more adults

Car Share or Bike Share

CAR TO GO, Aspen’s car share program, is a convenient, cost saving alternative to car ownership. Due to staffing shortages, as of October 8, Car To Go cannot accept new applications until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to check back for updates.

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.