There are 7 ways to get from Aspen to Fort Collins by car, bus, plane or shuttle

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Drive, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Aspen to Fairplay, CO
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow from Fairplay, CO to Denver, CO - Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Denver Union Station to CSU Campus

$41 - $57

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Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Paepcke Park DV to Glenwood Park & Ride DV Brt / ...
  2. Take the bus from West Glenwood Park & Ride to Denver Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Denver Union Station to Fort Collins Downtown Transit Center

$42 - $52

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Aspen to Fort Collins 222.4 miles

$21 - $35

Fly from Aspen, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Aspen (ASE) to Denver (DEN) ASE - DEN
  2. Take the bus from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins Hub

$294 - $707

Fly from Eagle, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Eagle (EGE) to Denver (DEN) EGE - DEN
  2. Take the bus from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins Hub
  3. Take the bus from Harmony Rd. Transfer Center to CSU Campus

$364 - $787

Drive to Gunnison, fly, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Aspen to Crested Butte
  2. Fly from Gunnison (GUC) to Denver (DEN) GUC - DEN
  3. Take the bus from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins Hub

$359 - $785

Shuttle, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Aspen, CO to Denver International Airport, CO Aspen
  2. Take the bus from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins Hub Htc-Dia / ...

$92 - $174

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aspen to Fort Collins is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aspen to Fort Collins is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aspen to Fort Collins. However, there are services departing from Paepcke Park DV and arriving at Fort Collins Downtown Transit Center via West Glenwood Park & Ride and Denver Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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The distance between Aspen and Fort Collins is 134 miles. The road distance is 222.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Aspen to Fort Collins without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 45 min and costs $40 - $55.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Aspen to Fort Collins, including transfers.

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Aspen to Fort Collins bus services, operated by RFTA, depart from Paepcke Park DV station.

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The quickest flight from Aspen Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Aspen to Fort Collins bus services, operated by Bustang, arrive at Fort Collins Downtown Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aspen to Fort Collins is 222 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to drive from Aspen to Fort Collins.

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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Aspen, CO, USA and Fort Collins, CO, USA?

You can take a bus from Aspen to Fort Collins via Glenwood Park & Ride DV, West Glenwood Park & Ride, and Denver Union Station in around 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Aspen to Denver
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Eagle to Denver
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Gunnison to Denver
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fairplay, CO to Denver, CO - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
amtrak.com
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Union Station to CSU Campus
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
ridebustang.com
Bus from West Glenwood Park & Ride to Denver Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Schedules at
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Union Station to Fort Collins Downtown Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
ridebustang.com
Bus from Harmony Rd. Transfer Center to CSU Campus
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ridebustang.com
RFTA
Phone
+1 970-925-8484
Website
rfta.com
Bus from Paepcke Park DV to Glenwood Park & Ride DV
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
rfta.com
Green Ride
Website
greenrideco.com
Bus from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins Hub
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Schedules at
greenrideco.com
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Colorado Mountain Express
Website
coloradomountainexpress.com
Shuttle from Aspen, CO to Denver International Airport, CO
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
coloradomountainexpress.com

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