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There are 4 ways to get from Aspen to Vail by bus, car or towncar

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Bus Bustang  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Paepcke Park DV to Glenwood Park & Ride DV Brt / ...
  2. Take the bus from West Glenwood Park & Ride to Vail Transportation Center CDOT West Line

$17 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus Epic Mountain Express  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Aspen to Eagle County Regional Airport Colorado Mountain Express
  2. Take the bus from Eagle County Airport to South Frontage Road and Lionshead Valley Commuter

$59 - $77

Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from Aspen to Vail 115.5 miles

$11 - $17

Uber  •  2h 5m

  1. Take an Uber from Aspen to Vail 115.5 miles

$150 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Aspen to Vail is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Aspen to Vail is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aspen to Vail. However, there are services departing from Paepcke Park DV and arriving at Vail Transportation Center via West Glenwood Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 30m.

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The distance between Aspen and Vail is 39 miles. The road distance is 115.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Aspen to Vail without a car is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs $16 - $22.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from Aspen to Vail, including transfers.

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

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Aspen to Vail bus services, operated by Bustang, arrive at Vail Transportation Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aspen to Vail is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from Aspen to Vail.

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There are 1030+ hotels available in Vail. Prices start at $365 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 39.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 30m

What companies run services between Aspen, CO, USA and Vail, CO, USA?

You can take a bus from Aspen to Vail via West Glenwood Park & Ride in around 3h 30m.

Bus operators
RFTA
Phone
+1 970-925-8484
Website
rfta.com
Bus from Paepcke Park DV to Glenwood Park & Ride DV
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
rfta.com
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from West Glenwood Park & Ride to Vail Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
ridebustang.com
Epic Mountain Express
Phone
+1 970-754-7433
Website
epicmountainexpress.com
Bus from Aspen to Eagle County Regional Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
More information at
Epic Mountain Express
Eagle County Transit
Phone
970-328-8600
Email
info@eaglecounty.us
Website
eaglecounty.us
Bus from Eagle County Airport to South Frontage Road and Lionshead
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
eaglecounty.us
Other operators
Uber Rockies
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Aspen to Vail
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$150 - $200
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UberX
$150 - $200
UberXL
$240 - $310
Black
$390 - $490
Black SUV
$470 - $600

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