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There are 5 ways to get from Boulder to Aspen by bus, car or plane

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Bus Epic Mountain Express  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from US 36 & Table Mesa Station Gate B to Denver Airport Station Gate 6 Ab1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Denver International Airport to Brush Creek & HWY 82 Intercept Lot Colorado Mountain Express

$111 - $144

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Bus Bustang  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Boulder Station Gate 1 to Union Station Ff1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Denver Union Station to West Glenwood Park & Ride
  3. Take the bus from Glenwood Park & Ride DV to Paepcke Park UV Brt / ...

$36 - $46

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Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Boulder to Aspen 173.5 miles

$17 - $25

Bus, fly to Aspen  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from US 36 & Table Mesa Station Gate B to Denver Airport Station Gate 6
  2. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Aspen (ASE) DEN - ASE

$281 - $663

Bus, fly to Eagle  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from US 36 & Table Mesa Station Gate B to Denver Airport Station Gate 6
  2. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Eagle (EGE) DEN - EGE
  3. Take the bus from El Jebel Park & Ride UV 82 to Garmisch and Hopkins

$298 - $675

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The cheapest way to get from Boulder to Aspen is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boulder to Aspen is to bus and fly which costs $280 - $700 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boulder station to Aspen. However, there are services departing from US 36 & Table Mesa Station Gate B and arriving at Garmisch and Hopkins via Denver International Airport and Brush Creek & SH 82 DV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

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The distance between Boulder and Aspen is 101 miles. The road distance is 173.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boulder to Aspen without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 22 min and costs $110 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Boulder to Aspen, including transfers.

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Boulder to Aspen bus services, operated by Regional Transportation District, arrive at US 36 & Table Mesa Station Gate B.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Aspen Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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Boulder to Aspen bus services, operated by Epic Mountain Express, arrive at Brush Creek & HWY 82 Intercept Lot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boulder to Aspen is 174 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Boulder to Aspen.

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  • Distance: 101 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

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

You can take a bus from Boulder to Aspen via Denver Airport Station Gate 6, Denver International Airport, Brush Creek & HWY 82 Intercept Lot, and Brush Creek & SH 82 DV in around 6 h 22 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Aspen
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Eagle
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Bus operators
Regional Transportation District
Phone
+1 303-299-6000
Website
rtd-denver.com
Bus from US 36 & Table Mesa Station Gate B to Denver Airport Station Gate 6
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
rtd-denver.com
Bus from Downtown Boulder Station Gate 1 to Union Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
rtd-denver.com
Epic Mountain Express
Phone
+1 970-754-7433
Website
epicmountainexpress.com
Bus from Denver International Airport to Brush Creek & HWY 82 Intercept Lot
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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Epic Mountain Express
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Union Station to West Glenwood Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Website
ridebustang.com
RFTA
Phone
+1 970-925-8484
Website
rfta.com
Bus from Glenwood Park & Ride DV to Paepcke Park UV
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
rfta.com
Bus from El Jebel Park & Ride UV 82 to Garmisch and Hopkins
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
rfta.com

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