There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Aspen by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Aspen  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Aspen (ASE) ORD - ASE

$304 - $659

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  31 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Vail
  3. Take the bus from Vail Transportation Center to West Glenwood Park & Ride
  4. Take the bus from Glenwood Park & Ride DV to Paepcke Park UV Brt / ...

$143 - $337

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Fly Chicago Midway to Aspen  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Aspen (ASE) MDW - ASE

$314 - $1,508

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Eagle  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Eagle (EGE) ORD - EGE

$372 - $1,490

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Montrose, bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Montrose (MTJ) ORD - MTJ
  2. Take the bus from Montrose to Crested Butte

$262 - $980

Train, bus, drive  •  26 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Granby Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Kremmling, CO to Silverthorne, CO
  3. Drive from Silverthorne, CO to Aspen

$298 - $619

Train, bus  •  32 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Raton Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Raton to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver Union Station to West Glenwood Park & Ride
  4. Take the bus from Glenwood Park & Ride DV to Paepcke Park UV Brt / ...

$205 - $522

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  34 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Peoria
  2. Take the bus from Peoria, IL to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to West Glenwood Park & Ride
  4. Take the bus from Glenwood Park & Ride DV to Paepcke Park UV Brt / ...

$175 - $257

Drive  •  19 h

  1. Drive from Chicago to Aspen 1166.7 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Aspen is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Aspen is to fly which costs $300 - $700 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Aspen. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Paepcke Park UV via St Louis, Mo, Vail Transportation Center and Glenwood Park & Ride DV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 51 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Aspen is 1029 miles. The road distance is 1166.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Aspen without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 51 min and costs $140 - $340.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Chicago to Aspen, including transfers.

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Chicago to Aspen bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Aspen is to fly which takes 4 h 54 min and costs $300 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $340 and takes 31 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Aspen Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Chicago to Aspen bus services, operated by RFTA, arrive at Paepcke Park UV station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Aspen.
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  • Distance: 1028.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Aspen, CO, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Aspen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Aspen via St Louis, Mo, Vail, Vail Transportation Center, West Glenwood Park & Ride, and Glenwood Park & Ride DV in around 31 h 51 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aspen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aspen via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Eagle
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Eagle via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Eagle via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montrose
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montrose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aspen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Aspen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Eagle
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Eagle via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montrose
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montrose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Aspen via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Aspen via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Granby Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Train from Chicago Union Station to Raton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $420
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Mountain Limo
Website
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Montrose to Crested Butte
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Alpine Express
Website
alpineexpressshuttle.com
Bus from Montrose to Crested Butte
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$161
Schedules at
alpineexpressshuttle.com
GO Alpine
Website
goalpine.com
Bus from Kremmling, CO to Silverthorne, CO
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Schedules at
goalpine.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Vail
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Bus from Raton to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Vail Transportation Center to West Glenwood Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
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
Schedules at
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to West Glenwood Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Schedules at
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
rfta.com
Amtrak

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Raton, NM to Denver Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Peoria
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Burlington Trailways

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Aspen is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 4:50 AM in Chicago and 3:50 AM in Aspen.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Aspen is 1167 miles. It takes approximately 19 h to drive from Chicago to Aspen.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Aspen Airport.

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There are 354+ hotels available in Aspen. Prices start at $134 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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