There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Aspen by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly San Francisco to Aspen  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Aspen (ASE) SFO - ASE

$208 - $1,012

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Bus via Los Angeles, Ca  •  30 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Grand Junction, Co
  3. Take the bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to West Glenwood Park & Ride
  4. Take the bus from Glenwood Park & Ride DV to Paepcke Park UV Brt / ...

$135 - $316

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Fly Oakland to Aspen  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Aspen (ASE) OAK - ASE

$262 - $1,315

Fly San Francisco to Eagle, shuttle  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Eagle (EGE) SFO - EGE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Eagle Airport to Aspen, CO

$336 - $1,293

Fly San Francisco to Montrose, bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Montrose (MTJ) SFO - MTJ
  2. Take the bus from Montrose to Crested Butte

$266 - $933

Bus  •  29 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Grand Junction, Co
  3. Take the bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to West Glenwood Park & Ride
  4. Take the bus from Glenwood Park & Ride DV to Paepcke Park UV Brt / ...

$136 - $319

Train, bus, drive  •  35 h 23 min

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

$315 - $693

Train, bus, shuttle  •  39 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Granby Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Granby, CO to Denver International Airport
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Denver International Airport, CO to Aspen, CO Dia

$308 - $694

Drive  •  18 h 44 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Aspen 1150.5 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Aspen. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Paepcke Park UV via Los Angeles, Ca, Grand Junction Greyhound and Glenwood Park & Ride DV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 21 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Aspen is 853 miles. The road distance is 1150.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Aspen without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from San Francisco to Aspen, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Aspen bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Aspen is to fly which takes 4 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 29 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Aspen Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 19 min.

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

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Aspen is 1 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 6:40 AM in San Francisco and 7:40 AM in Aspen.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Aspen is 1150 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 44 min to drive from San Francisco to Aspen.

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  • Distance: 853.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Aspen, CO, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from San Francisco to Aspen every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Aspen via 19th St. Oakland BART Station, Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv, Grand Junction, Co, Grand Junction Greyhound, West Glenwood Park & Ride, and Glenwood Park & Ride DV in around 29 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Aspen
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Eagle
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Eagle via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Montrose
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Montrose via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Montrose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Aspen via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Aspen via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Eagle via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Eagle via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Montrose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Montrose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Aspen via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Aspen via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Eagle via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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 Richmond Transit Station to Granby Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $420
Business Coach Seat
$350 - $490
Room
$650 - $900
Bus operators
Colorado Mountain Express
Website
coloradomountainexpress.com
Shuttle from Eagle Airport to Aspen, CO
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
coloradomountainexpress.com
Shuttle from Denver International Airport, CO to Aspen, CO
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
coloradomountainexpress.com
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
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 Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Grand Junction Greyhound to West Glenwood Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
rfta.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
Home James Transportation
Website
homejamestransportation.com
Bus from Granby, CO to Denver International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
homejamestransportation.com
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homejamestransportation.hudsonltd.net

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Aspen Airport.

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There are 377+ hotels available in Aspen. Prices start at $129 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs .

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