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There are 6 ways to get from Seattle to Crested Butte by plane, car, bus, shuttle or night bus

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 to Aspen, drive  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Aspen (ASE) SEA - ASE
  2. Drive from Aspen to Crested Butte

$243 - $1,119

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Fly to Montrose, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Montrose (MTJ) SEA - MTJ
  2. Take the bus from Montrose to Crested Butte

$283 - $1,264

Fly to Gunnison  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Gunnison (GUC) SEA - GUC

$390 - $1,571

Fly to Eagle, shuttle  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Eagle (EGE) SEA - EGE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Eagle Airport to Snowmass Village

$383 - $1,504

Night bus, bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow  •  38 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Seattle, Wa to Stanfield
  2. Take the bus from Stanfield to Denver, Co
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Gunnison, CO
  4. Take the bus from Western to Crested Butte 4-Way Stop near Chamber of Commerce

Drive  •  21 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Crested Butte 1284.1 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Crested Butte is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 21 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Crested Butte is to fly which costs $390 - $1,600 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Crested Butte. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Crested Butte 4-Way Stop near Chamber of Commerce via Stanfield, Denver Bus Center - Greyhound and Western. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 58 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Crested Butte is 983 miles. The road distance is 1284.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Crested Butte without a car is to night bus and bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow which takes 38 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to get from Seattle to Crested Butte, including transfers.

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Seattle to Crested Butte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Aspen Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 6 min and has one stopover.

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Seattle to Crested Butte bus services, operated by Gunnison Valley RTA, arrive at Crested Butte 4-Way Stop near Chamber of Commerce station.

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Crested Butte is 1 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 8:07 PM in Seattle and 9:07 PM in Crested Butte.

Map of how to get from Seattle to Crested Butte.
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  • Distance: 983 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 39 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Crested Butte, CO, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Seattle to Crested Butte 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Montrose via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Montrose via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Gunnison via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Eagle via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Eagle via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via San Jose, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Spokane, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Bozeman, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Boise, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Montrose via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Montrose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Gunnison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Eagle via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Eagle via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
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
Colorado Mountain Express
Website
coloradomountainexpress.com
Shuttle from Eagle Airport to Snowmass Village
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
coloradomountainexpress.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
Night bus from Seattle, Wa to Stanfield
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Stanfield to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
25 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $280
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 Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Gunnison, CO
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Gunnison Valley RTA
Website
gunnisonvalleyrta.com
Bus from Western to Crested Butte 4-Way Stop near Chamber of Commerce
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
gunnisonvalleyrta.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Crested Butte is 1284 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 54 min to drive from Seattle to Crested Butte.

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

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There are 26+ hotels available in Crested Butte. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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