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There are 5 ways to get from Seattle to Crested Butte by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly from Seattle, drive  •  9h 4m

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

$243 - $1,118

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow  •  40h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or 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

$165 - $403

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Fly from Everett, drive  •  11h 12m

  1. Fly from Everett (PAE) to Aspen (ASE) PAE - ASE
  2. Drive from Aspen to Crested Butte

$225 - $974

Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow, bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Denver Union Station
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow from Denver, CO - Union Station to Gunnison, CO
  4. Take the bus from Western to Crested Butte 4-Way Stop near Chamber of Commerce

$303 - $853

Drive  •  21h 54m

  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 21h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Crested Butte is to fly and drive which costs $240 - $1,200 and takes 9h 4m.

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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 Portland, Or, Denver Bus Center - Greyhound and Western. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 16m.

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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 bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow which takes 40h 16m and costs $160 - $410.

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It takes approximately 9h 4m to get from Seattle to Crested Butte, including transfers.

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Seattle to Crested Butte bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Seattle, WA station.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Aspen Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 34m 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 1h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 11:17 AM in Seattle and 12:17 PM in Crested Butte.

Map of how to get from Seattle to Crested Butte.
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  • Distance: 983 miles
  • Duration: 9h 4m

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

You can take a bus from Seattle to Crested Butte via Portland, OR, Portland, Or, Denver, Co, Denver Bus Center - Greyhound, and Western in around 40h 16m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Everett to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Everett to Aspen via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Everett to Aspen via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Spokane, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Boise, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Everett to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Aspen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Denver Union Station
Ave. Duration
30h 29m
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
Boltbus
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 Portland, Or to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
28h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Gunnison, CO
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver, CO - Union Station to Gunnison, CO
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Gunnison Valley RTA
Phone
970-641-4111
Website
gunnisonvalleyrta.com
Bus from Western to Crested Butte 4-Way Stop near Chamber of Commerce
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
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 21h 54m to drive from Seattle to Crested Butte.

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

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There are 40+ hotels available in Crested Butte. Prices start at $149 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31m and costs $2 - $4.

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