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There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Crested Butte by plane, car, train or 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 Reagan Washington to Aspen, drive  •  9h 58m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Aspen (ASE) DCA - ASE
  2. Drive from Aspen to Crested Butte

$363 - $1,418

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Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow, bus  •  43h 56m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union 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

$219 - $321

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Fly Washington Dulles to Aspen, drive  •  10h 14m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Aspen (ASE) IAD - ASE
  2. Drive from Aspen to Crested Butte

$388 - $1,522

Train to Baltimore, fly to Aspen, drive  •  10h 11m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Aspen (ASE) BWI - ASE
  3. Drive from Aspen to Crested Butte

$466 - $1,717

Fly Reagan Washington to Gunnison  •  9h 57m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Gunnison (GUC) DCA - GUC

$540 - $2,070

Train, bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN 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

$254 - $364

Bus, Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny 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

$237 - $346

Drive  •  31h 7m

  1. Drive from Washington to Crested Butte 1846.2 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Crested Butte is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 31h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Crested Butte is to fly which costs $500 - $2,100 and takes 9h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington station to Crested Butte. However, there are services departing from Union Station, Washington, DC and arriving at Crested Butte 4-Way Stop near Chamber of Commerce via New York, Ny, Denver Bus Center - Greyhound and Western. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9h.

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The distance between Washington and Crested Butte is 1613 miles. The road distance is 1846.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Crested Butte without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow and bus which takes 43h 56m and costs $210 - $330.

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It takes approximately 9h 58m to get from Washington to Crested Butte, including transfers.

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Washington to Crested Butte bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Union Station, Washington, DC.

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The best way to get from Washington to Crested Butte is to fly which takes 9h 57m and costs $500 - $2,100. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway operated by Express Arrow, which costs $230 - $350 and takes 2 days 9h.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Aspen Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 44m and has one stopover.

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Washington 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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  • Distance: 1613 miles
  • Duration: 9h 58m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Crested Butte, CO, USA?

United Airlines flies from Washington to Crested Butte 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Crested Butte via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY, New York, Ny, Denver, Co, Denver Bus Center - Greyhound, and Western in around 2 days 9h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Aspen via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Aspen via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Aspen via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Aspen via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Aspen via Cleveland, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Cleveland, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Aspen via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Baltimore to Aspen via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Baltimore to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Baltimore to Aspen via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gunnison via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gunnison via Newark, Houston
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Aspen via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Aspen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Aspen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Baltimore to Aspen via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Baltimore to Aspen via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Aspen via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Aspen via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Baltimore to Aspen via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Baltimore to Aspen via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Chicago Union Station to Denver Union Station
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Bus operators
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, CO - Union Station to Gunnison, CO
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Gunnison, CO
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
Burlington Trailways
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from New York, Ny to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
44h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $250
Flexible
$260 - $370

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Crested Butte is 2h behind Washington. It is currently 4:57 PM in Washington and 2:57 PM in Crested Butte.

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Crested Butte is 1846 miles. It takes approximately 31h 7m to drive from Washington to Crested Butte.

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

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There are 100+ hotels available in Crested Butte. Prices start at $179 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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