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The world-famous Aspen offers a truly unique experience for all outdoor activities lovers such as biking and skiing, thanks to its location in the remote area of the Rocky Mountains and the Roaring Fork River. Aspen is at an elevation of approximately 2,400 m above sea level. The name of the city has its origins from the aspen trees that grew in abundance back in the late 19th century, the first decade of the city’s existence.
Aspen started its renaissance back in the late 1940s, the founders Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke introduced skiing to the town. They managed to transform it into an international ski resort, and from that period onwards the town attracts high profile visitors and celebrities. From a mountain walk in winters to biking along Rio Grande trail in summer, delicious food and entertainment, Aspen has a lot to offer.
Traffic congestion and pollution are kept at a minimum while preserving Aspen’s character. Several reliable transportation options are available to residents, commuters and visitors.
Bus transportation within city limits is free, with eight routes that cover Aspen. Regular buses run between Aspen and Pitkin Country Airport, as well. Visitors can also take advantage of the new Downtowner electric vehicles with heaters and ski racks that offer door to door service within the city.
Visitors can hire hybrid vehicles, similar to a car rental service, by becoming a member. These "car to go" vehicles are parked at different accessible locations throughout Aspen, and you can choose from Sedans, SUVs and trucks.
The taxi service in Aspen is very reliable, and most of the taxi companies work 24/7, 365 days of the year. They have a unified tariff system and experienced drivers for mountain terrains.
Aspen - Pitkin Airport (ASE), also known as Sardy Field, is a county-owned airport located approximately 6 km northwest of Aspen. The airport handles regular flights from major airlines more than any other ski resort in North America.
Several transportation options connect the airport with the local hotels, businesses and destinations. Most of the bus services are free, with a few exceptions. The first rural bus rapid system, VelociRFTA, makes a stop at the airport, as well. Several companies are permitted to offer transport services from/to the airport, and all of them are located at the Commercial Traffic circle, just when exiting the Baggage claim area.
For travellers who would like to have peace of mind, we recommend booking a private Aspen airport transfer with us. You can start your ski holiday with a comfortable ride from Aspen Airport to your accommodation. Don't worry about your luggage and ski equipment, as we will arrange everything prior to your arrival, without extra charges.
As an addition, flight monitoring, meet and greet, free updates and free waiting time are included, as well. The flat rate for the transfer is per vehicle. The cost for a private taxi from Aspen airport to Aspen city is USD 130 for two passengers.