Aspen Area Resources

Travel to Aspen

Getting to Aspen

Getting to and from Aspen is easy with year round air service to its local airport.  Alternatively, you can fly into Eagle/Vail Airport or Denver International Airport.

Aspen Airport

Aspen is fortunate to have its own airport just minutes outside of town, which is serviced by major airlines, including United and American Eagle. Daily flights are available, with typically more options available in the busier summer and winter seasons. Fly into Aspen airport and then it's just a few minutes drive to your dream property in Aspen.

Passenger services inside the terminal building include a full-service restaurant and bar, courtesy phones, rest room facilities, gift shop, free wireless internet, vending machines, newspaper racks, lockers, airport administration offices, various ground transportation providers, five rental car agencies, short-term and long-term parking.

Current Arrival/Departure information for the Aspen airport.

Eagle/Vail Airport

Just 68 miles from Aspen, the Eagle County Aiport offers a convenient and sometimes more economic alternative to the Aspen airport. In the winter there are daily direct flights from 12 major US cities on several major airlines.  Come summer, you can fly into Eagle from Denver, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Chicago.  

Passenger services include free wireless Internet, rest rooms, coffee shop/deli, ground transportation providers, rental car agencies and newspaper racks.  Also, parking is free for up to 30 days!

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport provides nonstop daily service to more than 130 national and international destinations.  It is served by most major airlines and is open 24 hours a day. Located northeast of the city of Denver on Pena Blvd, Denver International Airport is a short flight to Aspen or a four hour drive on average.

The most frequently travelled route takes you west on I-70 for 170 miles to Glenwood Springs, where you meet Hwy 82 for the remaining 40 miles to Aspen. Major passes along the route include the Eisenhower Tunnel and Vail Pass. Check for road condition updates during periods of inclement weather as the road does close from time to time. Also check traffic updates, as heavy traffic can clog the interstate on Friday and Sunday afternoons.

In the summer,  you can take the more scenic route over Independence Pass, which is an incredibly beautiful drive. Take I-70 to Minturn, turn off onto Hwy 24 towards Leadville, and then head west on Hwy 82 over Independence Pass. The final stretch into Aspen is on a curvy road, so drive carefully and use the pull-offs for scenic viewing.

Should you prefer not to drive, ground transportation to and from Aspen is provided by Colorado Mountain Express.  

Flight Tracking for All Airports