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Aspen Ideas Festival shuttles run on continuous loops between campus, event venues, and downtown hotels. During peak times, the shuttles run as frequently as possible. The estimated wait time for shuttles is one to 15 minutes.

Ideas Festival Shuttle

Sunday, June 23

Continuous Service: 12PM-11PM

Monday, June 24- Friday, June 28

Continuous Service: 7AM-11PM

Saturday, June 29

Continuous Service: 7AM-2PM

On Campus: Amazon Golf Carts

Late for a session across campus? Already got your steps in for the day? Take advantage of our frequent Amazon golf cart transportation. Chauffeured carts are available while the Festival is in session to whisk you from one side of campus to another.

Audi Courtesy Shuttles

Look for Audi vehicles that are marked with Aspen Ideas Festival for a chauffeured ride between 8am and 8pm on full Festival days.

Walton Bikes with WE-cycle

Use Walton Bikes to get to and from the Festival on your own schedule: It is fun, fast, and free for 30-minutes rides. Compliments of the Walton Family Foundation, Festival attendees receive a Walton Bikes pass to access Aspen’s bikeshare of over 30 stations and 170 bikes, including four stations conveniently located on the Aspen Ideas Festival grounds. Activate your card, attached to your Aspen Ideas Festival credentials, at Have questions or need more information? Contact WE-cycle ambassadors at 970-205-9222.

Crosstown Shuttle Schedule

7:54 AM – 9:00 PM daily
Every 30 minutes, the RFTA Crosstown Shuttle provides FREE transportation to and from downtown Aspen to the Aspen Institute campus and Music Tent. The bus stop is in the main Music Tent parking lot. Download TransitApp for real-time public transit information, including WE-cycle bike availability.

From Rubey Park (downtown Aspen) to the Music Tent parking lot at the Aspen Institute campus at :06 and :36 past each hour.

From the Music Tent parking lot at the Aspen Institute campus to Rubey Park at :15 and :45 past each hour. Call 970-925-8484 for more information.

Hotel Transportation Information

Aspen Meadows Guest Shuttle


The Meadows offers transportation for Festival passholders to and from downtown Aspen, departing from the Walter Isaacson Center (west side of campus) on the hour and half hour. Service returning to the Meadows departs Rubey Park Transit Center at :05 and :35 past each hour, departs Gondola Plaza at :08 and :38 past each hour, and departs Hotel Jerome at :10 and :40 past each hour. For return service from town, you MUST CALL the Meadows Reception Desk.

Hotel Jerome Guest Shuttle*


Limelight Guest Shuttle*


The Little Nell Guest Shuttle*


St. Regis Guest Shuttle*


*Pickup/drop-off is at the Doerr-Hosier Center

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