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Aspen Ideas: Health shuttles run on continuous loops between the Aspen Institute campus and downtown Aspen hotels. See the map on the app, in the program book, or in the Ideas Pavilion for details on stops. During peak times, the Ideas shuttles run as frequently as possible. The estimated wait time for shuttles is 5 to 15 minutes. See the daily schedule below, as well as some additional options for getting around.

Ideas Shuttle Schedule


Continuous Service: 12 PM – 9 PM


Continuous Service: 7:30 AM – 9 PM


Continuous Service: 7:30 AM – 9 PM


Continuous Service: 7:30 AM – 1 PM

On Campus: AstraZeneca Golf Carts

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

WE-cycle Bikes

Use WE-cycle bikes to get to and from the Aspen Institute campus on your own schedule. It is fun, fast, and free for 30-minute rides. Access to Aspen's bikeshare is free and offers over 30 stations and 170 bikes, including 4 stations on the Aspen Institute campus. Call 970-205-9222 or visit we-cycle.org for more information.

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) 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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