Schedule for the Free Bus
& Bus Information
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The RTA bus runs a loop through the City of Gunnison before heading north on Hwy 135 to Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte. The bus leaves the following stops NO EARLIER THAN the times listed. There may be delays due to weather. THE TRIP BETWEEN GUNNISON AND CRESTED BUTTE TAKES ABOUT 40 MINUTES. In Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte, you can get around by connecting to the Mountain Express free bus service.
The bus does not stop at the Gunnison – Crested Butte Regional Airport and the buses are not equipped to handle any baggage other than carry on items. Baggage other than ski / snowboard equipment and carry on items are not allowed on RTA buses. For airport service, please contact Alpine Express, Rocky Rides, Crested Butte Specialty Services, and / or Dolly’s Mountain Shuttle.
Real-Time Arrival Information
The RTA now has real-time arrival information. If you have a smartphone, please consider downloading the app. It is called “Swiftly: Real Time Transit App” and is available for Android and IPhone. If you do not have a smart-phone, you can text your stop ID to 970-235-9008. Stop IDs are posted on the bus stop signs. You will receive a text back with the next predicted time for your bus. You can also call the number and input the stop ID to get voice info. Alternatively, you can click here for predictions for the next bus arrival for any stop.
Spring, Summer, & Fall Bus Schedules
The bus runs a loop through the City of Gunnison before heading north on Hwy 135 to Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte. The bus leaves the following stops no earlier than the times listed. There may be delays due to weather.
Map of RTA Bus Stops.