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Welcome to the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority website. Here you will find up-to-date air service and bus schedules as well as public documents about the RTA.


Gunnison Valley RTA – We Move You!

The mission of the Gunnison Valley Transportation Authority (RTA) is to provide and improve air transportation to and from the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport on a year-round basis, to provide a long term and energy efficient public transit system between the north and south ends of the Highway 135 corridor, and to provide senior and human services transportation in Gunnison County.


To learn more about how the RTA operates, understand how the RTA is funded, who oversees and runs the RTA, how the RTA bus service works,  or to learn about RTA air service contracts, please go to our FAQ page.


The RTA Board of Directors consists of two elected officials (Mayors or Council Members) from each of the three municipalities in the district and two Gunnison County Commissioners.  To see who is currently on our Board of Directors, please go to our Contact page.  For information about upcoming meetings and information about past meetings, please go to our meetings page.


The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport is served year round by United Airlines with daily flights from Denver International Airport. In winter, the airport is served by United Airlines from Denver, Houston, and Chicago and by American Airlines from Dallas. For more information about schedules and airport services, please visit our air service page.

Traveling to and from our local airport is convenient and hassle-free. Boarding time and security checks are quick and efficient and short/long term parking is just a few steps away.

Once you are here, transportation within the Gunnison Valley includes Alpine Express Shuttle,  Crested Butte Specialty ServicesDolly’s Mountain Shuttle, the Mountain Express free bus service in Crested Butte. Also, car rentals are available in Gunnison from HertzAvisBudget and Dollar. This means getting around once you arrive is easy!

Use these links to check fares and schedules for your dates of travel:

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Airline Partners

American Airlines

United Airlines

Check Flight Schedules into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport.


RTA Partners

Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association

Crested Butte Mountain Resort


Area Links

Gunnison County
City of Gunnison
Town of Crested Butte
Town of Mt. Crested Butte
Mountain Express Free Bus Service
CB / Mt. CB Chamber of Commerce
Gunnison Chamber of Commerce


RTA Planning Documents 
RTA Transit Policies


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