Air Service

The Gunnison Valley RTA works with its partners and the airlines to entice them to fly their aircraft to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC).  To find out more about how the we work with the airlines and what our relationship is with them, please go to our FAQ’s page.

To see current air schedules, please click here.

The RTA has a strategic plan for air service which you can download by clicking this link.

The airport is located in the City of Gunnison and is 28 miles from the Town of Crested Butte and 31 miles from the Town of Mt. Crested Butte. The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport has daily flights most of the year on United Airlines from Denver. During the winter months, you can also fly on Alaska Airlines non-stop from Los Angeles, American Airlines non-stop from Dallas/Ft.Worth and on United Airlines non-stop from Houston and Chicago. This summer, the RTA has contracted with United Airlines to provide service daily non-stop from Houston.  To contact the airport directly, please call 970.641.2304.

Local’s Fares

While the RTA is not involved with any Local’s Fares at this time, we are aware of a 10% discount available through the Gunnison Air Fare Club for travelers departing the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) on United Airlines.


Book a United® Airlines economy ticket departing from Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport to anywhere within the 48 contiguous states by December 1, 2015 and complete all travel by December 31, 2015 and receive a 10% discount* off the published fare on

First visit to join the Gunnison Airfare Club, it only takes a minute. Next email your request for a PIN code to Then book your flight at using the promo code 15GU10 and your PIN.

For more details visit

Airport Ground Transportation

HertzAvis, and Budget car rentals are available at the airport. We recommend making advance arrangements to rent a car prior to arrival. Transportation is also offered by Alpine Express; reservations are required. You can also book a private shuttle with Crested Butte Speciality Services or Dolly’s Mountain Shuttle.

The communities of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte offer The Mountain Express FREE shuttle bus that runs regularly between the two towns. And our  FREE Valley wide bus system offers transportation between Gunnison and Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte (map). The bus does NOT service the airport.

All scheduled times are subject to change without notice. Please, visit for up-to-date current flight information. Great deals for the Gunnison Valley can be found in our Vacation Packages section.

Airport Parking

Parking is available at the airport terminal and routinely patrolled by airport staff. To purchase a daily or monthly pass, please go to an entrance foyer for information. Parking envelopes are available immediately inside the terminal entry doors and fees are payable in advance. To purchase an annual pass please contact Airport staff directly at (970) 641-2304.

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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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