Are there regular bus routes between Denver and CB?
Flying in to a small mountain area like Crested Butte/Gunnison can be very expensive and often stressful, but there are multiple buses routes between Denver and Crested Butte on regular schedules. However, you should note that you will have to take multiple buses. While there are multiple routes you can take, here is what we think is the best bus route from Denver.
First, you take a bus from Denver to Gunnison. There are two locations in Denver where you can start, and they both board around 200p. This bus arrives around 630-645p in Gunnison. The one way cost is typically $35 and will take 4.5-5 hours. From Gunnison, you can take a free bus to Crested Butte. These run every 15-20 minutes, so it won’t take long to catch the next one. This process is a reasonably quick and painless experience, and it will save you a ton of money.
Black Hills Stage Lines runs the most regular routes of any carrier we know. We have never used their buses, but have only heard good things.