Icy roads, limited parking and not being able to find a designated driver can make getting into Downtown Steamboat a bit of a challenge. Luckily for you, Steamboat offers an abundance of alternative means of transportation as the Steamboat Springs Transit Service offering a FREE, city wide bus route. For those who have particular destinations in mind, shuttle services like The Storm Mountain Express and Go Alpine are also an option. Take a look below to see what option suits you the best.
The Local Service provides a fixed route FREE transit service throughout the City of Steamboat Springs. Year-round service is provided daily across town and between downtown and the ski resort mountain village with a bus arriving every 20 minutes.
Schedule information is available on buses and in brochure racks. The local bus route is a FREE system! Click here for a downloadable PDF of the bus schedule. Las tarifas de autobús Regional de tránsito de Steamboat Springs (PDF)
If you experience issues or call (970) 879-3717.
Regional service is available between Steamboat Springs, Milner, Hayden and Craig. Summer service provides two daily buses that depart Craig at approximately 5:50 a.m. and 6:50 a.m. arriving in Steamboat Springs at approximately 6:40 a.m. and 7:40 a.m.
The evening buses depart Steamboat Springs at approximately 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. arriving in Craig at approximately 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The cost is $6.00 each way from Craig, $5.00 each way from Hayden, $3.50 each way from Milner, and $1.50 each way from Steamboat II. Punch cards are available for $40.00 and provide $60.00 worth of rides.
To see a bus’s location in real time, get estimated times of arrival/departure, and find the location of your bus, see the interactive map: WEB PORTAL
GO Alpine offers six types of transport service: The Denver Airport Shuttle, The Hayden Airport Shuttle, Private Vehicle Service, Hourly Charters, Wedding/Event Transportation and a Local Taxi Service.
The Denver Airport Shuttle offers daily, scheduled, shared ride shuttles between the Denver International Airport and Steamboat Springs. This shuttle is a shared ride, meaning you’ll be riding with others with different stops. Click here for schedule information
Much like the Denver Airport Shuttle, the Hayden Airport Shuttle gives daily, scheduled, shared rides from the Hayden Airport to Steamboat. This service is blessing compared to driving a rental car through bad weather. Click here for schedule information
Unlike the shared shuttle rides, the Private Vehicle Service will pick up your party, no matter the size, and bring you directly to your lodging. These private rides can also stop for you at grocery stores, rental shops and liquor stores before taking you to your destination. Click here for pricing information
During your stay in Steamboat, you might want to check out an attraction that’s located outside of town. If you do, then the GO Alpine Charter service has just what you need! This service can take you anywhere in Colorado, or even the country! Click here for pricing information
For your special events like weddings, graduation parties or family reunions, the Wedding/Event service has everything you need to get your party from point A to point B on your special day! Some of the luxurious vehicles include streach limousines equipped with stereo sound systems, and dry bar facilities, and a saloon themed mini-bus complete with hardwood floors, a swinging door, cowboy hats and fun for your whole party. Click here for more information
Unlike most towns of this size, Steamboat Springs boasts an exceptional taxi service by GO Alpine. These taxis are perfect for getting back to the hotel or condo after a night out at the bars. Rates are $4 per-person plus $2 per-mile. Click here for more info
The Storm Mountain Express Shuttle provides exclusive airport transportation service to the airports in Denver, Eagle, Vail and Hayden with a large fleet of vehicles, the largest of which can accommodate up 21 people. The shuttle to Hayden can either be shared or exclusive, while the other airport offer exclusive rides only. Storm Mountain also offers a more luxurious option with their Luxury SUV rentals. This option allows a private ride for up to 6 people in a Cadillac Escalade to and from Hayden Airport. Click here to visit website
For those who want a more exclusive ride, Alternate Routt is defiantly worth giving a try. This black car and airport limo service has pickup locations and destinations in Denver, Denver International Airport, Eagle Airport, Hayden, Airport, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Boulder, Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone, Silverthorne, Vail, Winter Park, or anywhere within Colorado. Click here to visit website.
This locally owned and operated car service is a top choice for getting around in the winter. Captains High Country Charter provides transportation to and from the airports in Hayden, Denver and Eagle, as well as local transportation around town. Their fleet of vehicles is composed of 4-wheel drive Suburbans, all of which are equipped with ski racks for additional luggage space. Click here for pricing information.
While many of Steamboat’s lodging options are located on the Free Bus route, many hotels offer a complimentary shuttle service. These shuttles typically operate during the ski season, transporting people to and from the ski resort, but they also provide transport to the downtown areas as well as to and from the airports of Hayden, Eagle and Denver. The following hotels offer shuttle service:
- Legacy Hotel
- The Inn at Steamboat
- The Wyndham Series of hotels
- Antlers Steamboat
- The Mountain Resort Series of hotels
- Trappeurs Crossing
- The Steamboat Lodging Co. Series of hotels
- Gondola House