Central City is conveniently located just 45 minutes from the Denver metropolitan area. If you are unable or do not wish to drive, there are several alternative transportation options available.


Let the Opera Bus driver take the wheel for you at just $27 per person roundtrip (does not include opera ticket). Bus leaves at 9:30 am from Glendale and at 10:15 am from Lakewood on select performances.

Bus tickets may be added to your online order before checkout by clicking “Choose a Different Event.”  If you have already purchased your tickets, you may purchase an Opera Bus ticket separately. 


The Central City Free Ride operates on a 30-minute schedule with service to existing bus stop locations in Black Hawk and Central City. The Central City Opera House is a couple of blocks up the hill from either the Famous Bonanza or Johnny Z bus stops.



Attend in style with a luxurious limo

Jay’s Valet 888-368-JAYS (5297)

Presidential Worldwide Transportation 303-320-1101

Let someone else do the driving

Ace Express Coaches  303-421-2780. View the Black Hawk/Central City Casino Schedule.

You may find additional companies in the Colorado Casino Transportation Guide.