The public transport system in Denver is excellent, with an outstanding, comprehensive bus network that is supplemented by a light-rail line operating throughout the metropolitan area and outlying towns. Along the 16th Street Mall, the Regional Transportation District provides a free service called MallRide. Taxis can be hailed on the streets, but it is better to find them at taxi ranks or to order them by phone. Cars are not necessary for downtown and parking is expensive. Lyft and Uber are also options.
Denver International Airport
The airport is situated 26 miles (42km) east of Denver and is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver International Airport (DEN)
LocationThe airport is situated 26 miles (42km) east of Denver and is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains.
Getting to the city
The RTD bus services connect the airport to the city centre. Tickets cost $10.50 for a one day pass. The bus stop is located at the DEN Transit centre, which may be accessed from the south end of the Jeppeson Terminal. Limousines and taxis are also available for hire. Airport shuttles provide door-to-door services to central locations. Travellers may also obtain ground transportation information at the Ground Transportation Information Counter located on Level 5 of Jeppesen Terminal. Car rental companies are also available.
TimeGMT -7 (GMT -6 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.
Taxis are available from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 1, outside doors 507 and 511 (east side), and 506 and 510 (west side). The rate to the city centre starts from $56. Taxi operators include Denver Yellow Cab and Trans Voyage Taxi.
Transfer between terminals
The underground rail links the Jeppesen Terminal with concourses A, B, and C.
Foreign exchange bureaux and ATMs are available throughout the airport. Other facilities include bars, restaurants, duty-free shops, a post office, a massage centre, and tourist information. Travellers can enjoy one of the best collections of public art of any airport. Facilities for the disabled are fully functional, but those with special needs should contact their airline or travel agent in advance.
There is plenty of parking attached to the terminal. Fees start at $5 per hour for economy parking. Reduced rates are available in the off-site Pike Peak Lot, where the rates are $2 per hour and $8 per day. Shuttles run 24 hours a day, every 10 minutes. There is also parking next to the terminal for picking up and dropping off.