More than 140 local, express and regional bus routes serving 10,000 bus stops, six light rail lines providing 35 miles of light rail service, and more than 70 Park-n-Rides. Click here for information and tools to ride all of RTD’s services from bus, light rail, Call-n-Ride and SkyRide, to SportsRides like BroncosRide and RockiesRide.
SkyRide is RTD’s convenient, affordable bus service to and from Denver International Airport (DIA). Catch frequent SkyRide buses throughout the RTD service area at bus stops and at many Park-n-Rides.
Shared vans (commuter shuttles) operate regularly from Denver International Airport. Individual operators may provide pre-arranged, on-demand and/or charter services to locations within the Denver metro area and the state of Colorado. Contact the shuttle provider of your choice to arrange transportation service.
Taxis provide service to the Denver metro area and surrounding counties. Check with your cab company of choice (or with your driver at the airport) for more information on fares and destinations served. The following popular destinations have flat-rate charges (one-way fare, airport access fee already included):
- Boulder: US$88.15
- Downtown Denver: US$55.15
- Denver Tech Center: US$61.15
Denver International Airport has more than 10 major rental car companies serving Colorado travelers. Car rental agencies are located on airport property and provide courtesy shuttle service to and from Jeppesen Terminal. Shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 4, outside doors 505-513 (east side) and 504-512 (west side).
Easy, inexpensive and convenient, Denver’s light rail and bus service will take you almost anywhere in the Mile High City, oftentimes faster than by car. The following information and tips will help you take advantage of Denver’s public transportation. Hop on board!
Riding the Bus:
- First, check out the Regional Transportation District’s extremely user-friendly homepage for routes, fares and other pertinent information.
- Next step: Head to your stop! All bus stops have red-and-white signs listing each bus route that stops at that location (check for your route number).
- As the bus approaches, check the electronic sign above the windshield to make sure this is the bus you want.
- The driver will announce stops over the loudspeaker. You may need to pull the “Stop Requested” cord above your head to let the driver know you want to get off.
Riding the Light Rail:
- First, check out the RTD website for routes, fares and information.
- Next, head to the station. They’re easy to find thanks to their open design, artwork and red-and-white signs on nearby streets leading to the stations.
- At the station, use the ticket vending machines. You’ll need a validated ticket before you get on board. Your ticket will automatically be validated with the date and time you purchased it from the machine.
- The RTD light rail system is divided into four fare zones: A, B, C and D. The number of zones you travel in for each one-way trip determines your fare.
- Arriving trains stop at every station, so you don’t have to signal the driver.
16th St. Shuttle:
- Called the MallRide, this free hybrid vehicle scoots up and down the 16-block tree-lined retail core of downtown Denver, also home to hotels, restaurants, office buildings, residences and public spaces.
- Hop on at any intersection on 16th St., between Civic Center Station at Broadway near the Colorado State Capitol (200 E. Colfax Ave.) and Union Station on the west end.
- A few short walks from the mall get you to the Denver Performing Arts Complex (950 13th St.), Colorado Convention Center (700 14th St.), Larimer Square (Larimer St. between 14th and 15th), Coors Field (2001 Blake St.) and LoDo (lower downtown).
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