RTD University of Colorado A Line (from Airport to Union Station) Denver International Airport (DEN) now has a direct rail connection from the airport to Union Station in downtown Denver. From there, it is a 20-minute walk or a short ride on the FREE MallRide Downtown Circulator Bus to the meeting hotel (hop off MallRide at 16th and Stout and walk to the corner of 14th and Stout).
To get to Denver Airport Station, follow signs to the Transit Center and proceed to the south end of the main terminal on Level 5 (located under the large American flag). Exit the terminal through the sliding glass doors and take the escalator located in the center of the plaza down to Level 1. The airport station is located at the base of the airport’s hotel and transit center, directly underneath the new Westin Denver International Airport hotel and conference center.
Tickets for the A Line may be purchased at the ticket vending machines located on the train platform using cash or credit cards.
Distance: 23 miles of track from DEN to downtown’s Denver Union Station
Travel time: 37 minutes from DEN to Denver Union Station
Frequency: Trains run every 15 minutes during peak travel times, and every 30 minutes from 3-5 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Fare: The airport fare is $9 per day from any of the stations along the A Line and includes unlimited rides on the A Line as well as the entire RTD Light Rail system during a single business day.
Trains have level boarding at all doors of the train and have two wheelchair spaces per car.
East Terminal: Island 1 exit Door 507
West Terminal: Island 1 exit Door 510
Freedom Cab, (303) 444-4444
Metro Taxi, (303) 333-3333
Union Taxi, (303) 922-2222
Mile High Cab, (303) 337-2222
Yellow Cab, (303) 777-7777
FLAT RATES are the same for all companies:
DEN to Downtown: Flat rate of $51** + $4.57 gate fee + $5 each additional drop**
**Trips into DEN from downtown, DTC, or Boulder are NOT subject to any gate fees; only those trips going out from DEN.
All RTD buses will now pick up and drop off passengers on level 1 of the transit center – connecting routes include the AA, AB, AT, 145X, and 169L routes.
Visit the RTD website to learn more.
Super Shuttle offers service from the ground transportation area of the airport to all of the major downtown hotels for $25 per person one way or $40 round trip.
Getting Around Denver
MallRide (Free Downtown Circulator)
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 Sts.), Coors Field (2001 Blake St.), and LoDo (lower downtown).
Denver B-cycle is an automated bike sharing system designed for use by many people for short trips around Denver. You can check out one of 700 bikes from any one of 82 stations and return it to any other station.