The A Line commuter train, operated by the Regional Transportation District (RTD), offers convenient transportation between DEN and downtown Denver:

  • 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 a.m. – 5 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (for exact departure and arrival times, please consult the schedule on the RTD website)
  • Tickets: A Line tickets may be purchased using cash or credit cards at the ticket vending machines located at the train stations or at the DEN Transit Center. Tickets can also be purchased at the RTD Information Booth at the Transit Center
  • Passenger capacity: two paired cars accommodate 182 seated and 158 standing passengers
  • Fare: the airport fare is $10.50 per day from any of the stations along the A Line and includes unlimited rides on the A Line during a single business day and well as serving as a Regional pass should you desire to go elsewhere

About the A Line Stations

  • There are a total of eight stations along the A Line:
    • Denver International Airport
    • 61st and Peña Boulevard
    • 40th Avenue and Airport Boulevard
    • Peoria
    • Central Park
    • 40th and Colorado Boulevard
    • 38th and Blake Street
    • Denver Union Station
  • DEN owns and operates an 800-space parking lot located at the 61st and Peña Boulevard station, which is located on airport property. The cost to park is $2 for 12 hours or $4 for a 24-hour period.

For schedules and more information about the A Line commuter train and buses to and from DEN, visit the RTD website.

Charter Buses

Charter bus companies provide pre-arranged service to various locations within Colorado and surrounding states. Contact the charter bus company of your choice to set up transportation arrangements.

If you have arranged for charter bus transport, go to the Ground Transportation Information Counter and an agent will summon your bus from a holding lot.

Charter buses pick-up from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, island 3, outside doors 511-513 (east side) and 504-506 (west side).

Ace Express Coaches

(303) 421-2780 |  | website

Arrow Stage Lines

(303) 373-9119 | 


(720) 583-0654 |  | website

D & D Transportation Services LLC

(720) 252-3973 | 

Dakota Bus Service, Inc.


Denver Coach Charters LLC

855-520-5466 | website

Denver Executive Coach

(303) 928-1088 | website

ExecuStar Coach & Charters

(720) 800-9492 |  | website

Gray Line Of Denver

(303) 289-2841 | 

Pacesetter Coach Lines Of Colorado Inc

(303) 289-5637 | 

Premier Charters, Inc.

(303) 289-2222 | 

Prestige Coach Company LLC

(720) 415-2280 |  | website

Ramblin’ Express Inc

(719) 590-8687 | 

Royalty Coach Chaarters

(970) 235-0690 |  | website

Turtle Bus & Tubing

(970)471-0547 | 

Westin Denver International Airport Hotel

Located just steps from the main terminal, the Westin Denver International Airport is a 519-room hotel and conference center. It is located just up the escalator from the Transit center, which offers shuttle and public transit services, including the A Line commuter train, to downtown Denver.

The hotels listed below are located within 10 miles of the airport.

This bus icon, if present on the left of a hotel listing, indicates the hotel provides a shuttle to and from the airport for its customers.

Hotel shuttles pick-up from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, island 3, outside doors 505-507 (east side) and 510-512 (west side).

Aloft Denver International Airport 

16470 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, CO 80011

(303) 371-9500 | website

AmericInn and Suites

7010 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 373-5900

Baymont Inn & Suites 

6805 N. Argonne St., Denver, CO 80249

(303) 373-5400 | website

Best Western Plus – DIA 

7020 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 373-1600  | website

Cambria Hotel & Suites Denver International Airport

16001 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, CO 80011

(303) 576-9600 | website

Comfort Suites Denver International Airport

6210 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 371-9300 | website

Country Inn & Suites 

4343 N. Airport Way, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 375-1105 | website

Courtyard Denver Airport 

6901 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 371-0300 | website

Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center

15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80239

(303) 371-9494 | website

Days Inn & Suites Aurora DIA

16921 E. 32nd Ave., Aurora, CO 80011

(303) 367-5000 

Days Inn & Suites Denver International Aiport

7030 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 373-1500 | website

Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park  

16455 E. 40th Ave., Aurora, CO 80011

(303) 371-4333 | website

Denver East Drury Inn

4380 Peoria St., Denver, CO 80239

(303) 373-1983

Embassy Suites Denver Airport

7001 Yampa St., Denver, CO 80249

(303) 574-3000 | website

Fairfield Inn Denver Airport  

6851 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 576-9640 | website

Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center

6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora, CO 80019

(720) 452-6900 | Toll Free: (888) 236-2427 | website

Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Airport/Gateway Park

4310 Airport Way, Denver, CO 80239

(303) 375-8118 | Toll Free: (800) 426-7866  | website

Hampton Inn Denver International Airport 

6290 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 371-0200 | website

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Airport  

16475 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, CO 80011

(303) 371-9393 | website

Holiday Inn & Suites Denver International Airport  

6900 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 574-1300 | website

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Denver Airport

6910 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 373-4100 | website

Home2 Suites by Hilton, Denver International Airport

6792 Tower Road Denver, CO 80249

(303) 307-4444  | website

Homewood Suites by Hilton Denver  

4210 Airport Way, Denver, CO 80239

(303) 371-4555 | website

Hyatt House Denver Airport 

18741 East 71st Ave., Denver, CO 80249

(303) 628-7777 | website

Hyatt Place Denver Airport  

16250 East 40th Ave., Aurora, CO 80011

(303) 371-0700 | Toll Free: (888) 492-8847 | website

La Quinta Inn Suites Denver Airport DIA

6801 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 371-0888 | website

Microtel Inn at DIA  

18600 E. 63rd Ave., Denver, CO 80249

(303) 371-8300 | Toll Free: (800) 771-7171 | website

Quality Inn and Suites Denver Airport/Gateway Park

3300 N Ouray Street, Aurora, CO 80011

(303) 340-3800 | Toll Free: (800) 424-6423  | website

Quality Inn Suites Denver

6890 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 371-5300 | Toll Free: (800) 424-6423

Residence Inn Denver Airport

16490 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, CO 80011

(303) 459-8000 | website

Residence Inn Denver Airport/Convention Center

6762 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 307-9100

Sleep Inn Denver International Airport  

15900 E. 40th Ave., Aurora, CO 80011

(303) 373-1616 | website

SpringHill Suites Denver Airport

18350 E. 68th Ave., Denver, CO 80249

(303) 371-9400 | website

Staybridge Suites Denver  

6951 Tower Road, Denver, CO 80249

(303) 574-0888 | website

Timbers Hotel  

4411 Peoria St., Denver, CO 80239

(303) 373-1444 | Toll Free: (800) 844-9404 | website

Westin Denver International Airport

(303) 317-1800 | website

Woolley’s Classic Suites

16540 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, CO 80011

(720) 599-3750

Luxury limousines offer pre-arranged services to destinations within the Denver metro area and the state of Colorado. Contact the limousine company of your choice to set up transportation service.

If you have arranged for limousine transport, check-in at the limo booth located outside Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, island 2, outside doors 505-507 and 511-513 (east side), and 504-506 and 510-512 (west side).


Mountain carriers provide pre-arranged, charter, and some on-demand shuttle and/or coach services to many of Colorado’s ski and resort areas. Reservations are recommended. Contact the service provider of your choice to arrange for transportation service.

Mountain carriers pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, island 1, outside doors 511-513 (east side) and 504-506 (west side).


Public bus service options to and from DEN within the metro area are provided by the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the “Bustang” service, provided by the Colorado Department of Transportation. 

RTD Service

The Denver Airport Station serves RTD routes AA, AB, AT, 145X and 169L. This station is located at Denver International Airport at the DEN Transit Center, Level 1, adjacent to the Westin Denver International Airport. The DEN Transit Center can be accessed at the south end of Jeppesen Terminal by exiting through the glass doors and taking the escalator or elevator down to ground level. 

  • RTD bus service operates from approximately 3:30 a.m. to midnight, with the last bus leaving the airport at 1:28 a.m.
  • RTD buses pick-up and drop-off passengers at the DEN Transit Center
  • One-day passes are just $10.50
  • Riders must have exact change or purchase tickets with a major credit card at ticket vending machines
  • Buses depart approximately every 15 minutes during peak hours and drivers will help you load and unload your luggage
  • All buses are wheelchair accessible
  • An RTD information booth is located at the DEN Transit Center

Visit the RTD website or call (303) 299-6000 for schedules and more information.

Connecting Colorado via Bustang

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Bustang®, an interregional bus service, gives passengers traveling from outside of Denver options for getting to and from the airport via the A Line commuter train from Denver’s Union Station.

From Union Station, Bustang connects travelers from Denver to Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Vail, Glenwood Springs and more. It’s stress-free, convenient, affordable and flexible. Amenities include a restroom, bike racks, free Wi-Fi, reclining seats, power outlets and USB ports.

For more information, visit the Bustang website or call (800) 900-3011.

Ride Apps like Lyft and Uber offer pickup and drop-off transportation service for passengers at Denver International Airport.

Ride App Drop-Off Location – Level 5, Curbside:

Passengers arriving at the airport via a ride app service will be dropped off at their specified airline location on Level 5, east and west.

Customers using a ride app service may only be dropped off at this location on Level 5.

Ride App Pickup Location – Level 5, Island 5: 

Passengers who have requested rides through the Lyft and Uber apps should follow signs for ground transportation then exit the terminal through doors 506-510 (west side) and 507-511 (east side) on Level 5 near baggage claim and proceed to Island 5 to meet your driver.  

Helpful Tips

  • Wait to request your ride until after you’ve claimed your luggage at baggage claim or have arrived on Level 5.
  • Please use the designated crosswalks to access Island 5 and be aware of vehicle traffic in the area.
  • Ride app drivers are not allowed to solicit customers and payment is made in the mobile app.
  • Rides may only be requested through the mobile apps.
  • Before you get into a ride app vehicle, make sure the license plate, car make and model, and driver name match what is in the app. 

Shared-ride service, also known as 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. Some companies may also provide service to locations outside the state. Contact the shuttle provider of your choice to arrange transportation service.

Shared-ride service shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, island 5, outside doors 505-507 (east side) and 510-512 (west side).

Taxicabs are readily available and provide service to the Denver metro area and surrounding counties. Some companies may also provide service to other destinations within the state of Colorado. Check with your taxicab company of choice (or with your driver at the airport) for more information on fares and destinations served.

Flat Rate Charges

The following popular destinations have flat-rate charges (one-way fare, airport access fee already included):

  • Downtown (Zone A) – $56.03
  • Denver Tech. Center (Zone B) – $62.03
  • Boulder (Zone C) – $89.03
  • Tower Road (Zone D) – $29.03
  • Broomfield and Louisville Area:  $71.03 (Yellow Cab only)

Metered Taxicab Rates

Fares to all other metro area destinations are based on the taxicab’s meter. For example, a one-way taxicab ride from the airport to Cherry Creek Shopping Center (near downtown Denver) typically costs $62 to $70, plus a $5.03 airport access fee for each metered taxi trip.

Taxicabs pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 1, outside Doors 505, 507 and 511 (Terminal East), and Doors 506, 510 and 512 (Terminal West).

Multiple Drop-Offs – Same Zone

If stated in the taxicab operator’s approved tariff, the flat rate from DEN may be increased by $5.00 for each additional drop-off within a zone. For example, if there are passengers dropped off at different points within the same zone, the total fare will be the flat rate plus an additional $5.00 charge for each drop-off location.

Multiple Drop-Offs – In/Outside Zone

In the case where the first passenger is dropped off at a point within a defined zone and a second passenger is dropped at a point outside of a defined zone, the fare for the first passenger will be the flat rate for that zone. The fare for the second passenger will be the meter fare from the first drop-off point to the second drop-off point.

If the first passenger is dropped at a point outside of the defined zones, the flat rate will not apply to either passenger, even if the second passenger’s drop point is within a defined zone.

All Cities Taxi

(720) 440-7000 | 

Alpine Taxi Inc.

(720) 484-4474 | 

Denver Taxi Inc.

(720) 300-3085 | 

Denver Yellow Cab

(303) 777-7777 | website

Freedom Cabs Inc.

(303) 444-4444 | website

Green Taxi Coorperative

(303) 806-8888 |  | website

Metro Taxi / Taxi Fiesta

(303) 333-3333 | website

Trans Voyage Taxi

303-353-4482 |  | website

Union Taxi Cooperative

(303) 922-2222 | website