Local Transportation

Airport Rail

For only $10.50 each way, travelers can take the airport rail (known as the A Line) from DEN to Denver Union Station and vice versa. The 23-mile ride takes about 37 minutes.

Board at the DEN Transit Center (look for the signs that say Transit Center instead of airport rail), Level 1, adjacent to the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel.

Daily Schedule from DEN to Denver Union Station:

  • Every 15 minutes between 5:12 a.m. and 7:27 a.m.
  • Every 30 minutes outside of the above hours

Other Transportation From Airport

Additional Ground transportation from the airport is located on Level 5 for both the East and West terminals. The east side has odd-numbered doors and the west side has even-numbered doors.


DEN Transit Center: Airport Rail & Buses


Island 1: Taxis & Cabs


Island 2: Limousines & Sedans


Island 3: Hotel Shuttles, Charter Buses & Parking Shuttles


Island 4: Rental Car Shuttles


Island 5: Airport Shuttles & Ride Shares

Around Downtown

Getting around downtown Denver is easy. While the city is known for being walkable, here are other ways to get around without a car. An iconic historical landmark, Denver Union Station serves as the city’s transportation hub, providing access to airport rail, light rail line, Amtrak trains and the Front Range bus route. It’s also close to the mile-long 16th Street Mall, which has free shuttle buses, dubbed the MallRide, that stop at each corner.

To really get a taste of the city, explore the vibrant neighborhoods. See our maps that cover hotels, attractions and the greater metro area.