Ground Transportation

There are several ground transportation options that will take you downtown from the airport.  Here are the three most efficient options to maximize your time in Denver!

Regional Transportation District’s (RTD):  Denver International Airport (DEN) now has a direct rail connection from downtown to the airport. When you exit the aircraft, follow signs for baggage claim or the transit center.

To get to the 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. You will board the A train to Union Station. From there, take the Free 16th Street Mall Ride Shuttle to your hotel.   

Tickets for the A Line may be purchased at the ticket vending machines located on the train platform using cash or credit cards, fares are $9 per person.

SuperShuttle and ExecuCar: You can book your reservation online with SuperShuttle using the ESA “7ELSA” and save 10% on your booking, $22.50 one-way, $46.50 roundtrip to the downtown hotels (an additional $2.50 booking fee applies). Advance reservations are recommended via ESA’s Link.  

After collecting luggage, customer must proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counter to speak with a uniformed Customer Service Representative. The ticket counter is located between the women’s restroom and the ground transportation booth on the southwest side of the terminal. The ticket counter is staffed from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM daily. A CSR will direct customer to the appropriate shuttle loading area on the transportation island. After hours, customer may use the courtesy phone located at the ticket counter to connect directly to dispatch for further assistance.

For ExecuCar: Guests must pick up baggage on Level 5 and proceed to the west side of the main terminal, go out Door 510 to the Taxi/Limo starter on Island 1. The operator will call the guest to coordinate pick-up, using the phone number listed on the reservation. If unable to locate operator, guest may check with the SuperShuttle ticket counter located in the main terminal adjacent to the Hertz Car Rental Desk. Note: The counter cannot make or change reservations or accept payments of any kind on behalf of ExecuCar Denver.

Taxi: Follow signs for ground transportation.  Downtown Denver is approximately 25 miles from the airport, with fares averaging $55-$75, depending on traffic.