Arrival and Departure Information

Free Train Tickets to Downtown

Arrivals on Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Easy, free rail service to Denver Union Station in the city center (37-minute ride)

  • Upon arrival to Denver International Airport (DEN), look for volunteers with handheld signs and vests throughout baggage claim and the main terminal.  These volunteers will direct you to the IPW Welcome Lounge location on the Westin DIA Hotel plaza. From there you will be given a train ticket and directed to the train departure location.
  • Daily Train Schedule:
    • 4:12 a.m. – 5:12 a.m.; train departs every 30 minutes
    • 5:12 a.m. – 7:27 p.m.; train departs every 15 minutes
    • 7:27 p.m. – last departure*; train departs every 30 minutes

*Last train departs DEN at 1:27 a.m. Sunday–Thursday, 1:57 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, go to rtd-denver.com.

  • Once you arrive at Denver Union Station (DUS) please walk through the station to the front plaza. Official IPW greeters will direct you to the Host Hotel shuttles. Host Hotel shuttle buses will be located outside DUS main entrance and depart every 15 minutes.
     
    • IPW Host Hotel Shuttle Schedule:
      • Friday, May 18: 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
      • Saturday, May 19: 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
      • Sunday, May 20: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Departures on Thursday, May 24, 2018 – FREE Rail Tickets and Shuttles to Denver Union Station (DUS)

  • Hotel shuttles will depart Host Hotels to DUS every 15 minutes from 5:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Plan to leave your hotel 3.5 hours before your scheduled flight departure time   
  • IPW Volunteers will provide free train tickets as you arrive at DUS
  • The 37-minute ride will take you to Denver International Airport (DEN), the last stop on the train.
  • Upon arrival at DEN:
    • Take elevator or escalator up to Level 5 plaza and enter Main Terminal
    • Follow signs to ticketing Level 6 for check-in and baggage drop-off

 

Denver Resources at the Colorado Convention Center

Host City Booth

  • Take a photo with the IPW 50th Anniversary prop in front of the Blue Bear
  • Catch your breath at the oxygen bar
  • Buyers & Media: Spin the Cherry Creek Shopping Center wheel to win $100 gift cards and other prizes on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20
  • Buyers, pick up you host city gift in the Host City Booth and media, pick up your gift in Press registration

Denver dining & reservation desk

  • Stop at the VISIT DENVER dining & reservation desk to ask local experts for dining advice and make reservations.
  • From tapas bars to craft wineries, jazz supper clubs to cutting-edge food halls, there's never been a better time to eat and drink in The Mile High City. Check out Denver’s must-try restaurants.

 

Be Prepared

  • Prepare for the weather: Denver weather is mild, with cool nights and mornings. Average temperatures in May range from a high of 72°F (22.2°C) to a low of 42°F (5.2°C).
  • High-altitude tips: Take a moment to review these tips to help you adjust to the high-altitude and dry climate.
     
  • Evening Events: What to Know & What to Wear
    • All evening events take place indoors as well as outside
    • Dress is casual for all events (see our graphics for tips on women's and men's attire)
    • Wear comfortable shoes, no heels
    • Bring a sweater and/or jacket
    • No large bags - small purses are fine
    • IPW registration badge is required to get on a bus or enter an event

Shopping, deals and discounts!

  • Shop Cherry Creek sightseeing tour: Free shuttles will be running from the Colorado Convention Center to/from Cherry Creek Shopping Center and Cherry Creek North between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday! Please stop at the Sightseeing Tour Desk to sign up.
  • Deals & Discounts
    • VISIT DENVER’s Deals & Discounts section offers deals on everything from weekend escapes to outdoor adventures.
    • Denver Pavilions is offering free Eco Rides to/from the Colorado Convention Center
    • Cherry Creek North will offer a passport to shopping for delegates who visit the shopping area via the free shuttles/Shop Cherry Creek sightseeing tour to Cherry Creek from the Colorado Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday.
    • Cherry Creek Shopping Center provides a Passport to Shopping to anyone on the shuttles for the Shop Cherry Creek Tour. It offers discounts and special deals at more than 65 participating retailers.

Good to know

  • The free MallRide travels up and down the 16th Street Mall and stops on every corner.
  • Happy  City: Art for the  People is a six-week, citywide art intervention inspired by British artist Stuart Semple, and its goal is to address happiness and community wellness. Happy Clouds, smiley-faced bubble sculptures originally released by Semple in London in 2008, will be launched in Denver in front of the Colorado Convention Center on Saturday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • The annual Colfax Marathon begins at 6 a.m. on May 20 in City Park. The race route will extend throughout the city. Be prepared for temporary street closures. The event should be over by late morning to midday.
  • The annual Five Points Jazz Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 19 in the Five Points neighborhood. 
  • For information on other events taking place during IPW, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar