Denver International Airport (DEN) is a major airline hub, the fifth-busiest airport in the United States and 20th-busiest in the world, serving the third most destinations of U.S. airports.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: The 5th busiest airport in the U.S. (20th busiest in the world!) is currently undergoing a massive expansion that will add 39 new gates and greatly improve check-in and security processes. The project is expected to be completed in 2021; until that time, there will be construction happening at DEN. The airport team is focused on clear directional signage and enhancing the travel experience through service dogs, ambassadors and guest services staff.
Since the airport opened in 1995, it has consistently won readers' choice awards from publications like Business Traveler Magazine, including again in 2009. And in 2018, the Wall Street Journal put DEN at the top of its first U.S. airport rankings for treating travelers better. The airport offers free Wi-Fi access in public areas and a diverse array of dining and shopping choices.
Tourist Information can be found at VISIT DENVER's Tourist Information Center, located in the Main Terminal Building on the 5th floor.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.
*Guides, maps, and brochures are available 24 hours a day.
Up-to-date Airport Information can be found at 303-DIA-TIPS (8477) or FlyDenver.com.
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO/FROM DEN
The DEN Ground Transportation Information Counter is located on Level 5 of the main terminal, in the center core. Also on Level 5 are on-airport rental car desks, shared-ride shuttle desks, and baggage claim. For more information, call, 303-342-4059.
Passengers will find all commercial transportation outside the Level 5 doors.
Passengers must proceed outside to the appropriate island to obtain transportation. *Note: East side has odd numbered doors; West side has even numbered doors.
The platform for the new airport rail service is located on Level 1.
EAST TERMINAL AIRLINES
Alaska Airlines, Boutique Air, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Great Lakes, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit
WEST TERMINAL AIRLINES
AeroMexico, Air Canada, American Airlines, Branson Air Express, British Airways, Iceland Air, Lufthansa, United Airlines, United Express, Volaris
AIRPORT RAIL SERVICE
It's now easier than ever to get from DEN to downtown Denver.
At a cost of $10.50 each way (with several discounts available), travelers can use the new rail service, known as the A Line, from the airport to Denver Union Station and vice versa courtesy of the Regional Transportation District (RTD), metro Denver's public transit provider.
The A Line, accessible on Level 1 of the main terminal, whisks travelers to the heart of downtown, specifically the recently restored Union Station, which is the city's new transportation hub and "living room," thanks to its plush surroundings. From Union Station, travelers can access additional local and regional transportation services, such as light rail, regional and local buses, Amtrak rail service, taxis, and the free 16th Street Mall shuttle (MallRide) and free downtown MetroRide buses that provides access to most downtown hotels. Union Station itself is a beautiful 1914 Beaux-Arts building and the location of hip, locally owned restaurants, bars, shops and a boutique hotel.
The airport rail has six stops along the way and takes approximately 37 minutes.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION FOR BOTH EAST AND WEST TERMINALS
- Island 1: Taxis, Mountain Carriers
- Island 2: Limousines/Sedans
- Island 3: Hotel Shuttles, Charter Buses, On-Airport Parking shuttles
- Island 4: Rental Car shuttles
- Island 5: Public Bus Service, Off-Airport parking shuttles, Shared-Ride Shuttles
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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**
DEN to Denver Tech Ctr: Flat rate of $57.00 + $4.57 gate fee + $5 each additional drop **
DEN to Boulder: Flat rate of $84.00 + $4.57 gate fee**
**Trips into DEN from downtown, DTC, or Boulder are NOT subject to any gate fees; only those trips going out from DEN.