At a cost of $10.50, travelers can use the A Line to get from the airport to downtown Denver and vice versa, courtesy of the Regional Transportation District (RTD), metro Denver's public transit provider.
The A Line, which opened on April 22, 2016, whisks travelers to the heart of downtown, specifically Denver Union Station, which is the city's 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 provide access to most downtown hotels. Union Station itself is a beautiful 1914 Beaux-Arts building and the location of a number of hip, locally owned restaurants, bars, shops and a boutique hotel, The Crawford Hotel.
The Denver airport rail has six stops between the airport and Denver Union Station. The 23-mile ride takes approximately 37 minutes.
From Denver Union Station, travelers can access additional local and regional transportation.
The Westin Denver International Airport Hotel provides easy access to the train.
Daily Schedule From Union Station
Trains leave every 15 minutes between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. and every 30 minutes outside of those hours
Mobile ticketingis the easiest way to buy tickets. The convenient app allows you to connect to other RTD resources for trip planning. Tickets can also be purchased on rail line platforms at ticket vending machines, inside DEN or Union Station, or at any RTD sales outlet.
Where to Catch the A Line
Airport: The location is right by the new Westin Denver International Airport Hotel. Downtown/Union Station: 1701 Wynkoop St.
Transportation Options From Union Station to Your Hotel
Download the Denver Union Station Arrival Guide here.
Rail vehicles on the A Line have overhead storage, luggage towers and bicycle racks. Travelers must be able to handle their own luggage.
Trains have level boarding at all doors of the train and have two wheelchair spaces per car.
Stations Served by a Line
The new A Line services eight stations:
61st & Pena
40th Ave & Airport Blvd – Gateway Park
40th & Colorado
38th & Blake
Travel Time: 37 minutes
Cost: $10.50 one way to/from airport to Union Station
Speed: Up to 79 mph
Capacity: 209 people per car (including seating for 91 people and two wheelchair spaces)
Features: Overhead storage, luggage towers and bicycle racks
Looking for hotels near the Denver Airport? Right next to the Denver Airport Station is the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel, which is connected to the airport. Have an early flight or late arrival? No problem, stay right at the airport!
Union Station, located at the other end of the line from the airport, provides easy access to the restaurants, bars, microbreweries, shops and attractions around Lower Downtown (LoDo), Coors Field and the bustling pedestrian 16th Street Mall.
The stop at 38th and Blake streets provides easy access to the River North Art District, home to numerous breweries and art galleries.