Denver International Airport Guide (DEN)
Code: DENNo. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1Timezone: GMT -6:00
8500 Peña Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80249-6340, United States
Denver International Airport is located 37km (23 miles) northeast of Denver.
(303) 342 2000.
One of the largest airports in the world both in terms of area and passenger numbers, Denver International Airport is a key regional hub in the USA. Our Denver International Airport guide includes airport contact details as well as information on terminal facilities, how to get there and where to stay.
A second terminal is planned for completion in 2016; this will incorporate a train station (which will link to Denver’s Union Station) and a conference centre.
Information desks are located in the arrivals area of the main terminal and in concourses A, B and C. A 24-hour airport information line (tel: (303) 342 2000) is also available for assistance.
The automated airport underground rail system links the Jeppesen Terminal with concourses A, B and C in less than five minutes. Passengers can also walk from the Jeppesen Terminal to concourse A via a bridge connection over the taxiways.
The airport road, Peña Boulevard, can be accessed via an exit off Interstate 70 in east Denver. Interstate 70 offers connections to Interstates 25, 225 and 76. Peña Boulevard can also be accessed from the E-470 toll road and Airport Boulevard in Aurora.
Bus: RTD Skyride services (tel: (303) 299 6000; www.rtd-denver.com) depart from the east and west sides of the terminal on level 5, island 5; these serve five routes from 0330 to 0110 daily. The journey time to central Denver is around 1 hour and the fare is US$11.
Shuttle: Shuttle minibuses are available from a number of providers. These can be found at island 3, level 5, outside the terminal building. Many hotels also offer shuttle bus services. Rates to central Denver start at around US$50, depending on the provider.
Taxi: Taxis, charters and luxury limousines are available to all destinations in the surrounding area from level 5 – general ground transportation information is available (tel: (303) 342 4059) at a counter located on this level. A flat rate fare of US$55.15 applies to Denver city centre, with fares charged by the meter for other routes.
Denver International Airport has ATMs and bureaux de change kiosks throughout the terminal and concourses. A full-service bank is located in the main terminal.
Telephones at various points within the terminal and concourses offer free domestic and international calls (the first 10 minutes only for international calls). A post office is located on level 6 and package drop boxes can be found in concourses B and C. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Denver International Airport and internet connections are also offered in some bars and restaurants and at kiosks on the concourses.
There is an extensive range of fast food outlets, cafés, bars and restaurants at Denver International Airport. These include grill restaurants, ice cream parlours and a sports bar.
Shops at Denver International Airport encompass everything from newsagents and gift shops to retailers selling travel accessories, luggage and designer clothing. Tax and duty-free shops are located in concourses A and B.
Luggage storage is available on level 5, at the Airport Baggage Center (tel: (303) 342 5858), while a lost property office (tel: (303) 342 4062) is also situated on the same level. Luggage trolleys are available on levels 5 and 6 for a fee.
The Business Center (tel: (303) 317 0988) is located on concourse B, offering numerous workstations and online services. Several hotels near the airport, including the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport (tel: (303) 371 9494; www.ichotelsgroup.com), provide meeting and conference facilities.
Car parking spaces for disabled visitors are available in all multistorey and surface car parks close to the airport, with the exception of level 3 in the multistorey car parks. Shuttle buses with wheelchair lifts operate between the outlying car parks and the terminal. Other facilities include accessible toilets and TTY telephones for people with hearing impairments.
There are many parking options at Denver International Airport, including two short-term multistorey car parks to the east and west of the terminal that each house more than 7,000 spaces. Uncovered economy parking is also available. Limited spaces for hybrid cars have recently been introduced.
Long-term parking options include Pikes Peak Shuttle Lot, which is located south of Peña Boulevard on 75th Avenue. Shuttles drop passengers off outside the check-in area. The remote Mt Elbert Shuttle Lot is used for overflow parking; this is also served by a shuttle.
Valet parking is accessible from level 4 on the east and west sides of the terminal.
Car hire companies at Denver International Airport include: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, E-Z, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. Desks for these companies are located on level 5 of the terminal building. Each of the operators provides a courtesy shuttle service to the pick-up car parks from island 4 on level 5.
There are no on-site hotels at Denver International Airport, but proposals have been sought for the development of a 500-room 4-star property at the Jeppesen Terminal. Our Denver International Airport guide offers the following accommodation options: