About Denver International Airport (DEN)
One of the largest airports in the world both in terms of area and passenger numbers, Denver International is a key regional hub in the USA. Our guide to the airport includes contact details, plus information regarding terminal facilities, public transport routes and nearby accommodation options.
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: +1 303 342 2000) is also available for those seeking assistance. There is a transport counter on level 5, where staff members provide information about ground transportation.
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.
Transfer between terminals:
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.
Denver International Airport is located 37km (23 miles) northeast of Denver.
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Public transport road:
Bus:RTD Skyride services (tel: +1 303 299 6000; www.rtd-denver.com) depart from the west side of the terminal at island 5 on level 5; these serve numerous destinations in and around Denver. 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 on 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. 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.
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 for international passengers.
Luggage storage is available on level 5 at the Airport Baggage Center (tel: +1 303 342 5858). The airport's lost property office (tel: +1 303 342 4062) is situated on the same level. Luggage trolleys are available on levels 5 and 6 for a fee.
A 24-hour interfaith chapel and a health clinic are located on level 6. There is a children's play area and a hairdresser in concourse B. In addition, a pet relief area can be found on level 2.
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. Uncovered economy parking is also available.
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.