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Denver International Airport Transfers

Denver International Airport is located approximately 23 miles northeast of Downtown Denver. The drive to the airport will only take around 35-45 minutes, depending on traffic. Prominent landmarks such as the Martin Luther King Park, Montbello Central Park, the Park Hill Golf Club and Globeville landing, are all passed on route to the airport from Downtown Denver.

Travelling from Downtown Denver to Denver Airport DEN

  • Find the I-25 Interstate and travel in a northerly direction
  • Exit onto the I-70 Interstate, heading east.
  • From here, the airport is signposted.

Driving from Denver Tech Center and Colorado Springs to Denver Airport DEN

  • Follow the I-225 Interstate in a northerly direction to the I-70 Interstate. Head east and follow the signs to the airport.

Directions from Fort Collins or Wyoming to Denver Airport DEN

  • The I-25 Interstate should be followed in a southerly direction.
  • Look for 104th Avenue and continue to the east.
  • Then Follow the airport signs.

Travelling from the Rocky Mountains to Denver Airport DEN

  • The I-70 Interstate leads directly to the airport in an easterly direction. The airport is signposted.

Directions from Boulder to Denver Airport DEN

  • Start your trip on Highway US-36 in a southerly direction.
  • Turn off onto the I-25 Interstate, heading south.
  • From the I-25, join the I-70 Interstate and follow the signs to the airport.

Passengers driving from Nebraska should travel on the I-76 Interstate. The I-70 Interstate should be used from the east, Burlington and Kansas, or west, Grand Junction and Utah.

Denver Airport’s main access road is Peña Boulevard. The airport has one large terminal building, named the Jeppesen Terminal, and this is divided into three concourses. Concourse A handles all of the international arrivals of the airport and concourse B is the hub for United Airlines. Concourse C handles flights with various non-major airlines. As Denver Airport is so large, there is an underground passenger train that links concourses B and C. To reach Concourse A, passengers should use the pedestrian bridge from the main Jeppesen Terminal.

There are two suggested convenient suggested locations for meeting arriving visitors. The fountain in the center of the terminal, level 5, is very prominent and is directly in front of the passenger train exit. An escalator from the train stations lead directly to the fountain. The baggage claim area can be used as a meeting point. This is located on level 5 and is divided between Terminal East and Terminal West.

A children’s play area is located in Concourse B and currency can be exchanged at the World Wide Money Exchange located on level 5 in Concourse A and B. ATM’s are found on levels 5 and 6 in Concourses A, B and C. Luggage storage facilities are available on level 5. The Departures Level features an interfaith chapel, health clinic and massage services.

Passengers will find no shortage of restaurants and excellent opportunities for souvenir and gift shopping. Both Concourses A and B have a wide variety of shopping choices and each has a Tax and Duty free shop. There are also a couple of shops in the main terminal building. Food courts include everything from KFC, Burger King and McDonalds, snacks to take with you on the plane, to a fancier restaurant meal.

If you are travelling to the airport by rental car, remember to return the vehicle to the relevant car rental company at Denver Airport.

Alternative ways to travel to Denver Airport are by taxi shuttle services, or limousine. For a more economical trip, consider using the RTD skyRide buses or RTD buses. There are Light Rail Services within the city of Denver that can bring you closer to the airport, but there is no external train station at Denver International.

Information booths are located in all three concourses and the Jeppesen Terminal. The airport's Guest Services department is available for assistance with information on Denver or surrounding areas by the courtesy telephones placed throughout the airport. Any help with finding services or gates at the airport can be provided by trained airport staff members who wander the areas wearing white cowboy hats!