Getting Around Denver
Boasting the title of the largest airport by area in the U.S.A., you bet that Denver International Airport has one of the most sophisticated and well-developed ground transportation in the country. Serving about 50 million visitors every year, the airport does a great job to accommodate all forms of transportation needs for private and public use.
Upon arriving to DEN, passengers will immediately realize that the airport is like no other facility that they have seen. The sheer size and area of the airport's grounds make it difficult to navigate by foot, and that is why an entire underground rail system operates at the airport. The Jeppesen Terminal is linked directly to Terminal A, Terminal B, and Terminal C by an automated train service that runs all day and night. There is also a pedestrian bridge that connects the main Jeppesen Terminal to the nearby Terminal A.
After getting comfortable with navigating the terminals at Denver International Airport, visitors can start searching for ground transportation options. Driving by car is without a doubt the dominant way of getting around in the Denver area. This explains the presence of more than ten car rental companies that operate directly at the airport. Customers will want to take advantage of the courtesy shuttles between the Jeppesen Terminal to the rental car facilities and parking lots, because otherwise it would be a long walk.
The great thing about driving to and from Denver International Airport is the remote location that has minimum traffic congestion. The airport is situated in a rural undeveloped area just over 20 miles east of Downtown Denver. Driving to the heart of Denver from the airport is a matter of getting onto Pena Boulevard and then merging onto Interstate 70.
There are plenty of great and affordable hotels located near the airport off Pena Blvd, and courtesy shuttles are available from the main terminal building. Luxurious limousines, charter buses, and taxis line up outside Jeppesen Terminal level 5, waiting to pick up passengers. All of the ground transportation vehicles are nicely organized along multiple designated lanes outside the terminal waiting area.
Public transportation at the Denver International Airport is offered by RTD (Regional Transportation District.) The SkyRide is an express system of multiple bus routes that connect the airport with nearby suburban communities and Denver. In addition to running more than 100 other bus routes, RTD also operates five light rail lines throughout the Denver Area.