Denver International Airport
One of the largest and busiest airports in the US, Denver International Airport is a graceful airport with huge picture windows that give passengers a chance to enjoy the gorgeous views of the nearby Rocky Mountains. A modern facility with plenty of shopping and dining opportunities, the attractive terminal is itself designed to resemble those snow-capped peaks, a fact obvious as one approaches the airport by car or plane.
A major US air traffic hub, Denver International Airport processes more than 20 million people each year on flights to destinations across North America and Europe, with busy routes to Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Minneapolis. Located 25 miles (40km) from downtown Denver, the airport is a great introduction to the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, and the popular ski resorts in Colorado.
The airport is situated 19 miles (30km) east of Denver and is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains.
Getting to the city
The RTD SkyRide bus service leaves for the city centre every 15 minutes and costs between $9 and $13 one-way. Limousines and taxis are also available for hire. Airport shuttles provide door-to-door services to central locations. Travellers may also obtain ground transportation information at the Ground Transportation Information Counter located on Level 5 of Jeppesen Terminal, by calling (0)303 342 4059. Car rental companies are also available.
GMT -7 (GMT -6 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Tel: +1 303 342 2000.
Car rental companies include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Taxis are available from outside the baggage claim area of the airport. The rate to the city centre is about $55, and the trip should take about half an hour. Taxi operators include Denver Yellow Cab and Freedom Cabs.
Transfer between terminals
The underground rail links the Jeppesen Terminal with concourses A, B and C.
Foreign exchange bureaux and ATMs are available throughout the airport. Other facilities include bars, restaurants, duty-free shops, a post office, a massage centre and tourist information. Facilities for the disabled are good; those with special needs should contact their airline or travel agent in advance.
There is plenty of parking attached to the terminal. Fees start at $3 per hour for economy parking. Reduced rates are available in off-site lots at Pike Peak and Mount Elbert; the Pike Peak Shuttle Lot is closer and has the most economical rates at $2 per hour and $8 per day. Shuttles run 24 hours a day, every 10 minutes. There is also parking next to the terminal for picking up and dropping off.
Flights to Denver International Airport are available on Aeromexico, Air Canada, Frontier, American Eagle, British Airways, Delta, JetBlue, SkyWest, Lufthansa, United Airlines, US Airways, Shuttle America and Great Lakes Airlines.
There is free wifi throughout the airport.
There is a fully-equipped conference centre with meeting rooms available. Other services, including internet, fax and copying facilities, are available in the Business Services Center on the mezzanine level.
Denver International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.