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Airports in Colorado

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Overview

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.

Location

The airport is situated 23 miles (37km) 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 cost between $8 and $12 one-way. Limousines and taxis are also available for hire. Airport shuttles (Commuters) 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.

Time

GMT -7 (GMT -6, March-Nov).

Contacts

Tel: +1 303 342 2000.

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Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS)

Overview

A small airport located six miles (10km) southeast of central Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Municipal Airport offers limited service to roughly a dozen US cities, including Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, and Denver.

A few shops and restaurants, and a children's play area, make up the bulk of the entertainment options; however the airport's modest facilities are well-maintained and the staff is efficient and helpful, making Colorado Springs Municipal Airport a viable alternative to the bustle of Denver's much larger airport.

Location

The airport is located six miles (10km) southeast of Colorado Springs.

Getting to the city

There are buses to Denver and Colorado Springs from the airport, operated by Colorado Tour Lines and Gray Line Tours. Taxis, limousines, rental cars, and airport shuttles are all available at the airport, and some hotels in Colorado Springs offer pick-up services for their guests.

Time

GMT -7 (GMT -6 from March to November).

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Denver International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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