Why take a taxi when you can take a 37-minute train ride on the A Line from the architecturally distinctive Denver International Airport (DIA) into downtown Denver? The views from the train are scenic and the price is right: $9 each way (half that for senior citizens). Tickets can be purchased on rail-line platforms at ticket-vending machines, in Denver, Union Station or any Regional Transportation District sales outlet. At Union Station, catch a taxi or the free 16th Street MallRide shuttle buses, which stop within a few blocks of several downtown hotels.
Operated by the Regional Transportation District, SkyRide buses make hourly runs between DIA and are equipped to handle passengers with luggage. The fare is $9 each way. Learn more.
Commercial Shuttle Service
A taxi may cost you considerably more-a flat rate of $51-getting from the airport to downtown Denver but you have plenty of cab companies to pick from including:
At the airport, cabs pick up and drop off at Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 1, outside doors 505, 507 and 511 (Terminal East), and through doors 506, 510 and 512 (Terminal West).
Uber and Lyft provide another option for getting around in Denver. New Lyft users get $20 in ride credits. Just download its app and enter the VISITDEN code under the promos section. See the city from different vantage points. Learn about Denver B-cycle, a bike-sharing program, and car2go Denver. Rental fees apply.
Visit Denver describes the city as a "delightfully walkable place." But you still might want to bring a pair of comfortable shoes to get around. Walk Score, a private, Seattle-based company that rates cities for their "walkability" ranked Denver No. 16 last year in the country. (Its bike score was much higher-No. 4 in the U.S.) The Walk Score algorithm considers "walking routes, the number of nearby amenities (e.g., restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores), respective distance to those amenities, pedestrian friendliness, population and neighborhood boundary data."