Denver International Airport

Denver, US


Getting around the airport


Denver International Airport lies 40km north-east of downtown Denver. It has one main terminal, the Jeppesen Terminal, known for its peaked roof signifying both the Rocky Mountains and Native American teepees. 

The Jeppesen Terminal is the landside area, is split into Terminal East and Terminal West, and has six floors:

  • Levels 1-3: Lower parking levels
  • Level 4: Short- and long-term parking and passenger pick-up
  • Level 5: Baggage claim, security checkpoints, parking, taxi pick-up and drop-off, shuttles to car rental
  • Level 6: Check-in area, passenger drop-off

The terminal leads to 95 gates in three concourses:  

  • Concourse A: All International flights and some domestic ones
  • Concourse B: Only United Airline flights
  • Concourse C: Mainly Southwest Airlines, some Delta Airlines flights

Shuttle to your gate

The distances between concourses are long, so the catchily named Automated Guideway Transit System (AGTS) shuttle train will help you get to your gate more quickly. You can walk from the main terminal to Concourse A, but you'll have to get the shuttle  to Concourses B and C. There are four stations: in the Jeppesen Terminal (airside, baggage claim), and in the centres of Concourses A, B and C.

You can even see some artwork on the way as two interactive visual art exhibits have been installed on the tunnels.

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Getting into Denver

Uber or Train are good options

Taxis are readily available and offer fixed fares to the surrounding areas. However, ride share companies Uber and Lyft also operate from the airport and can offer better prices. In April 2016 the airport also got a train connection through the A line.


The A line connects the Denver airport with downtown Union station. The ride takes 37 minutes and there are 6 stops in between.

Cost: USD 9 for a single ride from or to the airport


You can pick up a taxi from the rank outside Arrivals. Journey time is around 30 minutes.

Cost: USD 55.67 fixed rate

Ride share

If you want to save some money and still travel in style, an Uber or Lyft service will arrive within 10 minutes.

Cost: Around USD 35-50 (plus USD 2.15 pick-up fee)
Location: Pick up at Arrivals, Level 4, drop off at Departures, Level 6


SkyRide bus services, operated by the local transport system RTD, are a decent, affordable option, and leave every hour (every 30 minutes at peak times) from 04:50-00:50. Take route AF to downtown Denver and route AB to Boulder.

Cost: USD 11 one-way to downtown Denver, USD 13 to Boulder 
Location: West Terminal, Level 5, island 5, door 506

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Farm fresh eateries


modmarkets aims at travelers offering healthy, fresh and fast meals. Using simple, whole grain ingredients from farms and doing lots of products from scratch such as pizza dough or salat dressing. Come here for special diet requirements from vegan to high or low carb or paleo. Delicious salads, soups, toasted sandwiches, pizza, or chose a homestyle plate with some yummi sides.
Breakfast time: 05:30-10:30 daily with whole grain waffles, a variety of scrambled eggs, breakfast sandwiches and breakfast plates.

Concourse B, airside, center of the concourse
Concourse C, airside, near Gate 28
Hours: 05:30-21:30 daily 

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Water bottle filling stations

On all concourses

Denver International provides four water bottle filling stations on each concourse. All stations are located in the centre of the concourse, and in each corner. 

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Head to the skybridge security checkpoint

Skip the long security lines

If you’re travelling from Concourse A, you can get through security faster by opting for the security check by the pedestrian bridge. The lines are shorter and if you’re a Frontier passenger, the bridge is faster than the tram to get to your gate. You’ll save time and be able to enjoy views of the Rocky Mountains and planes taxiing beneath you while you wait.

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Steaks and Burgers

Elway's Steakhouse

 Elway's Steakhouse offers best quality meat for wonderful steaks and burgers in a decent atmosphere.

Elway's Steakhouse
Concourse B, airside, center core
Hours: 07:00-23:00 daily

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Layover option: just opened in Nov 2015

Westin Denver International Hotel

The Westin Denver International Airport Hotel is conveniently located just steps away from the Jeppesen Terminal and access to concourse gate connections. It offers 519 soundproof rooms, a heated lap pool, hot tub and a fully equipped fitness center with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. The Grill & Vine restaurant is a modern grill and bar with a spacious terrace offereing a great view of the Rocky Mountains and the airfield.

From USD 185 per night. 
Jeppsen Terminal, landside

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Authentic American Hotdogs

At Steve's Snappin' Dogs

One of the best Hotdog places in Denver is located right in the airport.

Steve's Snappin' Dogs
Concourse B, airside, next to Gate B24
Hours: 11:00-20:00 Mon-Thu, 11:00-21:00 Fri-Sat, 11:00-16:00 Sun

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Throughout the airport

Available to all:

American Admiral's Club
Cost: USD 50, free with membership.

airside, Concourse A, north end of A gates

United Club
Cost: USD 50, free with membership.

Terminal B, airside, East Wing, Gate B44
Hours: 06:30-23:30

Unitied Club
Cost: USD 50, free with membership. 

Terminal B, airside, West Wing, Gate B32
Hours: 05:00-21:00

Available to the military and their families:

United Service Organization (USO) Lounge
Offers video games, TV lounge, snacks, child-care area

Terminal A (East Terminal), airside, Concourse A
Hours: 06:00-22:00

Members only:

British Airways Executive Club
Available to BA customers travelling in Club World, and Gold and Silver members of the BA Executive Club, travelling on BA218 to London Heathrow.

Jeppesen Terminal, airside, north end of A gates 

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Save on Your Car Rental

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There are number of car hire agencies available, however, the cars aren't within walking distance of the airport entrances so be sure to factor this in to your journey time.

All of the agencies offer complimentary shuttles to pick you up and drop you off at the airport. These pick up and drop off from the Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 4, outside doors 505-513 (east side) and 504-512 (west side).

You'll find desks for these rental agencies in the Jeppesen Terminal:

  • Advantage: (720) 324 2260
  • Alamo: (877) 222 9075
  • Avis: (303) 342 5500
  • Budget: (800) 527 0700
  • Dollar: (303) 317 0598
  • E-Z: (800) 277 5171
  • Enterprise: (800) 261 7331
  • Fox: (800) 225 4369
  • Hertz: (800) 654 3131
  • National: (877) 222 9058
  • Payless: (800) PAY LESS
  • Thrifty: (800) 367 2277
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Power outlets

Try the chair plug-ins in Concourse C

There are hundreds of free electrical outlets located throughout Jeppesen Terminal and all three concourses. And there are dedicated battery charging stations with seating and work surfaces.

Passengers have reported that outlets are often broken. If you need a place to charge your tech, the chairs in Concourse C have outlets attached to them.

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Catch a sunset over the mountains

Head to Concourse C

The best view of the Rocky Mountains can be seen from the west side of Concourse C.
On a clear day, you’ll see the mountains and a breathtaking sunset from the large windows at the end of the concourse.

West side of Concourse C, airside, near gates C23 and C24

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There are no showers in Denver Airport as of yet. 

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