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Denver Airport

General information

Denver Airport in Colorado is one of the busiest airports in the United States consisting of four terminals and six runways. The airport’s 16R / 34L is the longest runway in North America. Denver Airport is home to low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines (A Gates) and also an important hub for United Airlines (B Gates) and Southwest Airlines (C Gates). Denver Airport in Colorado opened in 1995 and is nowadays the second largest airport worldwide by area after Dammam King Fahd Airport in Saudi Arabia. Colorado in the United States is known as a top destination for winter sports enthusiasts.

The most popular winter resorts in the United States are located in Utah / Salt Lake City Airport (Park City Mountain, Deer Valley, Alta, Snowbird), Colorado (Aspen Snowmass, Breckenridge/Breck, Vail, Steamboat, Beaver Creek, Telluride), Wyoming (Jackson Hole) and Montana (Big Sky).


Where is Denver Airport situated?

Denver Airport is located northeast of the city (The Mile High City). The airport can be reached by road via Peña Boulevard. The world famous Rocky Mountains are situated to the west of the city.

How many terminals does Denver Airport have?

The airport consists of a main building without gates (Jeppesen Terminal) and three satellite terminals with gates (Concourses A, B, C). Concourse A is accessible by a walkway and the underground people mover system Automated Guideway Transit System. This is a train that you can use to travel between the concourses. Concourse B and Concourse C can only be reached by this train. Frontier Airlines (Gates A), United Airlines (Gates B) and Southwest Airlines (Gates C) provide the most connections to and from Denver Airport.

Airport Map



The distance from Denver Airport to the centre of Denver is 45 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Denver.

From DEN Airport to Denver City centre by Car
45 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Denver Airport by public transport. Visit the Denver Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Denver Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Denver is about $ 56.-. Book your taxi at Denver Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From DEN Airport to Denver City centre by Taxi
45 km
45 min
$ 56.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Denver Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Denver Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Denver Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Denver Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Denver Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Denver Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Denver Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Frontier Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Denver Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Westin Denver International Airport, Denver

Located at Denver International Airport, this hotel offers an on-site restaurant and an indoor pool. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a seating area for your convenience.


Microtel Inn and Suites DIA, Denver

Set in Denver, 27 km from Colorado Convention Center, Microtel Inn and Suites DIA offers accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking and a shared lounge. This 2-star hotel offers ski storage space, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.


Hyatt House Denver Airport, Denver

Boasting a terrace, Hyatt House Denver Airport is situated in Denver in the Colorado region, 30 km from Colorado Convention Center and 30 km from Union Station.

Hotels in Denver

Looking for the best hotels in Denver? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver

Located 250 metres from 16th Street Mall, this hotel features a bar and a restaurant on site. An indoor pool is available for guest relaxation. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV and free WiFi.


Hostel Fish, Denver

An upscale hostel for travelers, Hostel Fish is located in Denver. A bar and restaurant are located on site. Offering free WiFi, Hostel Fish offers colourfully decorated mixed and co-ed dormitory rooms.


Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, Denver

Offering a restaurant on site, this hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from Colorado Convention Center. Free Wi-Fi access is available. All guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Denver Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Denver CityPASS®: Save up to 42% on Top Attractions

See some of Denver's best attractions with one easy-to-use mobile ticket. Choose from 3-5 of Denver's biggest highlights.


Denver: Mile High Ghouls Haunted Walking Tour

Uncover Denver’s dark and haunted history on a guided walking tour of the city’s oldest neighborhood, Capitol Hill.

Tour & transport

The Original Colorado Cannabis Tour

Board a 420-friendly party bus with other cannabis enthusiasts on this guided tour of the cannabis industry. See a cannabis grow facility, visit dispensaries, and watch a glassblowing demonstration.


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