Denver Airport Code, Parking, Transportation

Updated on 30 Nov 2022

Denver Airport Code – DEN 

It was previously known as DEN but the airport code for Denver Airport was changed to DEN officially in 2015.

How much does Parking cost at Denver Airport?

Parking costs at Denver Airport range from $7/day or $5/12 hours at 61st and Peña Parking lot to $168/day or $7/hour for short-term parking at Short-Term west Parking lots and Short-Term east Parking lots. 

Where is long term parking at Denver Airport?

Long Term parking is also available at Off Airport Shuttle Parking facilities like – 

US Airport Parking

Park 2 Fly

The Parking Spot

FINE Parking

Park ‘N Fly @ ParkDEN

Canopy Airport Parking

Wally Park (on airport)

Overnight parking at Denver airport-

This is available in The East Garage and West Garage with rates of #30/day, Economy (East or West) $18/day dropping to $16/day for 4th day and beyond, Shuttle Parking lots with rates of $8/day.

Cheapest parking at Denver Airport –

61st and Peña Parking lot. $7/day or $5/12 hours. The cheapest parking at Denver Airport is managed by the City and County of Denver and is located on RTD’s University of Colorado A Line. There are no shuttles available here, only the commuter train Line A to the airport. 

The parking is first-come, first-serve basis. It has free charging stations for electric vehicles (again first-come, first-serve basis). 

Pre-pay only. You can pull in, park and then pay since there’s no refund if you don’t find a parking spot. 

Denver Airport Parking Garage Clearance – The DEN Parking Garage clearance is 8’. 

Denver Airport Oversized Parking –

DEN garages do not have the facility for oversized parking. You would have to contact the off-airport shuttle parking for inquiries on oversized parking at Denver Airport. These can be reached using the shuttle from the DEN airport. 

Denver Airport electric vehicle (EV) charging stations can be found in Garage East and Garage West on Level 1 of both, Rows E and F.

Parking in DEN Denver Airport – 

East Garage and West Garage –  $30/day or $7/hour

Main parking is available at Garage East and Garage West which lie on the east and west side of Jeppesen Terminal respectively.

Economy Parking lots at Denver Airport  – $18/day or $6/hour and $16/day for 4th day and beyond. Shuttle service available and takes about 5 to 7 minutes. Shuttles run 24 hours a day and runs every 10 minutes.

Off-airport Parking Shuttle East and Off-airport Parking Shuttle West – $8/day. No hourly rates.

Most convenient parking at Denver Airport – Short Term East and Short-Term west Parking lots. $168/day or $7/hour. This is just five minutes from the terminal. 

Denver airport - exploring
Denver Airport (Pic. Flickr)

DEN, Denver Airport – Terminal Map, Address, Phone

Denver International Airport (DEN) is located in the north-east of Denver, Colorado. The most interesting feature of the DEN -Denver Airport a visitor notes is the unique design. It looks like white tents set up – it actually seeks to represent the snow-capped rocky mountains. With views of the Rockies , it is quite a beautiful airport.

DEN -Denver Airport  address

 8500 Peña Boulevard, Denver, Colorado U.S.A.- 80249-6340

 DEN Denver Airport Phone Numbers –

 (303) 342-2000
(800) 247-2336 (800 AIR2DEN)
(6 am to midnight – daily )

DEN Airport – Email Address :

[email protected]

DEN Denver International Airport’s Jeppesen Terminal is separated into West and East Terminals. These lead to three midfield concourses.
Concourse A at Denver Airport – is accessible via a pedestrian bridge from the terminal building and the underground train system which connects all concourses to the terminals. Concourse A serves all International arrivals at Denver and also some departing flights. Some of the airlines operating from here include Aeromexico, Air Canada, British Airways, Continental, JetBlue, Frontier Airlines, Lufthansa etc.

Concourses B at DEN airport– Concourses B and C are connected to the terminals only by the train system. Flights handled by this concourse include United Airlines, United Express (operated by GoJet, Mesa and Shuttle airlines) etc.

Concourse C – It serves some non-major airlines largely meant to fly to each airline’s hubs in other cities (except for Southwest Airlines).  Flights operating from here include Delta, Delta Connections, Southwest, US Airways, Northwest Airlines etc.

Commuting from terminals to concourses at DEN
Concourse A is accessible by a pedestrian bridge but other concourses can be reached using the underground train system known as the Automated Guideway Transit System (AGTS).

DEN – Denver Airport Shuttles, Airport Shared-rides, Rates, Free Hotel Shuttles

Information about Shuttles To and from DEN – Denver Airport (Denver International Airport) , including Hotel Shuttles –

DEN – Denver Airport Shuttle Services & Rates

At DEN – Denver Airport, to access the shuttle services, one would have to go to level 5 of Jeppesen Terminal and proceed through the relevant door (for e.g. 506 or 510 on the West side and 507, 511 on the East side) and proceed to the Limo/Taxi booth at Island #.

There are numerous Shuttle companies operating from DEN/Denver Airport. Shuttle services are available  for door to door service, for groups, on hourly basis, for special events and ski resorts. Shuttles can be taken from Denver to destinations in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska. Some shuttle companies provide “night out in the city” kind of tours where one can check out the city’s restaurants and night clubs.

Most shuttle services allow two baggages free per passenger.

Most Hotels, including “courtyard by Marriot”, Staybridge suites, Farifield Inn, Embassy suites, La Quinta, Springhill suites,  have free /complimentary Hotel Shuttle service to and  from DEN-Dever Airport (DEN)

Approximate Denver airport shared ride shuttle : Approximate rates from Denver Airport to Breckenridge Main Station would start from around $45. Single person rates would be higher – around $100 to $120. 

Denver Airport to Breckenridge without a car

Getting to Breckenridge Ski resort without a car need not be expensive. You have very cost-effective ways to do that. Some options include –

Take the Summit Express or the Epic Mountain Express Shuttles from Denver Airport to Breckenridge Station (will cost around $79). Door-to-door shuttle service is available for a higher price.

How long is shuttle from Denver to Breckenridge? It will take about 2.5 to 3 hours from Denver to Breckenridge Station (depending on the weather and traffic).

From Breckenridge Station, take the “Free Ride” which is a free bus service provided by the Town of Breckenridge and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. You can check out the maps/routes of Free Ride here. (

Denver Airport, DEN to Boulder taxi/shuttle –

Shuttles are available from Level 5 near Baggage Claim . There would be agents from the shuttle company to guide the passengers. ‘Boulder Supershuttle’ (Terminal West, Door 504) has shuttles departing every 10 minutes past the hour from 6:10 AM to 12:10 AM throughout the week. During peak afternoon and evening hours these leave every half an hour.

Is the Denver Airport shuttle free?

The airport shuttles to and from parking lots are free. 

Apart from cab, the shuttle service would be one of the most convenient methods to get From Denver Airport (DEN / DEN) to the Denver metro areas like Denver Downtown, Parkhill, Aurora, Parker, Foxfield, Greenwood Village, Englewood, Littleton, Cherry Creek, Glendale, Denver Tech Center, Arvada, Westminster, Broomfield, Centennial, Lone Tree, Cherry Hills Village, Thornton, Northglenn, Brighton, Sheridan, Ken Caryl, Lakewood, Superior, Louisville, Commerce City, Morrison, Golden, Wheat Ridge. Also DEN to other surrounding areas like Boulder, Castle Rock, Greeley, Fort Collins, Colorado Spring, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Fairplay, Durango, Gunnison or to the ski areas like Vail, Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek, Crested Butte, Silverthorne, Winter Park, Frisco, Keystone, Snowmass, Breckenridge, Aspen Resort, Copper Mountains. Estes Park.

Denver Union Station exploring
Denver Union Station (Pic. Francisco, Unsplash)

DEN – Denver Airport (DEN)- SkyRide Rates, Bus Schedule – Ground Transportation

DEN – Denver Airport (DEN)  Skyride / bus service Information –

The RTD (Regional Transportation District) bus service operates five bus routes from the DEN-Denver airport under the frequent airport express bus service (skyRide.), an Express bus route and one Limited bus route. These buses ply between the Denver airport and locations in Denver-Aurora and Boulder metropolitan area.

RTD skyRide drop-off is outside Door 506 (level 5, Island 5) on the West side and Door 511 (level 5) on the East side of Jeppesen Terminal. The pick-up from both east and west side of Jeppesen terminal is at Level 5, Island 5.

The skyRide routes cover the following areas –

Route AF – Cold Spring / Downtown Denver /DEN: Covers Downtown Denver (Market Street Station), Lakewood, Northeast Denver
Route AA – Wagon Road / DEN : Covers Westminster, Thronton, Commerce City, Northglenn
Route AB – Boulder / DEN: Covers Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Westminster, Superior.
Route AS – Stapleton / DEN: Covers Northeast Denver
Route AT – Arapahoe County / DEN:  Covers Southeast Denver, Greenwood Village, Central Aurora

skyRide costs $10.50 (DEN-Denver) or $12 (DEN-Suburban) one-way depending on the destination. It operates between 3:30 A.M and 1:10 A.M. Children aged 15 and under can ride for free.

skyRide can be taken by passengers who wish to go from DENDenver Airport (DEN) to places in Downtown Denver like Union station, Pepsi Center, Elitch Gardens, Auraria, Market St. Theatre District, Convention Center, Welton etc. It connects a number of Park-n-ridefacilities within the city.

DEN/Denver Airport Limo services are provided by numerous companies. They offer door-to-door service and one can book them to have them pick one up from hotel/home/office etc.

Limo services are also available to Ski areas. A sample of some Limo rates from DEN to several  ski locations  are given here-

Denver Airport to / from Vail, Copper Mountain, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge would have rates in the range of $200 to $250.
Denver Airport, DEN to/from Aspen, Steamboat Springs would have rates around $400.
Denver Airport, DEN to/from Winter Park, Keystone – $180
Denver Airport, DEN to/from Colorado Springs, Fort Collins would be about $130.

(These rates are approximate and subject to change. Since it is a limo service, the rates would also depend upon the type of vehicle opted for. The above mentioned rates are for towncars. The rates would be different for the various limousine companies serving the Denver area. Driver gratuity would be extra. One can shop around for the lowest available rate.)

Denver Airport train exploring
Denver Airport train (Pic. Dennis Klicker, Unsplash)

The Ground Transportation information center at DEN-Denver Airport (DEN) is located on Level 5 of Jeppesen Terminal operating from 6:30 A.M. to 11:30 P.M.

DEN – Denver Airport (DEN) Taxi / Cab –

Taxi / Cab stand is located at level 5 (arrivals) of the Jeppesen Terminal.  There are a number of Taxi companies operating from the airport.

DEN to other surrounding areas like Boulder, Castle Rock, Greeley, Fort Collins, Colorado Spring, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Fairplay, Durango, Gunnison or to the ski areas like Vail, Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek, Crested Butte, Silverthorne, Winter Park, Frisco, Keystone, Snowmass, Breckenridge, Aspen Resort, Copper Mountains. Estes Park.