cmDance cannot provide transportation for the general public, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some awesome people that will be willing to give you a ride. Check with your host and with local friends. If someone does give you a ride, show them a lot of love.
Getting Here From Airport
If you are able to rent a car, it is probably the most convenient method, although obviously more expensive. Click here to see a list of all the rental companies at DIA
Public Transit from Airport to Denver Area (Skyride)
If you are flying into DIA, getting to your destination is as easy as RTD Skyride, which goes from the airport to various locations around the city. Click here to go to the Skyride website
To get to most major Downtown stations, take Route AF: Federal Center / Downtown / DIA. Click here the see the schedule. It costs $11 one-way, exact change only. The bus leaves from the airport every 30 minutes during the day and every hour during the late afternoon and evening. The trip will be 1 to 1.5 hours.
Try to arrange to have your host or a friend meet you at the closest stop to your destination. Another alternative is a taxi or further public transportation. Click here to go to Google and enter your destination to get a public transit travel plan.
Public Transit from Airport to Spring Hill Marriott (Skyride)
If you are going from the airport to our housing at Spring Hill, you can take the SkyRide from DIA all the way to Auraria Pkwy – 9th St. From there, you can take a taxi for a few dollars (if you have a lot of bags), or walk 10 minutes to Campus Village. Click here for a Google map of the route from the airport to Spring Hill (make sure your route includes the AF line).
If you don’t mind spending the money, taxis are a very convenient way to get around. Go to TaxiFareFinder to find out how much you’re going to spend on a given route and to get phone numbers of Denver companies. There are always taxis waiting at DIA to take people to various destinations. Trips to downtown Denver will typically cost $55 go $65 dollars plus a taxi fee. Click here for information on flat-rates and taxi services at DIA.
Hotel Airport Shuttles
If you’re staying at a hotel, check to see if they have an airport shuttle. Many major hotels do and it will save you time and money. Click here for a list of hotel shuttles.
Getting Around While You’re Here
Locals and people with rental cars will no doubt be doing informal carpools from location to location on a first-come, first-served basis.
Uber & Lyft
Both currently available in Denver.
Ride a Bike
Denver offers a bike sharing program that is pretty awesome. More information at Denver Bcycle.
Denver has app based electric scooter programs called ‘Bird’ or ‘Lime‘
Public Transit (Bus and Light Rail)
We have a great public transit system here in Denver. Buses run all over the city and our Light Rail system can get you to major locations for a reasonable price. Don’t forget to get transfers between buses and trains! You can plan your trips with the RTD Trip Planner
Taxis are always a convenient method of transport. Share with friends to cut the cost. Here is an airport listing of major cab companies and numbers