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Metro Area Transportation | Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce | Denver, CO
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce | Denver, CO

Metro Area Transportation

A network of transportation options provides metro Denver residents with an easy commute to their place of employment, and a vast system of roadways offers easy access to shopping, entertainment, recreational activities and service providers located across the region, the state and the nation.

Located centrally in the United States, Denver is a hub for business, distribution of goods and services, travel and leisure. By air, the state-of-the-art Denver International Airport is Denver’s link to destinations across the globe.

Public Transportation


Boulder Municipal Airport
3300 Airport Road Boulder, 80301
Located three miles northeast of Boulder’s central business district, Boulder Municipal Airport serves the general aviation needs of the community. No commercial aircraft operate at the airport, which offers business-related and recreational flying, mail and newspaper transport, flight training, and support services for medical, law enforcement, and fire and rescue.

Centennial Airport
7800 S. Peoria St. Englewood, 80112
Centennial Airport ranks second in the nation among airports not certified for airline service and ranks 25th among all U.S. airports. It serves as a major local reliever airport for Denver International Airport, which means it accepts smaller, private aircraft. A major hub for corporate aircraft, Centennial offers charter, air ambulance, check transport and air cargo services.

Denver International Airport (DIA)
8500 Peña Blvd. Denver, 80249
With the capacity to serve 50 million passengers per year, DIA is the fifth busiest airport in the country and the 13th busiest airport in the world. One of the world’s largest, most technologically advanced airports, DIA encompasses 53 square miles and has six runways and 89 gates.Currently, 23 airlines offer nonstop daily service to more than 130 domestic and international destinations. In a J.D. Power and Associates’ 2003 passenger-satisfaction survey, travelers ranked DIA the number one airport in the United States and the number two airport in the world, behind Frankfurt Airport.

Front Range Airport
5200 Front Range Pkwy. Watkins, 80137
Adams County’s Front Range Airport lies six miles southeast of Denver International Airport and has three runways for general aviation aircraft and a railway track operated by Union Pacific.The airport’s 190-foot air traffic control tower is the nation’s tallest general aviation control tower.

Jefferson County Airport
11755 Airport Way Broomfield, 80021
Jeffco County Airport is situated between Boulder and Denver and offers services for charter and private planes. Owned and operated by Jefferson County, this airport provides 24-hour customs service. The airport employs approximately 300 people.


Greyhound Bus Lines
1055 19th St. Denver, 80202
Just a few blocks from the Regional Transportation District’s Market Street Station, the terminal for Greyhound and other private bus lines is located at 20th and Curtis Streets.

SuperShuttle Denver

4929 Ironton St. Denver, 80239
SuperShuttle Denver provides residential and office pick-up and drop-off service to and from the Denver International Airport.

Public Transportation

Regional Transportation District (RTD)
1600 Blake St. Denver, 80202
RTD provides transit service throughout metro Denver. Get where you want to go with more than 140 Local, Express and Regional bus routes serving 10,000 bus stops, five light rail lines providing 35 miles of light rail service and more than 70 Park-n-Rides. In 2003, RTD was named the number one transit agency in North America by the American Public Transportation Association. In November 2004, metro Denver voters approved FasTracks—RTD’s 12-year, $4.7 billion comprehensive plan to build and operate high-speed rail lines and expand and improve bus services and park-n-rides throughout the region.


Taxi Services

Taxi services are an alternative to Denver’s public transportation system. A quick search for “Taxicabs & Other Transportation” at Qwest’s online yellow pages ( will reveal numerous taxi services. If flying into Denver International Airport, taxis representing numerous businesses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some reputable taxi service companies in the area include:

Metro Taxi

Yellow Cab


Union Station
Denver Union Station is a vital link in getting people to where they want to go in metro Denver.Amtrak has daily departures with connections in Chicago, Omaha, Salt Lake City and Emeryville/ San Francisco.

Denver Union Station
1701 Wynkoop St. Denver, 80202
The Denver Union Station Project Authority  is currently transforming Union Station into a 24-hour hub for all forms of transportation, including commuter and light rails, buses, taxis, shuttles, vans, limos, bicycles and pedestrians.

RTD Light Rail
Whether you're heading downtown for work or school, shopping or dining in LoDo, hitting the ball game, or enjoying a night on the town, light rail is going your way. Light rail is part of the public Regional Transportation System (RTD).     


Denver B-cycle
Denver B-cycle was the first large-scale municipal bike sharing system in the United States. With stations (B-stations) located throughout downtown Denver, Cherry Creek and surrounding metro-area neighborhoods, hop on a shiny red B-cycle bike and explore Denver’s hidden gems.