Arrival Information

Getting to Boulder from Denver International Airport

Boulder is located about 30 miles (approximately 48km) from Denver International Airport (DEN). When you arrive at the airport, you will be in either concourse A, B, or C, and carriers are organized by Terminal East and Terminal West. For most arrivals, you will be directed to take a train to the baggage claim area. Get off the train at the terminal, which is the last stop. After you get off the train, you will need to go up the escalator. At the top of the escalator, you will find yourself in the large main hall of the airport terminal. Look for signs for the baggage claim area for your flight. Here is a detailed map of Denver International Airport.

Transportation to Boulder

There are several ways to travel from Denver International Airport to Boulder. Ground transportation and an information center are located on Level 5 of the airport, along with baggage claim.

  • Taxi: A taxi trip from the airport to Boulder will cost approximately $89 (plus 15% tip). The taxi pick-up area is located outside of the baggage claim area.
  • Super Shuttle: Super Shuttle offers van service from the airport to any address in Boulder for approximately $35 (plus 20% tip). You can make Super Shuttle reservations in advance on their website or at the airport.
  • Green Ride: Green Ride also offers van service from the airport to any address in Boulder for approximately $38 (plus $5 tip). You can make reservations in advance on their website or at the airport.
  • The RTD SkyRide AB will take you from the airport to Boulder for $9. You must have exact change. An RTD information booth is located inside the airport. The RTD SkyRide AB picks up at Level 1, beneath the Westin Hotel at the airport. The bus stop can be accessed at the south end of the airport by exiting through the glass doors and taking the escalator or elevator down to ground level. You can take the bus to Broadway and Euclid Street in Boulder, which is two blocks from the IEC, or ride into downtown Boulder. Once you have your CU student ID, you can take the AB bus to and from Boulder for free.