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Denver Airport Guide (DEN)

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Built in 1995, Denver International Airport the largest airport in the United States by total area and has been named one of the top ten airports in the world and the third best airport in North America. Home to the largest solar farm at a commercial airport in the United States, Denver International Airport is also one of the world’s greenest airports. Jeppesen Terminal’s famous peaked roof, designed by Fentress Bradburn Architects, mirrors the snow-capped mountains nearby and evokes Colorado’s early Native American history.

Transfer between Terminals

Denver International Airport has three concourses in addition to Jeppesen Terminal, named after aviation safety pioneer Elrey Jeppesen. Concourse A handles all international arrivals at Denver, while Frontier Airlines is the largest carrier in this concourse. Concourse A is accessible via a pedestrian bridge from the terminal building. Concourse B is exclusive to Star Alliance partners, and Concourse C houses Southwest Airlines—the main carrier in this concourse—though Delta uses the concourse as well. For access to Concourses B and C, passengers must use the Denver International Airport Automated Guideway Transit System. This underground train system services all three concourses.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80239, Phone: (303) 371-9494, Located 11 miles from DEN, the Crowne Plaza Hotel offers a 24 hour complimentary airport shuttle, complimentary parking, complimentary wireless internet, and complimentary fitness center. Embassy Suites Denver Airport, 7001 Yampa St., Denver, CO 80249, Phone: (303) 574-3000, A short 7 miles from DEN, Embassy Suites offers its guests a free Denver airport hotel shuttle (5:00am-12:30am). Guests can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet and a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast.  Hilton Garden Inn Denver Airport, 16475 E. 40th Cir., Aurora, CO 80011, Phone: (303) 371-9393, Hilton Garden Inn offers 24-hour complimentary shuttle to and from Denver International Airport. Guests can enjoy free wireless internet, on-site dining, fitness center, heated indoor pool, and spa.

Transport into Town

Denver International Airport is 25 miles driving distance from downtown Denver. Bus: The Regional Transportation District (RTD) operates five bus routes to and from DEN. The express bus service is skyRide, one Express bus route and one Limited bus route are also available. These routes operate between DEN and various locations throughout the Denver-Aurora and Boulder metropolitan areas. Taxis: Travelers can reach popular destinations via taxi with flat-rate charges: Boulder: $88.15; Downtown Denver: $55.15; Denver Tech Center: $61.15; Broomfield and Louisville Area: $70.15. There are also metered taxis available. Taxis pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 1, outside Doors 507 through 511 (Terminal East) and Doors 506 through 510 (Terminal West).

Airport Lounges

American Airlines Admirals Club, This club is located on A Gates level 4, at the north end of the A Gates bridge from the Jeppesen Terminal. This club is open daily from 4:45 am to 11:30 pm. British Airways Executive Club, This club is located in A Gates, North end of A Gates Bridge from Jeppesen Terminal. British Airways customers who are traveling in Club World or who are Gold and Silver members of the British Airways Executive Club have access to this club. The United Club is located in B Gates, Near Gates B30 and B44. United Airlines has two clubs in the Denver Airport. The United Club services include lounges, travel assistance, free wireless internet, drinks, and snacks.

Major Airlines

Denver International Airport is the main hub for low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines, it is also the 4th largest hub for United Airlines. The three largest airlines serving DEN are United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Frontier Airlines. Approximately 17 airlines fly out of DEN.

Airport Facilities

Denver International Airport is known for its pedestrian bridge connecting the Jeppesen Terminal to Concourse A. This pedestrian bridge allows travelers to watch planes taxiing and has views of the Rocky Mountains and the plains. DEN has prioritized the arts by setting aside a portion of its operation budgets for exhibition, community art, and performances. The corridor between Jeppesen Terminal and Concourse A hosts temporary exhibits, and public art works are displayed in the underground train that links the main terminal with the concourses. In addition to art, travelers can enjoy free wireless internet in DEN.

Car Parking

There are more than 40,000 public parking spaces available at Denver International Airport. Parking facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Garage, Valet, and Short Term parking are located just outside the terminal. Short term parking is $4 an hour and Garages East and West are $23 per day. Economy parking can be accessed via a free shuttle. Economy Lots East and West are $3 per hour and $12 per day. Pikes Peak and Mt. Elbert Shuttle Lots are $2 per hour and $8 per day. These final two lots are the most economical choice located on-site, with shuttle service every 10 minutes.

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Cheap Flights to Denver

Historical prices for Denver flights.

Departure Airline Prices
Austin Continental $131
Oklahoma City Continental $131
Phoenix Continental $131
Baltimore AirTran $211
Seattle Alaska Airlines $161
Albuquerque Continental $89
Minneapolis St. Paul Delta $141
San Jose Continental $177
Wichita Delta $149
Las Vegas Continental $115
San Diego Continental $135
Oakland Continental $190
Portland Alaska Airlines $129
St. Louis American Airlines $166
Los Angeles Alaska Airlines $141
Dallas Fort Worth American Airlines $207
Chicago American Airlines $168
Atlanta AirTran $256
New Orleans American Airlines $170
San Francisco Frontier $148
Tucson Continental $112
Fort Lauderdale AirTran $194
Des Moines AirTran $244
Providence Continental $241
Orange County (Santa Ana) Frontier $113

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