A commuter rail line
connecting Denver International Airport with the city’s downtown opened Friday.
The 23-mile line
traverses from Denver Union Station to the airport in 37 minutes, making six stops along the way. Fare for the railway is $9 per day. From Union Station,
travelers can connect to Denver’s RTD light rail line as well as to regional and
“Denver is now one of
fewer than 20 cities in the United States that can claim direct rail connection
from downtown to the airport, and there is not an easier link from a rail
station to an airport terminal in America,” airport CEO Kim Day said in
The line lets out
underneath the Westin hotel at the airport, from where it is just
a short walk to the escalator that goes inside the airport's Jeppesen Terminal. Trains
depart every 15 minutes for most of the day and every 30 minutes during
Passengers on United,
Southwest, British Airways, Lufthansa and Icelandair can print boarding passes
at one of six self-serve kiosks at the airport transit center.
American, Delta, Southwest and United offer bag service for the train.
More than 4,300
parking spaces are available along the rail line.