Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport is the fifth largest airport of the United States. A striking feature is the pointed roof of the airport building, which is supposed to represent the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains. From Jeppesen Terminal, a small train will take you to the piers. You can also walk to pier A, via a suspended bridge, while airplanes taxi underneath.
Denver International Airport
8500 Peña Boulevard
IATA airport code: DEN
ICAO airport code: KDEN
At the moment, there is no connection to Denver Airport, but it is planned for 2015, when the airport will connect to Denver's Union Station.
Car and bus
The airport is located 37 kilometers to the northeast of Denver on Peña Boulevard. From the east of Denver, follow the I-70. The exit to the airport is clearly indicated. You can also reach Peña Boulevard via Turnpike E-470 or Airport Boulevard in Aurora.
Buses from RTD Skyride (tel: +1(0)303 299 6000) also depart from level 5, on the east side of the terminal building, where there is also a desk that provides information about transportation from the airport to Denver and other destinations (tel: +1(0)303 342 4059).
Car rental - Denver International Airport
At level 5 of the terminal building you will find the desks for car rental companies: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. You can also book a rental car in advance at EasyTerra, which offers a comparison of several providers. Shuttle buses take you to and from the rental cars.
Denver Airport offers extensive parking facilities, at an hourly rate of $3.00. In the East and West car parks, the hourly rate is $2.00 and the daily rate is $18.00. At the long-term parking areas (Economy Lots) the hourly rate is $1.00 and the daily rate is $9.00. On the airport's website you can get information about available parking spaces. For further information about parking at Denver Airport (tel: +1(0)303 342 7275).
There are no hotels yet on the airport premises, although there are plans. Nearby hotels include: Crowne Plaza Hotel Denver International Airport (tel: +1(0)303 371 9494), Hyatt Place (tel: +1(0)303 371 0700), Courtyard by Marriott (tel: +1(0)303 371 0300), Hilton Garden Inn Denver Airport (tel: +1(0)303 371 9393) and La Quinta Inn and Suites (tel: +1(0)303 371 0888). For more hotels and to reserve online, visit Booking.com, they offer a wide range of hotels at very reasonable internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
It is sometimes said that Denver Airport is a shopping mall with a runway. In other words, there is a wide variety of shops, fast food restaurants, snack bars and cafés. There are Duty Free shops at piers A and B.
For safety reasons there are no baggage safes at Denver Airport. You can, however, leave your baggage at the Airport Baggage Center (tel: +1(0)303 342 5858) on level 5 of the Jeppesen Terminal, where there is also a lost and found desk (tel: +1(0)303 342-4062), open Monday-Friday 08:00-19:30 and during weekends until 18:00.
In the terminal building, there are so-called Airport Ambassadors, which can be recognized by their white cowboy hats. These volunteers can help you find your way around the airport. In addition, there are information desks (tel: +1(0)303 342 2000) throughout the terminal, and you can get assistance by dialing 2000 on one of the telephones.
The Qwest Business Center (tel: +1(0)303 317 0988) is located at pier B, computers and internet are available there. At pier A, there are two small meeting rooms available at $25.00 per hour, further information via the Public Affairs Office (tel: +1(0)303 342 2250). Extensive business facilities are available at hotels near the airport, including Hilton Garden Inn and Courtyard by Marriot, these hotels provide meeting rooms and conference rooms, as well as other business facilities.
Denver Airport has excellent facilities for disabled people. Modified elevators and toilets, wheelchair slopes, text telephones and disabled parking spaces. The shuttle buses of the long-term parking area are accessible for wheelchairs.
Denver Airport has four smoker's lounges. At level 6 there is a post office, open from 07:00-17:00 (not on Sundays). Free Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the terminal and at all piers. On level 6, there are two prayer areas: one ecumenical and a separate one for Muslims. The Credit Union bank on level 6 offers full financial services. Throughout the terminal, there are ATM's. The Denver Health Clinic (tel: +1(0)303 317 0607) is also located on level 6.