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Getting from Denver Airport to Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, just over an hour away from Denver is a great holiday destination for all. Beautiful natural landscapes, fascinating Western history and amazing hikes, Colorado Springs is the perfect destination for family holidays, romantic getaways, or pure nature adventures.

So if you arrive at Denver International Airport (DEN) and you want to make your way to Colorado Springs, you have 3 travel options; you can either take a Denver airport taxi, a bus or a shared shuttle service. Taking a Denver airport cab or private transfer is the easiest and most reliable travel option. If you are travelling on a budget, you can take the ‘Bustang’ bus, and finally, if you want door-to-door services but can’t afford a taxi, you can take a shared shuttle bus from the airport.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €140 80min 24/7
Bus €20 135min 07:25–18:55
Shared Shuttle €84 145min 06:00–22:00

How to get from Denver Airport to Colorado Springs by taxi

Denver airport cabs or private transfers are a great travel option to Colorado Springs. Not only do they provide fast, reliable, 24/7 services from the airport, but they also take care of your luggage and get you and your loved ones to your Colorado Springs hotel in just 1 hour 20 minutes.

Taxi fare from Denver International Airport to Colorado Springs

Although Denver cabs offer flat-rate prices from the airport to some popular destinations around Colorado, your DEN airport to Colorado Springs taxi will be calculated using a meter, based on the time and distance travelled.
A one-way journey from the airport to Colorado Springs costs around $165 USD (€140).

However, if you wish to travel at a flat rate fare, with no hidden fees, it is recommended to pre-book a private transfer service online.

Cost

$165 USD (€140)

Trip Duration

1 H 20 Min.

*Rates my vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Denver International Airport.

Where do I get it from?

Denver airport cabs pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 1, outside Doors 505, 507 and 511 (Terminal East), and Doors 506, 510 and 512 (Terminal West).

Convenience

Arriving in a new city after a long flight, and having to find your way to another town on public transportation can be stressful. For that reason, taking a Denver airport taxi to Colorado Springs is definitely a fast and comfortable way to travel. Going further, although the trip can seem quite expensive, if you are travelling in a group, you will be able to divide the end fare.

Editor’s Note

It is good to know that Denver cab prices do not vary during the day, night, weekend or public holidays.

Useful Tips

If you need more information on fares and destinations served, you can always see with the taxicab company or with your driver at the airport.
It is customary to tip your taxi driver in Denver; a tip of around 15% is the norm.
Most taxi cabs in Denver accept credit card payments, however it is always good to ask your driver beforehand.

How to get from Denver Airport to Colorado Springs by bus

Unfortunately, there is no direct bus service that operates directly from Denver International airport; you will first have to make your way to Union Station in downtown Denver in order to get the CDOT South Line bus from Denver to Colorado Springs. The bus stops at I-25 and Tejon Street in Colorado Springs, taking 2 hours and 15 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from DEN airport to Colorado Springs?

A one-way ticket from Union Station in downtown Denver to Colorado Springs costs $12 USD (€10). The total price of your trip will vary depending on the transport option you chose to get from Denver airport to the city centre.
You can purchase your bus ticket directly on board in cash or you can pre-order your ticket on the bus company’s website.

Cost

$12 USD (€10)

Trip Duration

2 H 15 Min.

During peak hours the average waiting time is 1 hour, and during normal hours the waiting time can go up to 4 hours.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus service is available from 07:25 to 18:55.

Where do I get it from?

The Southbound bus to Colorado Springs can easily be found at Denver’s Union Station. Signs are placed around the station indicating the various bus stops.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Denver to Colorado Springs is a great option for those travelling on a budget. However, having to make your way from the airport to downtown Denver in order to get the bus to Colorado Springs can be difficult, especially if you are travelling with children or heavy luggage. Moreover, the bus departures are limited and the frequency is slow, which can further complicate your journey.

Editor’s Note

Please note that only two buses operate the "Denver to Colorado Springs" route per day on weekends.

Useful Tips

The Bustang offers reduced bus fares for Seniors $9 USD (€7.70) and for children $6 USD (€5.10).
All tickets are non-refundable and all mobile app tickets are valid for 6 months from purchase date and can be used on any Bustang trip of the same cost within that 6 month period.
Bustang vehicles are very comfortable and are equipped with restrooms, bike racks, free WiFi, power outlets and USB ports and a wheelchair lift with two wheelchair securement areas.

Welcome Pickups transfer

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Denver. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Denver Airport to Colorado Springs by shared shuttle

One of the most convenient options to get from DEN airport to Colorado Springs is to take the shared shuttle service operated by Groome Transportation. The company runs approximately 20 daily shuttles from Denver and Colorado Springs. Furthermore, depending on your exact destination and the number of travellers that are to be dropped off, the overall journey should take around 2 hours 25 minutes.

How much is a shared shuttle ride from DEN airport to Colorado Springs?

A one-way ticket on a shared shuttle bus costs $50 USD (€42), a ticket for seniors and travellers from the military costs $45 USD (€38) and a one-way ticket for children under the age of 13 costs $25 USD (€21).

It is highly recommended to book your seat on the shared shuttle at least 24 hours prior to your arrival, although, it is possible to buy your ticket directly at the airport once you land.

Cost

$50 USD (€42)

Trip Duration

2 H 25 Min.

There is a waiting time of around 1 hour for the shared shuttle.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Groome shared shuttle bus is available from 06:00 to 22:00 everyday.

Where do I get it from?

Shared shuttle services at Denver International Airport pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, island 5, outside doors 505-507 (east side) and 510-512 (west side).

Convenience

Taking a shared shuttle from the airport to Colorado Springs is a great option, as the shuttles service is very frequent. Moreover, travellers are grouped together based on when they need to arrive or depart from the airport taking them straight to their final destination for a fraction of the cost of travelling alone. However, due to the large number of stops, the shuttle journey can be long.

Editor’s Note

Please note that each passenger has an allowance of one full size suitcase under 22.5 kg and one carry-on suitcase, in addition to a purse, briefcase, laptop case or a small backpack.

Useful Tips

It is highly recommended to prebook your shared shuttle ticket as the vehicles full up quickly, especially during busy seasons and holidays.
Colorado Springs Shuttle offers discounted rates for couples and groups.
All children under the age of 8 must be seated in an age-appropriate approved safety seat. However, the safety seats are not provided by Groome shared shuttles.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Denver International Airport from Colorado Springs?

Denver Airport (DEN) is located 135 km away from Colorado Springs and takes around 1 hour 20 minutes to reach by car.

How to get from Denver airport to Colorado Springs?

There are 3 different travel options from Denver airport to Colorado Springs; you can either take a Denver airport taxi or private transfer, a bus or a shared shuttle service.

How much is a taxi from Denver International Airport to Colorado Springs?

A one-way taxi trip from Denver International Airport to Colorado Springs costs around $165 USD (€140) and is calculated using a taximeter. However, if you wish to travel on a set rate fare, then you can pre-book your private transfer at a competitive price with Welcome Pickups.

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