Denver International Airport

Deemed as the largest airport in the United States, Denver International Airport (DIA) covers total land area of 54 square miles. The airport is operated by the City & County of Denver Department of Aviation. It is located in north-eastern Denver, Colorado that serves the cities of Denver, Front Range Megalopolis, Northern Colorado, and Eastern Colorado. Denver International Airport is also the 15th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.

Interestingly, the Denver International Airport was voted Best Airport in North America by readers of Business Traveler Magazine for six years in a row, and most recently, was named as “America’s Best Run Airport” by Time Magazine in 2002. It is also the only airport in the United States which implemented the ISO 14001-certified environmental management system that covers the entire airport.


Denver International Airport only has one terminal called Jeppesen Terminal, which was named after aviation safety pioneer Elrey Jeppesen. It is located in the land side of the airport, and can be accessed via road traffic directly off of Peña Boulevard, which in turn is fed by Interstate 70 and E-470. The terminal is separated into west and east wings for passenger drop off and pickup, with the central area of the airport housing two security screening areas and exits from the underground train system. In the north side of the Jeppesen Terminal, a third security screening area and a segregated immigration and customs area can be found.

Prior to checking in the airport, passengers are routed to airline ticket counters or kiosks, and are required to pass through any of the three separate security screening areas for admittance. Admittance is located at each end of the main terminal, with escalators down to the trains, and at the end of the walkway to Concourse A. Before leaving the main terminal, passengers can access 95 full-service gates on three separate concourses (A, B, and C), plus gates for regional flights.

Recent developments include a $500 million program called the South Terminal Redevelopment Program positioned next to the Jeppesen Terminal. It will house a train station to be run by Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) FasTracks system, a 500-room hotel and conference centre to be run by Westin Hotels & Resorts. The rail link will provide a direct linkage between Downtown Denver and the airport at a cost a little over of $1 billion.

Denver International Airport is the main hub for low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines and commuter carrier Great Lakes Airlines, as well as serves as the fourth largest hub for United Airlines. It also serves as a focus city for Southwest Airlines, which added approximately 50 destinations, which makes Denver its fastest-growing market.

Services and Facilities

Before heading out of the country, you can gain full access to a multitude of services Denver International Airport offers. A wide array of restaurants and cafes are scattered all over the airport, each offering a variety of food selection that caters to different needs and budgets of the travellers.

Interestingly, massage centres are also located within the airport, in order for the weary traveller to pamper and relax before heading off. Meanwhile, ATMs are provided by Public Service Credit Union, which are conveniently located right in Jeppesen Terminal. Currency exchange, on the other hand, can only be found in Gate B. Airport Information can also be found in different gates in order to quickly attend to the immediate inquiries of the travellers. If your device is running low on battery, best head to Gates B and C, wherein battery charging stations can be found. 

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 Getting To & From the Airport

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From Denver, get on I-70 E from Lincoln St, Broadway and Brighton Blvd. Merge onto I-70 E and take a slight right onto Peña Blvd and follow the sign to Denver International Airport. 

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A public bus service is provided by the Regional Transportation District (RTD), which transports travellers to the airport and the local metro area, and vice versa. Travellers can make arrangements with RTD in the booth located in Jeppesen Terminal. It is advised that travellers availing of this service should prepare exact change. RTD buses pick-up and drop-off passengers from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, outside the doors of 504, 506, and 510 (west side). Meanwhile, Charter buses provide pre-arranged service to various locations within Colorado and surrounding states. Arriving passengers are advised to proceed to Ground Transportation Information Counter for assistance. Charter buses picks up from Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 5, outside doors 505-507 (east side) and 510-512 (west side).  

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Taxis are readily available for service to the Denver area and surrounding countries. Taxis can be hailed immediately outside the airport. But you can also opt for travel arrangements with certain cab company of choice. Taxis pick-up and drop-off form the Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 1, outside Doors 507 through 511 (Terminal East) and Doors 506 through 510 (Terminal West). More information can be found on the Denver International’s official site.  

 Who flies to Denver International

 Airport Contact Details

Denver International Airport

8500 Peña Boulevard,
CO 80249-6340,

Tel:+1 (0)303 3422000


 Location Details

Longitude:104° 40' 31'' W
Latitude:39° 51' 44'' N

 Airport Location

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