Downtown Denver is a hub for several types of easy-to-use public transportation.
Getting to and from Denver International Airport: DIA is located about 22 miles East of downtown Denver; the Hyatt Regency hotel does not have its own shuttle service so you will need to arrange for transportation into the city. Once you land at DIA, you can get into the city by public bus, shuttle van, taxi or private car. Here is the DIA ground transportation web page with a variety of information. Approximate prices (as of Spring 2010) to get to the Hyatt Regency from DIA are:
RTD SKYRIDE: BUS ROUTE AF
- RTD SkyRide bus route AF: $10 per person each way, children 15 and under free. See the SkyRide web page schedule for bus route AF (DIA/Downtown Denver) for details and departure/arrival times. Note the trip takes about 55 minutes.
- Note that going from DIA to downtown, you will be on the westbound bus, and going from downtown to DIA, you will be on the eastbound bus).
- Tickets and information are available at the RTD counter in the ground transportation information area of the DIA arrival hall. You can buy a discounted roundtrip ticket there, or pay exact change in cash upon boarding the bus.
- If you take SkyRide bus route AF from DIA to downtown, get off the bus at the Market Street bus station (downtown Denver), then transfer right outside the station (go up the stairs/escalator) to the free 16th St. Mall Ride shuttle.
- Exit the shuttle at the California St. or Welton St. stop and walk one block to the Hyatt Regency hotel.
OTHER TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FROM DIA:
- Yellow cab taxi: Approximately $52 each way. Taxis are normally available directly outside the airport terminal.
- Super Shuttle: Approximately $21 per person each way, reservations are not required coming from the airport between 5AM and 5PM. Purchase tickets at the Super Shuttle counter in the ground transportation area of the DIA arrival hall or call call 800-258-3826 or 303-316-3865 for more information.
- Luxury limousine: Various companies offer pre-arranged luxury limo service between DIA and downtown. For a list of companies, see the DIA website.
For information on the free 16th Street Shuttle that takes visitors up and down Denver’s famous pedestrian area, one block from the Conference hotel, click here.
For information on Denver’s Light Rail (commuter rail) that will take you around and outside of downtown to interesting attractions, click here.
For information on the Denver RTD public bus system (including buses from downtown Denver direct to the airport and the town of Boulder, Colorado (~25 minutes away), click here: http://www.rtd-denver.com/index.shtml
The City of Denver has bikes available for public use under its bike sharing program. Check out the city’s program, similar to the one in Paris, by visiting the Denver B-Cycle page. You can rent a bike for under 30 minutes to run an errand or or all day. The Downtown Denver area has miles of paved bike trails that pass very close to the Conference hotel. It may be snowing at the end of October in Denver, but it could just as well be sunny and 70 degrees. If so, take an afternoon bike ride after some some conference sessions.