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 Visiting Denver/Local Transportation

Welcome to the Mile High City

Welcome to Denver, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine for the world's most spectacular playground. A young, active city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver's stunning architecture, award-winning dining and unparalleled views are all here, year-round.

Accessible Public Transportation/Contact Information

RTD Paratransit Information

POC: Larry Buter, Manager, Paratransit Services
Office 303-299-2142 ​

RTD makes every effort to ensure individuals with disabilities have access to, and benefits from, our services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and FTA requirements, we invite requests for reasonable modifications to customers with disabilities.

​Airport Transportation Information

Take the train to downtown Denver, hotels, and the APTA International Rail Rodeo & Conference.

All registered APTA attendees will receive complimentary transit guest passes good for travel on all RTD services upon checking into the conference.

RTD offers direct service from the airport to Downtown Denver on the University of Colorado A Line. In just 37 minutes, you’ll arrive at downtown’s Denver Union Station where you can connect with the Free MallRide and Free MetroRide or walk to all of downtown’s hotels, restaurants, retail establishments and the Colorado Convention Center.  


Trains run every 15 minutes from 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and every 30 minutes at all other times. For exact scheduled times, call Customer Care at 303.299.6000 or plan your trip at 


All registered conference attendees receive a free RTD Guest Pass smart card to use for unlimited rides on most RTD services during the conference.   Non-registered guests may purchase one-way tickets for $9 at the ticket vending machined located near the train boarding area.   


There is overhead storage across the entire vehicle, plus two dedicated luggage racks per vehicle. Luggage must not block aisle or exits.

Union Station to the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

The Colorado Convention Center is just two blocks from Downtown Denver’s 16th Street Mall.   From Union Station, take the Free 16th Street MallRide to the California Street stop.  Walk one block south to the hotel. The hotel is located between 14th and 15th on California Street.   ​ 

Returning to Airport from Downtown:

From the Hyatt Regency Denver – proceed two blocks to 16th Street Mall, board Free Mall Ride to Union Station.  Debark at Wynkoop Street and proceed one block to Union Station. Proceed through Union Station to Track 1 or Track 2 – University of Colorado A Line to Denver Airport.  

Host Information Desk

RTD will have an information desk in the APTA registration area in the Hyatt Regency Downtown at the Convention Center Saturday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 13. Host staff will answer whatever questions you may have regarding local sites, restaurants, social and cultural activities, and provide information and maps. The information desk is also the place to sign up for educational and entertaining technical tours of RTD facilities, public art, transit-oriented developments, and downtown nightlife.  

The host information desk will be open the same hours as the APTA registration desk (hours are subject to change):

Saturday, June 9         11 - 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 10         7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, June 11         7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12        8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13   8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Additional Resources

 ​​​​​​​​Denver Foothills Explorer Tour
~ 4 hours @ $69
~ Departs daily at 9 a.m. from Denver Union Station (downtown)
~ Red Rocks, Evergreen, Lookout Mountain, Buffalo Bill Museum/Grave

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