Denver Transportation

Learn How to Get Around Denver

The way we get around has changed since the glory days of train travel, yet Union Station still stands as an important Denver transportation hub. From trains and buses to bikes and scooters, get around the city with ease when you stay at The Crawford. Read on to learn more about all the different ways to get around Denver during your stay.

Airport Rail

Skip Uber and take the RTD airport train on your way into Denver. For just $10.50, the comfortable and convenient A Line train will take you from Denver International Airport directly to Union Station in 40 minutes. Step off the train and look for the iconic neon “Travel by Train” sign, which leads you right to our front desk.

Light Rail

Running 365 days a year, the Denver light rail will help you travel the city. The RTD rail system is divided into four fare zones: A, B, C, and Airport. Depending on how far you travel, the fare ranges from $3 - $10 per ride. Guests of The Crawford enjoy seamless access to the light rail, with the A Line located just outside the door. Learn more about getting around Denver via light rail below.

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Bus

With more than 125 bus routes and 9,000 bus stops, the RTD bus system is one of the best ways to get around. All bus stops have red and white signs listing the route and stops, so you’ll never be left wondering where to go. The buses only take exact change, so be sure to have plenty of bills and coins on you. Right outside The Crawford, find several bus stops, including the 16th Street Mall & Wewatta Street stop. Learn more about getting around Denver via bus below.

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16th Street Mall Ride

Get to the heart of downtown Denver in minutes on the 16th Street Mall Ride. This free mode of public transportation travels up and down the 16-block stretch of downtown Denver, where you’ll find countless restaurants and shops. Experience iconic Denver destinations — like Larimer Square and the Colorado State Capitol — when you take the Mall Ride.

Car

Head out on your Denver adventure by car. Guests of The Crawford enjoy access to our Tesla™ courtesy transportation. Go anywhere within a two-mile radius, free of charge. Reserve your free ride by calling (720) 466-9110. Locals also get around with the help of ride-hailing apps and services.

Bikes & e-Scooters

Explore Denver like a local by bike or e-scooter. Guests of The Crawford enjoy complimentary access to our Gazelle™ e-bikes, each outfitted with baskets and electronic assistance to help you navigate with ease. Find e-scooters scattered around the city, available to rent through a variety of providers. Denver also offers a bike sharing program called Denver B-Cycle. Rent one of these red bikes at more than 80 locations around the city.