Serving as Colorado’s only international airport, and the true global gateway to Colorado, D.I.A. or Denver International Airport is the used by thousands and thousands of people everyday day. It’s easy to reach from downtown Denver, located only about 30 minutes by car, with lax traffic.
Flying out of Denver International Airport (DEN)
Completed in 1995, Denver International Airport offers direct flights around the country and even to international locations, such as Reykjavik, Iceland.
East vs West Side – airlines & parking
How big is the airport?
Denver International Airport takes up a total of 54.05 square miles. It is America’s sixth busiest airport, recording a 58.3 million passengers in 2016. It also boasts the world’s seventh longest runway, at 4,877 meters, 16,001 feet, or 3.03 miles.
How early do you need to arrive?
A few different factors go into deciding how early you need to arrive at the airport. The classic rules of thumb are 3 hours for international travel and 2 hours for domestic travel. If you’re not checking bags it’s recommended you arrive at least 60 minutes before departure.
When planning, please account for transportation times and delays, such as traffic, airport parking, shuttle time, etc. There’s also time needed to check-in (if you have bags or no moble e-ticket), waiting and passing through security. Then you still must find your gate, which most usually adds in an underground train ride to your terminal (unless Terminal A you can walk to).
Denver Airport Transit Center
Address: 8500 Peña Blvd, Denver
Season: Year round