Getting to Boulder

From the Airport

The nearest aiport is in Denver, which serves most main airline carriers and several low-cost airlines as well. From the airport you can either rent a car and drive, or take the airport bus. Click HERE for DIA information site.  CU-Boulder is 45 minutes from the aiport by car or an hour via the SkyRide bus service, which costs $13 one way.

***Latest News: Arriving April 22 - The train to the plane from the University of Colorado - The University of Colorado A Line ***

Connecting Denver to the World

The University of Colorado A Line is 23 miles of rail that is making local and international travel easier than ever. The new line will open on April 22, 2016, providing easy, affordable and reliable connections between downtown Denver, Denver International Airport, and the many communities along I-70. With connections at Union Station to the CE and W light rail lines, the G and B commuter rail lines later this year and local and regional buses, your public transportation options now have an international connection.

Skyride Bus Service Denver - Boulder

The SkyRide is an RTD Bus service that  SkyRide is RTD’s convenient, affordable bus service to and from Denver International Airport (DIA). Catch frequent SkyRide buses throughout the RTD service area inlcuding Boulder, at bus stops and at many Park-n-Rides, every day of the year. For more information:



Denver is served by AMTRAK train services. Click HERE for information about the train station and car rental options on arrival.


Driving time between DIA and Boulder is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. From DIA, follow Peña Boulevard (10 miles) south to I-70, and exit onto I-70 west. Follow I-70 west to I-270 west. I-270 merges into U.S. 36 west and takes you west into Boulder (about 23 miles).

Parking Permits

Parking permits will be available to order and download through a link to parking services that can be sent to you if needed.

Getting around Boulder

RTD Bus Service

A popular way for students to get around. Easily explore the area on one of RTD's local buses or the university's Stampede and Buff Bus.


Boulder is one of the most bike-friendly cities in America on two wheels. Rent bikes from one of the many shops around town. 


Boulder has several restaurants close by the University, CLICK HERE to download the list.