Denver International Airport (DIA) serves the entire metropolitan area. If you need transportation to or from the airport, you have several options including SkyRide and Super Shuttle. If you pay full student fees, you can take SkyRide to and from the airport for free with your Buff OneCard and current RTD sticker. Super Shuttle, a private transportation company, picks you up at your door and brings you right to the terminal.
As a CU-Boulder student, you live in one of the most dynamic, progressive, and attractive small cities in the United States. With a large system of bike and pedestrian paths, and one of the best bus systems in the nation (free to students with your Buff OneCard), Boulder is an easy place to get around any time of year. The city is renowned for its natural beauty, high-tech businesses, cultural activities, and the CU-Boulder campus, drawing a variety of individuals to the area, including scientists, professionals, writers, artists, and over 30,000 students.
Any CU-Boulder student, staff, or faculty member may receive a free safe escort by vehicle to or from campus and throughout Boulder city limits. CU NightRide is based out of the UMC at the reception desk on the second floor. Campus escorts are provided by a micro-minivan and are usually available within five minutes. Rides are available by heading to the CU NightRide dispatch desk in the UMC or from any location by calling 303-492-SAFE (7233). umc.colorado.edu/cunightride | 303-492-SAFE (7233)
If you plan to park frequently on campus, consider buying a parking permit. A lot will be assigned according to your living arrangement. Permits must be purchased online or in person at Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) and a pick-up location is announced for each semester. Campus parking meters are intended for short-term use. Maps of campus lots may be picked up at PTS or viewed on their website. PTS offers many options for university vehicles, the Buff Bus shuttle, the faculty/staff Eco Pass, and car share programs.
Excellent downhill ski areas are a relatively short distance from Boulder. National forest and park service lands are open to cross-country skiers wherever there’s snow. Maps of national forest and park locations are available at retail stores specializing in mountain sports. Wherever you go, be alert to snow and weather conditions. Remember that storms might approach quickly during the winter, and the State Patrol might require chains or adequate snow tires for traveling on mountain roads. Drive and ski carefully!
Buses. You don't need to park it—and all you need is your Buff OneCard to ride for free! Most buses run every 10 to 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and weekends, but schedules do vary.