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(Information stolen unapologetically and verbatim from another University of Colorado site: International Student and Scholar Services. Authorship unknown.)
Getting to Boulder
Boulder is located
approximately 30 miles northwest of Denver. You will arrive in Denver
by air through Denver International Airport (DIA). From there you can
get to Boulder by either the Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus
service or by the Super Shuttle, a van service.
Denver International Airport (DIA): The airport's main terminal
is characterized by a large canopy of fiberglass “peaks” that were constructed
to resemble the peaks and valleys of the nearby mountains. The dual-sided
terminal – carriers are organized by Terminal West and Terminal East –
separates traffic into three levels: The upper level is for departures,
the mid-level is for ground transportation, and the lower level is for
passenger pick-up. The gates are arranged along three concourses connected
to each other and the main terminal by a train.
Ambassadors and Airport Guest Services provide customer service, information
booths, airport paging, directions, and help with the often-expected mishaps,
like lost luggage. They can direct you to the Ground Transportation Information
Counter, but if you need some additional help getting to campus, feel
free to call ISSS at 303-492-8057 during our business hours. The cost
of a local call is 50 cents.
Ground Transportation Information Counter is located on Level 5 of DIA.
can get to Boulder by bus, shuttle, or taxi.
Regional Transportation District's (RTD) bus service from the airport
to Boulder is called the skyRide.
All buses leave from Level 5, Island 5, outside Door 506 at Terminal West
and outside Door 511 at Terminal East. The skyRide bus from DIA to Boulder
is Route AB. You can check departure times for each route at Island 5
in the shelter at either Terminal East or Terminal West OR at the skyRide
counter in DIA located on the west side in the Ground Transportation area
Level 5, outside Door 506. Exact fare is required on boarding the bus
or you can buy a ticket from the skyRide counter. As of this writing,
the fare is $12.
If you need information
when the skyRide counter is not open, RTD kiosks are conveniently located
in the main terminal on both the north and south sides of the fountain,
behind the car rental counters. The kiosks are easy to use and allow you
to check route and schedule information and view maps.
If you have on-campus housing, ask the driver to let you off at the University
Memorial Center (UMC). ISSS is a short walk from the UMC. The enclosed
map shows our location and the location of the residence halls. If you
arrive between 5 p.m. and midnight, go directly to your residence hall's
If you are meeting someone or need to find a hotel, stay on the bus to
the terminal at 14th and Walnut Streets. Most hotels provide a shuttle
service from the bus station to their hotels, or you can call a taxi at
303-777-7777. Be prepared to pay $7 to $10 for a taxi, and tip the driver
at least 15 percent, plus an extra $1 to $2 for each piece of luggage.
provides van service from DIA to major hotels in Boulder County, and to
destinations on campus like the University Memorial Center and Hallett
Hall for a fee of $25. Door-to-door service is also provided throughout
most of Boulder County, but it will be more expensive (anywhere from $28
to $36 per person). You need to have a ticket before you can board a van.
To get a ticket, check-in at the BoulderSuperShuttle ticket counter, Level
5, near baggage claim in the main terminal. A counter service agent will
issue you a ticket and direct you to the proper loading area. You may
make reservations 24 hours in advance by going to their web site. Vans
depart every hour at ten minutes past the hour – 6:10 a.m. through
12:10 a.m., 7 days a week. Vans leave on the half-hour during busy afternoon
and evening hours.
SuperShuttle Boulder at (303) 227-0000 or visit their web site if you
want to make a reservation: http://www.yellowtrans.com
The Yellow Cab
taxi company is affiliated with the Boulder Super Shuttle, so their web
site is the same: http://www.yellowtrans.com
Taxis are a convenient but expensive way to get to Boulder. If you arrive
when the buses and shuttles are not running, you may decide to take a
taxi. Of course, taxi fares are calculated with the use of a meter, which
is “activated” by the driver. From DIA to Boulder, you can
expect to pay AT LEAST $95 for metered fare, plus additional charges for
non-metered rates for things like oversized or too much luggage and toll
charges. Then you will have to add a tip. You can find a taxi in the transportation
area across from the baggage claim area outside the airport. Call (303)
777-7777 if you are unable to find a taxi outside the airport.
If you arrive at DIA late in the evening, it may be better for you to
stay in Denver and come to Boulder the following day. Ask one of the Airport
Guest Services staff members at DIA to give you recommendations about
hotels near the airport. Also, you can look at this website to get an
idea of what is available to you. http://www.flydenver.com/guide/local/hotels.asp
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