Free MallRide

There's so much to see and do downtown

Experience the sights and sounds of downtown Denver with RTD's Free 16th Street MallRide. Our shuttle bus is your ride to great restaurants, shops, theatre, galleries, tourist attractions, and businesses up and down the mall.

Schedule

Traveling from one end of Denver's bustling 16th Street Mall to the other, the Free MallRide runs seven days a week and stops on every block between Civic Center and Union Station. The Free MallRide starts running at 5:00 am on weekdays, 5:30 am on Saturdays and 6:30 am on Sundays/holidays. Service continues throughout the day with the last complete round-trip of the night starting out at 1:21am from Union Station to Civic Center and back.

Weekday

Leaving
Union Station at
Leaving
Civic Center at
Approximate time
between shuttles
4:59am 5:16am First trip
4:59am - 5:59am 5:16am - 6:20am 4 - 6 min
6:00am - 9:04am 6:21am - 9:23am 1 - 3 min
9:05am - 9:49am 9:24am - 10:08am 4 min
9:50am - 6:50pm 10:09am - 7:09pm 1 - 3 min
6:51pm - 10:46pm 7:10pm - 11:05pm 4 - 7 min
10:47pm - 1:21am 11:06pm - 1:56am 12 - 15 min
1:21am 1:56am Last trip

Effective May 2014
Note: Actual schedule is based on traffic cycles. Times shown are approximate and can be affected by construction, weather, boarding/de-boarding of passengers with mobility aids, special events, etc.

Saturday

Leaving
Union Station at
Leaving
Civic Center at
Approximate time
between shuttles
5:23am 5:44am First trip
5:23am - 7:45am 5:44am - 8:05am 15 min
7:46am - 11:15pm 8:06am - 11:34pm 4 - 7 min
11:16 - 1:21am 11:35pm - 1:42am 12 - 15 min
1:21am 1:42am Last trip

Sunday/Holiday

Leaving
Union Station at
Leaving
Civic Center at
Approximate time
between shuttles
6:08am 6:29am First trip
6:08am - 7:37am 6:29am - 7:58am 15 min
7:38am - 11:15pm 7:59am - 11:37pm 4 - 7 min
11:16pm - 1:21am 11:38pm - 1:42am 12 - 15 min
1:21am 1:42am Last trip

Free MallRide Map

RTD 16th Street Free MallRide route map

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Your new option: The Free MetroRide

We've added a brand new free bus service downtown to complement the Free Mallride: The Free MetroRide. This service offers weekday rush-hour service between Union Station and Civic Center Station, making limited stops along 18th and 19th Streets.