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.


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 4:59 a.m. on weekdays, 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 6:30 a.m. on Sundays/holidays. Service continues throughout the day with the last complete round-trip of the night starting out at 1:21 a.m. from Union Station to Civic Center Station.


First trip departs Union Station
4:59 a.m.
Free MallRide shuttles run approximately every light cycle during the following high ridership time periods:
6:00 am to 9:00 am
11:30 am to 2:00 pm
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
All other times, Free MallRide shuttles will run from every 3 to 15 minutes.
Last trip departs Union Station
1:21 a.m.


First trip departs Union Station
5:23 a.m. on Saturday
6:08 a.m. on Sunday
All weekend Free MallRide shuttles will run from:
every 4 to 15 minutes
Last trip departs Union Station
1:21 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Actual schedules are based on traffic cycles. Times shown are approximate and can be affected by construction, weather, boardings/de-boardings of passengers with mobility aids, special events, etc.

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.