New Riders and Visitors

Ride like you're a regular

Whether you're looking to get to work, school, around town, or just see some of the sights, RTD can get you just about anywhere you want to go. With more than 140 Local, Express and Regional bus route and light rail lines, special services like RockiesRide, SeniorRide and SkyRide, getting around the metro area on transit is a snap.

New riders

Whether you're new to the area or just new to riding transit, RTD makes it easy to figure out how to get to where you want to go. A great place to start is our trip planner. It will help you figure out which routes and services to use to reach your desired destination.

Then check out fares & passes to determine how much your trip will cost. If you're riding light rail, the ticket vending machine (TVM) will figure out your fare for you when you input your starting and ending points. Parking fees apply at some park‑n‑Rides. Learn about parking fees by visiting how to park.

If you're going to be riding RTD regularly, it pays to look at all the fare products like ticketbooks and passes that are available to help you save money. Many are even available at the online store.

Visitors

Riding transit isn't just for locals or commuters. RTD also makes it easy for visitors to see all the great sights the metro area has to offer. Whether you want to spend the day in Boulder, shop the 16th Street Mall, or visit Denver's many galleries and museums, RTD can get you where you want to go.

A great place to start is our trip planner. It will help you figure out which routes and services to use to reach your desired destination.

Some of the most popular services for visitors are RTD's SkyRide to and from Denver International Airport and the Free MallRide running the length of the 16th Street Mall in Denver.

Then check out fares & passes to determine how much your trip will cost. If you're riding light rail, the ticket vending machine (TVM) will figure out your fare for you when you input your starting and ending points. If you're going to need to get around for a few days, RTD offers a 5-Day Pass to help you save money during your visit. RTD also offers a Day Pass for visitors coming in to town for a short stay. Parking fees apply at some RTD park‑n‑Rides. Learn about parking fees by visiting how to park.

Questions?

You might also view how to ride to answer any questions about riding the bus and light rail or paying your fare. Before you know it, you'll be getting around on RTD like a pro.

If you still have more questions, you can always call RTD at 303.299.6000. We look forward to having you on board and enjoy your visit.