Fares

Photograph provided courtesy of Denver International Airport.

How much does it cost?

Travel on the University of Colorado A Line will be local ($2.60), regional ($4.50) or airport fare ($9.00) depending on your destination. Discount fares apply for those who are eligible. Service on the University of Colorado A Line is the same cost as a comparable trip on RTD’s bus services. To learn more about RTD’s fares, visit our fare page. Select a starting and ending station below to calculate your fare:

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local

$2.60

1-2 rail fare zones

regional

$4.50

3 rail fare zones

airport

$9.00

to / from DIA

Buy tickets and day passes

You can buy one-way tickets and day passes using cash, credit or debit at the ticket vending machines located at any RTD rail station. The Regional/Airport Day Pass is the same price as a one-way Airport ticket and grants unlimited travel on any RTD service for the remainder of the service day. Regional/Airport Day Pass ticket books may be purchased at any RTD Sales Outlet.

Monthly pass

Take unlimited rides all month on the University of Colorado A Line with RTD's Monthly Pass. Travel to the Airport is included in the Regional/Airport Monthly Pass. Monthly Passes may be purchased at any RTD sales outlet, online, or at participating King Soopers and Albertsons/Safeway.

Learn more about Monthly Pass

EcoPass and CollegePass

Service on the University of Colorado A Line is included with all EcoPass, CollegePass, and Neighborhood EcoPass cards, including service to Denver Airport Station at no additional charge.

Fare Zones

Rail Fare Zone Map

The RTD rail system is divided into four fare zones: A, B, C, and Airport. Rail fares are based on how many fare zones you travel in during your one-way trip. Travel in one or two zones is a Local fare, travel in three zones is a Regional fare, and any trip originating or ending in the Airport zone is an Airport fare.

View fare structure table
Union Station 38th & Blake 40th & Colorado Central Park Peoria 40th Ave & Airport Blvd - Gateway Park 61st & Pena Airport
Union Station -- Local Local Local Local Regional Regional Airport
38th & Blake Local -- Local Local Local Regional Regional Airport
40th & Colorado Local Local -- Local Local Regional Regional Airport
Central Park Local Local Local -- Local Local Local Airport
Peoria Local Local Local Local -- Local Local Airport
40th Ave & Airport Blvd - Gateway Park Regional Regional Regional Local Local -- Local Airport
61st & Pena Regional Regional Regional Local Local Local -- Airport
Airport Airport Airport Airport Airport Airport Airport Airport --

Do you frequently travel to the Airport? Choose the right fare for your travel pattern.

Your airport travel: Your best fare:
To/from the airport multiple days apart
Airport cash fare $9.00 (each way)
To/from the airport in a single day
Regional/Airport Day Pass $9.00
To/from the airport more than 19 days per month
Regional/Airport Monthly Pass $171