The completion of the Union Station Transit Center on May 9, 2014 has brought multiple elements of transit under one roof in the heart of downtown Denver. As a true multi-modal hub, you can make connections to the E, R, and W light rail lines, the B and G commuter rail lines, the A Line to Denver Airport Station, as well as local and regional buses. Additional transportation connection options include the Free MallRide and Free MetroRide. Your public transportation options now have an international connection.
How much does it cost?
Traveling on the rail lines from Union Station will require either a Local fare ($3.00), Regional fare ($5.25) or Airport fare ($10.50) depending on your destination. Discount fares apply for those who are eligible. To learn more about RTD’s fares, visit our fare page.
Buy Tickets and Day Passes
You can buy 3-Hour Passes and Day Passes using cash, credit or debit at the ticket vending machines located at any RTD rail station, or on the RTD Mobile Tickets app. Day Pass ticket books may be purchased at any RTD Sales Outlet.
Learn more about ticket vending machines
Learn more about Day Pass
Take unlimited rides all month with RTD's Regional/Airport Monthly Pass. Monthly Passes may be purchased at any RTD sales outlet, online, on the RTD Mobile Tickets app, or at participating King Soopers and Safeway stores.
EcoPass and CollegePass
Service on Union Station connections are included with all EcoPass, CollegePass, and Neighborhood EcoPass cards, including service to and from the Denver Airport Station on either SkyRide or the A Line at no additional charge.
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 3-hour 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.
State-of-the-Art Union Station Bus Concourse
The Union Station bus concourse is a sleek 22-gate underground bus facility that serves more than 18 bus routes, including the new Free MetroRide and Free MallRide. Located at 1700 Wewatta Street in Denver, the new transit hub provides convenient connections across our system and is just a step away from light rail and commuter rail.
Restoring a Welcoming Transit Environment
To create a better customer experience, RTD is implementing important safety enhancements in and around the Union Station bus concourse.
A A Line Now Open
Connecting Denver to DIA
This 22.8-mile commuter rail corridor operates between Union Station and Denver International Airport.
B LineNow Open
Connecting Denver and Westminster
The first 6.2-mile segment of the B Line from Union Station to Westminster opened July 25, 2016. When completed, the entire B Line will be a 41-mile commuter rail project from Union Station to Longmont, passing through North Denver, Adams County, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville and Boulder.
G LineNow Open
Connecting Denver, Arvada, and Wheat Ridge
This 11.2-mile electric commuter rail line connects Union Station to Wheat Ridge, passing through northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada.
N Line Now Open
Connecting Denver, Commerce City, Thornton, and Northglenn
Running from Union Station through Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn and Adams County, this 13-mile commuter rail line provides transportation options to riders in the north region.
Making Connections at Union Station
With service from Denver International Airport into the heart of Downtown Denver at Union Station, the A Line is opening up connections all across the Denver-metro area. Union Station is a multi-modal transit hub offering light rail, commuter rail, Greyhound, and Amtrak, as well as local and regional bus routes serving destinations across the region.
Free Wi-Fi at Union Station Bus Concourse
The underground bus concourse at Union Station provides all visitors with free access to Xfinity WiFi service. Simply connect to “xfinitywifi” to get Internet access.
- Enable WiFi on your device
- Select "xfinitywifi" network
- Open browser and begin
Union Station Landmarks
What used to be an abandoned rail yard is now a bustling urban environment, bursting with new businesses, new buildings, and new transportation options. Check out an interactive map of the area surrounding Union Station including five transit services, the immaculate Crawford Hotel, beautiful public spaces, and bustling retail, restaurants and boutiques.
- Chestnut Pavilion
- Underground Bus Concourse
- 17th Street Promenade
- Wewatta Pavilion
- Platform 4 Pavilion
- Train Hall
- Platform 2 Pavilion
- Union Station Pavilion
- The Great Hall
- Crawford Hotel
- One Union Station
- Wynkoop Plaza
Relocated in 2012 as a part of the Union Station master development plan, the C, E, and W rail lines use Union Station as the end-of-line station.
- C Line to Littleton – opened in 2000
- E Line to Lone Tree – opened in 2006
- W Line to Golden – opened in 2013
Closest to the rail plaza, this entry point to the underground bus concourse has stairs, escalators, and an elevator.
Now open, the bright, bold, and spacious, 22-gate underground Union Station Bus Concourse offers a comfortable, convenient experience for commuters and visitors alike.
The bus concourse serves 18 bus routes, including the new Free MetroRide and Free MallRide and three commercial routes. As a result, Market Street Station closed on May 11, 2014 and all service formerly running through Market Street Station moved to the new Union Station Bus Concourse.Learn more about the Union Station Bus Concourse
17th Street Promenade
The 17th Street Promenade is more than 30,000 square feet of shady, garden style public space. There’s more than 20 benches and 30 different types of drought resistant plants that help create an oasis in the middle of Union Station.
Located at 17th and Wewatta, this entry point into the underground bus concourse has stairs, escalators, and an elevator.
The Train Hall will be home to commuter rail lines opening in 2016 and 2018. As part of the FasTracks program, the new commuter rail lines will expand the RTD rail system north, east, and west, offering you more connections than ever before.
- University of Colorado A Line to Denver International Airport is now open
- G Line to Arvada/Wheat Ridge opened in Spring, 2019
- B Line to Westminster opened in Summer, 2016
- N Line to Thornton will open in 2020
Platform 4 Pavilion
This smaller pavilion provides access between the train hall and the bus concourse.
Platform 2 Pavilion
Amtrak customers can board their train off platform two, accessible from this pavilion. This smaller pavilion provides access between the train hall and the bus concourse.
Union Station Pavilion
Located nearest to the historic building, this entry point into the underground bus concourse and the train hall has stairs, escalators, and an elevator.
Great Hall in Union Station
Inside the historic building is the “Great Hall”, a 22,000 square foot, multi-use public space with these exciting new dining and retail options:
The Crawford Hotel
The historic Union Station building is being transformed into the Crawford Hotel, a 112-room independent hotel that will fill the upper levels. The Crawford Hotel, named after Union Station partner Dana Crawford, is managed by Denver’s Sage Hospitality.Learn more about the luxurious Crawford Hotel
One Union Station
LoDo is getting new restaurants and retail options that will make Union Station one of the hottest locations in town. Take a look at some of these featured restaurants:
This public plaza is 40,000 square feet of space designed to accommodate outdoor concerts, festivals, and holiday gatherings.