The Free MallRide is available every day from as early as 4:59 a.m. on weekdays with the last complete round-trip leaving at 1:19 a.m. from Union Station. Shuttles run approximately every light cycle during rush-hours, and every 3 to 15 minutes all other times.
The Free MallRide stops at every intersection along the 1.2 mile-long mall from the Regional Transportation District's (RTD’s) Union Station and Civic Center Station, with a total traveling time of approximately 15.5 minutes. Major connections for bus service can be made at the Civic Center Station and Union Station bus concourse.
Free MallRide Fleet
RTD’s free shuttle bus service along the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver operates every day from as early as 5 am on weekdays. It stops at every intersection along the 1.2-mile pedestrian and transit mall between Union Station and Civic Center Station, with a total travel time of approximately 15.5 minutes.
Free MallRide Connections to Rail
In 2011, the Free MallRide was extended to Union Station, where it connects with the C, E, and W light rail lines as well as the University of Colorado A, B, and G commuter rail Lines.
In 2017, 36 Free MallRide zero emission, fully electric battery operated vehicles were introduced with three doors, 18 seats, two wheelchair spaces, and room for 88 passengers. Vehicles have heat and air conditioning.
Heart of Downtown
The atmosphere of the 16th Street Mall and the ease of movement provided by the Free MallRide create a dynamic center for activity. The Mall was designed as an outdoor plaza, allowing for unique food and gift carts, outdoor dining, outdoor events and open seating for socializing or a game of chess. Frequent service on the Free MallRide allows for easy travel to and from places of employment and some of the finest restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.
2019 Total Ridership 10,076,058
- 2018 Total Ridership: 9,426,866