1. Determine if Parking Fees Apply

    It's free to park at more than half of our Park-n-Rides. Parking fees apply at some Park-n-Rides. If your vehicle is registered at an address within RTD boundaries, you may park for free the first 24-hour period every day you park. For parking that extends beyond the first 24 hours, a $2.00 daily fee applies. If your vehicle is registered out of district, a $4.00 daily fee applies. You must pay before getting on the bus or train.

    To find a Park-n-Ride closest to you, take a look at the Park-n-Ride map, or view a list of Park-n-Ride facilites.

  2. Determine if You're in or out of District

    Fees vary for in and out of district passengers. Use the license plate lookup to see if your vehicle is registered to an address in or out of RTD boundaries.

    License Plate Lookup

    Note: changes to your motor vehicle registration record may not be reflected. RTD cannot dispense license plate registration address information nor update vehicle registration records, please contact your county motor vehicle office.

  3. Pay for Parking


    Pay-by-phone is available for daily and extended parking. When you pay by phone you will need to provide your license plate number and the Park-n-Ride or station parking zone number. You can also find the parking zone number posted on the sign above the pay station at each location.

    Mobile website
    Call 1-877-727-5951
    Download the app

    A nominal fee will be included when paying by phone.

    Pay Station

    Once you've arrived at the Park-n-Ride or train station, find the blue canopy pay station near the bus stop or train platform. Your license plate number will be required. You may pay cash (exact change, please) or use VISA, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. Customers may park up to 30 days.

    Reserved Parking

    Passengers within the RTD service area may pay a monthly fee for reserved parking for arrival times between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday - Friday. After 10 a.m., reserved parking spaces are available for anyone. You can set up your account online. See Parkmobile’s privacy policy.

    Set up an automated account

    When you set up an account with a required deposit, you receive a 15% discount on parking rates. Each time you park, your account is charged. You can set up your account online. See Parkmobile’s privacy policy.

    Paid parking at RTD facilities is managed by SP+ and when parking fees are paid, Parkmobile on behalf of SP+ will collect financial information, including full bank account numbers, and credit/debit card numbers for virtual wallet accounts, permit fees, and parking fees. RTD does not collect financial information for parking. See Parkmobile’s privacy policy.

Additional Information

Long-Term Parking

Vehicles may be parked continuously for no longer than 30 consecutive days. Vehicles parked greater than 30 consecutive days without being moved may be subject to ticketing and towing at the owners expense.

RV Parking

RV parking is not allowed at any RTD location.

Parking for Airport Travel & Transportation

When parking at the 61st and Peña Station Park-n-Ride* for extended time while traveling via the University of Colorado A Line or SkyRide bus service, parking fees will apply.

Parking rate options for 61st and Peña Station are $3.00/12 hours, or $6.00/day. Please visit www.flydenver.com for more information.

You must pay before getting on the train. Beginning January 2, 2020, payment kiosks will no longer accept payment. Instead, please use the Passport Parking app by visiting www.PassportParking.com, download the app and enter Parking Zone number 4645.

Safety Tip: Don't advertise your absence. Take your parking receipt with you and do not leave it on your dash.

*This is a private parking lot managed by Denver International Airport. Parking fees are $3 every 12 hours or $6 per day (no discounts or free parking). Must pre-pay via www.PassportParking.com. For more information visit www.flydenver.com.


There are no exemptions from parking fees after 24 hours. If your vehicle is registered to an address outside RTD boundaries you may apply for an exemption from out of district parking fees if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • Recently moved into District: People who recently moved to an address inside RTD boundaries from either Colorado or out-of-State who plan to update their vehicle registration within time limits prescribed by Colorado law.

  • U.S. military personnel: U. S. military personnel from out of state who are assigned to active duty in Colorado and who reside within RTD boundaries.

    Military exemption form

  • College students: College students currently enrolled in at least 10 credit hours, who attend classes a minimum of 3 days a week and temporarily reside within RTD boundaries while attending school.

    Student exemption form

  • Disabled drivers: Drivers whose vehicles display a valid disabled placard or license plate (including disabled veterans) are exempt from paying parking fees for the first 24-hours. For parking that extends beyond the first 24-hours, a $2.00 daily fee applies.

    Disabled drivers exemption form


Nonpayment of applicable parking fees will result in any of the following violations:

  • First violation: warning
  • Second violation: $20
  • Third violation: $50
  • Fourth violation: $100
  • Fifth and subsequent violation: $100, boot or tow at owner's risk

If you disagree with your violation notice, you can fill out a violation dispute form or call 303-292-1505. Violations can be paid by calling 303-292-1505, or online. Customers with a dispute have the right to a formal dispute hearing conducted by an appointed RTD Hearing Officer. Requests for such a hearing must be made in writing with 14 days of the occurrence to the Parking Program Manager, 1660 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202.

Alternatives to Parking

Though we try to plan adequate space at all Park-n-Rides, certain locations fill up early. If they do, consider the following:

  • Take an RTD bus or FlexRide to your Park-n-Ride, and ask the driver for a 3-Hour Pass when you board. Use it as a credit toward your fare on your connecting route.
  • Try another Park-n-Ride along your route.
  • Have someone drop you off and pick you up.
  • Start/join a carpool or vanpool.
  • Ride your bike, rent a bike locker or bring your bike with you on bus or train. RTD has a limited number of leased bike lockers available and many bike racks.

The Fine Print About Park-n-Ride and Parking Fees

RTD Park-n-Rides are for the specific use of transit passengers. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Covered and uncovered parking options vary by location. Drivers of vehicles who are in violation of the parking rules and fees may receive a warning, be ticketed, booted or towed at the owner’s expense. RTD is not responsible for loss, damage, or theft of your vehicle or belongings while parked at a Park-n-Ride. SP+ manages and monitors all license plates daily at Park-n-Rides where parking fees apply.

Fees at Park-n-Rides

Free Park-n-Rides

In-District and out-of-District passengers can park for FREE at the following facilities:

Park-n-Rides with Fees

In-District, initial 24 hours per visit: free
In-District, each additional 24 hours: $2.00
Out-of-District, every 24 hours: $4.00

** No overnight parking permitted at this station.

Parking at RidgeGate Parkway Station

Parking fees are now in effect at the RidgeGate Parkway Station Park-n-Ride as of October 21, 2019.

Privately Owned Parking Facilities