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Youth 19 and under ride at no cost September ’23 – August ’24!  

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  1. Determine if Parking Fees Apply

    Park-n-Ride fees largely depend on if your vehicle is registered to an address within the boundaries of the RTD service district. If your vehicle is registered within RTD Boundaries, it's free to park at nearly all of RTD’s Park-n-Rides for up to 24 hours. If your vehicle is registered to an address outside the district, then you may need to pay for the first 24 hours of parking. Use our License Plate Lookup tool below, or the Lookup Your RTD District tool to confirm if your vehicle is registered to an address inside or outside the district.

    For parking that extends beyond the first 24 hours, a $2.00 daily fee applies to vehicles registered within the district. 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 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 for up to 30 days.

    Mobile Payments

    Mobile payment is available for daily and extended parking. When you pay with your mobile device you will need to provide your license plate number and the Park-n-Ride or station parking zone number. You can find the parking zone number posted on signs above the pay stations at each location.

    Download the App:
    Download the RTD MyRide app on the Google Play Store Download the RTD MyRide app on the App Store

    Other Mobile Payment Options
    1. mobile website
    2.    Scan QR code at Pay Station to pay via mobile website
    3.    Pay by text- Text the Parking Zone number to 201.379.2616, then pay via the link response to the mobile site.

    See a list of Parking Zone numbers
    Terms of Use

    Reserved Parking

    Customers 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 or log into your existing Reserved account. Please view the SP+Parking privacy policy.

  4. For questions and feedback on payments, reserved spaces, exemptions, or enforcement please email [email protected] or call 303.292.1505.

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

Park-n-Rides offer significant cost savings to parking at Denver International Airport and those located along the A Line provide direct access to the airport without the need to transfer lines.

Note you must pay for parking ahead of you leaving your vehicle and boarding RTD.

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

The 61st•Peña Park-n-Ride is managed by Denver International Airport. Visit for pricing and other information.


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.

Unless otherwise permitted by RTD, parking a vehicle in Park-n-Rides without use of the RTD transit system is prohibited and may subject the owner to penalties including towing of the vehicle at the owner’s expense.

DenverTrack Badge

Our partners at the Denver Police Department are committed to reducing auto thefts in Denver with their DenverTrack program. DenverTracks works with vehicle GPS systems to track stolen vehicles in real time. To learn more and register your vehicle, click here.

Parking Resources

Fees at Park-n-Rides

Free Park-n-Rides

In-District and out-of-District customers can park for FREE for 24 hours 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

* Pay Station for RTD Customers is located in the bus terminal lobby.
** No overnight parking permitted at this station.

Privately Owned Parking Facilities