New Riders and Visitors

Whether you're visiting, new to the area or just new to riding transit, RTD makes it easy to figure out how to get to where you want to go. A great place to start is our trip planner. It will help you figure out which routes and services to use to reach your desired destination.

Then check out fares & passes to determine how much your trip will cost. If you're riding the train, the ticket vending machine (TVM) will figure out your fare for you when you input your starting and ending points. Parking fees apply at some Park‑n‑Rides. Learn about parking fees by visiting how to park.

If you're going to be riding RTD regularly, it pays to look at all the fare products like ticket books and passes that are available to help you save money. Many are even available at the online store.

Some of the most popular services for visitors are RTD's SkyRide and University of Colorado A Line to and from Denver International Airport and the Free MallRide running the length of the 16th Street Mall in Denver.

Then check out fares & passes to determine how much your trip will cost. If you're riding the train, you can conveniently purchase a 3-Hour Pass or Day Pass for unlimited trips on bus and train from our ticket vending machines located at train stations.

If you're going to need to get around for a few days, RTD offers a 10-Ride Ticket Book for visitors coming into town for a short stay. Parking fees apply at some RTD Park-n-Rides. Learn about parking fees by visiting how to park.


You might also view how to ride to answer any questions about riding the bus and rail or paying your fare. Before you know it, you'll be getting around on RTD like a pro.

If you still have more questions, you can always call RTD at 303-299-6000. We look forward to having you on board.