Free MallRide

There's so much to see and do downtown!RTD's Free MallRide connects you to the sights and sounds of downtown Denver. All rides are free, just hop on board!

16th Street Free MallRide Buses

The 16th Street Free MallRide vehicle fleet consists of fully-electric, battery-powered vehicles. All buses have three doors, 18 seats, two wheelchair spaces, and can hold a maximum of 88 passengers.

The 36 buses currently operating replaced the older fleet which was approximately 17 years old, having more than 200,000 miles each. As the 16th Street Mall is approximately 1 mile long – that’s a lot of trips up and down the mall!

Mallride Detour Extends to Civic Center Station

The below map outlines where the Free MallRide is currently operating due to continued construction on the 16th Street Mall. RTD began detouring Free MallRide service around construction in April 2022. 

Free MallRide vehicles are operating on 15th and 17th streets so RTD can continue to provide Free MallRide service to the area. Sign up for RTD Service Alerts for the latest updates, and click here to learn more about Denver's 16th Street Mall Project.

Vehicle Pics


Traveling from one end of Denver's bustling 16th Street Mall to the other, the Free MallRide runs seven days a week between Civic Center Station and Union Station.

Free Mallride Schedule