Denver International (DEN) Airport Guide

Denver International  (DEN) Airport Guide

As the fifth-busiest airport in North America, Denver International Airport handles more than 50 million passengers every year and has one terminal building and three concourses.

The airport is served by most major airlines, including Lufthansa, British Airways, Delta and is located around 23 miles north-east of downtown Denver.

Denver International Airport has scooped a host of prestigious awards in recent years and was named as the best airport in America by Business Traveler Magazine in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

A huge airport, it is twice the size of Manhattan Island and stretches further than the city borders of Boston, San Francisco and Miami.

The airport was opened 14 years ago and designed to afford those inside spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains.

Denver International Airport Amenities

Passengers travelling through Denver International Airport can rest assured that they will be well looked after, with an extensive range of amenities available.

There are dozens of shops and passengers hoping to snap up some last-minute gifts can head to the Colorado Collection, Peak Concepts Gifts and Greetings from Colarado.

The airport is home to a large duty free store, as well as several departure lounge favourites such as the Sunglass Hut and the Body Shop.

There is a wide selection of places to eat and drink, with everything from sit-down restaurants to speciality coffee shops, including Taco Bell and the Timberline Steakhouse.

Denver International Airport is also home to a post office, money exchange centre and several internet kiosks, as well as an interfaith chapel and several travellers' assistance desks.

There is also a pet exercise area and four smoking lounges located throughout the terminal building.

The airport is home to one of the state's largest collections of public art and passengers with a little spare time on their hands can view the impressive sculptures, murals and installations that are on display.

Terminals at Denver International

Denver International Airport has one main building - the Jeppesen Terminal - and three concourses, which are linked by and underground system.

Denver International Transport Links

The airport's Ground Transport Information Centre is open daily from 6.30am to 11.30pm and passengers will find representatives on hand to help them plan their onward journey.

Options include travelling by bus, with regular services provided by RTD Skyride or taking a taxi ride.

Rental cars are also available at the airport, with most major companies operating from there, including Alamo, Budget and Dollar Car Rental.