From Denver International Airport (DIA)
The Boulder University Inn is just about 50 miles northwest of Denver International Airport.
RTD SkyRide Bus
The SkyRide air conditioned buses have plush, adjustable seating; drivers provide luggage storage assistance in separate compartment. These regional Transportation District (RTD) buses run hourly, at a few minutes past the hour, between roughly 6:00 a.m. and midnight. Travel time to Boulder is roughly 55-90 minutes. All information is available on the RTD SkyRide website to get to our Boulder hotel.
- Purchase tickets at the RTD counter in the main terminal (northwest corner of fountain area), or pay exact fare ($13) on the bus. (Pricing subject to change without notice)
- Follow signs to the RTD bus stop at the airport (map)
- Take the RTD SkyRide AB bus (schedule - see W-bound section for service from terminal to Boulder)
- Get off at final stop: Boulder Station and Catch a local taxi to the hotel, or,
- Get off at 16th and Broadway. From there take the public SKIP bus to the stop at 1636 Broadway (which is free with if you request a transfer pass on the SkyRide Bus).
Rental car companies in the airport terminal.
Boulder SuperShuttle (Commercial Van)
Shuttle vans leave from east and west sides of the main terminal hourly between roughly 6:00 a.m. and midnight; travel time to Boulder is roughly 50-80 minutes from airport to the hotel, but can be upwards of 2 hours from the hotel to the airport, depending upon the number of passengers to be pickup around town, and their timeliness. No reservations are needed from DIA to Boulder. Purchase tickets at the main terminal.
For alternatives use the “find a transportation provider” search engine on the DIA ground transportation page.
Driving Directions from the Denver Airport to Boulder
From Denver International Airport (DIA):
Exit DIA on Peña Boulevard. Continue until you reach I-70 West. Take I-70 West to the I-270 North Exit toward Fort Collins. Take I-270 North to U.S. Hwy 36 West Exit, toward Boulder. Continue on Hwy 36 into Boulder. Hwy 36 will change into 28th Street just past Baseline Exit. Take 28th to Arapahoe. Go left (west) on Arapahoe Ave. to Broadway. Go left on Broadway and Boulder University Inn will be on your left just off the intersection of Arapahoe and Broadway.
From Denver International Airport (DIA) via toll way (more direct):
Exit airport via Pena Blvd. Take the E-470 Toll way North exit 6B toward Fort Collins, Merge onto E-470 North (Portions toll), E-470 North becomes Northwest Parkway East (Portions toll), Northwest Parkway West becomes Storage Tek Drive, Merge onto US Highway 36 West, Take the Baseline Rd exit toward CO-93, Turn Left onto Baseline Rd, Turn slight right onto Broadway Street (CO-93 NORTH). Boulder University Inn is on your right hand side just before Arapahoe Ave. Total distance from Denver International Airport: 43 miles
To Denver International Airport (DIA) via toll road from the Boulder University Inn:
Turn right out of the parking lot onto Broadway. Make your next right turn on Arapahoe Ave. Follow Arapahoe Ave. to 28th Street (Highway 36) and make a right (South). Take Highway 36 out of Boulder (9 miles) and exit Storagetek Drive. Make a left at exit and follow signs for Northwest Parkway. Northwest Parkway turns into E-470 (follow signs to airport). Exit E-470 at Pena Blvd. You will pass 3 toll booths, approximately $9.10 total. Cameras will photograph the front and rear license plates and a statement is mailed to the vehicle owner at the address on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Note: Toll fees are subject to change without notice