Travelers arriving at Denver International Airport now have the option of traversing the 24 miles to downtown on a high-speed rail line that travels 79 MPH. The train will operate on the long-awaited A Line, a project launched by the Denver Regional Transportation District to facilitate easier transfers for travelers coming to the city. Aside from the speed of transfer, train fares are $9, compared to taxi fares that often topped $60, and convention and visitor bureau officials say it is a great stride towards making Denver a premiere destination. “World class meeting and convention destinations offer world class public transportation for their attendees,” said Richard Scharf, president and CEO of Visit Denver. “Denver offers a stellar public transportation network, and this addition really helps to bring our city to the next level by connecting our airport directly to our compact, walkable downtown with convenience and value.”
Denver International is the sixth busiest airport in the United States and the 19th busiest in the world. The Colorado Convention Center, Denver’s primary exhibition venue, is downtown with a station on the city’s light rail system.