Denver Mass Transit
DU strongly encourages members of our community to make use of Denver's public transit system (RTD). In addition to an on Campus light rail train station the University of Denver has 2 main thoroughfares serviced by Bus. These lines include the East-West bound Route 21: Evans Avenue and the North-South bound Route 24: University Boulevard. We provide employees and many of our students with passes that provide free service throughout the RTD system.
EcoPass smart cards are available to all full-time faculty and benefited staff free of charge through the Pioneer ID Card Office. The EcoPass provides free service for all RTD transportation modes including the rail lines to and from Denver International Airport. Exceptions are specialty services including the BroncoRide, RockiesRide, SkyRide, and other outlying service areas of metro Denver. Please contact RTD with the phone on the back of the card for any functionality issues as they should be able to correct any issues immediately. If RTD is unable to resolve the issue, contact the DU ID Card Office at 303-871-4545.
CollegePass smart cards are available to all eligible students listed below, through the Pioneer ID Card Office. The CollegePass provides free service for all RTD transportation modes including the rail lines to and from Denver International Airport. Exceptions are specialty services including the BroncoRide, RockiesRide, SkyRide, and other outlying service areas of metro Denver.
Issues with your pass? Please contact RTD with the phone on the back of the card and they should be able to correct the problem. If RTD is unable to resolve the issue, contact the DU ID Card Office at 303-871-4545.
Am I eligible for a student pass?
You can obtain a student EcoPass for Denver's public transit system if you fall into any of the following groups:
- Undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time
- Graduate students currently enrolled in a participating program
- Continuous enrollment students in Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science, and DU/Iliff Joint PhD
Please note that some graduate students are not eligible for the student EcoPass, including students in these units or programs:
- Daniels College of Business Executive MBA
- Executive Real Estate
- GSSW Distance students in Durango and Glenwood Springs
- Transportation Institute
- MSW@Denver online program students
- MLIS@Denver students
- School Counseling@Denver students
- RSECS Lockheed
- University College and Women's College
If you are not eligible for the Employee or Student Pass and would like to use the light rail and/or bus system, RTD sells Monthly Passes and 10-Ride Ticketbooks. You can purchase Ticketbooks online, from King Soopers or Safeway, or from the Transportation Center (cash only).
Public Transportation to Special Destinations
The A Line to Denver International Airport departs from Union Station downtown regularly and can be accessed via the University of Denver light rail station.
Additionally, SkyRide buses depart from each SkyRide stop on an hourly basis throughout the day and into the late evening. Look up your schedule and get going.
- AA Northglenn / Thornton to Denver Airport
- AB Boulder / US 36 to Denver Airport
- AT Denver Tech Center / Aurora to Denver Airport
Buses depart for Sports Authority Field from many Park-n-Rides and stops around the metro area up to 2½ hours before kickoff on weekend game days and up to 2 hours before kickoff on weekday game days. Getting home after the game is easy. Just find your bus in its designated row and board for your return trip. Visit RTD BroncosRide for more information.
CME Colorado Mountain Express - For 35 years, Colorado Mountain Express has set the standard for excellence in ground transportation offering a variety of services and flexible options for guests traveling to Colorado's High Country. Whether it's airport shuttle service or privately chauffeured travel in luxury SUVs or Sprinter vans, you'll find it easy to arrange what you need from our fleet of Ford Transit and e350 vans, four-wheel drive SUVs, and Mercedes Benz Sprinters.
Winter Park Express Ski Train - The Winter Park Express ski train ties together the area's rich skiing and railroad history as it carries passengers through some of Colorado's most beautiful landscapes. The ride begins at Denver Union Station, a newly renovated 1914 Beaux-Arts train station in the heart of the city. The station is the city's transportation hub with direct rail access to Denver International Airport, making it possible to touch down from anywhere in the world and ride the rails all the way to the pristine slopes at Winter Park Resort.
Bustang - Bustang® is the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) interregional express bus service connecting major populations, employment centers and local transit entities along the I-25 and I-70 corridors. Connectivity, convenience and comfort are the hallmarks of Bustang's success in helping further CDOT's multi-modal mission.
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