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Airport to downtown & rtn - taxi/bus/shuttle -which is best?

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Airport to downtown & rtn - taxi/bus/shuttle –which is best?

We(2 plus suitcases) arrive at the airport Saturday afternoon in early March and have to transfer to the Brown Palace hotel downtown. We then leave Sunday afternoon back to the airport.

Our understanding is-

Shuttle – approx $18 each – but we may wait and then be taken around town for other drop offs??

Skyride- $9 each,just over an hour travelling time, but stops at the Market Street station , so could use a taxi here, or get on the free bus down to near the hotel ( but will have suitcases and its Saturday afternoon!!) or is there a better stop?

Taxi- Approx cost (pre/post tip) and journey time- how much/long should we allow?

Views from local knowledge and experience much appreciated.

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1. Re: Airport to downtown & rtn - taxi/bus/shuttle –which is best?

I have lots of experience with Skyride; the buses are very nice, and the trip doesn't actually take much longer than what the shuttle would probably take. As you mentioned, the free bus running up and down 16th St will take you from Market St Station to within 1 block of the Brown Palace. The one issue can be the schedule, as the bus to downtown runs at most frequently, every 30 minutes, but sometimes it's every hour. The other issue is, if you go directly to the bus, make sure you have the exact fare, however, I also think you can buy a ticket inside the airport at the RTD counter. You can do more research at: rtd-denver.com

A taxi will be by far the quickest (about 30 minutes), with no wait at the airport, and get you directly to the front door of the hotel, but will cost around $40, close to $50 with tip.

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2. Re: Airport to downtown & rtn - taxi/bus/shuttle –which is best?

Your information gratefully received. As our time is short we may try the skyride in but take the taxi out. Thanks for the local insight.

3. Re: Airport to downtown & rtn - taxi/bus/shuttle –which is best?

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