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airport to city center at night

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airport to city center at night

Our flight gets in at 10:15pm and I need to get to central Denver. I'm thinking my best option is RTD bus to Market Street Station, and then take a taxi (would be abt 3 miles in the taxi). Is it safe? (50-ish woman and my 14 year old son, from San Francisco so used to cities). By the time we got there it would probably be almost midnight - would there be taxis around at that time, or should we call on the way?

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1. Re: airport to city center at night

That area of town is mostly safe, with normal "keep your wits about you" caveats. There should be taxi's about as there is a lot of night life in the area.

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2. Re: airport to city center at night

Agree with your plan. No need to take a taxi (at such cost) from the airport when RTD is so much cheaper.. RTD's Website notes departures of AF SkyRide buses to downtown (and beyone) at 10:50PM, 11:50PM and 12:50AM weekdays, arriving downtown about 50 minutes later.

Taxis don't cruise the streets of Denver, looking for fares. I don't remember a taxi rank at Market Street Station. Sometimes taxis are stationed at certain hotels. It might help to phone one of the taxi operators before you leave, and ask for advice. (Like asking where might taxis wait for passengers near Market Street Station - or do you need to phone to book one?)

Alternatively, you could phone RTD for advice on linking up with a taxi (or bus?) to your destination. RTD's number is 303-299-6000. The Website below also lets you submit a question - for an emailed reply:


Maybe phoning RTD might be better, first. If you phoned them first, it might help you to frame your question for a taxi operator - if eventually you had to phone one of them.

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3. Re: airport to city center at night

There are typically Taxis near the station. EarthlingOnline I have flagged down many a taxi in Downtown denver, Not like NY but they are there. Also if your hotel is near 16th you can take the


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4. Re: airport to city center at night

I'll second Alli's observation: I have always been able to catch a cab from Market St. Station.

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