Denver Union Station

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Denver Union Station is a historic train terminal and is the main hub for the RTD Rail system and buses.

Points of interest


Light Rail

The platform for Light Rail is located by the west end of Denver Union Station complex. Ticket machines are available at the station. Purchase ticket before boarding.

This station features a side and a center platform. This is the last stop for Rtdlr-c.svg Rtdlr-e.svg Rtdlr-w.svg lines.

The underground bus concourse connects the light rail platforms with the Train Hall (commuter rail and Amtrak) and the Great Hall (main station building).

RTD Light Rail lines
Adjacent stop Adjacent stop
Rtdlr-c.svg Line
Pepsi Center-Elitch Gardens
South to Littleton-Mineral (C), Lincoln (E), JeffCo-Golden (W)
Rtdlr-e.svg Line
Rtdlr-w.svg Line

When Rtdlr-c.svg line is not running (midday and most of weekend), take Rtdlr-e.svg line train and transfer to Rtdlr-d.svg line train at 10th & Osage Station.

Commuter Rail

Union Station Track 2 platform and RTD communter rail cars.jpg

Commuter trains stop in the Train Hall by main station building (Great Hall) in the center of the Denver Union Station complex. Ticket machines are available at the station. Purchase ticket before boarding.

This station features multiple platforms (1 through 8, except 4 and 5) for Commuter Rail (some are reserved for future service). This is the last stop for University of Colorado Rtdlr-a.svg line and Rtdlr-b.svg line.

RTD Commuter Rail lines
Adjacent stop Adjacent stop
Rtdlr-a.svg Line (Platform 1)
38th & Blake
East to Airport
Rtdlr-b.svg Line
North to Westminster

This station is served by California Zephyr trains. Waiting room and ticket office is available. Amtrak trains use platforms 4 and 5.

Amtrak station code: DEN [1]
Next stop Next stop
Fraser-Winter Park
West to Emeryville/San Francisco
California Zephyr
Fort Morgan
East to Chicago

Underground bus station

Interior at Union Station Transit Center, Denver.JPG
Exterior Denver Union Station Transit Center.jpg

This station features an underground bus concourse with 22 gates.

Numerous RTD regional and express buses stop at this station in the underground level.

Flatiron Flyer
Flatiron Flyer Express
Flatiron Flyer Short Turn
Denver / East Boulder (Reverse Commute)
Longmont / Denver
Longmont / Denver Express via Highway 287 & US 36
Longmont / Denver Express via Hwy 66 & I-25
Longmont / Denver Express via Hwy 52 & I-25
Downtown Denver 18th/19th streets
South Broadway
East Colfax Avenue
20th Avenue
North Federal Limited
North Colorado Limited
Olde Town Arvada Limited
Quaker via Ward Limited
West 80th Limited
Commerce City / Denver Express
Wagon Road / Thornton Express

Street level

Downtown Denver 16th Street Mall
East 12th Avenue
North Pecos
28th Avenue
West 32nd Avenue / City Park
44th Avenue


Fort Collins - Loveland - Denver
Colorado Springs - Denver
Grand Junction - Denver

Express Arrow

Intercity bus: Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska


Intercity bus to Salt Lake City, Dallas, Raton, El Paso. No ticket sales available at this location. Nearest stop where tickets are sold is at Denver Bus Center. Stop info, Current bus status