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Denver is a year-round fun city, so there is never a ‘bad’ time to visit. Summers here are pleasantly warm, but never grueling hot and the nights are always cool and refreshing. Winters are mild, which is why the cafes and shopping malls continue to offer outdoor seating throughout the year. If you are an avid skier ready to take on the slopes of Colorado, the best time to visit is from late November to the end of March. This gives the slopes enough time to develop ample snow pack, and the fresh powder builds up and begs to be tackled. If you are more the summer activity type, and you want to enjoy the river rafting, biking, and hiking of the Denver area, then May to October offers ideal temperatures and plenty of sunlight into the evening. Denver does get a surge of travelers for skiing season and summer activities. So, if you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy the city with more space and less crowds, as well as avoid the high season prices, the best time for travel would be between April and May or September to October.


Denver flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Denver found recently by users on momondo
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Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
ATL
27 Jul
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport
3h 09m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Spirit Airlines
DEN
30 Jul
Denver Intl airport
3h 00m
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport
63 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
DFW
20 Aug
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
2h 08m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Spirit Airlines
DEN
24 Aug
Denver Intl airport
1h 53m
DFW
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
81 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
DFW
04 Sep
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
2h 08m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Spirit Airlines
DEN
06 Sep
Denver Intl airport
1h 57m
DFW
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
81 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
DFW
06 Sep
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
2h 06m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Spirit Airlines
DEN
09 Sep
Denver Intl airport
1h 57m
DFW
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
81 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
ATL
16 Aug
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport
3h 09m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Spirit Airlines
DEN
19 Aug
Denver Intl airport
3h 00m
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport
85 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
ATL
21 Aug
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport
3h 09m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Spirit Airlines
DEN
25 Aug
Denver Intl airport
3h 00m
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport
85 USD
United Airlines
United Airlines
DFW
02 Nov
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
2h 06m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
United Airlines
DEN
05 Nov
Denver Intl airport
1h 55m
DFW
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
101 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
DFW
20 Aug
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
2h 08m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Spirit Airlines
DEN
24 Aug
Denver Intl airport
1h 53m
DFW
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
81 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
DFW
06 Sep
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
2h 06m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Spirit Airlines
DEN
09 Sep
Denver Intl airport
1h 57m
DFW
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
81 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
DFW
04 Sep
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
2h 08m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Spirit Airlines
DEN
06 Sep
Denver Intl airport
1h 57m
DFW
Dallas/Ft Worth & other airports airport
81 USD
Delta
Delta
LAX
31 Jul
Los Angeles airport
2h 18m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Delta
DEN
14 Aug
Denver Intl airport
2h 26m
LAX
Los Angeles airport
114 USD
Delta
Delta
LAX
31 Jul
Los Angeles airport
2h 18m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
Delta
DEN
06 Aug
Denver Intl airport
2h 26m
LAX
Los Angeles airport
115 USD

Which airlines fly to Denver?

Domestic flights to and from Denver International Airport (DIA) include Delta, United, Great Lakes Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and American Airlines. For international travelers, the best airlines to Denver include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, British Airways, Frontier, Lufthansa, and Volaris, running daily. Most offer round-trip and direct flight options too. Curbside check-in is available for American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United at DIA.


How to get from the airport to Denver city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Denver along with the distance from the city center
Denver Arapahoe Co
13 mi from city center
Denver Intl
18 mi from city center

The airport rail goes from the airport to Denver Union Station, and it takes approximately 37 minutes with a $9 – $13 USD fee. The cost depends on which way you are going and from which terminal. There are also taxi cabs at the loading and unloading areas as well as the airport shuttle, which take you straight to the downtown city center in 25 minutes. If you prefer public transportation, you have five bus routes that frequent the airport through SkyRide. Of course, there is also the option of ride-share services, like Lyft and Uber. It is definitely worth checking for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Denver

Most frequently searched flights to Denver along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Atlanta to Denver
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3h 09m
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New Orleans to Denver
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63 USD
Austin to Denver
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2h 08m
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San Antonio to Denver
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2h 12m
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72 USD
Houston to Denver
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2h 14m
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76 USD
St. Louis to Denver
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2h 16m
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Dallas to Denver
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80 USD
Chicago to Denver
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2h 33m
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82 USD
Minneapolis to Denver
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2h 05m
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83 USD
Baltimore to Denver
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3h 40m
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Boston to Denver
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4h 33m
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97 USD
Orlando to Denver
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3h 45m
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97 USD
Salt Lake City to Denver
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97 USD
Kansas City to Denver
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97 USD
Omaha to Denver
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1h 31m
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99 USD
Little Rock to Denver
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2h 19m
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107 USD
Los Angeles to Denver
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2h 10m
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109 USD
Cincinnati to Denver
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2h 48m
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109 USD
Charlotte to Denver
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3h 26m
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110 USD
Seattle to Denver
Fastest flight time
2h 20m
Cheapest price
112 USD
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How to get around in Denver?

The light rail has 6 lines that service 46 stations throughout the city. They run from 4:00 am – 2:00 am. A one-way trip costs from $2.25 – $5 USD depending on the station you are traveling to. If you plan to use the rail a lot during your visit, consider purchasing a day pass or multi-ride ticket to save money. The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) bus network is well connected throughout the city, and some buses run 24 hours per day with 125 different routes. Prices are like the rail and cost $2.25 – $5 USD depending on distance. RTD also offers a free ride that is known as the Mallride. It runs from the 16th Street Mall to downtown Denver and into LoDo (Lower Downtown Denver). The buses come every few minutes and run from 5:00 am – 1:30 am with a stop at almost every corner between the 3 points. Taxis are the most expensive option, with the cab’s meter starting at $2.50 USD and each mile costing an additional $2.50 USD after that. Extra passengers will cost $1 USD per person too.

From May to October, you can catch the Platte Valley Trolley, which takes you on the Riverfront sightseeing tour through South Platte River out of Confluence Park, to the Children’s Museum, past the downtown aquarium and Elitch Gardens. One ride is $5 USD for adults, $2 USD for children. The Trolley is available during the weekends starting on Friday and goes from noon to 3:30 pm coming every 30 minutes. An attractive option from spring into early fall are bike rentals. There are numerous bike paths and trails throughout the city, and using the Denver bike share program, known as B-Cycle, you will have access to 80 stations and over 800 bicycles throughout the city. It only costs $9 USD for a 24-hour pass, and you receive unlimited trips of 30 minutes per trip.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Denver?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Denver

Things to do and places of interest in Denver

Denver is home to museums, galleries, restaurants, and numerous activities. Just a few of the big attractions you can see while you visit Denver include:

For Sports Fans

Catch a game at Coors Field or the Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Families

Keep your kids entertained by visiting one of the many family hotspots like the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Downtown Aquarium (featuring over 500 species), the Children’s Museum of Denver, Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion, and the Denver Firefighters’ Museum.

Historical Sites

No trip to Denver is complete without stopping by the house of Molly Brown, a famous Titanic survivor who earned the name “Unsinkable Molly.” You can also visit the Denver US Mint location for free, where more than 5 million coins are minted each year.

Live Music

See if any events are going on at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre.

Food, Wine, and Local Brews

Larimer Square is a good place to start for local beers and cuisines. The famous Coors Brewery is open for tours and tastings too.

Shopping

Do not forget to stop in at Rockmount Ranch Wear to find your Colorado-ready Western-style attire.

Tips and tricks for visiting Denver

Bring Your Sunscreen

While visiting, do not forget to apply your sunscreen. With the higher altitude, you are exposed to much more sun in Denver than your skin might be used to.

Prepare for Altitude Adjustments

Denver is known as the Mile High City because it is a mile above sea level. However, if you are not used to such a high altitude, you may notice symptoms of altitude sickness on your first few days in the city.