Are you flying to Denver International Airport (DEN) and would you like to travel with your own rental car to Denver and the state of Colorado? Then it can be worthwhile to rent your car directly at the airport, as you can choose your car from the fleet of more than ten car rental companies at Denver Airport. Compare the prices and conditions of all car rental companies at Denver Airport and book your rental car online in less than 5 minutes.
View over Denver
Fortunately, the rental car counters at Denver Airport (DEN) are easy to find, as they are located in the middle of the terminal on level 5, from where you have easy access to the parking lot to pick up your rental car right away. If you are unable to find your way around the airport despite the signs at the airport, it is best to contact the uniformed airport staff, who will be happy to escort you to the rental car counter.
Spring in Denver means not too hot and not too cold weather, but the ideal temperatures to enjoy the breathtaking nature to the fullest. Because of its proximity to the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a great place to go for long hikes in spring. Immerse yourself in the blossoming life and enjoy the pleasant peace and quiet. To relax from the hike, you can finish off the spring evenings at one of Denver's restaurants. If the weather is not so nice in Denver during the spring months, you can visit Lower Downtown, the center of Denver. The numerous shops invite you to go shopping. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Denver's artists' quarter in the spring. Museums, galleries and a huge library are waiting for you.
Car rental at the airport
There is no shortage of car rentals at Denver Airport, and you'll find a large number of the world-renowned car rental companies with whom you're in the best of hands. However, the airport is very busy with almost 600,000 aircraft movements per year, so you should definitely reserve a rental car before you start your journey. Below we have put together a list of car rental companies where you can rent a car when you arrive, with some companies maintaining buildings outside the terminal:
The nearest petrol station is Conoco, directly on the feeder road to the airport, the Pena Blv. at a distance of about 5.6 km.
Those who have travelled to Denver for more than just business reasons should take advantage of the opportunity to rent a car in Colorado or even one of the neighboring states, such as Wyoming or New Mexico. Take a trip to Cheyenne and visit the Cowgirls of the West Museum, take a look at the beautifully refurbished Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site Museum in Laramie, be enchanted by the Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs or take a walk over the Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City. For those who prefer untouched nature, the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park, the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee Grassland or the White River National Forest and the Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands are particularly popular.
By rental car to the Rocky Mountains
Our tip: Although you do not need an international driver's license to drive a rental car in the USA, this is often required in practice, so you should make an early application.
The most populous city in Colorado presents itself as unusual as the airport with its canopy roof. Reason enough not to leave the Rocky Mountains with his rental car, but to acclimatize for a few days. The botanical garden or the State Capitol is worth a special detour, but also a visit to one or two museums such as the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Art Museum or the Forney Museum of Transportation should definitely be on your to-do list before you leave the city. If you are planning to travel to Colorado for the first time, the following mileage information may help you plan your trip in the USA.
|Place name||Distance to Denver Airport DEN||Travel time|
|Denver city center||25 miles||28 min.|
|Cheyenne||106 miles||1 h. 37 min.|
|Colorado Springs||84 miles||1 h. 20 min.|
|Grand Junction||267 miles||4 h. 26 min.|
|Topeka||557 miles||8 h. 30 min.|
Discovering Denver by rental car
A long-haul flight can be tiring, which is why no one resents you if you don't want to get into your rental car right after you arrive, but want to travel to the city centre by taxi or bus from the airport's seven taxi companies or "Bustang" company. In addition, you can also take the train from Level 1 to the city centre, a cheap alternative at $9 if you are not carrying too much luggage.
Dine, Relax and Shop is the motto at Denver Airport, which in fact boasts more than 140 shops, restaurants and service providers. Whether breakfast, sweet delicacies, healthy juice, dishes from the wok or fiery grilled steaks, here you can be sure that no wishes remain unfulfilled. But there is no shortage of bookshops, electronics stores and souvenir shops, too, so that you can spend your waiting time until departure relaxed.