Jul 19 – 24, 2024
America/Denver timezone

Local Transit

Getting Around Denver

As a US city, you might assume Denver is car-dependent; however, GUADEC is centered around the Auraria Campus and Downtown Denver, which are very transit-friendly.

Public Transit: RTD

Public transit around the city is served by RTD (Regional Transportation District). Generally, we recommend sticking to the trains (light rail and commuter trains), but there are bus routes that serve a wider area.

The RTD Next Ride web app covers trip planning, timetables/schedules, alerts, and more. Google Maps and Citymapper both also support transit directions and schedules for Denver. 

Tickets can be bought:

  • Digitally on the RTD MyRide website or mobile apps
  • In person at any light rail station
  • At Union Station


  • 3-hour pass: $2.75
  • Day pass: $5.50 (if you're going to ride the train two times or more in a day, just do this!)
  • Airport day pass: $10 (includes transit to/from the Denver International Airport)


Uber and Lyft both operate across Denver with low wait times. If choosing to use a rideshare, try to buddy up to save on costs and carbon emissions! Lyft tends to be less expensive, but it can depend on the time/day and "surge" pricing.

  • Lyft (iOS and Android apps)
  • Uber (web, iOS and Android apps)