When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Denver?
Return flights to Denver International are generally cheaper outside the summer months, which is the peak season for festivals and outdoor activities. Colorado’s world-class ski resorts are a major draw in the winter months. The best time to find cheap flights to Denver is in the quieter early springtime, after the ski season and before the summer festivities get under way.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Denver?
Book a few months ahead for the best choice of deals and fares, especially if you’re travelling for a specific event, like the Telluride Film Festival. Various airlines fly to or via Denver so if your dates are flexible, you might be able to bag a last-minute bargain. With Netflights, you can compare prices and routes to find the option that fits your budget and itinerary. Low-cost airline Norwegian offers cheap direct flights to Denver from several UK airports, though it’s also worth checking whether journeys with one or more stops could work out cheaper. If you’re planning on skiing or snowboarding, book your flights in autumn – and don’t forget to check the baggage allowances for skis and other sports equipment.
Flying to Denver International Airport DEN
Denver International Airport (DEN) is the USA’s sixth-busiest airport, and a major hub for business and leisure travellers alike. Its facilities include shopping, currency exchange, free Wi-Fi, restaurants and cafés. There are also water bottle filling stations, private nursing rooms, pet restrooms and a pet resort on site.
You can get direct flights to Denver International from London Heathrow with American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Finnair, Norwegian Air Shuttle and United Airlines. London Gatwick also offers direct flights to DEN with Norwegian. Air Canada, Austrian Airlines, Iceland Air, Lufthansa, SN Brussels Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic run services with one or two stops. You might need to swap to another airline on some routes, though this won’t always be necessary. You can also get flights to Denver from other UK airports including Manchester, Birmingham and Jersey.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Denver International Airport is a single-terminal airport, with departures on Level 6 of the Jeppesen Terminal and arrivals on Level 4. Taxi, van and shuttle services are based at Level 5. There are three gates, A, B and C. International flights arrive at Gate A, which is connected to the terminal by train and a passenger bridge. Gates B and C are only accessible by a train from the terminal. The terminal has a number of useful facilities for passengers, including more than 100 shops and restaurants, currency exchange, banks, ATMs and a hotel.
Getting to the City from Denver International Airport DEN
The city is a short train ride away. The University of Colorado A Line connects the airport to downtown Union Station in 37 minutes. Trains run every 15 minutes during peak travel times, and every 30 minutes off peak. Taxis are available from the Jeppesen Terminal, with flat-rate charges to popular destinations in the area. Ride-sharing services, shuttle buses, hotel shuttles and mountain carriers can also be pre-booked online for pick-ups at the airport. There are more than 10 car rental companies at Denver International, and they provide a shuttle service to and from the Jeppesen Terminal.
Why visit Denver?
Denver, also known as the Mile High City, is the gateway to Colorado’s epic Rocky Mountains, national state parks and forests, and world-class ski resorts – but it’s also a sophisticated and diverse city in its own right. The historic Five Points District is home to more than 50 jazz clubs, where legendary musicians including Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday once performed, and there are three museums celebrating the city’s African-American heritage.
Denver’s thriving food and drink scene include an annual restaurant festival in February and March. The city also has a rich history in brewing, and downtown you’ll find many brewpubs and microbreweries – plus, every autumn the city hosts the Great American Beer Festival and the Denver Beer Fest. Colorado’s natural wonders are easily accessible from the city, and you can also discover the region’s fascinating frontier past by taking a journey on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, with its panoramic views across forests and valleys.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
To enter the United States using a British passport you’ll need prior authorisation, either through a visa, a Permanent Resident Card, or the Visa Waiver Programme. You may find it useful to have some US dollars with you when you arrive, especially if you plan to take public transport from the airport into the city. Don’t forget to check that your travel insurance includes cover in the US.