Getting Around, Colorado Springs Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(Colorado Springs, Colorado - CO, USA)

Colorado Springs is highly accessible, with many travel and transport options available. Several major highways pass through the city, as well as I-70 and I-25 intersecting an hour's drive to the north at Denver. Interstate 25 makes for a scenic way to travel south from Denver to Colorado Springs.

The city boasts a busy airport, although Denver International serves more destinations with more frequent flights. Denver is a major transportation hub, with most visitors to Colorado Springs passing through Denver at some point on their journey. But the city's status as the second largest in the state ensures that transportation links to the city are frequent and reliable.

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) / Arriving by Air

Colorado Springs Airport offers more than 100 daily flights to and from destinations across the country. Many hotels provide courtesy travel to and from the airport (a 30-minute drive), while shuttle services and taxis are also available here.

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) Guide

Denver International Airport (DEN) / Arriving by Air

Depending on where you're flying from, Denver International Airport may offer cheaper flight options than Colorado Springs Airport as it is a major air hub and it is only an extra 30-minute drive. Airport travel and ground transport options include shuttle services, car hire and taxis. For further information, please refer to the Colorado Springs Airport page.

Denver International Airport (DEN) Guide

Car Rental

Car rental is available at the airport as well as in and around downtown, with several different companies represented. Most visitors tend to rent a car to travel around as the traffic rarely gets congested, there is ample parking and many of the main attractions, such as the Garden of the Gods, are only accessible by car.

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Buses and Coaches

A comprehensive local bus network connects all major attractions and destinations across the city, operating from Monday to Friday, 05:20 to 22:40, and Saturdays, 06:00 to 18:00. Greyhound and TNMandO coaches offer regional and interstate services and reasonably priced travel.


The daily east-west California Zephyr, operated by Amtrak between San Francisco and Chicago, stops at Denver, an hour's drive north of Colorado Springs.


Taxis are available 24 hours through Yellow Cab, while taxis are also available at the airport.