Denver South Transportation


Taking transit is easy, convenient and best of all, affordable. With more than 170 bus routes, 10 rail lines, and many specialty services, RTD makes it easy to get around the greater Denver Metro Region. Denver South, spanning from I-225 to Ridgegate Parkway is home to eight rail line stations, (soon to be nine with the addition of the Lone Tree City Center Station) and eight FlexRide service areas, the highest concentration in the RTD system.

The South East Rail Extension opened in 2006 as a 19-mile extension of rail from I-25 & Broadway, with 15-miles along I-25 to Lincoln and an additional four miles along I-225 to Parker Road. This extension brought light rail into Lone Tree, with three new stations and an additional 1,300 parking spaces. The RidgeGate station opened in May of 2019.


Length: 2.3 miles ·Vehicle: Light rail ·Stations: 3 ·Parking: 1,300 new spaces ·Service Frequency: 5 min (peak) / 6 min (off-peak)


Don’t be intimidated by taking transit. Learning to ride is easy with RTD’s complete and easy steps you’ll be riding RTD like a transit pro in no time at all.


Find the fare that works best for you. Learn about fares and how to purchase money-saving passes on RTD’s website. Fare options include:

My Ride Just Tap load and go with RTD’s MyRide. No need for exact change or asking for transfers with this reloadable fare card. The smart card technology inside the MyRide card deducts your fare each time you ride.

Day Pass Enjoy the convenience of using one pass for unlimited travel on bus and rail for the price of a round-trip within one service day.

  • Local Day Pass covers train travel in 1 or 2 fare zones and local/limited bus routes.
  • Regional Day Pass covers travel in 3 fare zones, regional bus routes, regional SkyRide bus service, and bus and train travel to/from Denver International Airport.

Monthly Pass Enjoy affordable, convenient transportation every month of the year. Use your monthly pass for unlimited rides on bus and train at your chosen service level. Monthly passes are valid for the full calendar month.

Ticket Books Enjoy the convenience of these pocket-sized books containing 10 tickets valid for 3 hours bus or train travel.


View RTD’s Entire System At-A-Glance

RTD’S Schedule Finder (Rail, Bus and SkyRide)

RTD TRIP PLANNER Getting you from point A to point B, let RTD help you plan your next trip.

RTD Rail Operating and offering service with light and commuter rail lines to more than 50 stations throughout the metro area, “rail” along with RTD.

RTD Bus Service Operating and offering service at more than 9,000 bus stops across 8 counties, jump on the bus with RTD.

Airport Service  Making local and international travel easier than ever, with the University of Colorado A Line and SkyRide bus service RTD’s provides easy, affordable transportation to Denver International Airport.

Park-N-Ride Whether you’re parking, biking or just making a connection, check out RTD’s extensive Park-N-Ride facilities.

Disabled Accessibility RTD is dedicated to providing fully accessible bus and rail services for all members of the disabled community.

Bike And Ride  Take your bike with you on the bus and light rail system to ride to work, school or recreational activities.

Sportsrides Why tackle the traffic? You can take RTD to get to your favorite sporting event including the Broncos, Buffs, Rockies and Rams. You can even catch a ride to ski at Eldora with RTD.

FlexRide Denver South is home to 8 FlexRide service areas, the highest concentration in the RTD system.

  • FlexRide can be used to connect to RTD bus or train services at select stations and Park-n-Ride.
  • FlexRide will take you to work, shopping malls, schools, businesses, recreation centers, libraries and more.
  • FlexRide offers commuters a reservation-free ride during morning and evening hours.
  • Customers can schedule a trip from as little to 10-minutes to 30-days in advance.
  • While some routes are fixed upon boarding, customers can advise the operator of their destination.
  • Call or book online.



Denver South FlexRide Routes       Phone           Service Area Link
Belleview 720-641-5022


Orchard 303-944-8332


Arapahoe                         303-944-6655             


Dry Creek 303-591-8420


Inverness North 303-944-9885


Inverness South 303-961-5109


Lone Tree 720-560-8857


Meridian 303-435-7240