Travel Logistics

Click here to read about airline and rail travel, as well as options for public transportation. Airline discounts are included in the link.

Local Transportation

Once in Denver, public transportation options are available for travel to the Colorado Convention Center. GFOA also has arranged for discounts on rental cars through Hertz.

The Colorado Convention Center is accessible by walking from the hotels in GFOA’s official block.


Called the MallRide, this free hybrid vehicle scoots up and down the 16-block tree-lined retail core of downtown Denver, also home to hotels, restaurants, office buildings, residences, and public spaces. Hop on at any intersection on 16th Street between Civic Center Station at Broadway near the Colorado State Capitol (200 E. Colfax Ave.) and Union Station on the west end. A short walk from the mall gets you to the Colorado Convention Center, Larimer Square, and LoDo (lower downtown). You can also access light rail and make connections for buses throughout the metro area and to Boulder, Golden, Longmont, and the Denver International Airport.

  • RAIL

At a cost of $9 each way, conference attendees can use the rail service, known as the A Line, to travel between the airport and Denver Union Station and vice versa courtesy of the Regional Transportation District (RTD) metro, Denver’s public transit provider. Tickets can be purchased on rail line platforms at ticket vending machines, in the Union Station Underground Bus Concourse, or at any RTD sales outlet. The new Denver airport rail has six stops along the way and takes approximately 37 minutes. For more information, go to

Things to Do

Colorado has many attractions, events, and places to visit to help make your GFOA conference trip enjoyable.

 For more information, visit the Denver Convention and Visitors Association.