Downtown Denver By Car
Whether you’re traveling to Downtown Denver in your own car, or by one of Denver’s car or ride-sharing services, use these tips to get around efficiently.
Off-Street Parking Options
There are thousands of off-street parking spaces in surface parking lots and garages throughout Downtown Denver. Daily, evening, and weekend parking rates vary by location and length of stay. Most downtown parking lots and garages are managed by private operators, some of which are listed below. Please contact parking operators for rates, availability and special inquiries.
On-Street Parking Information
The City of Denver’s Smart Meters accept debit and credits cards, as well as coins and ParkSmart cards. Rates at on-street parking meters in Downtown Denver vary by location and are posted on the meter or kiosk. Visitors who need to park for longer periods of time are encouraged to consider parking at one of the many off-street parking lots or garages in Downtown Denver.
The Overnight Parking Program allows you to park your vehicles at meters overnight. Be sure to pay attention to pay attention to overhead signs about street sweeping schedules and other guidelines located on the parking meters.
On-street meter parking is free on Sundays and City holidays. To see a list, visit the City’s website.
Meter Parking for People with Disabilities
People with disabilities have special parking privileges when displaying a valid disability placard, license plate or hang tag on their vehicle. Check the City of Denver’s website for rules and regulations about accessible parking.
Whether you have a client meeting across town or are heading to a doctor’s appointment in our center city, carsharing allows you to use cars when you need them.
eGo CarShare is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use. eGo has been operating in the Denver/Boulder metro area for over 10 years.
A car2go is always a pleasure to drive: just take it, drive it, park it. Simple and straightforward. You can always find a vehicle in your area. You open it with the member card you receive after signing up. You go from A to B, park your car2go again and that’s that. It’s fun, saves money and helps the environment.
Zipcar is a membership-based car-sharing service with vehicles available by the hour and by the day. Zipcar has a wide range of makes and models from Mercedes C300, Mazda 3’s w/bike racks and Ford Escape’s w/ski racks just to name a few. As a member of Zipcar, you have access to the more than 12,000 Zipcars all across the United States and Canada. Gas and Insurance is always included!
Recently launched by General Motors, Maven’s mission is to give you access to highly personalized, on-demand car-share services. From remote start and keyless entry to real-time information and support, Maven’s cars connect seamlessly with your phone.
Lyft & Uber
Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft offer convenient, cash-free rides scheduled via mobile app:
Freedom Cabs: 303-444-4444
Metro Taxi: 303-333-3333
Union Taxi: 303-922-2222
Yellow Cab: 303-777-7777