Getting Around

Tourists often choose to hire cars in Colorado Springs, especially as most travellers explore widely in the region surrounding the city, rather than just in Colorado Springs itself. However, despite car hire being the most convenient transport option, visitors should note that traffic congestion, narrow roads, and scarce parking could make driving around Colorado Springs itself a bit stressful. For those who prefer not to drive, there are taxis available, but they should be ordered at least an hour in advance by phone. Public transport consists of a bus system managed by Mountain Metropolitan Transport, which operates comprehensive routes in town between 5am and 10pm on weekdays. Lyft and Uber are also available.


Colorado Springs Airport

The airport is located nine miles (16km) southeast of Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Airport (COS)


The airport is located nine miles (16km) southeast of Colorado Springs.

Getting to the city

There are buses to Colorado Springs and the surrounding region from the airport. Taxis, limousines, rental cars, and airport shuttles are all available at the airport, and some hotels in Colorado Springs offer pick-up services for their guests.


GMT -7 (GMT -6 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car hire companies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Alamo/National, and Enterprise.

Airport Taxis

Springs Cab, Pikes Peak Cab, Rocky Mountain Taxi, and Yellow Cab offer taxis from Colorado Springs Airport. Taxis are metered.


Facilities at the airport include ATMs, a visitor information centre, and multiple restaurants and shops.


Short-term parking costs $1 per 30 minutes up to $9 per day, and long-term parking costs $1 per hour up to $7 per day. There is a free, 24/7 shuttle service to the terminal.